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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