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Dermatologist
45155 Research Place, Suite 140AshburnVA20147
(714)

Everyone from the front desk to the doctor I saw were absolutely wonderful. They listened to my concerns and addressed all the questions I had.

Appointments available Mon, Aug 26
Appointments available Mon, Aug 26
Dermatologist
45155 Research Place, Suite 140AshburnVA20147
(195)

Dr. Cheddar was prompt, kind, and knew exactly how to help with my issue. Highly recommend!

Appointments available Mon, Aug 26
Appointments available Mon, Aug 26
Dermatologist
45155 Research Place, Suite 140AshburnVA20147
(66)

I think the most professional dermatologist I have encountered. She checked everything and asked a ton of questions and took skin samples. I was really very impressed ...

Appointments available Mon, Aug 26
Appointments available Mon, Aug 26
Dermatologist
19455 Deerfield Ave, #311LansdowneVA20176
(503)

no problems at all.

Appointments available Wed, Aug 28
Appointments available Wed, Aug 28
Dermatologist
Sterling
21495 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 105SterlingVA20166
(53)

I was blessed to be seen and treated by Dr. Mattay. I was attended to promptly by the receptionist and then the special nurse. Dr. Mattay explained all I needed to know about the treatment and the surgery was done in no time at all. I received full and personalized attention from the doctor.

Appointments available Tue, Sep 17
Appointments available Tue, Sep 17
Dermatologist
Sterling
21495 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 105SterlingVA20166
(181)

Very nice initial visit. Thorough, patient and kind. Really happy with the choice to visit. A very busy waiting room, but the visit was comprehensive and I didn't feel rushed at all. Am recommending to family and friends and plan to return as needed.

Appointments available Tue, Oct 1
Appointments available Tue, Oct 1
Internist
21001 Sycolin Rd, Suite #180AshburnVA20147
(76)

Dr. Yerram patiently listened to all my problems related to the sickness I had. She then made a thorough examination and addressed all my problems one by one. She is an excellent doctor.I have been treated by her before and I completely trust her and value her treatment. She is always spot on with the correct diagnosis even those missed by other doctors

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Dermatologist
24585 Stone Carver Drive, Suite 125AldieVA20105
(503)

no problems at all.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Dermatologist
1830 Town Center Drive, Suite 410RestonVA20190
(159)

Dr. Amiry's office is in the Reston Hospital complex with reasonable parking and access. Upon entering his office, his staff are professional and reasonably cordial but not overly friendly. I did have to wait over 45 minutes and then my actual in office time was less than 10 minutes. He burned a spot off my face and honestly, I'm not sure it will fall off. I was told that if the spot doesn't come off on it's own I'd have to pay again... which doesn't seem right.

Appointments available Tue, Sep 10
Appointments available Tue, Sep 10
Primary Care Doctor
1043 Sterling Rd, Suite 104HerndonVA20170
(31)

Very nice and was really good at communicating what exactly he thought my symptoms were related to. I have some follow test to do but very pleased with my visit.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Family Physician
1043 Sterling Rd, Suite 104HerndonVA20170
(30)

Never received my lab results. Poor follow-up procedures. Will not return.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Primary Care Doctor
1043 Sterling Rd, Suite 104HerndonVA20170
(54)

Good

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Family Physician
24430 Stone Springs Blvd, Suite 315DullesVA20166
(204)

The nurse who took my information was very impersonal. Asked me all the questions that I had already filled out in my paperwork.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Dermatologist
1886 Metro Center Dr, Ste 650RestonVA20190
(2,123)

She was great, but her office was running an hour behind.

Appointments available Wed, Sep 18
Appointments available Wed, Sep 18
Dermatologist
15225 Shady Grove Rd, Ste 304RockvilleMD20850
Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Primary Care Doctor
1043 Sterling Rd, Suite 104HerndonVA20170
(100)

She was very thorough and explained what methods and steps she planned to try for treatment.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Dermatologist
2401 Research Boulevard, Suite 260RockvilleMD20850
(170)

He was professional and answered all of my questions. He listened to my concerns and was responsive to all of my needs.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Dermatologist
2401 Research Boulevard, Suite 260RockvilleMD20850
(688)

So nice... non-judgmental

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Dermatologist
14995 Shady Grove Road, Suite 150RockvilleMD20850
(195)

Dr. Cheddar was prompt, kind, and knew exactly how to help with my issue. Highly recommend!

Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Dermatologist
2403 Research Blvd, Suite 200RockvilleMD20850
Appointments available Wed, Aug 28
Appointments available Wed, Aug 28

Annual Skin Screening

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. It is the unrestrained growth of abnormal skin cells and can go unnoticed without screenings. An annual skin screening is a preventive physical examination performed by medical professionals to detect and identify skin cancer.

 

During this examination, the medical professional typically checks for moles, birthmarks and unusual growths. While screenings can help find signs of cancer, they cannot be used as diagnostic evidence. This means that if the doctor suspects you have skin cancer during the screening, you will need a skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.

Skin cancer

Types of skin cancer

  • Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the most commonly occuring forms of skin cancer. However, they are treatable. These two types of cancer occur on the parts of the skin that are exposed to the sun the most. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are comparatively less concerning than the other types.
  • Melanoma skin cancer or malignant melanoma is the type of cancer that is most likely to grow and spread rather rapidly. While melanoma can develop anywhere on the skin, it is found commonly on the chest, neck, back and legs.
  • Merkel cell skin cancer is much less common than melanoma, but it spreads quickly and can be hard to treat once it has spread.
  • Lymphoma of the skin is cancer that originates in the cells of the immune system. The main types of lymphomas are  Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Read more about the types of cancer on the American Cancer Society website.

 

Risk factors

A number of risk factors can make you more susceptible to skin cancer:

  • People of all races are susceptible to skin cancer, however having fair skin increases your risk of skin cancer. Fair-skinned individuals have less pigment (melanin) in their skin, which would usually provide protection from UV rays. 
  • An excess of sun exposure is known to increase the chances of skin cancer. This includes UV-ray exposure to tanning lamps and tanning beds.
  • A family history of skin cancer increases a person’s risk.
  • Having a large number of moles.

Common questions and answers about annual skin screenings

Why should I get annual skin screenings?

With the skin being the largest and fastest-growing organ, it is best-advised to be on the safer side with timely screenings. Dermatologists suggest having a skin screening done at least once each year. If you haven’t had your body examined from head to toe for any suspicious moles or spots before, now is the right time to do so.

What to expect during an annual skin screening

  • The skin cancer doctor will ask about your medical history, family history and lifestyle habits.
  • A skin screening typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes, on average. 
  • You will have to change into a medical gown before the doctor conducts a thorough head-to-toe examination, including your scalp and between your toes.
  • Doctors are compelled to be overly cautious and scrutinize every suspicious spot, so don’t worry until you have the full context.
  • If the doctor finds something unusual on your skin, you may need a skin biopsy.

Where can I find a dermatologist near me?

At Zocdoc.com! You can book an appointment with top-rated practitioners who perform annual skin screenings in your location. Booking is simple, secure and free! Not only this, but you can filter your search online to book with female dermatologists or with doctors who speak your preferred language. 

 

What are some quick tips to help you with an annual skin screening?

  • Write down questions you might have for your dermatologist in advance so you don’t forget to ask them. 
  • Reach out to your doctor’s office to learn about prescreening precautionary measures you may need to take before the appointment.
  • Be sure to make a list of all the medications you’re taking.
  • Discuss abnormalities on your skin such as moles, discoloration and growths.
  • Check to ensure your insurance provider covers the dermatologist visit.

Sources:

Mayo Clinic

American Cancer Institute

MedlinePlus

American Cancer Society

The content herein is provided for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical information changes constantly, and therefore the content on this website should not be assumed to be current, complete or exhaustive. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or 9-1-1 (in the United States) immediately.

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