What is a Dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist can identify and treat more than 3,000 conditions.
Should I make an appointment?
We encourage you to make an appointment if you are suffering with the following:
If you are experiencing pimples and black heads that are wide spread over your face and body and the over-the-counter treatments just aren't working. A dermatologist can help by providing prescription-strength medications or alternative treatments. Even having mild acne can lead to life long scars, it is best to treat as soon as possible.
Red, Itchy and Swollen Skin
If your skin is red, itchy and swollen, then you may have a condition referred to as eczema. Eczema affects well over 30 million Americans, according to the National Eczema Association and can include many different types of skin problems. In addition to eczema, if you struggle with chronic redness or face flushing this may indicate rosacea.
This is much more than seasonal dryness. If you have red, elevated patches of dry or flaky skin anyway on your body it may be a condition called psoriasis. Common places for psoriasis to appear are your elbows, chest, scalp, knees and lower. These irritated skin patches can be extremely itchy and painful.
Skin Growths and Moles
If you notice moles or skin growths changing in shape, color, texture or size, make an appointment right away. Some moles and skin growths develop into skin cancer, the sooner they are looked at by a dermatologist could save your life.
Skin Cancer Screenings
It is very important to diagnose skin cancer early because melanoma (one kind of skin cancer) can be deadly. If you again notice changes in your moles, skin growths, or lesion get it checked immediately.
What would I expect at an appointment at Greater Regional?
When you make an appointment with our dermatologist Dr. Ava Feldman or Mallory Kirscher, ARNP, their philosophy of care stands out.
I am excited to give Creston and SW Iowa access to great care for their skin care needs
I have always enjoyed making a difference in people's lives and wanted to make a greater impact in the health of others.