Posts tagged Dermatologist
New publication by Dr. Casey Carlos, MD, PhD regarding Herpes-associated condition

Our very own Dr. Casey Carlos, MD, PhD has recently been published in the peer reviewed medical journal JAMA Dermatology (published by the American Medical Association).

Most of us have heard of herpes simplex virus (HSV) the cause of the common cold sore. However, not many know it can be associated with erythema multiforme (EM). Although herpes virus infection is common, many physicians and patients may not be aware of this rare dermatologic complication. As Dr. Carlos explains in this article, a thorough examination is vital for any diagnosis in order to to accurately diagnose and treat patients with herpes-associated erythema multiforme (HAEM).

Dr. Carlos’ extensive research background and many years of dermatology training have contributed to her excellent patient care through her ability to pinpoint diagnoses and create detailed and personalized treatment regimens. We are delighted by her contributions not only to her patients at the practice, but also to the advancement of medical understanding.

Skin Checks for Men

Did you know that dermatologists perform routine checkups? Your dermatologist may recommend a yearly or twice-yearly skin exam to check for suspicious spots that could be a form of skin cancer. If you have spent a lot of time outside in the sun, have many moles, or have had a skin cancer removed in the past, it is a great idea to have your doctor take a look. In addition to the doctor’s visit, dermatologists recommend you give your skin an all-over self-check each month!

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer and men over the age of 50 are most at risk, although anyone can have melanoma at any age. The good news is that when melanoma is caught early, it is almost always curable. However, if left unchecked, it can spread to other parts of the body and become lethal.

When is it a good idea to see a dermatologist for a suspicious mole? Remember the ABCDEs. If a mole appears...

ASYMMETRICAL

BORDER - HAS UNEVEN BORDERS

COLOR - MULTIPLE, UNUSUAL, OR EVEN NO COLOR

DIAMETER - SUSPICIOUS MOLES ARE LARGER

EVOLVING - IF YOU NOTICE THE SPOT HAS BEEN CHANGING OVER TIME

 ...it is a great idea to have a dermatologist check to see if the spot could be a type of skin cancer. If you are worried about a suspicious spot, please give us a visit today! Dancing during skin checks not required (although dance parties are available upon request!)