Find professional dermatology solutions in Westmoreland County.
What is General Dermatology?
General dermatology is a branch of medicine that focuses on evaluating, diagnosing, and treating conditions and diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, as well as the mucous membrane lining various parts of the body, such as the eyelids, nose, and mouth.
At the Dermatology Clinics of Westmoreland County, our board-certified general dermatologists are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, hair loss, fungal infections, skin cancer, dermatitis, and much more.
General Dermatology FAQs
Do you want to learn more about general dermatology and how it can improve the health of your skin? Explore our FAQs section to better understand what happens at a general dermatology appointment, the type of skin conditions we treat at Dermatology of Westmoreland County, and more.
A general dermatologist evaluates, diagnoses, and treats a wide range of conditions and diseases that affect the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. These conditions and diseases may be common, like acne and eczema, or more complex, such as vitiligo and skin cancer.
At the Dermatology Clinics of Westmoreland County, our board-certified dermatologists are highly trained in detecting the difference between normal and abnormal skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes, and deeply understand how to restore a patient’s health through comprehensive, personalized treatment plans.
Yes, general dermatologists, as well as other types of dermatologists, including cosmetic dermatologists, are licensed doctors.
Similar to other professions in the medical industry, individuals have to undergo several years of education and training to become a dermatologist. This includes four years earning a bachelor’s degree, four years of medical school, one year internship, and a minimum of three years in residency.
In many cases, yes, dermatologists perform surgical procedures that treat and address a variety of conditions and concerns.
Within the dermatology branch of medicine, there is a subspecialty called surgical dermatology. Many general dermatologists will undergo additional training in surgical dermatology, which includes procedures like surgical excision and Mohs surgery.
At the Dermatology Clinics of Westmoreland County, our team of providers includes surgical dermatologists who are experienced in treating a range of skin conditions, such as skin cancer and atypical moles, with dermatologic surgery.
An experienced dermatologist can identify and treat over 3,000 conditions of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. While we can’t list all of the skin conditions we treat here, some of the most common ones include:
Your dermatology appointment may vary depending on the type of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment you are receiving.
For instance, at a skin cancer screening, your dermatologist will ask you to remove your clothing and put on a medical gown. Then, he or she will perform a professional skin evaluation to look for any warning signs of skin cancer or other forms of skin diseases.
In most cases, no, a referral is not necessary to see a board-certified dermatologist. If you have a concern regarding a skin, hair, or nail problem, please make an appointment with a specialist as soon as possible for a professional diagnosis and treatment plan.
If you are in Westmoreland County and need to see an experienced dermatologist, make an appointment at our clinic by calling (724) 733-7544 or request an appointment online.
This depends on the type of medical care you are receiving. For instance, skin cancer screenings are generally covered by insurance, as they are a form of preventive care. On the other hand, cosmetic dermatology appointments are generally not covered, as they are not considered medically necessary.
However, coverage may vary depending on your unique insurance plan. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider before making an appointment to clarify what is and what is not included in your individual healthcare plan.
General Dermatology Photos
View the photo gallery below to better understand how our board-certified dermatologists perform examinations and treat skin conditions at general dermatology appointments.
Schedule a Dermatology Appointment at Dermatology Clinics of Westmoreland County
Do you have a suspicious spot, troublesome acne, an odd rash, or something else? Our board-certified dermatologists are here to help you find relief with professional dermatology solutions. Schedule a general dermatology consultation today with one of our experienced providers.