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What Does a Dermatologist Do?

As the body's heaviest and largest organ, your skin requires special care and treatment from a Board Certified Dermatologist. At Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho, Board Certified Dermatologist Ryan S. Owsley, MD, and his team are ready to apply their training, education, and skills to the diagnosis and treatment of any skin-related issues you may be experiencing at their offices in McCall and Nampa, ID. 

A Closer Look at What Dermatologists Do

At the basic level, a dermatologist is an expert at diagnosing and treating problems with your skin, nails, and hair. Dermatologists can see symptoms on your skin that may signal a problem with other parts of your body.

Dermatologists must complete extensive educational requirements and training before they can obtain a license to practice medicine in the United States. Most dermatologists complete four years of college, four years of medical school, complete an internship and attend several years of residency (plus continued training and education).

We are here to diagnose and treat problems of the skin, hair, and nails in the Treasure Valley, Adams, and Valley Counties. 

Common Conditions Dermatologists Diagnose and Treat

A dermatologist diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions. From spider veins to skin cancer and skin infections, dermatologists are experts at anything related to the skin, hair, and nails. Other conditions they treat include:

  • Skin cancer
  • Chronic acne
  • Age spots
  • Canker sores
  • Chronic hives
  • Dermatitis
  • Genetic skin disorders
  • Hair loss
  • Nail fungus

The conditions shown above are a shortlist of the common conditions dermatologists can treat. Additionally, there is an array of procedures dermatologists perform to treat hair, nail, and skin problems. They often include:

  • Mole removal
  • Laser surgery
  • Electrosurgery (cutting or destroying tissue surgically using high-frequency electric current)
  • Vein treatment
  • Cryosurgery (destroying tissue using extreme cold)
  • Excision surgery (using a scalpel to remove tissue)

You should see a dermatologist right away if a patch of your skin or a mole changes color or changes size. Additionally, you should schedule a consultation if you have persistent or severe acne, psoriasis, eczema, long-lasting skin irritation, embarrassing warts/scars, or a skin infection.

To learn more about what a dermatologist does and how we can help with your condition in McCall, Nampa, ID, and the surrounding areas, schedule a consultation with Ryan S. Owsley, MD, and our team at Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho by calling (208) 467-7546 for both locations in McCall and Nampa.

Nampa Dermatology Office

16111 N Brinson Street, Suite 100

Nampa, ID 83687

(208) 467-7546

(208) 467-7500

McCall Dermatology Office

211 Forest St

McCall, ID 83638

(208) 467-7546

(208) 467-7500

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