Dermatologists specialize in a branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes.
Conditions that PAMF dermatologists commonly treat are the following:
- Autoimmune disorders
- Contact dermatitis
- Hair loss
- Moles and melanoma
- Nail disorders
- Skin cancer screening
- Skin infections (athlete’s foot and ringworm, herpes infections)
- Skin growths
We also offer specialized care of skin disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Conditions treated commonly include the following:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Birthmarks including port wine stains and hemangiomas
- Hair and nail disorders
- Pigmentation disorders
- Skin infections including warts and fungal infections
Dermatopathology is a subspecialty of dermatology and pathology that involves the study of skin disease at the microscopic level. Although many skin diseases can be recognized by their clinical appearance, sometimes a skin biopsy is taken to provide more information. This biopsy specimen is then examined under the microscope by a dermatolopathologist who looks at the disease at the cellular level.
Patch testing is a procedure used by dermatologist in patients with suspected allergic contact dermatitis. Patch testing typically requires several visits in one week. Your doctor will determine if this test is right for you.