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Sorry About the Medical Terms!

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Video Transcript:

So here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist.

So I’m gonna apologize to you, because the things that we call diseases and other things in medicine, they’re ridiculous. And even I, after I’ve been in the field for what, over 15 years now, I look at some of these names and I go, “Ah, why are we doing this to our patients? Why don’t we just name things so that everybody can understand them.” And while sometimes the names actually mean something. Sometimes the names are actually completely wrong, and they’re misguiding you.

So I just want to apologize as one of the members of the medical field for using stupid, stupid ridiculous names. But the good news is we’re gonna try to break a lot of those names down for you. So that hopefully, while the name might still be silly, you understand the process, and you can take care of yourself, and hopefully be a partner in your health. 

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