Skin conditions can be painful, irritating, and even embarrassing. At Primary Care Partners of South Bend, we understand this and want every patient to feel pain-free and confident. For this reason, we are able to provide dermatology assessments and treatment options for several different skin conditions. Generally, we work to first detect or rule out any potentially harmful skin conditions or diseases. Then, we put together a treatment plan to remove lesions or improve your overall skin condition. Additionally, we treat acne in teens and adults.
We work with all our patients to help them achieve a healthy, painless, and more confident life – and clear skin is a very important part. Additionally, we encourage you to voice any concerns about your general skin condition or product recommendations at your next appointment. For all dermatology concerns, book an appointment online or give us a call at (574) 251-1200 today!
Acne can present itself at any point in a person’s life. Both teenagers and adults can struggle with acne on their face and body. We understand how frustrating and irritating having acne can be. At Primary Care Partners of South Bend, we treat acne across all age groups with topical and/or systemic medicines. Additionally, when wanted or needed, we can refer you to a trusted dermatologist outside our office for more specialized or ongoing treatment options such as Accutane prescriptions. For more information on how we can help you clear up your acne, give us a call at (574) 251-1200 or contact us online.
A skin biopsy can be an important step in ruling out or diagnosing potential skin conditions and diseases. This procedure involves removing skin cells or small samples from the body’s surface.
We then examine the skin sample to determine if further care or treatment is necessary. There are three types of skin biopsies: shave biopsy, punch biopsy, and excisional biopsy. Shave biopsies involve using a razor to scrape off a small sample of skin cells. Punch biopsies involve making a small hole punch in the skin to examine a piece of tissue – this often requires stitches. Finally, in an excisional biopsy, we remove the entire mass from the skin.
We will work with you to decide which procedure is best for your skin lesion’s type, size, and location. Skin biopsies can detect or dismiss skin cancers, blistering or inflammatory disorders, suspicious moles, warts, and more. At Primary Care Partners of South Bend, we have a commitment to giving every patient peace of mind and correct and helpful information. Additionally, we strive to give every patient high-quality treatment and the utmost respect.
Skin Lesion Excision
A skin lesion is an area of the skin that looks abnormal to the surrounding skin. These lesions vary and can appear as bumps, sores, patches, and more.
Because skin lesions have the potential to be harmful, an excision may be necessary to detect any conditions or diseases. This procedure is generally quite simple. The doctor cuts or shaves off the abnormal skin and sends it to the lab for further examination.
At Primary Care Partners of South Bend, we perform several types of skin lesion excisions depending on the specific lesion’s type, size, and location. For information on your individual skin concerns, book an appointment online, or give us a call at (574)251-1200.
If you are concerned about a fungal infection in the nail, removing it may be the best option. Removal will make it easier to treat the infection and prevent it from returning.
First, the doctor will administer an injection to numb the area for a much more comfortable procedure. Next, they loosen the surrounding skin and separate it from the nail. Depending on the fungus’ severity, they may remove all or only part of your nail.
Finally, the doctor treats and wraps the wound and you are on your way to recovery. At Primary Care Partners of South Bend, we understand skin and have the training and resources to help all of our patients love the skin that they’re in! If you have any concerns, schedule a dermatology assessment today by contacting us online or calling at (574) 251-1200.