The skin is the largest organ of the body. As the outer protective covering of the body, it is exposed to the environment, making it vulnerable to growths, rashes, discoloration, cysts, burns, injuries, infections, and other disorders. Our dermatologists provide comprehensive care and state-of-the-art treatment for skin, hair, nail and adjacent mucous membrane conditions and diseases in adults and children, including:
Our team works together with oncologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, pediatric neurologists, surgeons and other medical professionals to ensure treatment approaches that are most effective for each patient. Our physicians specialize in evaluating and managing benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes, including:
In early 2023, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden underwent Mohs surgery to remove skin lesions that were found to be basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and usually caused by prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds.
Watch this video to learn more about this condition and surgery, and the importance of getting regular skin checks from Valley dermatologist Laura Walsh, MD.
0:12 | What are sunscreens and why are they important for skin protection? 0:39 | What does SPF mean?
1:04 | What SPF number should you look for when you're buying sunscreen? 1:40 | How should you apply sunscreen and how often?
2:22 | Do we need to use sunscreen on cloudy days or in seasons other than summer?
2:55 | What are other ways we can protect ourselves from sun exposure?