General Dermatology in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Shelby, NC.
The skin is the largest organ of the body!
Dermatologists are specialized physicians of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. They have extensive training and expertise in treating the conditions that can affect the proper functioning of the cutaneous system.
Dermatologists treat all ages of patients from the very young to the very old.
To be a certified dermatologist, a physician must have had at least four years of post-graduate residency training at an accredited program. The first broad based clinical year is followed by three years of training in dermatology. Upon the four year residency completion, the certification process concludes with a comprehensive examination administered by the American Board of Dermatology.
With this type of knowledge, dermatologists are qualified to diagnose and treat common and rare skin conditions. These physicians are your best source of information for learning how to care for your skin and how to prevent skin disease. They can provide verbal and written resources to help you achieve healthy skin.
Some of the common medical skin conditions that dermatologists treat include:
- Athlete’s foot
- Cancer (Basal, Squamous, Melanoma)
- Dry skin
- Fungal infections
- Granuloma Annulare
- Itchy skin
- Lichen planus
- Nail disease
- Pigmentation abnormalities
- Sensitive skin
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Dr. Patrick McElgunn, one of our board-certified dermatologists in our Charlotte office, has been named to the 2012 – 2013 Best Doctors in America list for the second year in a row. Each year, Best Doctors, Inc. conducts the largest independent survey of the medical profession to form an ...Read more