Dermatology
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What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist medical doctor who manages diseases related to skin, hair, nails, and some cosmetic problems.

What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist can identify and treat more than 3,000 conditions. These conditions include eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, among many others.

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Dr. Blake Galler, DO

Dermatologist

Andrew Dorizas, MD

Dermatologist

McKay Frandsen, DO

Dermatologist

Medical Assistants

Jessica Demarco

Alea Hale

Jarah Doolin

Amira Millard

Radiation Therapist Technician

Cherie Hoppe

Office Manager

Autumn Morteo

What conditions do we treat?

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Angiomas
  • Eczema (Dermatitis)
  • Cellulitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hair Loss
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Rosacea
  • Scleroderma
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Shingles
  • Tinea
  • Warts
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About Image-Guided SRT (Image-Guided Superficial Radiation Therapy)


IG-SRT is performed using the SRT 100-Vision. This advanced technology cures cancer by using low levels of X-ray radiation safely and effectively right here in the office. Ultrasound imaging is used to determine the depth and width of the lesion in order to calculate the dose needed. Once the dose is determined, the precise quality and quantity of radiation is transmitted through the machine to penetrate the lesion. The levels of radiation used for these treatments are similar to those used during dental X-rays. 100% of the dose is given directly to the cancer cells while sparing the normal healthy tissue.
Based on a clinical study of 2,781 lesions, IG-SRT was more than 99% effective in curing both squamous and basal cell carcinoma. This compares favorably to the results for Mohs Surgery, as reported by the American Academy of Dermatology. It’s important to note the results for IG-SRT are not applicable to non-image-guided radiotherapy procedures, and IG-SRT is the only radiotherapy-based procedure proven to provide superior outcomes.

Why We Recommend IG-SRT


Skin cancer is the most prevalent of all cancers, affecting more than 1 million Americans every year. We discuss all options for treatment. However, here are the reasons we feel confident in utilizing IG-SRT:
  1. Reduces Risks to the Patient. According to the Mayo Clinic, patients undergoing Mohs surgery face a number of risks, including scar formation at the site of tumor removal; larger than expected wound creation upon removal of the skin cancer; poor wound healing; excessive bleeding; infection; loss of nerve function; regrowth of the tumor; and cosmetic or functional deformities. IG-SRT is a radiotherapy-based treatment, and no surgical intervention is required. While Mohs surgery is a relatively safe procedure for patients without comorbidities, risks do increase for patients with diabetes, high or low blood pressure, peripheral artery disease, lymphedema, and other conditions. In addition, patients taking blood thinners and other medications that affect the blood’s ability to coagulate may be at increased risk.
  2. Offers Superior Cosmetic Results. IG-SRT is an especially attractive treatment option for patients concerned with undergoing a surgical procedure or worried about the potential for disfigurement.
  3. Offers More Consistent Results Than Competing Treatment Options. When performing Mohs surgery, the surgeon's skill level may significantly impact the results, especially as it relates to the cosmetic outcome. However, with IG-SRT treatment, the outcome is not dependent on a surgeon's skill level or experience. Instead, the practical model is built on cancer center protocols and staffing guidelines, including radiation safety officers, radiation facility protocols, trained radiation therapist technologists, and medical physicists.

Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment


Laser treatments have an exceptional track record of safety and effectiveness. Pulsed dye lasers are used safely and effectively to treat facial redness resulting from dilated or excess blood vessels. Pulsed dye lasers use light converted into heat. They are called “pulsed-dye” because they use a solution with an organic dye to create the laser effect. The lasers deliver intense yet gentle bursts of light into very targeted areas of the skin. The resulting heat destroys damaged blood vessels while keeping the surrounding skin safe. Your body absorbs the damaged blood vessels, and your blood flows normally through other, healthier vessels.

Facial redness
Facial redness can be caused by broken blood vessels from sun damage and aging, rosacea, seborrhea (a skin problem commonly seen as red and white scales, with an itchy rash, on the face), and acne. Facial redness also can develop with age or be a hereditary condition.

Acne rosacea
Rosacea is a common condition seen most frequently as facial redness. However, it can spread elsewhere, too, and cause other problems.

Port wine stains
Port wine stains (also known as nevus flammeus) are generally harmless birthmarks that appear on the face, neck, scalp, arms, or legs. Over time, they often get darker and can make people self-conscious. Port wine stains near the eyes also can be signs of other medical conditions.

Hemangiomas
A hemangioma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor of blood vessels that often forms a red mark. A hemangioma generally grows for a time then gets smaller without the need for treatment. A hemangioma can form on the surface of skin or right under the surface

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