Newer models of patient care delivery that drive improved quality of care, efficiency of care, and access to care demand and incentivize greater collaboration. This means that dermatologists cannot go it alone; we must work closely with primary care physicians and other specialists to meet patients’ needs. Being on the front lines treating more than 3,000 skin diseases requires dermatologists to work in tandem with their peers and other clinicians to ensure timely delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care.

This collaboration is of particular importance, given co-morbidities related to skin disease.