Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails. It also deals with disorders of the mucous membranes (such as the mouth and external genitalia) and superficial vasculature (such as spider veins and vascular birthmarks).

Who needs a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists treat a variety of conditions from life threatening to cosmetic. They are trained in skin, hair, and nails and see patients of any age.

How do I know if a spot needs looked at?

If you have an area on your skin that is irritated or causing concern it is best to get it looked at. Signs that something could be wrong are spots that bleed for no reason, change in size or shape, areas that have changed color, and areas that constantly hurt.

What should I do in case of an emergency?

If you have questions concerning your situation or follow-up care, we ask that you call during business hours.

However, if an emergency arises at a time other than when Dermatology, P.C. is open (non-office hours and/or over holidays), our answering service will direct emergency calls to the provider on call. Please try to have all pertinent information on hand when calling either during office hours or to our answering service.

Will your physicians do hospital consults?

Our physicians will make hospital consults for you or your family members at the request of your primary care physician. It is not possible, however, to make daily calls to several hospitals. Unless it is an emergency, requests will be grouped and consults will be made within 10 days of the request. Please inform your primary care physician if you wish to have a family member present when our physician performs the consult.

Where can I find information on Mohs surgery?

Our office is one of 30 centers nationally which provides specialty training to dermatologists in this field. Click Here for information on Mohs Micrographic Surgery.