A 65-year-old female rancher presents to the emergency department with fever, swollen digits, rapid heart rate, and elevated blood pressure. She also has a bright red, pruritic rash all over her body. She has been scratching so much that she’s bleeding through her shirt. What’s going on?
DDx SEASON 2 EPISODE 1
Scratching the surface
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
Kara Addison, DNP, DCNP, FNP-C, MSN, APRN
Dr. Kara Addison, a Montana native, is a Dermatology Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice who joined Associated Dermatology in 2012. She received both her Doctor of Nursing Practice (2016) and Masters of Nursing Practice (2012) from Montana State University and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Carroll College. She practiced Internal Medicine and Intensive Care before finding her passion and love for dermatology.
Kara specializes in all skin care needs with a specific focus on psoriasis and autoimmune disorders of the skin. Her doctoral research explored safety and monitoring of individuals with psoriasis on biologic medications. Kara's passion for individualized patient care, patient education, and her depth of knowledge and management of psoriasis make her critical to the dermatology practice and her community.
In Kara's spare time she speaks around the United States educating providers on psoriasis management and biologic prescribing. She is also an avid mountain biker, skier, yogi, and dog lover.
The information shared in DDx is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only.