One of our readers emailed us this simple seven word question – “What can cause discolouration of the skin?”
It prompted us to start putting together one of our lists with the above title to perhaps help her locate the very best person or people in Sydney to help her. Use this link to see how we have been getting on.
Part of what we sent her back was – “Our guess would be that we could carry out Google searches on 150 Sydney dermatologists, that only 30 to 40 of them would have ordinary email addresses readily available, and that only 3 or 4 of these 30 to 40, if we sent them a letter by email asking if helping those with skin discoloration was one of the areas they specialised in, would send back the sort of reply that would encourage anyone to think that consulting them may be something worth doing.”
So far we’ve Googled 35 Sydney dermatologists – we haven’t been able to find ordinary email addresses for 26 of them, (not even fax numbers for many of them,) we’ve emailed the other 9, and only 1 has come back to us with responses that haven’t impressed us at all.
We’ll keep working!