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Schaumbur, ILL. (October 29, 2013)-

“The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today released its list of specific treatments and procedures related to skin health and care that are not always necessary.  The Academy developed its list as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation to help patients talk with their doctors and medical tests and treatments that may be unnecessary to effectively care for their condition. ”

Dermatologists made the following recommendations:

1. Don’t prescribe oral antifungal therapy for suspected nail fungus without confirmation of a fungal infection.

2. Don’t perform sentinel lymph node biopsy or other diagnostic tests for the evaluation of early, thin melanoma because they do not improve survival.

3. Don’t treat uncomplicated, non-melanoma skin cancer less than one centimeter in size on the trunk and extremities with Mohs micrographic surgery.

4. Don’t use oral antibiotics for treament of atopic dermatitis unless there is clinical evidence of infection.

5. Don’t routinely use topical antibiotics on a surgical wound.

To read the details of these recommendations, please see http://www.aad.org/education/choosing-wisely

MAPS Lab offers a variety of special stains and Immuno’s to enable the most accurate diagnosis.  In order to get a patient started on an oral anti-medication, a PAS stain can be done over night at MAPS.   A fungal culture can take up to a month in the office setting thus postponing a patient’s treatment.

This year’s OUTRUN THE SUN will be held on June 8th, 2013 at 7 pm in the beautiful Fort Harrison State Park.  Outrun the Sun, Inc is a non-profit dedicated to supporting skin cancer education and melanoma research, and is the official sun safety partner of USA Track & Field, the Road Runners Club of America, and Girls on the Run International.  This year they are offering a 5 Mile Run, a 5K run/walk as well as a 1 mile walk.

For more information on participating, sponsoring and volunteering, please visit their official website at www.outrunthesun.org

Protect Your Skin. Protect Yourself.  Protect Your Life

Mid-America Pathology Services specializes in the delivery of high quality and efficient pathology services to meet the needs of dermatologists and other specialists.  MAPS has been serving Indiana for over 15 years.

Make sure you mark your calendars for the Spring meeting of the Indiana Academy of Dermatology.  This year’s meeting will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown on May 10th, 2013 from 10am to 4:30pm.  There will also be a cocktail reception following the meeting that all are invited to attend.

MAPS will again be supporting the Spring Academy meeting by exhibiting on site.  Please make sure to come by and say hello!

Outrun the Sun is quickly approaching!  This years event will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis.

The Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma is the largest evening event of its kind in the United States supporting skin cancer education/prevention and melanoma research. This unique evening event keeps participants out of the sun’s harsh daytime ultraviolet rays.

Outrun the Sun, Inc. is dedicated to building national awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers, educating communities about preventive measures that reduce melanoma’s incidence rate, and to raising funds for melanoma research, leading to effective treatments and a potential cure.

For more information about this organization and upcoming event, check out www.outrunthesun.org.

MAPS specializes in dermatopathology for dermatologists and other specialists.  Our Board Certified Dermatologists/Dermatopathologists are available to consult on any case of your choosing.

Just a reminder that the Indiana Academy of Dermatology spring meeting is right around the corner.  The meeting is held on Friday, May 13th at the Indiana University Hotel.  Visit www.indianaderm.com for more information.

Mid-America Pathology Services provides high-quality, efficient dermatopathology services including: Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining, Immunofluorescence Staining, Special Stains, Deeper Sections, and consults.  MAPS is based in Indianapolis, IN.

The Docs4Docs service is an independent, community-based clinical messaging system that delivers test results and other patient information securely and efficiently to your practice. It is run by the non-profit Indiana Health Information Exchange, one of the nation’s most respected health information exchanges. If you are interested in having your pathology reports delivered through IHIE’s Docs4Docs Service, please give us a ring and we can get you set up and trained on their on-line service.

For more information, please visit www.ihie.org  or call IHIE at 877-435-7343

Mid-America Pathology Services provides high-quality, efficient dermatopathology services including: Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining, Immunofluorescence Staining, Special Stains, Deeper Sections, and consults.  MAPS is based in Indianapolis, IN.

IAD Fall Meeting

Just a reminder that the Indiana Academy of Dermatology Fall Meeting is quickly approaching.  The meeting is being held on Friday, October 29th.  Access the IAD website at www.indianaderm.com/ 

MAPS specializes in dermatopathology for dermatologists and other specialists.  Our Board Certified Dermatologists/Dermatopathologists are available to consult on any case of your choosing.

MAPS is currently in the process of integrating with the Indiana Health Information Exchange, one of the nation’s most respected health information exchange organizations.  The IHIE non for profit organization is dedicated to supporting Indiana’s communities by providing services that enable the right medical information to get to the right provider at the right time to enhance patient care.

By briding the gap between paper-based and electronic-based medical offices, IHIE has created a secure network that can be used by physicians who have IT systems and those who do not have IT systems, providing reach to even the small or rural physician practices.  IHIE uses a service called DOCS4DOCS that provides health information in real-time and can help eliminate duplicate tests because of lost results, or results not getting to the providers in time.  Clinicians can long into their DOCS4DOCS service account from the Indiana Health Information Exchange’s secure portal and will have access to a 24/7 Help Desk.

You can learn more about IHIE and DOCS4DOCS at www.ihie.com                     

MAPS lab provides high quality, efficient services specializing in dermatopathology and related specialties. 

The Summer Academy meeting 2010 will take place August 4-8 in Chicago, Ill.  On-site offices, exhibits, services and all educational sessions will be located at:

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive

Chicago, Ill. 60611

Register for the meeting and make reservations online at www.aad.org

MAPS is under the medical direction of Ryan K. Brashear, M.D. The lab has the capability of same day service for selected specimens and a routine 24 to 48 hour turnaround.  MAPS is staffed by physicians Board Certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Walk To Cure Psoriasis

Walk to Cure PsoriasisThe inaugural Indianapolis event Walk to Cure Psoriasis will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Wood Plaza on the IUPUI campus.  This family friendly 1K and 5K event is one of 19 being held across the country to benefit both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.  Your contribution to support the National Psoriasis Foundation will help those living with the disease look forward to longer, healthier lives. To register for this event or to find our more information, click on:  http://walk.psoriasis.org

Mid-America Pathology Services provides high-quality, efficient dermatopathology services including: Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining, Immunofluorescence Staining, Special Stains, Deeper Sections, and consults.  MAPS is based in Indianapolis, IN.

Mid-America Pathology Services will again be sponsoring Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma in Indianapolis.  The race takes place on June 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Benjamin Harrison.  There are three races: a 5 mile run, a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile walk. To register for the event, please click this link.

The Outrun the Sun Race Against Melanoma helps to engage communities, educate them about the risks of skin cancer, and generates financial support to help fund skin cancer education and melanoma research programming. To learn more about Outrun the Sun, please visit the OTS website.

Mid-America Pathology Services provides high-quality, efficient dermatopathology services including: Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining, Immunofluorescence Staining, Special Stains, Deeper Sections, and consults.  MAPS is based in Indianapolis, IN.

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