Posts tagged Skin Cancer
Why Expertise Is Important

Most board certified dermatologists have suspected for a long time that PAs perform more biopsies and miss more skin cancers, including the deadliest form of skin cancer, but a new study in JAMA Dermatology confirmed this suspicion. The study showed that “compared with dermatologists, PAs performed more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnosed fewer melanomas in situ, suggesting that the diagnostic accuracy of PAs may be lower than that of dermatologists.”

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What is a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists are a unique group of physicians who are specifically trained to be your “go-to” experts in all issues pertaining to your skin, hair, and nails.  Dermatologists are the experts in treating acne, aging skin, rashes, nail changes, hair loss, and any skin lesion, particularly bleeding or changing spots of any color, shape or size.

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