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…

Meet Sarah Cely, MD

What made you interested in Dermatology? My answer is simple, it satisfied me in a way that no other specialty did throughout medical school.  I left each day of my dermatology rotation ready to go back the next day.  Not every rotation provoked that response.   You may not be aware, but the skin is the…