Our office participates in most medical insurance plans. When making your first appointment or if your insurance plan changes, please call our office to check if your plan participates at our practice. Some insurances have more than one type of plan, so please have your insurance ID card handy so we can give you correct information regarding your plan.
Q: Will I need to get undressed to have my skin examined?
A: For a total body skin exam (TBSE), you will need to remove your clothes and shoes and socks, but you may leave on your underwear. A hospital gown is provided.
Q: Will I receive biopsy results the same day?
A: No, but results are typically available one week after the biopsy. Results cannot be given over the phone, so you will need to come into the office for a visit with your practitioner to discuss the results in person.
Q: Can I eat regularly before a visit, a biopsy, a laser treatment or before Mohs surgery?
A: Yes, none of the procedures at UHVD require fasting or a special diet.
Q: Will I have a scar after a biopsy or Mohs surgery?
A: Yes, a small scar is typical, but the scar will depend on your skin type, the procedure that needs to be done, the level of biopsy or surgery, and patient care of the site afterwards. UHVD practitioners are highly experienced and usually only a tiny, very light mark or scar remains following a biopsy or surgery.
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Our medical providers can discuss particular medicines with their patients for certain treatments and give additional information about dermatology drugs (such as tetracycline and accutane).