Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the skin, including the hair, nails and scalp. GHC-SCW has excellent dermatologists, providers trained specifically in diseases and conditions of the skin, on staff.
GHC-SCW Dermatology offers:
- Diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions
- Skin biopsies and other procedures including surgical removal of skin cancer and benign skin growths
- Administration of light therapy
- Basic patch testing via the TRUE test. This covers the 35 most common allergens that can cause allergic contact rash in North America.
- For patients with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the armpits that do not respond to oral or topical medications, we offer Botox injections to address the sweating.
- For some conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea, we offer the option of video visits so you can be seen in the comfort of your own home.
We treat things like:
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Excessive sweating
- Infantile hemangiomas
- Skin cancer
- Skin tags
- Viral skin infections like warts and molluscum
Skin Cancer Screening
When to Get a Skin Cancer Screening
If you have any of the following happening on your skin, ask your primary care provider for a referral to dermatology so we can see you:
- If you have a spot that’s bleeding for no apparent reason or a spot that you remember injuring, but you injured it four to six weeks ago and it’s still bleeding off and on.
- With pigmented growths, if you have a brown or black spot that’s changing in size, shape or color.
- If you have a history of skin cancer or atypical moles, you should regularly see us for exams.
Preparing for a Skin Cancer Screening
- Decide if you want your dermatology provider to take a look at a handful of individual spots of concern or a full body skin cancer exam. It’s a matter of what’s comfortable for you and what your skin looks like.
- Check your own skin before the appointment. If you notice anything new, changing or unusual, point it out to us.
- Remove your finger and toe nail polish so we can see the skin under your nails.
- Wear your hair down. Your provider will take a look at your scalp if you’re doing a full body exam.
- Remove any makeup so your provider can see the skin around your eyes.
Learn about our dermatologists by visiting our Find a Provider search. Select “dermatology” in the specialty drop down to view all.