General Dermatology

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Roanoke Rapids, NC & Rocky Mount, NC

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, making it vulnerable to rashes, infections, discoloration, and other skin disorders. Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA, with offices in Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Goldsboro, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, 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 treatment for a skin condition or skin concern early may prevent more serious health complications. At Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA, the primary focus is getting your skin to optimal health.

What conditions benefit from general dermatology?

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA has been providing exceptional dermatological care in eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. The dermatology practice has successfully treated many common skin conditions and concerns.

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

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA also offers skin allergy testing. 

If you have any of these skin conditions or concerns about your skin, contact Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA to schedule an evaluation. 

What can I expect during a general dermatology consultation?

When you visit the Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA, you can expect a comprehensive evaluation. 

During your general dermatology consultation, a board-certified dermatologist asks detailed questions about your skin concerns. They also review your medical and family history, as well as the types of medications and supplements you take.

Your provider then evaluates your skin, paying close attention to the area causing your concern. If needed, your provider may take a biopsy of the tissue to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

However, in most cases, the board-certified dermatologists at Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA can provide you with a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan after your history and physical. 

Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA values patient education and spends time talking to you about your diagnosis and the recommended treatment so you can make the most informed decisions about your care. 

Depending on your skin condition and needs, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment for additional treatments, or so your provider can monitor the effectiveness of your treatment plan. 

For comprehensive general dermatology care, contact  Polley Clinic of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery PA by phone or online today.