Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the body? As adults, we carry some 8 pounds and 22 square feet of it everywhere. While we often think about it’s external appearance, it’s true function is more than skin deep. The skin provides protection, helps us regulate our temperature, and allows us to feel the enviroment around us. As the protector of our body, the skin acts as a waterproof shield, defensing us against the elements– chemicals, microorganisms, and even the sun. The skin guards us against the extremes of temperature. The blood vessels on the skin constricts to keeping us warm in the cold. In the heat, our skin sweats to dissipate the warmth.
As a huge sensing organ, the skin also keeps our brain in touch with the outside world. So take care of it properly, and it will take care of you!
Dr. Daniel Popkin evaluate, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. This include benign skin diseases like acne to life-threatening ones like skin cancer. Dr. Popkin offers full skin exams to look for abnormal moles, melanoma, and other skin cancers and rashes.
Dr. Daniel Popkin, MD/ PhD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is recognized by physicians and patients alike for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions.
Some of the most common conditions we diagnose and treat include the following:
- Mole Removal
- Actinic keratosis / Pre-skin cancer spots
- Atopic dermatitis / Eczema
- Skin cancer – basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma
- Hair Loss
- Tinea (ringworm/athlete’s foot/jock-itch)
- Rash Evaluations
- Skin Tag Removal
- Patch testing for Contact Dermatitis
- Excimer Laser Treatment
Evaluation and Diagnosis
During your appointment with Dr. Popkin, he will interview you in depth and thoroughly examine your problem. A close examination of your skin will guide the diagnosis and treatment. Additional diagnostic tests such as skin scraping, culture swabs, or skin biopsies (skin sampling for microscopic evaluation) may need to be performed to help us diagnose your condition.
Regardless of what tests we need to run, we have your comfort in mind, and take extra steps to make all procedures as comfortable as possible.
We offer the most up-to-date treatment practices based on current medical knowledge and evidence. Office visits and treatment for medical dermatology conditions are most often covered by insurance. We accept all major medical insurances and can talk with you about your specific coverage.