In a recent article in Family Medicine,1 Fleischer and colleagues offer several interesting comments based on minimal data. Whether family physicians function as gatekeepers or medical sieves, their beliefs are meaningful to specialists, and in this case, skin specialists. The following paragraphs expound on several of the observations made by Fleischer and coauthors.
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