Medical Dermatology

Medical dermatology patient in Sarasota, FL shows off her clear, smooth skin and even complexion

Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, Dr. William Adams, and our medical providers offer a full range of medical dermatologic services in Sarasota, from the important yearly skin exam to the care of rosacea and acne. As a valued SkinSmart Dermatology® patient, you will be advised and treated for all dermatologic conditions, including skin cancer.

Healthy, beautiful skin begins at SkinSmart Dermatology®. Request an appointment or call our Sarasota office at 941-308-7546. People visit us from the entire Suncoast of Florida including Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton for dermatology care.

See What Our Patients Have To Say!

Dr. Callahan and her staff are always so wonderful to me! I appreciate their professionalism and the quality of service I receive. They are very thorough and highly skilled. I’ve been a patient for many years and I can’t think of going anywhere else for my dermatology needs! - Kathryn J.

To read more patient reviews, click here.

We offer the most effective, advanced treatments for a variety of skin conditions including:

  • Acne: We offer prescription medication and advanced treatments that can help teens and adults can have clearer skin.
  • Actinic Keratosis: An actinic keratosis, also known as a solar keratosis, is a common premalignant skin lesion.
  • Eczema: Eczema is a common skin disorder that manifests itself as itchy skin and a red rash; it is particularly common in infants and young children.
  • Hair Loss: Hair loss, or alopecia, is a common condition which may be a consequence of natural aging, a side effect of medication, or a manifestation of a health disorder.
  • Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive sweating on the hands, feet, armpits, face and genital area, or all over the entire body. The exact cause of this condition is unknown, although it often runs in families and begins during childhood.
  • Moles: Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black; they may be located, alone or in groups, anywhere on the body.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition.
  • Redness & Rosacea: Our experienced professionals can diagnose the cause of your facial redness and recommend an effective treatment plan.
  • Other Conditions: We are a trusted treatment source for a wide range of concerns such as eczema, pre-cancerous areas of the skin (actinic keratosis), rashes, hair loss, and athlete’s foot.

When you visit us for a medical dermatology appointment, feel free to ask about our extensive offering of non-surgical rejuvenation treatments that can enhance your skin’s appearance and texture with little to no downtime.

Why You Should Seek Skin Care Services from Medical Professionals in Sarasota

1. Expert Diagnosis: Skin conditions can sometimes be complex, and similar symptoms can represent underlying issues. Our dermatologists are trained to accurately diagnose these conditions using their specialized knowledge and diagnostic tools. This expert diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment.

2. Access to Specialized Treatments: Our trained professionals offer advanced treatments that are unavailable over the counter or through non-medical clinics. These treatments include prescription medications, advanced laser therapies, and surgical interventions that can address severe or persistent skin issues more effectively than general skin care products.

3. Management of Chronic Conditions: Conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea require ongoing management that adapts over time. Dermatologists can provide tailored treatment plans that evolve with the condition and your needs, helping to manage symptoms more effectively and reduce flare-ups.

4. Prevention and Early Detection of Skin Cancer: Regular check-ups with a dermatologist can lead to early skin cancer detection, which is vital for successful treatment. Dermatologists are trained to recognize even the subtlest changes in the skin that might indicate early stages of cancer.

5. Safety: Self-diagnosis and treatment can lead to misuse of products or treatments that might aggravate a condition or cause further harm. Medical professionals ensure that treatments are safe and that risks are communicated and managed.

6. Holistic Care: Dermatologists often work with other healthcare professionals to provide holistic care, mainly if a skin condition is part of a broader health issue. This integrated approach helps ensure that all aspects of a patient's health are considered.

7. Educational Resources: Beyond treating skin conditions, dermatologists educate patients on how to care for their skin properly, which products to use, and how lifestyle factors can impact skin health. This education is crucial for preventive care and helps patients make informed decisions about their skin health over the long term.

Schedule An Appointment

When you visit our Sarasota office for a medical dermatology appointment, feel free to ask about our extensive offering of non-surgical rejuvenation treatments that can enhance your skin’s appearance and texture with little to no downtime. To request an appointment online, click here or call our  office at 941-308-7546.

Medical Dermatology FAQs

How often should I visit a dermatologist?

We advise that you visit a dermatologist at least once a year for a comprehensive skin check-up. However, if you notice any new or changing skin lesions, experience persistent skin problems, or if your skin is prone to certain diseases like acne or eczema, more frequent visits may be necessary.

What should I expect during my first dermatology appointment?

During your first visit, your dermatologist will likely ask about your medical history, conduct a thorough skin examination, and discuss any skin concerns you may have. Further diagnostic tests or treatments may be recommended based on your skin condition.

Do I need a referral to see a dermatologist?

This depends on your health insurance policy. Some insurance plans require a referral from your primary care provider, while others might allow you to visit a dermatologist directly. We recommend checking your insurance policy to understand your plan's requirements.

How can I prepare for a dermatology appointment?

Prepare for your appointment by listing your current medications, any allergies, and your medical history. Also, compile a list of questions or concerns you have about your skin. Avoid wearing makeup if you are visiting for a skin examination.

Is dermatological treatment covered by insurance?

Many dermatological treatments, especially those that address medical conditions, are covered by insurance. Cosmetic procedures, however, are often not covered.

Can children see a dermatologist?

Yes, dermatologists treat patients of all ages, including children. Pediatric dermatology is a specialized field focused on the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions in children.

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