Pittsburgh, PA

Premier Partners in Dermatology

Patient Resources

At Premier Partners in Dermatology, we think informed patients are empowered patients. That’s why we’ve put together helpful resources to guide you toward healthier, happier skin.

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Your Appointment: What to Expect

  • Arrival Time: We suggest arriving 15 minutes early for your appointment. If you’re a first-time patient, consider coming in 20 minutes early to complete new patient forms.
  • Medication List: Bring a list of all current medications, including details like dosage, frequency, and where you get them filled. This applies to both you and your child if applicable.
  • Medication Types: Include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements.
  • Immunization History: Bring along a complete record of immunizations for yourself or your child, including any vaccinations received from outside physicians, schools, or workplaces.
  • Family Health History: Be ready to share your family’s health history. It’s valuable for identifying potential health risks or hereditary conditions that might impact your care.
  • Effective Communication: During your appointment, be clear, open, and direct when discussing your health. It can be challenging to remember all the details, so consider bringing a family member to help recall instructions, health screenings, tests, and medication changes.
  • Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask questions or seek clarification from Dr. Stuckert if something is unclear or if you have additional concerns.
  • Follow-Up Recommendations: Dr. Stuckert will guide you on the need for follow-up visits, whether for your ongoing health management, further testing, or procedures.
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How often should I have my skin checked for problems like skin cancer?

  • It’s recommended to have a skin check at least once a year, but if you have a family history of skin cancer or notice any changes in your skin, consult Dr. Stuckert sooner.

What sunscreen should I use, and how do I use it correctly?

  • Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Apply it generously to all exposed skin, and reapply every 2 hours, or more frequently if swimming or sweating.

What can I do to manage and treat my acne effectively?

  • Treatment options include over-the-counter products, prescription medications, and lifestyle changes. Consult Dr. Stuckert for personalized advice.

Is this unusual spot or mole on my skin something to worry about?

  • Any changes in the color, size, shape, or texture of a mole or spot should be examined by Dr. Stuckert to rule out skin cancer.

How can I reduce wrinkles or signs of aging in my skin?

  • Options include topical creams, injectables, and cosmetic procedures like laser therapy. Discuss with Dr. Stuckert to determine the best approach for you.

How do I handle eczema or psoriasis flare-ups?

  • Dr. Stuckert can prescribe treatments and provide tips for managing symptoms, such as moisturizing and avoiding triggers.

How can I minimize scars from cuts or injuries?

  • Consult Dr. Stuckert for advice on wound care and scar management, which may include topical treatments or laser therapy.
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Skin Care Resources

American Academy of Dermatology

  • The largest group of dermatologists in the U.S.
  • Offers info on common skin conditions, treatments, and profiles of doctors nationwide.

The Skin Cancer Foundation

  • Your go-to for skin cancer: prevention, detection, and treatment info.

Society for Pediatric Dermatology

  • A fantastic resource for all ages.
  • Provides links to patient education, support groups, and medical references.

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

  • Learn about common dermatologic and cosmetic procedures.
  • See before-and-after pics and fact sheets on various conditions and treatments.

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