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We take a personal approach to the care and needs of every patient. Our ground floor location is wheelchair accessible and open every day and many evenings. We are a Medicare-friendly office. Dr. Berne has over 25 years of experience and specializes in geriatric dermatology, but sees patients from the age of five and older.
Some of our services include total body photography (mole mapping via photo-documentation), Varilite diode laser for cosmetic treatment of lesions, and Narrow-Band UVB (32 bulb) phototherapy for psoriasis, vitiligo and certain inflammatory skin conditions. Visit our Services page for more information.
Our board-certified doctors and providers make continuing education a priority, in order to maintain the highest level of current knowledge regarding diagnoses, treatments and techniques.
We treat a wide variety of medical dermatology conditions for children over the age of five and adults, with customized treatment plans based on your individual needs. Here are just a few examples of conditions we can help with.
Our local providers are top dermatologists and advanced practice providers with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology care with your health and best interest in mind.
Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.Learn More
Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching.Learn More
Actinic keratosis, sometimes referred to as AK, is a precancerous growth on the skin.Learn More
Allergic contact dermatitis, sometimes referred to as just contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy rash on the skin.Learn More
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss for both adults and children. This can cause hair loss on the scalp as well as on the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair.Learn More
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most diagnosed form of skin cancer, with millions of cases each year in the U.S. It appears on the skin in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels, shiny patches, brown/black growths, sores, or white/yellow scar-like growths.Learn More
As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless.Learn More
Bullous disease is a rare dermatological condition in which large, fluid-filled blisters appear in regions of the skin that are often flexed, such as the armpits.Learn More
There are a number of common, non-cancerous skin growths that are prevalent in our population.Learn More
Dry skin is common for many and can happen at any age. Skin gets dry when it loses too much water or oil and typically becomes dryer as we age, in the winter and in low-humidity climates.Learn More
Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age.Learn More
A fungal infection, sometimes referred to as mycosis, is a condition of the skin in which it has been infected by a fungus.Learn More
Genital warts often occur around the genital and anal areas of the skin. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually-transmitted infectionLearn More
Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple.Learn More
Alopecia, commonly referred to as hair loss, is shedding of hair from the head that far exceeds the normal shedding humans experience on a regular basis.Learn More
For oral herpes (HSV-1), often signs or symptoms never occur for many people. Likewise for genital herpes (HSV-2), many people infected often don’t show any symptoms. Symptoms can include burning, itching or tingling skin, cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, mouth, tongue and elsewhere.Learn More
Hidradinitis supperrativa is a skin condition that typically starts after puberty but can last for many years and get worse over time.Learn More
Hives are pink welts or swellings that can itch, burn or sting. They vary in size and typically go away within 24 hours.Learn More
Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, is a condition in which someone sweats a good deal even when they are not hot or exercising.Learn More
Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails.Learn More
Lupus is an autoimmune disease (a condition where your immune system attacks healthy cells).Learn More
As you age, you may notice and feel changes with your skin – some that can be prevented or treated and some that can’t be avoided. But we’re here to help keep your skin healthy and looking it’s best.Learn More
Melanoma is the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanin is created by cells called melanocytes and gives your skin its particular color.Learn More
Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women.Learn More
Molluscum is a skin infection that stems from a virus known as molluscum contagiosum.Learn More
A nail disorder can include any one of a number of conditions associated with the nails.Learn More
Perioral dermatitis is a rash that can form around the mouth. This often causes redness, swelling and acne-like bumps.Learn More
Pityriasis rosea causes a harmless pink or reddish rash that usually lasts six to eight weeks before fading. It can be itchy, but it’s not contagious. It can occur following a viral illness.Learn More
Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch.Learn More
Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal.Learn More
Rash is a general term that covers a wide range of potential conditions.Learn More
Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face.Learn More
Scabies is caused by eight-legged bugs called mites, which are so small, they can’t be seen on your skin. These mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash.Learn More
Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a common skin growth that may look worrisome, but is actually harmless.Learn More
There are many types of skin cancer but the most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.Learn More
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer.Learn More
Tinea versicolor is a condition that results when our skin experiences an overgrowth of a certain type of yeast.Learn More
A rash is a skin condition in which there is a visible or palpable change to your skin.Learn More
In a vascular condition, the blood vessels of the body are either damaged or act in such a way to affect the appearance and condition of the skin.Learn More
Vitiligo is a condition of the skin in which the skin loses its melanocytes, or pigment cells, in certain areas.Learn More
Freckles are a common skin condition and non-life threatening that typically appear as small brown spots.Learn More
Moles are a common skin condition in which a cluster of pigmented cells create a distinct skin growth.Learn More
Spider veins are a condition of the skin in which small “spidery” veins appear under the surface of the skin.Learn More
Sunspots and sun damage, sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots, are small flat and dark areas on the skin.Learn More
Warts are a common condition that create small, granular skin growths on the surface of the skin.Learn More
We recommend consulting a specialist to help determine if Anti-Inflammatory Medications are the best treatment option for you.Learn More
Antibiotics are medicines used to stop infections created by the presence of bacteria.Learn More
A biopsy works by taking a small sample of tissue from a suspect area in the body so that it can be tested under lab conditions for certain diseases and disorders.Learn More
A corticosteroid works by suppressing the activity of the immune system and reducing the production of chemicals that create inflammation.Learn More
Dermoscopy is a technique for evaluating the subsurface of the skin and diagnosing affected areas and lesions.Learn More
Excision is a minimally-invasive surgery technique used to remove moles, skin growths and lesions.Learn More
Imiquimod is a topical cream that stimulates the immune system.Learn More
Intralesional injection is a process whereby a corticosteroid is injected directly into a skin lesion or irregular growth.Learn More
Laser therapy is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below.Learn More
Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy works by freezing and destroying the cells in a skin growth or lesion.Learn More
A mole and skin cancer screening is a full body review of all present lesions. Recommended frequency will be discussed based on your individual cancer risk.Learn More
Narrowband UVB is a form of phototherapy widely used to treat skin diseases.Learn More
The TRUE test, also known as patch testing, is a quick and easy way to check for and diagnose allergic contact dermatitis in patients.Learn More
Surgical removal excursion is a minor surgical procedure used in the treatment of lower risk skin cancers.Learn More
Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications.Learn More
A derivative of vitamin A, Tretinoin is a topical retinoid solution that works by irritating the cells of the skin to stimulate growth and increase the turnover and shedding of old, dead cells in the skin.Learn More
"Always a great, friendly experience. Dr. Berne is a great listener, thorough, and works hard to address your concerns."
"Dr. Berne is an exceptional provider. Got an appointment within 48hrs of calling, waited less than 10mins to be seen after registering, and received a thorough and very informative evaluation. Afterwards, he immediately set things in motion, has been very communicative throughout, referred me to other providers, and made it a point to deliver on everything he promised. Highly recommended to anyone in the area seeking a dermatologist."
"Thorough professional and patient friendly. Staff is equally pleasant and professional."
"Dr Berne and all his staff are so kind and upbeat - it's especially appreciated since going to the dermatologist isn't what we all love doing..."
We offer a variety of skin care services to help with issues like acne, rashes, lesions, rosacea, skin growths, eczema, skin cancer identification and treatment, and much more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.
We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help with wrinkles, fine lines, scars, skin tightening, unwanted hair and more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.
Trust your skin care to a professional. Board-certified dermatologists have completed medical school and three to four years of advanced medical training in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. They’ve passed rigorous exams in dermatology to specialize in treating over 3,000 conditions. They’ve also made the commitment to keep up on the latest advances in dermatology.
Fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists spend an extra year of specialized training learning in-depth evaluation of the skin, performing specialized procedures, and managing patients to ensure excellent results. By choosing our practice, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of cosmetic care with ideal outcomes.
Scheduling or updating an appointment is easy. Simply give us a call or you can make an appointment on our website.
If coming for your first visit, please bring your insurance card, if applicable, and a legal guardian if you are under the age of 18. Please come prepared to provide your health history on your new patient paperwork as well.
Your first visit begins with a consultation with your board-certified dermatologist. Prior to care, we will get your health history and perform a clinical evaluation of the skin to determine which treatment options are the best fit. We will customize both a treatment plan and a skin care regimen if desired. Important pre- and post-treatment instructions will also be provided to accompany most treatments.
We accept a variety of major insurances for your skin care. We have examples of insurances we accept on our website. If you don’t see your insurance listed, please contact us and we will verify if we accept.
All three are medical charges you must pay out of your own pocket, even if you have insurance. Deductibles are a specific amount you must accumulate and pay each year of covered health services before benefits are provided by your carrier. Plans may also have separate individual and family deductibles and/or deductibles for separate services. Copayments are a set fee the member pays to providers at the time services are provided. Copays are applied to office visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, etc. Coinsurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.
With our patient portal, you can access and manage your appointments, get test results, update your contact/patient information and pay your bills online. Speak with one of our team members for how to gain access to your patient portal.
Yes, we do carry select skin care items from industry-leading brands. Visit our practice for more information or give us a call for more information.