Many common dermatologic procedures are done as office procedures to test for a wide variety of diseases or to treat often minor dermatologic diseases or conditions in a quick and noninvasive manner.
Some common dermatologic techniques used to test for diseases are biopsies, including punch, shave, and excision biopsy; microbiological culture (often called a skin culture). The results from these tests can be used to either confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as skin cancer or a fungal skin infection.
|Please take the following information with you to your appointment.|
|Any medical records you may have, including screenings and shots you’ve had in the past year.|
|Your family health history.|
|A list of all prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements you take.|
|A list of all your doctors.|
|Please bring your photo ID and insurance card to each appointment.|