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Dermatology: Frequently Asked Questions

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the science of the aspects of human skin biology and those diseases and syndromes that can cause functional changes of the skin as a part of that particular disease's process. Dermatology is dependant upon the visual information the skin provides by its appearance and the conceptual knowledge of the doctor and the doctor's ability to organize and integrate both types of information into a proper diagnosis.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that treats the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases.
Dermatology is the branch of science dealing with the skin, its structure, its functions, and related
A Dermatology is the branch of science dealing with the skin, its structure, its functions, and related diseases.

What are the benefits of Cosmetic Dermatology?

Cosmetic Dermatology is ideal for patients suffering from the appearance of wrinkles, lines, folds, sun damage, age spots, and other painful and embarrassing skin imperfections caused by skin cancer, disease, aging, sun exposure, stress, diet, and more. Groundbreaking new scientific and technological advances have led to the creation of a wide array of Cosmetic Dermatology products and services offered by Allenby Dermatology that are safer, longer-lasting and more effective than ever before.

What is University Dermatology, Inc.?

University Dermatology, Inc. is a Brown University affiliated dermatology practice based on the Rhode Island Hospital campus. We also have a satellite offices in Warwick. University Dermatology physicians are faculty in the department of dermatology, Brown Medical School . This practice covers all aspects of dermatology, including pediatrics and adult dermatology, skin cancers and cosmetic procedures, dermatopathology and phototherapy. For more information please visit Brown University's department of dermatology website . ...

Who is the Dermatology Review Panel?

The Dermatology Review Panel ("DRP") is incorporated as DRP Dermatology Inc., a British Columbia company which is headed by dermatologists. The panel itself is a group of dermatologists from across Canada.

How much are Dermatology office visits?

Our office visit charges vary due to the complexity of your visit. New patient consults/office visit charges can range from $95 to $300. This amount is for the office visit only and does not include any surgical procedures.

How do you describe the Practice of Dermatology?

Dermatologists are trained and qualified to diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of skin diseases and disorders. At least 90% of their time is spent in direct patient care. Among the more frequently diagnosed and treated clinical conditions are: Dermatitis Acne Dry Skin (Xerosis) Hair & Scalp Conditions (Seborrheic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Dandruff) Conditions Requiring Surgery.

What makes this Dermatology office unique?

Michael Ross Bilkis, MD , our director, is a pioneer in the field of dermatology. He was the first dermatologist to lecture on the mind-body connection and dermatology at NYU’s Advances in Dermatology conference. He has over 18 years of experience in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery . Dr. Bilkis integrates modern medical treatment with nutritional and stress management counseling. His diverse, holistic style provides the most comprehensive approach to providing dermatologic care. ...

Are Canus products dermatology tested?

Yes, Canus products are dermatologist tested and recommended for dry-skin irritations such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Acne.

Does my insurance cover dermatology services?

Many insurance plans cover dermatologyprocedures, but you may have a "pre-existing" condition that is notcovered. It is best to contact yourinsurance provider for specific information about your plan.

When did the Department of Dermatology move?

Clinical services started being offered in the new building Monday, November 6, 2006.

How does Allenby Dermatology differ from other dermatology practices?

Allenby Dermatology is one of South Florida’s leading Cosmetic Dermatology practices. Led by renowned industry expert and international lecturer Dr. Janet Allenby, Allenby Dermatology employs an extremely dedicated staff of highly-knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic, aesthetic and dermatological skin care professionals. We work closely with you to address your unique individual skin care needs, and provide you with the treatment options necessary to help look and feel your very best. ...

What about Dermatology Emergencies?

These do occur although they are uncommon. You should call your local and regular veterinarian first if it is during day-time hours. We should be contacted either by yourself (if you have been to VMC) or by your veterinarian if the patient has severe ulcerations, hives, or some condition your veterinarian deems an emergency. We will try to see you quickly if after talking with you, this seems to be important.

What are some good dermatology resources??

Aging Skin Net American Academy of Dermatology American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Medi-Smart: A comprehensive site for Nurses The Skin Cancer Foundation Skin Care Physicians

How long does it take to make an appointment in Dermatology?

An average wait time for an appointment in Dermatology is approximately 2-3 weeks. However, exceptions are always made for urgent appointments.

How do I schedule an appointment in Dermatology?

The referring doctor can either fax a medical consult request form to our office, or their staff can call and give us the appointment details. After the consult form is received, the patients will be contacted by our office to schedule the appointment. If the doctor's office is calling, the appointment will be scheduled with them at that time. If the patient has a Managed Care insurance, an insurance referral/authorization may also be required. ...

What can aesthetic dermatology do for me?

remove wrinkles, frown lines, and crow's-feet diminish sun spots, age spots, uneven pigmentation, and rosacea create fuller, more supple lips and cheeks erase sagging, puffy lower eyelids give you firmer, smoother, more evenly toned skin minimize bumps, pockmarks, acne scars, and depressions remove and permanently reduce unwanted hair make facial spider veins disappear reduce large pores make scars nearly invisible reduce excessive sweating of the underarms and palms Please understand that aesthetic procedures can help ... ...

When can my animal be seen by the Dermatology Service?

The Dermatology Service receives cases on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Though the Service is always busy, we can still see emergency and urgent

How do NYPH/CUMC dermatology residents perform on the boards?

All graduating residents in the past 20 years have passed the boards on their first attempt.

I am certified by the Canadian Board of Dermatology but not by the American Board of Dermatology. Will I be eligible for certification in Pediatric Dermatology via this mechanism?

No. All candidates taking the Pediatric Dermatology examination must be certified by the American Board of Dermatology. (This same answer also applies to dermatologists from other countries as well as DO s trained in osteopathic dermatology training programs. )

Is allergy testing done at the Dermatology Clinic?

Yes. We perform what are called allergy patch testing to determine contact sensitivities. This involves applying strips of tape containing certain compounds to the back of the patient or to the arm. With this noninvasive testing, we can test for allergies to metals, nickel, leather, rubber, and a variety of perfumes, fragrances, preservatives, etc. We do not do testing for respiratory allergies such as hay fever, rag weed, pollens, etc., or foods.

Does the Dermatology Clinic remove warts?

The Wart Clinic is located in the Family Health Clinic on the third floor. If the provider feels you need the Dermatologist to assess the wart or skin lesion a referral will be entered for you at that time. The Wart Clinic is scheduled on Wednesdays from 1300-1600 hours by appointment only. Women’s Health Clinic

What is the primary advantage of having P.A.s in dermatology?

Across much of the United States, there is a much greater demand for dermatologic care than there are dermatologists to provide this care. It is not uncommon for patients to call in to schedule and appointment, only to wait 3 to 6 months to be seen. The primary advantage to having P.As within a practice is providing much quicker access to care.

What clinical dermatology services do you provide?

We provide treatment for any and all conditions of the skin. Dr. Beightol has extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, melanoma and skin lesions, to name a few.

What changes are taking place in the field of dermatology?

Many changes are occurring in this field of medicine. Dermatologists have new ways to effectively treat skin problems, so that their patients will get better faster.

Are your doctors Board Certified in Dermatology?

All of our physicians are not only Board Certified in Dermatology but have completed a one year Fellowship specifically in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. More detailed information about our doctors and their training can be found under “About Our Doctors”. back to top Skin Cancer

How can I find an expert in dermatology?

Visit our Anti-Aging section. We only list dermatologists who are considered to be leaders in their field. They have been carefully selected: Medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary history and peer recognition have all been taken into consideration.

Where else can I find more information about dermatology ?

The best source to obtain information is directly from a dermatologist. Because distinguishing between the variety of potential causes of a skin condition requires years of experience it is often difficult for the untrained person to accurately make a diagnosis. With that said, the American Academy of Dermatology ( ) and ( ) are excellent sources of information that is available online.
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