Patient care services offered encompass both the areas of medical and surgical dermatology
as well as dermatopathology. Supported by an outstanding group of resident physicians
and supporting staff, the department offers empathetic and understanding care to its
patients, with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment entities available in dermatology
Our dermatologists diagnose and treat minor as well as difficult diseases of the skin,
hair and nails in both adults and children. This includes skin tumors, psoriasis,
acne and severe atopic dermatitis. The department has special expertise and interest
in the treatment of blistering diseases, cutaneous allergy, connective tissue diseases,
fungal disease, vasculitis and skin cancer. In addition, a variety of procedures are
performed which includes dermatologic surgery and Psoralen UVA (PUVA) for the treatment
of psoriasis. It serves as a regional referral center for many difficult dermatologic
Tests and Procedures
Available services include:
- Skin Cancer Services: Skin cancer strikes more people worldwide than any other type of cancer. If you’re
among them, depend on Augusta University Medical Center’s Skin Cancer Program.
- Medical Dermatology: Diagnosis and therapy of dermatitis; eczema; psoriasis; acne warts; infectious skin
problems including viral, bacterial and fungal diseases; venereal diseases; blistering
diseases; cutaneous manifestations of internal disease; hair and nail problems; moles
and other skin growths; and assessment and surgical treatment of premalignant and
malignant skin lesions.
- Immunodermatology: Immunofluorescent studies on serum and biopsy specimens of patients with blistering
disorders, connective tissue diseases, porphyria or other immunologically related
- Phototherapy UVB and Psoralen UVA (PUVA) for the therapy of psoriasis, vitiligo and other ultraviolet light-responsive disorders.
- Photopheresis: Extracorporeal photochemotherapy for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
- Laser Surgery: State of the art laser therapy for a variety of dermatologic disorders.
- Pediatric Dermatology: Diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases of infants and children.
- Patch Testing: Identification of the causes of contact allergies.
- Dermatologic Surgery: Full spectrum of skin surgery procedures including excisions, flaps, grafts, nail
surgery, dermabrasioin, laser surgery, chemical peels, hair replacement surgery, sclerotherapy
and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Comprehensive Skin Cancer Prevention and Care
Skin cancer strikes more people worldwide than any other type of cancer. If you’re
among them, depend on Augusta University Health’s Skin Cancer Program.
Our skin cancer program is staffed by dermatologists, surgeons, a Mohs surgeon, a
dermatopathologist, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who work as a team
to prevent, diagnose and treat:
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Other types of skin cancer
The Georgia Cancer Center also focuses on educating the public about the dangers of
skin cancer, skin cancer prevention and the importance of regular skin caner screenings.
In addition, it sponsors free annual skin cancer screenings.
Welcome New Patients
To help ensure your first visit is smooth and worry-free, we have provided some useful
information and recommendations below.
Tips for your physician visit:
- Allow plenty of extra time to arrive for your appointment. Arriving 15 minutes before
your first visit is always a good idea.
- Please bring a complete list of your current medications and dosage with you to your
- Bring your insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid cards.
- Bring a photo ID.
- Bring proof of residency.
- Co-pays are expected at the time of appointment.