Course: Enhancing Patient Care and Satisfaction For Non-Dermatologists
Enhancing Patient Care and Satisfaction For Non-Dermatologists
Valerie A Stern, DMSc MPAS PA-C

This course will review what integrative medicine is and the importance of expanding knowledge on dermatological disease as a primary care practitioner or physician. Our Dermatology Clinical and Integrative Essentials (DCIE) program director, Valerie Stern, DMSc MPAS PA-C, will provide an overview of the program and share tips for advancing your clinical dermatology knowledge. If you have been thinking about next steps in your educational journey and want to learn more about our DCIE program, visit: https://get.learnskin.com/dcie/

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Integrative Medicine
  2. Examine Integrative Medicine’s role in traditional healthcare today
  3. Review the DCIE program and its role in enhancing patient care outcomes in specialties within and outside of dermatology


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Valerie A Stern

Valerie A Stern, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C is a board certified, SDPA Dermatology Diplomate Fellow practicing integrative dermatology. Valerie has specialized in dermatology for over 20 years and practices general, surgical, cosmetic and laser dermatology from an integrative standpoint. 


Valerie received her degree in Physician Assistant Medicine from Keck, USC School of Medicine, she then obtained her masters degree in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Medical School followed by doctorate degrees in medical science with emphasis on dermatology and physician assistant education from Lynchburg University in Virginia.  


Valerie lectures and teaches at USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Physician Assistant Studies as well as acting as an expert in legal case testimonial during malpractice litigation involving advanced practice providers. Valerie has been an international laser trainer, educator and lecturer for two large laser companies over the past 15 years. 


Valerie is passionate about providing the highest quality care to each and every patient she sees. She believes that internal optimization is key to overall health which manifests outwardly onto the skin. Understanding root cause etiology plays a significant role in keeping the skin at its best.


In her free time, Valerie loves to study, learning all she can about environmental interactions and genetic predisposition, focusing on such factors as toxins in our homes, the foods we consume, and the products we put on our skin daily, all of which impact our overall health and well being.  


Valerie’s goal is to provide each patient with the education and comprehensive care they deserve through quality interactions using a team approach, helping to achieve success in their skin health goals. 

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