Clarus Blog

April 24, 2013
Online Bill Payment now available!

Save a stamp. Save a tree. Save some time. You can now pay your bill securely online using a credit card or e-check. Our payment portal is administered by Intuit...

April 23, 2013
Dr. Shah named to Minnesota Monthly’s “Top Doctor’s for Women” List for 2013!

Despite being in his first year of post-residency practice, Dr. Shah was named to Minnesota Monthly's prestigious "Top Doctor's for Women" list for 2013. This accolade is a testament to...

April 19, 2013
Free skin cancer screening for Melanoma Monday – May 6th

Please join Clarus Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology in painting the nation orange for skin cancer awareness on Monday, May 6 – Melanoma Monday®. It is currently estimated...

March 21, 2013
Big pharma, big ag, big food….big medicine?

Today is the age of big: big pharmaceutical companies, big agricultural conglomerates, big retailers and big food chains. However, many are starting to ask questions about the quality of product...

February 26, 2013
Board certified?

Today a colleague sent me the webpage of a pseudo-board-certified physician claiming he was "Board-Certified in Laser Surgery." Sadly this kind of fraudulent misrepresentation occurs far too often when physicians...

February 25, 2013
Skin care tip of the week: spare the soap, spoil the skin

Skin care tip of the week: consider a non-soap makeup remover Although people worry about irritation from their cosmetics, often times the methods used to remove the cosmetics can be...

February 22, 2013
Skin cancer screening – worth it?

In 2009 the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a position statement on skin cancer screenings: The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the...

February 19, 2013
Vitamin Deficiency

While current data suggests a benefit to modest D supplementation (1000 IU per day at the most) be wary of the producer of your supplement. Unlike drug makers, the supplement industry...

February 15, 2013
Mood and the skin

Anecdotally, dermatologists have long known that mood affects skin conditions: psoriasis, eczema and acne all worsen with stress. All of these conditions are inflammatory and therefore impacted by the function/balance of...

February 5, 2013
Who’s injecting you?

There has been an explosion in the variety, quality and number of physicians and nonphysicians performing aesthetic procedures. These procedures range from laser hair removal to injectable fillers to Botox®...

November 28, 2012
Why choose a board-certified dermatologist?

While many physicians and non-physicians care for the skin, none possess the depth and breadth of knowledge of a board-certified dermatologist. A board-certified dermatologist has completed 4 years of post-graduate...

November 1, 2012
What’s in a name?

Clarus means clear in Latin. Clear skin is certainly a part of what we strive to help our patients achieve, but clarity extends beyond appearance. Our vision is clear: to...

November 1, 2012
Clarus Dermatology arrives 2.4.2013

Founded by Neil A. Shah, a board-certified dermatologist, Clarus Dermatology will begin seeing patients on February 4th, 2013 in Saint Anthony, Minnesota. We will begin taking appointments starting in early December....