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Dermatology Mission & Care Philosophy

Dermatology Mission & Care Philosophy
Our doctors have previously written several articles describing what we do to continually improve technically—delivering the highest level of dermatological care. This article discusses ways Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands tries to improve our Mission & Care philosophy & administrative processes—demonstrating our commitment to delivering care in a personalized and compassionate environment.

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Splitting Fingertips Skin Fissures

Splitting Fingertips Skin Fissures

It’s bad enough that it’s frigid outside and the weather is gloomy, but on top of that to have splitting fingertips – Skin Fissures makes everything that much worse and the winter seem that much longer.  Splitting (fissuring) of the fingertips is a very common problem affecting many of us, most often in the winter months. Splitting fingertips (Fissures) can cause substantial discomfort, particularly frequent pain.  This pain can make it difficult for us to do our normal daily activities. It also seems that those of us who tend to do the most activities with our hands, whether it be work related functions or recreational things, tend to suffer the most from fingertip splitting.

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Why We Are in the Field of Dermatology?

Why We Are in the Field of Dermatology?

From Seinfeld Episode “The Slicer” (George Costanza and Jerry Seinfeld talking about Jerry’s date with the dermatologist): George-“…Saving lives? She’s one step away from working at the Clinique counter!” Jerry-“Dermatologist? Skin doesn’t need a doctor.” George-“Of course not!  Wash it, dry it, move on…” Despite those naysayers, dermatology is a very important specialty in the field of medicine.  The easiest…

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Warts Facts & Treatment

Warts Facts & Treatment

Veruca Salt : I’m Veruca Salt. It’s very nice to meet you, sir. [does a curtsy]  Willy Wonka : I always thought a verruca was a type of wart you got on the bottom of your foot. [laughs] (Source: Imdb) Despite that humorous reference from Charlie and the Chocolate factory, warts are no laughing matter!  Though they are more common in childhood, they can…

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Slow the Aging of Your Skin

Slow the Aging of Your Skin

It’s almost easier to look at this question by looking at the opposite of it—how do you accelerate the aging of your skin? Two major and numerous minor factors can speed this process. Ultraviolet light from the sun, tanning beds, and a few other sources as well as cigarette smoke are the two major factors that can strongly speed the aging…

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Winter Dry Skin

Winter Dry Skin

James M Shehan, MD FAAD February 27, 2017 Key Points: The best ways to combat the problem of winter dry skin involve minimizing factors that will further irritate the skin and aggressive use of moisturizers. First, it is important to limit the length of showers and baths, and avoid using extremely hot water. Hot tub and/or swimming pool usage in…

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