Warts are common lesions caused by a virus. In fact, the term verruca vulgaris means “common wart.” Once a patient is infected with the virus, warts may continue to occur over a lifetime. While warts are not malignant (although certain types such as genital warts can cause cancerous lesions to develop), they are contagious and need to be treated. Treatment options include a topical blistering agent or liquid nitrogen; both of which may result in blistering within 24 hours of treatment. Simple removal may be performed as well. The larger a wart is, the more likely a patient will require multiple treatments which can be done as frequently as every 2 weeks. A patient may elect to have a wart surgically removed, particularly when other treatments have failed. This is a simple procedure and can be performed during your visit. Because warts are viruses, they can recur no matter what the treatment but we will do whatever possible to remove them in the most effective and hopefully permanent manner. For more information, please visit: www.aad.org

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Office Update

In these uncertain times we would like to assure our patients that we are open to serve your dermatologic needs.

Protecting your health now is more important than ever, and the safety for our patients and staff is our utmost concern. We are adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Dermatology safety guidelines to ensure the safety of your visit to our office.

We have implemented the following procedures and steps:

  • You can now check in for appointments directly from your car, and a nurse will escort straight to your exam room.
  • Masks are required for all patients and staff, and staff members are required to wear gloves.
  • Office appointments will be spread out to minimize interactions with others and to maintain social distancing.
  • Sanitary office environment. The office is sanitized and disinfected multiple times a day, including before and after each patient visit.
  • Staff are required to wash their hands before and after every patient with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Telehealth Visits. We can also see patients virtually from the privacy and safety of their homes. For more information on the ease and convenience of a telehealth visit, please see below. Depending on your condition, we may need to see you at the office.
  • The Dermatology Specialists can now order COVID-19 antibody testing for all patients through local labs such as LabCorp and Quest. There is no cost to you per the 4/11/20 Press Release at www.cms.gov regarding Expanded Coverage for Essential Diagnostic Services Amid COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
  • Patient and staff safety remain our number one concern.

For telehealth instructions, download the following PDF Here