Dermatology

Looking for a dermatologist in San Diego?

Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups has a comprehensive list of physicians with specialized training in all aspects of medical and cosmetic dermatology. Dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of the diseases and conditions of the skin, mouth, hair, and nails. Many dermatologists have additional training in the sub-specialty of dermatopathology, the diagnosis of skin diseases. Skin diseases may be classified as either infectious, immunologic, degenerative, or neoplastic. Most dermatologists also have additional training and experience in the surgical treatment of the diseases and conditions of the skin.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over 2 million people are diagnosed each year. It is projected that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and that is why experts recommend seeing a dermatologist on an annual basis for early detection screenings.

Some of the most common reasons to make an appointment at a dermatology office include: acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and a variety of other skin conditions. A dermatologist is specifically trained in the treatment methods and the most current technology available to treat skin conditions, sun damage and other aesthetic conditions, including hair loss, scars, melasma, wrinkles, and other skin changes associated with aging. A Dermatologist may refer you to a doctor in another specialty when recognition of skin disorders may indicate related systemic or infectious diseases.

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Want Beautiful, Clear Skin?

Burdensome facial skin conditions like acne and rosacea can cause significant psychological, social, and perhaps even occupational problems.

Dermatologists can write prescriptions to drastically help symptoms of conditions like:

  • Acne (pimples)
  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Melasma, aka “pregnancy mask”
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea (redness, raised bumps)
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Skin Cancer & Prevention

Reduce your risk of skin cancer by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing, and using broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.

Avoiding sunburn greatly reduces your risk of melanoma. Learn more about skin cancer:

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Melanoma skin cancer
  • Non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Moles on the skin
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Pediatric Dermatology

Skin diseases and conditions affect children differently (in some cases exclusively), and a pediatric dermatologist understands these differences.

Skin conditions commonly treated by a pediatric dermatologist include:

  • Diaper rash
  • Erythema Infectiosum (fifth disease)
  • Milia
  • Pityriasis Rosea (pediatric rash)
  • Vitiligo
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Doctors who can help

 

Heidi B. Busch, MD

Dermatology

 

Melanie D. Palm, MD

Dermatology

 

Bryan K. Chen, MD

Dermatology

 

Jason R. Lupton, MD

Dermatology