At Emerald Physicians, we offer select dermatology services as part of our comprehensive Patient care. Dr. Julie Craig-Muller, Dr. Mahmood Rana, and Dr. John Shackelford, as well as a few of our Nurse Practitioners, have a special clinical interest in dermatology and perform the following procedures for the convenience of our Emerald Patients:
- Cryogenic treatment with liquid nitrogen for plain and plantar warts, and actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous skin lesions)
- Punch biopsies for skin lesions
- Shave biopsies for skin lesions
A dermatology visit may be focused on a specific skin condition or lesion. Patients with newly diagnosed skin cancer will be referred to a dermatologist and/or a surgeon for follow up treatment or monitoring. If there is a history of skin cancer, it is recommended that you be followed by a dermatologist.
Your Primary Care Physician at Emerald Physicians can make a referral for in-house dermatology services. A Scheduling Coordinator will set up a convenient appointment time for you.