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Dermatology Services

Skin cancers, “pre-cancers”, and all sorts of warts, lumps, and bumps…you wish to have them examined and removed, but it’s sometimes hard to get in with a specialist. Good news! Simple dermatologic procedures don’t require specialist intervention. Unfortunately many primary care doctors don’t do simple surgeries in the office anymore, and it can take months to get in with a new dermatologist. I have many years of experience and specialized training doing minor skin procedures and now I have equipped my office for this purpose. Schedule a visit for an evaluation of

  • Suspicious moles
  • Skin ulcers
  • Nodules and cysts
  • Warts
  • Skin tags and toadstools
  • Precancerous lesions
  • Rashes that haven’t responded to treatment

Not sure what it is? Come on in and we’ll evaluate it and develop a treatment plan. We’ll biopsy what we find using our support partners at Pennsylvania Specialty Pathology where Dr. Shashi Baksh, a specialist in skin pathology, will provide expert medical diagnosis of the sample for definitive treatment. Many biospy labs do not employ a dermatopathologist, but only this high level of specialization ensures that your sample will not be misdiagnosed.

Pricing and Payment

Like my homeopathic practice, I do not accept commercial insurance, but laboratory testing of any biopsy samples can be billed directly to your commercial insurance by PSP. Again, like my homeopathic practice, I do accept Regular Medicare as payment for dermatology surgical services. If the Medicare claim is rejected you will be billed directly at the cash rate.

Cash Pricing

Of course, I can’t predict every situation so individual billing may vary, but when this is the case I will discuss it with you so you can make the right decision for your health and your financial well-being. However, this is the basic cash billing plan.

Most of the time I require an evaluation/exam and then there is something we need to do. For example a cyst in the skin requiring surgical removal and stitches would cost $60 + $125, or $185 under this scheme (the insurance rate would be about $210 to $227, porbably higher in a dermatology practice). Another example: A complete skin survey with removal by freezing of 14 unsightly or precancerous lesions would be $90 + $39, or $129 (insurance rate: $150 or more).

 

I reserve the right to refer certain problems to other providers (such as a plastic surgeon) or charge more for extensive services or service that extends beyond the typical time frame. I will advise you as soon as possible if this is the case.