An Integrative Approach to Skin Disease
This course will offer an insight as to how dermatologists think about skin disease and how the paradigm can be improved upon with an integrative and functional approach, including influences stress, HPA axis dysfunction, diet and lifestyle approaches.
Donna Aiudi, MD, FAAD
Board Review Series
AIHM 2018 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
Skin diseases are often complex and difficult to diagnose and manage. We as dermatologists have operated within a paradigm of pathophysiologic diagnosis and differential diagnosis differentiating between infectious, neoplastic, inflammatory, allergic and genetic processes. Quite often our patients present a challenge when they do not fit into these defined categories or do not respond to conventional therapeutics. Many times a functional approach is what is missing in our care for these patients. In this talk I hope to offer an insight as to how dermatologists think about skin disease and how we can improve upon this paradigm with an integrative and functional approach including influences stress, HPA axis dysfunction, diet and lifestyle approaches.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Review current approaches to skin disease within current medical paradigm
- Analyze a functional medicine approach and apply it to our care and management of patients with skin disease
- Cite examples of inflammatory skin disease and their approach using a functional medicine approach
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Donna Aiudi, MD, FAAD
I have been in private practice Dermatology for 23 years. I have been involved in resident and medical school education through the University of CT and through the UNICOM family practice residency at Manchester Memorial Hospital. I have just completed the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through AIHM. I am currently board certified in Dermatology, Board eligible in Internal medicine and Board eligible in Integrative Medicine. I am interested in the stress response and its relationship to skin disease as well as overall metabolic health. I would like to bring an integrative approach to medical dermatology.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.