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Spot On With Carol Ecker, RN

By: Abby Penning
Posted: May 3, 2010, from the May 2010 issue of
Carol Ecker, RN

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And that hasn’t changed in the years Ecker has spent at Clarkston Dermatology, either. “We have a fairly good-sized practice here, so my schedule can be very different from day to day,” Ecker explains. “In my office, I do all different laser skin treatments, as well as Botox, fillers, sclerotherapy and other aesthetic treatments such as peels and microdermabrasion.

“I also manage the aesthetic side of the practice, so I interact with product reps, work on our marketing, help plan events and maintain our skin care lines,” Ecker continues. And when the practice recently moved to a larger space, it required additional team members. “I worked with the new staff in its training, and still do. I also educate the medical dermatology front office staff on the things we do on the aesthetic side of the practice.”

Ecker is also in the daily trenches with McFalda. “She is an incredible role model for me,” Ecker says. “She is bright, well-educated and a caring physician. I can always come to her with any questions or concerns I have, and I make sure to introduce her to new patients and let them know they can go to her if they have questions or problems.”

The practice sets itself apart with the rapport it creates with patients, so it is essential to Ecker that they feel all their needs are being met. “Aesthetic patients are spending their discretionary dollars coming here, so I will always take care of them first. If that means that I have to stay a little later to finish my charting, that’s fine,” she says.

Part of that complement of care also involves Ecker keeping up on the industry’s latest trends. A member of multiple industry organizations, she seeks out training on a variety of advancements. “It’s great to go to meetings to interact with others in the industry,” she says. “Some of these physicians have been in the industry for more than 20 years, and it’s great to hear the pearls they have to share.