The skin is the largest organ in the body, and dermatology is a specialized branch of medicine with a focus on skin. But that’s not all. Board-certified dermatologists are the only physicians with advanced medical training to also diagnose and treat conditions of the mucous membranes, hair and nails.
Patients with a condition like acne, dry skin and eczema; or a topical issue such as a mole, skin cancer, sun damage, warts and rashes should see a dermatologist. Dermatologists also treat allergies, infections and cysts, and address hair loss and nail disorders.
St. Vincent Health’s board-certified dermatologist, visiting physician Dr. Kathryn Echols, will start seeing patients July 1, 2021.