The piece was written by regular WebMD blogger, registered nurse, health education expert (redundant because she is an RN), and award-winning professional writer, Elizabeth Hanes BSN RN. And let’s not forget that nurses do the lion’s share of health education and are trusted above all other professions.
In addition to Dr. Lee inferring that an RN isn’t qualified to provide expert health education, she is not happy that she wasn’t asked to write/dictate the piece. She didn’t state that the article wasn’t accurate, but only that she thought a dermatologist should have written it rather than a registered nurse. Rather than put nurses down publicly, all she needed to do was contact WebMD to make herself available for future opportunities if that’s what she wanted.