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What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate and manage patients of all ages with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes.

What is a dermatology PA-C?

A dermatology PA-C is a physician assistant who is board-certified in general medicine, has received further training in dermatology on-site, and practices with the supervision of a Dermatologist. 

What does a dermatologist or dermatology PA-C do?

  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles, and other tumors of the skin.
  • Management of contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and other inflammatory skin disorders.
  • Recognition of skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases.
  • Surgical management of skin lesions.

Cosmetic Disorders of the Skin

  • Management of cosmetic disorders of the skin, including hair loss, scars and skin changes associated with aging.

How do I get a dermatology appointment?

A referral from a primary care provider or other specialist is required. Please check with your provider for more information.

Skin Cancer Risk
If you have a past history of these conditions, you are at a higher risk for skin cancer:
  • History of multiple blistering sunburns
  • Received an organ transplant
  • Have chronic lymphomas or leukemias
  • Take medicines that suppress the immune system
  • Prior history of skin cancer
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