Dermatology

Springfield Clinic’s Dermatology Department offers the highest quality care to help you with all of your medical and cosmetic dermatological needs.

Springfield Clinic offers a convenient, comfortable and confidential environment for your care. Our experienced board certified dermatologists offer a full spectrum of care for the skin, hair and nails for patients of all ages. In addition, our medical staff includes the only board certified pediatric dermatologist in central Illinois.

Our doctors and staff use state-of-the-art technology including a light center with narrow band UVB, advanced laser therapy, and various surgical procedures in our department’s surgical suites. Our dermatologists work with a team of highly trained mid-level providers and staff to help maintain and improve the health of your skin.

In addition to our medical care we offer cosmetic consultations during which we can develop a plan tailored to your needs and the desired outcome. In our department we have a full line of cosmetic products and services. We encourage all patients to consult with a board certified dermatologist before undertaking any skin treatment regimen.

Healthy skin is vital to your sense of well-being as well as your appearance. The Dermatology Department understands the importance of your skin's health and will work with you to protect, repair and preserve your skin with the most advanced dermatology care available. We combine the latest treatments with practical and compassionate advice to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Springfield Clinic dermatologists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of skin diseases and conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Skin cancer
  • Sun damage and aging skin
  • Benign skin growths and moles
  • Acne and rosacea
  • Dermatitis
  • Pediatric dermatology
  • Psoriasis
  • Hair and nail disorders
  • Skin infections, including warts
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration)
  • Cosmetic concerns with consultations available to recommend topical care, BOTOX®, fillers, lasers, microdermabrasion with peels, and sclerotherapy for leg veins.

For information regarding the aforementioned diagnoses and additional dermatological conditions, please visit www.aad.com, the American Academy of Dermatology’s website. 

What is a pediatric dermatologist?

Pediatric dermatologists specialize in skin, hair, and nail problems that specifically affect children.

What does it mean to be a board certified pediatric dermatologist?

A board certified pediatric dermatologist must have completed: residency training in dermatology, additional training in general pediatrics, and fellowship training in pediatric dermatology. They must also have passed the pediatric dermatology certification exam, and at least half of their practice must be dedicated to treating children.

Among the skin conditions they help manage are, but are not limited to:

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Birthmarks
  • Genetic skin conditions
  • Hemangiomas
  • Infections of skin, bacterial or viral (including warts/molluscum)
  • Moles
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Sports-related skin conditions
  • Vascular lesions

* For information regarding the aforementioned diagnoses and additional dermatological conditions, please visit www.aad.org, the American Academy of Dermatology’s website.

Mohs micrographic surgery, performed by a fellowship-trained member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, is an advanced treatment for skin cancer that offers the highest cure rate – even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another procedure. Mohs surgery is a state-of-the-art treatment in which the physician serves as surgeon, pathologist and reconstructive surgeon. It relies on the ability of a microscope to trace out and ensure removal of the skin cancer’s roots. This procedure allows physicians who have completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue intact and unharmed. Mohs surgery is most often used to treat two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, however it is also an effective treatment for other types of skin cancer.

Clinical studies have shown that the cure rate for Mohs micrographic surgery is the highest of all treatments for previously untreated basal cell carcinoma – 99 percent – and 95 percent for recurrent basal cell carcinomas. As the most exact and precise method of tumor removal, this procedure minimizes the chance of recurrence and decreases the potential for scarring or disfigurement. As such, Mohs surgery offers the highest potential for complete removal of the cancer, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.
Dermatology at Springfield Clinic

In our department, we provide effective medical treatment for many common dermatological conditions, including:

  • Dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Aging skin issues
  • Various skin growths
  • Numerous chronic skin conditions

We also care for highly complex dermatological conditions, including:

  • The evaluation and treatment of skin cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Lupus
  • Skin infections
  • and many other less common skin problems.