MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE
The skin is a window to your overall health; we are experts at interpreting those signs, deciding on appropriate evaluation, and then advising treatment.
Skin is the largest organ in our body and its healthy function is critical to our well being. However there are more diagnoses in dermatology than any other medical specialty, making the correct diagnosis often challenging and frustrating. While something might be appear inconsequential or minor, it may indicate something more serious. As experts in the management of complex medical dermatology, we strive to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art medical care. Our approach is patient-centered with an individualized treatment plan.
Our approach to acne has gotten more sophisticated over the years. We now evaluate for hormonal causes in female patients, ascertain if it is acne or acne-like, and offer new options in addition to traditional antibiotics.
Rapid advances have been made in the treatment of psoriasis for both topical and systemic treatments. We tailor treatment options based on the extent and location of the psoriasis in addition to the concerns of each patient.
With the rapid increase in moles with precancerous changes, regular and full body screening has become more important in recent years. We offer less invasive biopsy techniques employing shave removal that allow complete removal of atypical moles with better cosmetic outcomes.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Did you know there are at least 8 types of basal cell carcinoma and they are not all treated the same way? Or that there are multiple treatment options without surgery for many of the types of basal cell carcinoma that are FDA approved and effective? Once you’ve had a basal cell carcinoma, you are at risk for getting additional ones but there are options for prevention.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
There are several kinds of squamous cell carcinoma which result different treatment options. Once again, there are options for prevention of additional squamous cell carcinomas.
While this is the most deadly form of skin cancer, the majority of patients will be cured when treatment is performed early in the course of the tumor growth. Prevention is the best treatment and there are strategies to help prevent recurrences.
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a frustratingly itchy condition that is chronic. Fortunately, recent advances now offer multiple steroid-free options for control of this condition.
Rashes, Acute and Chronic
This is the skin condition that probably offers the most challenge and the greatest reward; being able to diagnosis and treat a condition that has been either unsightly or uncomfortable for months to years. We work diligently with our patients to find the underlying etiology so as to provide the most effective treatment options rather than just treat the symptoms.
Skin in Pregnancy and Post-Partum
Pregnancy brings many changes to the body and that includes the skin. We coordinate care with your obstetrician to provide answers and relief while keeping your unborn child safe.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Inverse Acne/Boils
HS is a chronic condition with recurrent boils in the armpits and groin area, occurring after puberty. There are now treatment options available for this antibiotic-resistant condition.
These are precancerous growths that are on sun-exposed areas. Approximately 5% of these lesions will turn into skin cancer over the next few years if not treated. We have several options for treatment, including topical therapy that is virtually painless. We also offer options that do not result in any significant downtime or pain.
Hives, especially when chronic, can be frustrating and uncomfortable. We tackle the challenge by searching for an underlying cause and offer alternative treatment options when antihistamines and prednisone are not effective.
These pesky infections do not always respond to traditional therapeutic options. Fortunately, we still have a variety of treatment strategies available for resistant or difficult cases.
Seborrheic Keratoses (SK’s)
These common skin growths are pearl to brown-black in color, occur typically after the age of 30, and are the most common pigmented lesion that brings patients to the office for evaluation. These growths are completely harmless, but they may become symptomatic or unsightly. Seborrheic keratoses can easily be removed in the office.