Dermatology services offered in Ocala, FL

You or your child may have acne that doesn’t clear up, an itchy rash, skin inflammation, or moles and warts you want removed. No matter your skin problem, the experienced dermatology team at Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates provides the care you need to ease your symptoms and restore healthy, beautiful skin. Call the Downtown or Ocala West, Florida, office, or connect through online booking to schedule a dermatology appointment today.

What is dermatology?

Dermatology covers the diagnosis and treatment of skin, nail, and hair problems. Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates treats dermatologic conditions, ensuring you receive comprehensive care from your primary care provider.

When would I need a dermatology appointment?

You should schedule a dermatology evaluation if you or your child have a skin problem that doesn’t improve or worsens. The team treats many different skin conditions, including:

  • Acne
  • Moles
  • Warts
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Hives
  • Cysts and abscesses
  • Common but uncomfortable rashes
  • Contact and allergic dermatitis
  • Spider and varicose veins
  • Scars and keloids
  • Skin and nail infections
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Non-healing foot and leg wounds

The team also recommends products and care regimens that nurture your skin, whether you need help for severe acne or want to minimize the effect of aging and sun exposure on your skin.

What should I expect during a dermatology appointment?

Like all health care appointments, your visit begins with a check of your weight, blood pressure, and heartbeat. Your provider reviews your medical history, with a special focus on recent activities that may have triggered a skin reaction, and then carefully evaluates your skin.

Your provider can often diagnose the problem based on a visual assessment. However, they may test for allergies or run lab tests to identify the specific bacteria or fungus causing an infection, information that’s critical for optimal treatment. 

Some skin conditions are signs of an underlying medical condition. For example, allergies, COVID-19, and autoimmune disorders like lupus can cause skin rashes. If your skin condition suggests another health concern, your provider may do additional blood testing.

Your dermatologic treatment depends on your symptoms and the reason for your skin condition. You may need topical or oral medications to ease symptoms, reduce inflammation, eliminate bacteria, or halt the spread of a virus.

Your provider removes a wart, mole, cyst, or other lesions. If you have a diabetic or vascular ulcer on your leg or foot, they perform intensive wound care. 

The team also has the training and on-site technology to perform artery and vein scans. They identify blood vessel problems that cause skin symptoms and treat the vascular condition. 

You can depend on Marion Heart Center & Marion Physician Associates for expert dermatologic care. Call the nearest office or schedule a dermatology appointment using the online booking feature today.