CONTACT: ZLATKO ANGUELOV
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 14, 2000
UI Health Care specialists to lead online chats on skin cancer, skin problems
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Duane Whitaker, M.D., and Mary Stone, M.D., both dermatologists
with University of Iowa Health Care, will each lead separate hour-long, online
question-and-answer discussions in the areas of their specialization with
a nationwide audience on Friday, June 16.
Whitaker, a professor of dermatology and director of the UI Dermatologic
Surgery and Cutaneous Laser Surgery Clinics, will discuss various aspects
of skin cancer prevention and treatments from 3 to 4 p.m. Stone, an associate
professor in dermatology specializing in dermatopathology, will discuss skin
problems in children from 11 a.m. to noon.
The online chats will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering the www.AmericasDoctor.com
home page under "Upcoming Events."
Whitaker received his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson
and completed his residency and a fellowship in dermatology at the UI Hospitals
and Clinics. He joined UI Health Care in 1983. Whitaker is a member of the
American Academy of Dermatology and past president of the American Society
for Dermatologic Surgery, the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons,
and the Iowa Dermatological Society. He specializes in skin tumors, birthmarks,
reconstructive and laser skin surgery.
Stone received her medical degree and completed her residency in dermatology
from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also completed a fellowship
in dermatopathology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics. Stone joined UI Health
Care in 1986. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Society
for Pediatric Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology. Her
clinical expertise is in dermatopathology and general dermatology.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com and
clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.