5 Tips for Healthy Skin

5 Tips for Healthy Skin

  Your skin is your largest organ, and is just as complex as other vital organs of the body such as the heart and lungs, however many of us don’t pay it as much attention as we do those other organs. In honor of National Healthy Skin Month, Savannah River Dermatology has five tips for…

Identifying Your Skin Type

November is National Healthy Skin month! Perhaps the best thing you can do to ensure your skin is healthy is to schedule your yearly comprehensive exam. At Savannah River Dermatology we want to ensure you’re doing everything you can to keep your skin healthy on a daily basis. This includes making sure your skin gets…

Meet Ansley Coffey, PA-C

What made you interested in dermatology? I began my career as a Physician Assistant in the hospital realm of caring for patient’s suffering from burns, wounds, life threatening skin infections and rashes. Skin has always been on the forefront of my physical exam and care plan as it is the largest organ of the human…

Meet Dr. Allison Paine

What made you interested in dermatology ? I loved the fast pace and the variety that dermatology offered. I love seeing different people and different problems every day. Dermatology also offers a great blend of pathology (microscope work), surgery, and clinic, which keeps things interesting. When I rotated as a medical student at MCG, I loved…

Skin Cancer Statistics

Skin Cancer Statistics By Savanna Perry, PA-C   Melanoma is so prevalent, and that it even has it’s own month.  Every year, May is Melanoma Awareness Month.  It’s perfect because it’s the very beginning of summer when everyone is starting to shed their layers and show a little more skin, which means it’s also a…

What to Expect at a Dermatology Visit

If you’ve never been to a dermatology visit, it’s normal to be a little nervous or not know what to expect. Make sure you arrive early to your appointment to fill out any paperwork and update your insurance information. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your medical history while waiting so…

5 Sunscreen Recommendations

The sun is finally coming out!  We are ready for spring, summer, warm temperatures, baseball games, picnic lunches and a trip to the beach.   However, there is a darker side to the sun. May is skin cancer awareness month. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the sun causes 90% of all non-melanoma skin cancers and…

5 Facts About Eczema

When it comes to skin rashes, eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is the most common type of inflammatory skin disease. What can start as just itchy skin may develop into a skin rash with redness and scaly skin. While there is occasionally an identifiable cause, like poison ivy, oftentimes eczema is just a skin…

Meet Tracey Shaffer, PA-C

What made you interested in dermatology? When I was in my early 30’s , I was diagnosed with melanoma. It was a frightening time for me, my husband was deployed to Iraq and I had two young children at home. A Derm PA answered all my questions, removed my skin cancer and provided regular skin…