Dermatologist

Board-certified dermatologists play a vital role in the skin health of their patients. Detecting and treating skin abnormalities is crucial for long-term skin health.

Don’t be foolish wear your sunscreen

Don't be foolish...wear your sunscreen! Families across the U.S. are looking forward to spending more time outdoors as warmer weather approaches. One of the things to stock up on for the summer is sunscreen. Yet, many people are hesitant to use sunscreen because of some common myths. In this post, we’re going to debunk the Top 5 common sunscreen myths. If you’ve been lazy about applying sunscreen or think you don’t need it at all, check out these facts and myths before you head [...]

What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

What is a Physician Assistant? A Physician Assistant (PA) is a healthcare professional that serves as an extension of the Physician to provide accessible, quality healthcare. They are an integral part of the health care team and practice medicine under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician. PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed. At Village Dermatology, we are fortunate to have 2 amazing PAs available for our patient's dermatology care. Both Amanda Lanier, PA-C, and Kelly Fordham, PA-C, are licensed Physician Assistants with years [...]

What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)?

What is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who works independently to manage people’s medical problems and prevent illness. Nurse practitioners often specialize in a specific patient population, for example, children, adults, women, or elderly individuals. Some nurse practitioners may specialize in a medical field such as cardiology, oncology, or dermatology. Currently, Village Dermatology is extremely fortunate to have the expertise of Wendy Cantrell, DNP, CRNP available to serve our patients. Wendy is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) with [...]

2020-11-30T15:30:30-06:00November 30th, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Nurse Practitioner|0 Comments

Botox for Depression

Botox for Depression Botox for Depression: New Study Shows Promising Findings Everyone has heard of Botox, and many know of its amazing benefits outside of aesthetic use.  Botox was first approved for therapeutic use more than three decades ago. It was developed as a treatment for eye muscle disorders like blepharospasm (involuntary blinking) and strabismus (crossed eyes). Over the years, doctors found they could use Botox to treat a variety of health conditions. As the use of Botox has increased over the years, a surprising [...]

2020-08-20T19:41:10-05:00August 20th, 2020|Blog, Botox, Dermatologist, Dermatology|0 Comments

What is Tinea Versicolor

What is Tinea Versicolor? Tinea versicolor (also called Pityriasis Versicolor) is a yeast infection of the skin. This common medical dermatology condition frequently occurs in adolescents and young adults. It is caused by the fungus Malassezia, a type of yeast that can naturally be found on human skin. Usually, these microscopic organisms are not harmful, and in fact, protect you from infections and other pathogens that might cause diseases. However, sometimes this yeast can grow out of control and can interfere with the natural pigmentation [...]

2020-08-03T20:18:21-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Skin Care|0 Comments

Five ways you may be applying sunscreen incorrectly

Five ways you may be applying sunscreen incorrectly Ignoring the label There are a variety of sunscreens on the market. To effectively protect yourself choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, is water-resistant and provides broad-spectrum coverage (meaning it covers you from both UVA and UVB rays) Using too little Adults need about 1 ounce (size of a golf ball/shot glass) to fully cover their body. Apply a liberally amount to all areas of the body before getting dressed [...]

6 Myths About Skin Cancer

6 Myths About Skin Cancer Tanning beds are generally safer than UV rays from the sun FALSE. Tanning beds have the same harmful UV rays as the sun and in much greater amounts. Using tanning beds increases your risk of skin cancer, including the deadliest form, melanoma. Individuals who tan easily and rarely burn do not get skin cancer FALSE. There is no such thing as a “healthy” tan. Any change to your natural skin color is a sign of skin damage, and [...]

How to check yourself for skin cancer

How to check yourself for skin cancer Most individuals don’t know that one out of every five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime?  Fortunately, the majority of cases are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early, which makes early detection crucial. What can you do?  First, see your dermatologist annually for a full-body exam.  If you are someone that is at a higher risk, more frequent exams may be recommended.  Monthly self-skin exams at home are just as [...]

The History of Telemedicine

The History of Telemedicine It could be seen as something new, strange, or unfamiliar to a generation of medical professionals; however, telemedicine has been in existence since the 18th century. Some doctors still find this concept strange, which is partly why the adoption of telemedicine technology in recent years has been quite slow (until recently with the COVID-19 situation).The methods of communication and, more specifically, telemedicine, have gradually evolved and improved over time from the initial invention of the electrical telegraph and, later, the [...]

2020-05-08T00:53:38-05:00April 24th, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Telemedicine|0 Comments

Telemedicine

What is telemedicine? In clear terms, telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide education remotely as well as provision of health care services. This also means using said technologies to provide remote clinical services to patients in need of one.The use of medical imaging like x-ray, medical diagnosis & evaluations including specialist consultations via video consultations are all examples of how telemedicine operates.  Telemedicine is sometimes confused for telehealth, while most times, it is used interchangeably because both represent similar services. Telehealth is [...]

2020-04-15T16:43:55-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Telemedicine|0 Comments
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