August 1, 2019

Nailing Down Internet Based Information on Onychomycosis

Dr. Shari Lipner and Dr. Adam Friedman

Let’s face it, we have a formidable competitor nowadays, challenging our diagnoses and treatment algorithms on a daily basis. You know him/her/it well as Dr. W.E. Google (interpreted as Worst Ever or “we” as in the consumer – choose your version as you see fit). Internet based information is a great way to educate the public and drive patients into our offices when appropriate, but it is also wrought with potential misinformation pitfalls. To better quantify and evaluate this medical smorgasbord, specific to onychomycosis, Dr. Shari Lipner, associate professor of dermatology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and international nail expert extraordinaire surveyed the digital landscape for accuracy and quality. Tune in to this audio clip to hear what she and her team discovered.  Don’t PAS this opportunity to learn how the expert manages patients with onychomycosis today and for tomorrow as well as handles treatment myths and misperceptions. And you are welcome for us not making a “fungi or fun guy” joke.

CME exam is available for this podcast.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this enduring activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss reliability of online information pertaining to onychomycosis
Review management strategies for onychomycosis

Adam Friedman – No relevant disclosures.
Shari Lipner – No relevant disclosures.