General Dermatology

Dermatology located in Venice, FL
General Dermatology

General Dermatology services offered in Venice, FL

An adult has an average of 22 square feet of skin on their body which means lots of places for problems to happen. Hobart K. Richey, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, offers personable patient-focused general dermatology care in his Venice, Florida, office to meet all your skin care needs. For help with rashes, acne, moles, or any other skin needs, call the Hobart K. Richey, MD, PA, office or click on the online booking link now. 

General Dermatology Q&A

What is general dermatology?

General dermatology is medical care that focuses primarily on the skin. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Richey can treat any problems that arise in your skin, nails, and hair. 

Dr. Richey is also an internal medicine physician with broad-ranging experience across the entire body. So, should you need medical care outside the realm of dermatology, he can expertly assess your needs and refer you to the right provider for that concern. 

What concerns does general dermatology cover?

Just as a general practitioner takes care of problems throughout the human body, Dr. Richey takes care of problems involving the skin, whether it’s the skin on your feet, your head, or anywhere in between. Some of the conditions that general dermatology covers include:

  • Acne
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Eczema
  • Rashes
  • Psoriasis
  • Moles
  • Rosacea
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Blisters
  • Hives
  • Cysts

General dermatology also covers many other conditions, as well as the secondary problems that can arise with skin problems (for example, a bacterial infection with severe eczema).

When should I see a general dermatology specialist?

If you notice any new issues with your skin, it’s best to see Dr. Richey sooner rather than later. Some new issues might look fairly minor, for example, a new mole, but, unfortunately, that new mole could be a sign of skin cancer that requires immediate treatment. 

If you have any skin issues that cause discomfort, irritation, or embarrassment, there’s no need to live with them. Dr. Richey can immediately find out the cause of your skin issue and help you clear it up quickly. 

What does general dermatology treatment include?

General dermatology treatments span a broad range. Some common tests and treatments include:

  • Topical medicated ointments or creams
  • Oral medication 
  • Biopsy to check for abnormal skin cells
  • Cryosurgery to freeze and remove abnormal skin growths
  • Dermatologic surgery to remove moles and other lesions or repair minor skin injuries
  • Light-based treatment for conditions like psoriasis

Alongside your in-office care, Dr. Richey helps you make any necessary changes. That may include using better sun protection, avoiding substances that trigger skin breakouts or rashes, or other strategies to avoid skin problems in the future. 

The Hobart K. Richey, MD, PA, office offers patient-driven general dermatology care with a friendly and supportive approach. Book your appointment by calling the office or clicking on the online scheduling link today.