Medical Dermatology in Columbus, OH
Many skin conditions are diagnosed and treated under the specialty of medical dermatology. Downtown Dermatology is a recognized leader in medical dermatology. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham is well respected in the Columbus and Upper Arlington medical community. Her reputation for providing high-quality medical dermatology services is why general practitioners refer their patients to our practice and why self-directed patients choose us over other practices.
What is Medical Dermatology?
Medical dermatology is a clinical specialty that encompasses skin conditions that have systemic implications, such as rashes, blistering, itching, redness, infections, dryness and other symptoms. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hicks-Graham is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat common and rare skin conditions in children, teenagers, and adults.
Medical Dermatology Benefits
Entrusting your care to Dr. Hicks-Graham gives you the dual advantage of working with a specialist who is clinically trained in conditions that affect the skin and who is also dedicated to providing optimum outcomes for each patient. Her board certification demonstrates her commitment to her patients and the field of medical dermatology.
What Can Be Treated with Medical Dermatology?
Downtown Dermatology offers medical dermatology diagnosis and treatment for the following:
- Skin Conditions
- Acne Treatment
- Actinic Keratoses
- Allergic Skin Reactions
- Athlete’s Foot
- Hair Loss (Alopecia)
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Contact Dermatitis
- Genital Warts
- Herpes Simplex
- Lupus Erythematosus
- Malignant Melanoma
- Mole Removal
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Nail Fungus
- Pityriasis Rosea
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Keratoses
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Tinea Versicolor
Downtown Dermatology also offers:
What Can I Expect From a Medical Dermatology Treatment?
Skin conditions may or may not be curable, so treatment outcomes are defined based on the specific condition. If the condition is not curable, Dr. Hicks-Graham recommends treatments to help you manage the symptoms and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Medical Dermatology Treatment Preparation
Prior to your consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham, we recommend that you put together some basic information about your medical dermatology needs, such as:
- When you first noticed your skin condition and any changes that you have noticed
- Symptoms you have experienced, including the severity and frequency
- Home remedies, over-the-counter treatments and prescription treatments that you have tried
- Noted triggers that make your symptoms worse
Medical Dermatology Recovery
Chronic skin conditions require that you use medications either topically or orally to manage the outbreak of symptoms. Other skin conditions can be treated in the short-term, but you are considered at risk for developing those conditions in the future. You should take steps to protect your skin when you are outdoors.
How Much Does Medical Dermatology Cost?
Medical dermatology diagnosis and treatment costs are typically covered by medical insurance policies. You will have out-of-pocket costs in the form of co-payments, deductible, and co-insurance. Our patient coordinator will help you understand your portion of the cost after the consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham. Payment can be made by cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.
Is Medical Dermatology Right for Me?
If your family physician referred you to Downtown Dermatology, then you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham. If you are a self-directed patient who has concerns about your skin or noticed any unusual changes, you can meet with Dr. Hicks-Graham for a consultation to learn if medical dermatology is right for you.
Medical Dermatology Consultation
Medical dermatology at Downtown Dermatology can help you alleviate symptoms, treat skin conditions and take better care of your skin. If you live in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area, contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham.
Medical dermatology services at Downtown Dermatology give you the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment you need for acute and chronic skin conditions. Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham is well respected amongst her peers and patients, so you can feel confident about the quality of care you receive.