Healthy body, healthy skin – naturally
Primary care providers, such as family nurse practitioners, can address minor skin problems before you see a dermatologist. If you have an itchy or bumpy rash or notice changes in the way your skin looks or feels, you should seek medical attention.
Your skin is a reflection of your overall health, so it is not uncommon for skin changes to be caused by underlying illness. Hormone imbalances and allergies can cause dry skin and rashes, for example.
The providers at FamilyCare of Kent are experienced with dermatology care, and we’ll be happy to look at your skin and provide treatment as needed. You might just need a prescription ointment or antibiotic. We’ll try to save you the trouble of going to a dermatology office.
We can also recommend the best way to keep your skin clean and healthy. For example, always use sunscreen and a moisturizer to minimize sun damage, wrinkles, and your risk for skin cancer.
Common skin conditions we treat:
Our nurse practitioners can offer primary treatment for many skin problems. We perform minor skin procedures in the office including cryotherapy for wart removal, mole removal, and skin biopsies. We’ll refer you to a dermatologist for specialty care if you need further testing or an advanced procedure.
A Word About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, and melanoma is the deadliest. Melanoma is not uncommon for young women under 30 years of age. If you notice unusual bumps below the skin or a change in size or color of a mole, please call for an appointment without delay. Early detection and diagnosis is the best way to prevent skin cancer from advancing.
No matter how old you are, men AND women need to take care of their skin. The healthier you are, the better your skin will look. Naturally. To schedule a dermatology appointment, call FamilyCare of Kent or contact us online. We are a family-centered primary care practice in Kent, Washington.