Choosing a Dermatologist for Skin CancerSep 23, 2021
The American Academy of Dermatology holds a monthly media campaign to promote helpful dermatological resources to the public. This month, the focus is on promoting dermatologists who can diagnose and treat skin, hair, and nail diseases and conditions (#chooseadermatologist).
Why Visit a Dermatologist?
It’s important to see a dermatologist for an annual skin check, or if you have a skin lesion that looks suspicious. One of the biggest reasons for this—skin cancer. This condition can be extremely dangerous, yet often goes undetected without the help of a dermatologist.
Signs and Symptoms
Skin cancer can reveal itself in a variety of ways. It often appears in the form of skin spots that are:
- Constantly changing
- Itching or bleeding
- Non-uniform shape
- Inconsistent in pigment
If you find a suspicious spot, scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist can give you peace of mind. Dermatologists are skin experts and have more knowledge, training, and experience diagnosing skin cancer than any other doctor.
Why Choose Dr. Zabel as Your Dermatologist?
Dr. Zabel is an experienced dermatologist certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (FAOCD).
He has been practicing dermatology for over 17 years and is highly qualified to diagnose your skin cancer and treat it with the most advanced medical options. Dr. Zabel is also a surgeon who can remove skin cancer if appropriate for your specific situation.
How Skin Cancer Treatment Can Improve a Patient’s Quality of Life
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with millions of cases diagnosed each year. It’s also one of the most preventable cancers and highly treatable when found early. Discover more reasons why you should choose a board-certified dermatologist here.
About Center for Dermatology in Lakeville, Minnesota
The dermatology professionals at the Center for Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We provide medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services in Lakeville, MN. We know how hectic life can be and we’re committed to making our practice convenient and accessible.
You can feel confident that when you choose the Center for Dermatology, you’re working with health care professionals who are qualified, experienced, and caring. We invite you to schedule an appointment for your next skin check. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Robert J. Zabel, D.O., FAAD, FAOCD, Board Certified Dermatologist
Terry Larimer, PA-C
Sheila Cavallaro, PA-C