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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Product Spotlight: Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer

Let’s talk about Revision’s Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer! This is the “kitchen-sink” for skin care and a daily must-use product. The chemists at Revision have formulated a moisturizer that gives you a daily dose of ingredients to help combat the aging process. First and foremost, sunscreen. There are both chemical and physical blockers in Intellishade that…

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5 Facts About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Skin cells are triggered to grow at an abnormally fast rate. It most often develops on the elbows, knees, or scalp. However, it can affect any location, including the nails. Psoriasis is not something you “catch,” and it is…

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Meet Savanna Perry, PA-C

What made you interested in dermatology? When I was in college, I spent some time shadowing a dermatology physician assistant in Athens, GA. I really enjoyed watching her interact with patients and do procedures to see if patients had skin cancer. Once I got to PA school, I still enjoyed dermatology so I pursued it…

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3 Facts About Acne

Acne isn’t just for teenagers.     While acne most commonly occurs during puberty, and usually clears towards the end of adolescence, that’s not always the case.  Acne can appear in younger kids at the very beginning of puberty, even at ages 9-11.  Acne can also appear in adulthood, particularly in women.  Both males and…

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Meet Dr. Anna Kay Duckworth

    What made you interested in dermatology? Dermatology offers a great deal of variety. I enjoy seeing children, adults, males and females. I am able to perform surgical procedures, cosmetic procedures and routine skin examinations.  As part of my residency, I was trained to identify disease both clinically and histopathologically with the microscope.  Every…

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Welcome to the Savannah River Dermatology Blog!

Savannah River Dermatology started in 2008, and has served the patients of the CSRA in their dermatological needs for many years. After starting on Furys Ferry Rd, we have recently moved to their newly constructed building at 575 Furys Ferry Rd.  The practice has continued to grow, and more space was needed to accommodate the…

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