A yearly skin exam is an appointment where our certified dermatology provider will assess your skin for any problems. A skin exam is designed to primarily screen for skin cancer. However, it can also identify any unique changes to your skin that highlight other treatable health issues including acne, eczema and psoriasis, and other hair, skin, and nail conditions.
A skin exam of your entire body requires that every inch of your skin be examined, not just visible skin areas the sun touches. This is because skin cancer is not always found on the skin most exposed to sunlight. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, does not need any sun or tanning bed use at all.
Anyone and everyone can benefit from a yearly skin exam. Although it’s recommended to screen yourself at home monthly, a professional skin exam can help you track and prevent many serious skin concerns before they worsen. By catching them early, our team can help you determine your best treatment options when your concerns are most easily treatable.
If you’ve had skin cancer or another serious skin concern in the past, you may be recommended to see our certified dermatology provider more often than yearly. This is because you may be at greater risk of recurrence.
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Before your yearly skin exam, we ask that you make the following preparations so we can most effectively assess your skin and health history:
- Bring your complete list of any medications, including the dosage
- Know your family history
- Make note of any new areas, including factors like changes, itching, bleeding, growths, or lesions
- Remove all nail polish from fingernails and toenails
- Share previous skin cancers, precancers, or moles
To begin, you’ll discuss any concerns and health history with our certified dermatology provider. Then, our provider will perform a detailed check of your skin including difficult-to-see areas like the back, scalp, toes, and genitals. This is usually done using a specialized scope that allows a close view of any concerning areas. If you have any noted spots, our provider will take extra time to assess them and possibly perform a biopsy. Finally, our team will discuss next steps if any concerns are found.
If you have an immediate concern, you want to find quality care as soon as possible. Our office takes walk-in appointments and will be happy to address your concerns and offer you immediate treatment suggestions and medical care.LEARN MORE
There are no restrictions or recovery necessary after a yearly skin check. You may return to your regular activities afterward. Our team will help you schedule a follow-up appointment as needed to further discuss any concerns.
A yearly skin check is an essential part of preventive care. To schedule an appointment, call our Terre Haute, IN office, fill out our online contact form, or “Walk In Now.”
RYAN T. PATTERSON FOUNDER/CEO, DCNP
Ryan is State Licensed and Nationally Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-C) by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, he is board certified as a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) by the Dermatology Nursing Certification Board. He has 20+ years of Dermatology Experience.Meet The Team
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“I want to thank Dr. Biltmore for seeing me today to help me finally get on the the path to healing my nurse Rose was excellent I felt so comfortable you guys were awesome I was so embarrassed and you guys made a huge difference in my life today. !! Thank you again so very much!!” – Michelle G.
“I walked in as a brand new patient. Dreading the possibility of having to spend my whole afternoon there, I was in and out in 45 minutes, including a small procedure. Less than an hour from registration to departure is amazing in itself! Front desk staff was very kind, nurse Maddie was awesome, and Ryan was very knowledgeable! Bonus: great music playing in the exam room. I have honestly never been so impressed with a medical office. Would HIGHLY recommend!” – Sarah G.
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