General Dermatology

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA

Offices in Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Goldsboro, and Fayetteville North Carolina.

Your skin is the largest and most visible organ of your body. It also serves as your first line of defense against germs, pollutants, and the sun. Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA specializes in general dermatology and can diagnose and treat any skin condition. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

General Dermatology Q & A

What is general dermatology?

General dermatology is a specialized area of medicine focused on diagnosing and treating problems that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Taking good care of your skin is essential for overall health and wellness.

Getting early treatment for a skin condition may prevent more serious health complications. At Polley Clinic the primary focus is getting your skin to its optimal state of health.

What conditions benefit from general dermatology?

Skin conditions that benefit from general dermatology at Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA include:

  • Hair and scalp problems like dandruff
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Lupus
  • Boils
  • Bumps
  • Bug bites
  • Cellulitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Rashes, including diaper rash
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Fungus
  • Hair loss
  • Herpes
  • Hives 
  • Impetigo
  • Perspiration issues
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Shingles
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infection
  • Colored spots (black, brown, gray, red, white)
  • Sun damage or sun poisoning

If you have any skin conditions or concerns, call or request an appointment online today.

What can I expect during a general dermatology consultation? 

When you visit the Polley Clinic you can expect a comprehensive evaluation.

During your general dermatology consultation your provider asks detailed questions about your condition. They also review your medical and family history, as well as the types of medications and supplements you take.

Your provider then examines your skin, paying close attention to the area causing your concern. If needed, your provider may take a biopsy to either make or confirm a diagnosis. 

Polley Clinic values patient education. Your provider will talk to you and provide you with print material about your diagnosis and the recommended treatment so you can make the most informed decisions about your care.

For comprehensive general dermatology care, call us or request an appointment online today.