Dermatology-related conditions can both pose a serious risk to overall health and negatively impact one’s confidence. For those who have found themselves in this situation, picking a professional caregiver is one of the most crucial parts of trying to treat the problem. Hines Dermatology, which has offered dermatology and dermatopathology services to southern New England for more than three decades, is a trusted regional treatment center. Dr. Yvonne C. Hines, MD, FAAD and her staff have worked tirelessly to make sure that the Attleboro, Massachusetts-based office is a state-of-the-art facility. At the end of the day, it’s the staff that makes successful treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea possible. In this article, we will introduce you to the Hines Dermatology staff who have been helping patients and improving outcomes for decades.
Morale and a clear mission starts at the top. Dr. Yvonne C. Hines, as medical director of Hines Dermatology, holds a dual certification from both the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatopathology. These certifications directly reflect her areas of work, which are dermatology and dermatopathology. Without the tireless and expert work of her staff, the outcome of conditions treated at Hines Dermatology might not be as successful. Much credit should thus be given to the medical and clinical staff who all help to run the office. These individuals include Joy, a medical technologist; Kathy, a medical administrative assistant and Kerryann, also a medical administrative assistant. Combined, this trio ensures all who come to Hines Dermatology for skin-related treatment are renders services that are efficient and effective. It is the duty of the administrative staff to ensure that those who are taking time out of their busy schedule see that their time is well-spent. Cheryl, who is both the administrative assistant and office manager, makes sure that patients receive courteous service and compassionate expert care.
The practice of pet therapy as a way of lifting patients’ spirits is a proven way of improving outcomes following treatment. According to HealthLine.com, the benefits of pet therapy include boosted mood, decreased loneliness while receiving treatment and reduced anxiety. All told, pet therapy can help to “alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state,” according to the article. Understanding the benefits of this service, Hines Dermatology’s pet therapy program brought “Coco,” a certified therapy dog, into the lives of patients. With great sadness, staff had to say goodbye to Coco in 2018 when she succumbed to cancer. This event, while tragic, did not diminish the importance of the service in the eyes of Hines Dermatology.