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By DermacenterMD Team
October 10, 2016
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Tags: cancer   skin   dermatology   health   skin health   check  

The answer is simple- YES. Check out the article below from the Skin Cancer Foundation on the importance of taking the time to check your own skin every month. It could save your life!

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone practice monthly head-to-toe self examination of  their skin, so that they can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable. Learn about the warnings signs of skin cancer and what to look for during a self examination. If you spot anything suspicious, see a doctor.

Performed regularly, self examination can alert you to changes in your skin and aid in the early detection of skin cancer. It should be done often enough to become a habit, but not so often as to feel like a bother. For most people, once a month is ideal, but ask your doctor if you should do more frequent checks.

Find step-by-step instructions on how to perform a self-examination by clicking HERE

You may find it helpful to have a doctor do a full-body exam first, to assure you that any existing spots, freckles, or moles are normal or treat any that may not be. After the first few times, self examination should take no more than 10 minutes – a small investment in what could be a life-saving procedure.

If you or someone you know has found a suspicious lesion, give our office a call to have it examined. We are accepting new patients. 


DERMACENTERMD 574-522-0265

By The DermacenterMD Team
September 19, 2016
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Q: “Why should you see a dermatologist?”

A:   You should see a dermatologist because skin cancer diagnosis at epidemic proportions according to some experts. 1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer at some point in their life.   With this high rate it is best to perform monthly self-exam and see us annually.   Using a dermatologist gets you someone who spent 4 years after medical school specializing in the skin.   No other doctors are trained as highly in the skin.   You are assured someone who evaluates and treats skin daily so are in excellent hands.

At DermacenterMD we strive to educate our patients including giving our free ‘Skin Cancer Educational Guide’ at appointments. 

We would be honored to see you.   We want you looking and feeling great.  Call today us at (574)522-0265 for your skin cancer exam.  No referral necessary.

Hello My Friend,

Have you ever heard the old saying ‘Practice makes perfect?’ Well, if you are anything like me, then you've likely heard it and used it in your life somewhere along the way.

The unfortunate thing about this philosophy is it can be dead wrong. Yes, you read that right. I am not agreeing with the practice makes perfect philosophy all together. This is because if a person is doing something just a bit incorrectly and they repeat it over and over, they are not on the road to achiving perfection. They are headed toward being efficient at doing something wrong.

The truth is PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. This is likely why there are so many golf pros in the world. There are very few perfect golf games being played, so the teachers and mentors are found all over trying to help players get that little bit of improvement.  It is only when someone learns to practice perfectly that they able to perform at a high level. This philosophy extends beyond the golf course into the realms of work, other sports, cooking, social activities, and even relationships.

It is worth considering if we are doing things the right way in our life. That little bit extra we can put in to being the person who is willing to practice, and more importantly being willing to practice perfectly, might make a big difference in our future. Try this week to find something you can improve on and then practice. And remember the better we are at our practice, the better our results.

I wish you much success, peace, and happiness.


Roger Moore, MD


Today is offically the first day of summer! That means lots and lots of sunshine to come! It also means that the importance of protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is at an all time high. Knowing what a sunburn is can help you to better understand why protecting your skin is so important!

What is a sunburn?

Sunburn is the skins response to overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Even as little as 10 minutes of intense UV exposer can burn the skin causing redness, tenderness and swelling. The skin will also begin to loose moisture and it can feel tight and uncomfortable. The skin will thicken and produce melanin pigment in an attempt to stop the UV rays from penetrating through to the deeper layers of the skin and damaging the DNA of the cells. This is how you tan. If DNA is damaged and it is unable to repair itself, skin cancer may occur.

Even one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life. A person’s risk for melanoma, the most serious and potentially fatal form of skin cancer, doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns. The two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are also directly related to sun accumulation over many years. The most common locations for these cancers are sun-exposed areas: the face, ears and hands.

It is so important to take the proper daily precautions to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. Sunscreen should be worn 365 days of the year. The sun actually beats down on us every single one those days, even on a cloudy day or in the winter. When selecting your sunscreen, choose and SPF of at least 30 and make sure your sunscreen contains one of the following ingredients: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or parsol 1789 (avobenzone). This will ensure that when you step out into the sun, your skin is protected from 97 % of UVB rays and you have proper protection for UVA rays as well. Protecting your skin is essential to your health and well-being.