Medical dermatology encompasses disorders that are chronic and progressive, oftentimes contributing to internal disease states and requiring aggressive management. Essentially it means treating issues that may start with the skin but can cause further health problems whether it be internally or externally. Medical dermatology services focus on treating individuals who may experience a limited quality of life due to skin manifestations.
Some conditions that would require medical dermatology expertise include:
Autoimmune connective tissue disorders
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
Medical Dermatology Specialists’ board-certified physicians not only see patients in the office but also visits patients who are hospitalized due to their dermatology-related health issues. They are affiliated with Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.