Carl F. Schanbacher, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and Mohs surgeon, has treated more than 20,000 skin cancer patients.

The importance of deciding not to do Mohs is a lesson that he says has made him a better physician.

“If I’m doing Mohs on everyone, I’m really failing,” Dr. Schanbacher says. “I find that I really need to consider the circumstances of each individual patient.”

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