Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Patient Education
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General Dermatology
A Acne & Acne Scarring Actinic Keratosis Acanthosis Nigricans B Basal Cell Carcinoma Bullous Disease  C Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis Cysts Candidiasis Contact Dermatitis D Dandruff Dermatofibroma E Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis Erythema Multiform Erythema Nodosum Erythema Infectiosum Erythrasma F Folliculitis Fungal Infections Fungal infections: Preventing Recurrence G Genital Warts Geographic Tongue Granuloma Annulare H Hair loss Hand, foot and mouth disease Head Lice Hemangiomas Herpes Simplex Hidradenitis Suppurativa Hirsutism Hyperhidrosis-excessive sweating Hyperpigmentation I Impetigo K Keloids and hypertrophic scars Keratoacanthoma Keratosis pilaris L Leishmaniasis Lentigines Lichen Planus Lichenoid Keratosis Lupus Lyme Disease M Melasma Malignant Melanoma Moles Molluscum Cantagiosum Morphea N Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum Neurofibromatosis O Onycholysis P Perioral Dermtatitis Pityriasis Alba Pityriasis Rosea Poison Ivy Dermatitis Polymorphous Light Eruption Prurigo Nodularis Psoriasis Pyogenic Granuloma R Rosacea S Scabies Sebhorreic Dermatitis Seborrheic Keratosis Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Spider and Varicose Veins Spider bites Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stucco Keratosis T Tinea Versicolor U Urticaria V Venous Insufficiency Vitiligo W Warts   and a host of other skin conditions See common dermatology terms and common dermatology procedures

Skin Exams
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Skin Care Products
... Cleaver Dermatology Products Acne Products Body Products Brighten and Even Skin Tone Products Calming Products Cleansing Products Eye Cream Exfoliating Products Facial Moisturizing Products Retinol Products Smoothing Products Sunscreens Vitamin C Products Tanceuticals   Jane Iredale Cosmetics Contact our Skin Spa to learn more about the Jane Iredale cosmetics we carry!

Sunscreens
... Waterproof sunscreen In general, a sunscreen is considered to be waterproof when about 50% of its filter effectiveness remains after having been in contact with water...

Morphea
... Cover affected skin and avoid direct contact with the sun whenever possible...

Other locations
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David Cleaver
...Joseph Mercy Health System - Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI   Internship Richmond Heights/Case Western University Hospital, Cleveland, OH   Medical Education Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine/ AT Still University of Health Sciences   Undergraduate Education Truman State University - BS in Biology     Certification Dermatology by American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD) Mohs Surgery by American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD) Membership Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) Fellow of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (FAOCD) Fellow of American Society of Mohs Surgery Fellow of American Contact Dermatitis Society Fellow of the Missouri Dermatological Society Member of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery   Clinical Interests General Dermatology Surgical Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatology Hobbies Spending time with family, sports, aviation, spending time outdoors with sunscreen

Submitting A Specimen
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Scabies
...Scabies can be spread from skin to skin contact or contact with any infected clothing or furniture...

Eczema
...Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction caused by something that touches the skin...

Skin Patch Testing
About Patch Testing: +What is allergic contact dermatitis...

Insurance and Billing
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Clinical Trials
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Head Lice
... Head lice are spread through head-to-head contact; by sharing clothing, linens, combs, brushes, hats and other personal products; or by lying on upholstered furniture or beds of an infested person...

Rashes
... Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen...

Eczema (Dermatitis)
...Coming into contact with a trigger, such as wind or an allergy-producing fabric, launches the rash and inflammation...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
...The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist...

Herpes Simplex Virus
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Erysipelas
... Erysipelas requires medical treatment, so you should contact your dermatologist as soon as you suspect you may have this infection...

Cellulitis
...Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you observe these symptoms to start an effective treatment...

Candidiasis
...If diaper rash doesn't abate in seven to 10 days, contact your dermatologist...

Boils
...If the boil does not go away within two weeks, is accompanied by a fever or is painful, contact your dermatologist...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
...If you suspect you may have shingles, it is important to contact your doctor as quickly as possible...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...

Warts
... If self-treatments don't work after a period of about 4 to 12 weeks, contact our dermatologist...

Skin Cancers
..." Checking your skin monthly and contacting your dermatologist if you notice any changes...