Education, prevention and support for the most serious form of skin cancer.
Tips on Making a Dermatology Appointment
- Use your primary care doctor or nurse practitioner to advocate for an urgent problem. They have well established specialist contacts and a quick phone call from them can almost always find a appointment within the week.
- Call the specialist’s office in the early morning (ie 9-10am) to ask if there have been any cancellations for that day. Be flexible. It may mean leaving work early or arriving late.
- Realize that more than 90% of the time, the emergency skin lesion is not life threatening and reassurance is all that is needed.
- Educate yourself with reliable, patient friendly web sites such as the Skin Cancer Foundation (www.skincancer.org) or the American Academy of Dermatology (www.aad.org) regarding the signs and symptoms of worrisome lesions.
- Discuss problems with access with your dermatologist directly. Leaving a concerned message will result in a return phone call and some telephone triage.
- If you are a high risk patient and don’t have a dermatologist, be proactive and undergo a yearly screening.
- Perform a monthly total skin examination in a full length, well lit mirror to familiarize yourself with your baseline skin examination and lesions.
- Thu May 7, 2015: MFNE appears live on 1450 The Hall
- Mon May 11, 2015: MFNE appears live on The Rhode Show
- Mon May 11, 2015: Volunteer Appreciation Party
- Thu May 14, 2015: Your Skin Is In
- Wed May 20, 2015: Martinis for Melanoma - Providence
- Thu May 21, 2015: Solect Energy Sun-Safety Training
- Sat May 23, 2015: Melanoma Awareness Day - Warwick Mall
- Tue May 26, 2015: MFNE appears live in WWLP’s Mass Appeal
- Wed May 27, 2015: Melanoma Spring Symposium
- Sat May 30, 2015: Billy's Buddies Training
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