The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care
Board Certified Internal Medicine & Cardiology located in Durant, OK
Whether you’re dealing with a skin problem like acne, a suspicious mole, psoriasis, or some other skin disorder, it’s both emotionally and physically distressing. The expert team at The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care offers advanced solutions for all types of skin disorders, including skin cancer. Call the Durant, Oklahoma, office or use the online scheduler to book your visit with a board-certified internal medicine doctor today.
Skin Disorders Q & A
What are the different kinds of skin disorders?
There are thousands of different skin disorders and diseases. The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care treats all the most common types of skin disorders, including:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Sebaceous cysts and lipomas
- Skin tags
- Seborrheic dermatitis
The team is also highly trained in analysis, treatment, and removal of moles and other lesions, including melanoma and other skin cancer treatments.
When do I need to have a mole on my body checked?
Most moles develop during childhood or early adulthood. If you develop a new mole, it’s best to get it checked out promptly.
Also, look for any obvious changes in your existing moles, and if you notice any of the following symptoms, make an appointment for a skin exam at The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care as soon as possible.
- Asymmetry - irregular shape
- Border - irregular border
- Color - two or more colors
- Diameter - bigger than a pencil eraser
- Evolution - any change in appearance or texture
The changes above can be signs of melanoma, the most invasive and deadliest kind of skin cancer.
When should I have other skin lesions checked?
Although you probably know that moles can be a sign of skin cancer, you might not know that other skin lesions are sometimes cancerous, too. If you get new skin lesions of any type, it’s always best to have them checked out soon.
Actinic keratosis, a precancerous skin growth, can appear as a scaly, rough skin patch that’s either flat or slightly raised. Color can range from light brown to pink or red. Non-melanoma skin cancers like squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma can present as new sores, bumps, nodules, or nearly any other kind of skin change.
How are skin disorders treated?
It depends on the specific skin disorder and your symptoms. The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care always tailors treatment for the condition. Some of the many treatment options can include:
- Abscess drainage
- Tumor necrosis factor inhibitor infusions
- Cyst and lipoma removal
- Mole removal
- Laceration repair
A mole or lesion removal often includes skin biopsy to check for cancer.
The Heart and Medical Center and Urgent Care team treats all kinds of skin disorders and performs many minor procedures in-office. Book your appointment online or by phone today.