Interesting article in JAAD, July 2011
Appreciate any comments please
While changing in the locker room after a workout, Dr Jones, a dermatologist, notices a lesion on the upper back of someone two lockers over that immediately catches her eye. From a distance, it appears to be variegated in color and measures 1 to 2 cm in size, and the lesion arouses suspicion of malignant melanoma.
Dr Jones should:
A. Say nothing, as she has not been asked for her opinion.
B. Walk over to the person two lockers over and introduce herself as a dermatologist and tell her that something on her back caught her eye, and if it is all right with her, she would be willing to take a closer look.
C. Approach the person two lockers over and introduce herself as a dermatologist and tell her that she is worried about the lesion based on its appearance, give her her business card, and suggest that the person contact her as soon as possible for follow-up in the office.
D. Introduce herself as a dermatologist and suggest that something on her back caught her eye and she recommends that that the person contact her physician to have it evaluated more closely.