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Alix J. Charles, MD, FAAD

Alix J. Charles

Philosophy of Care

Early in my training at the Mayo Clinic I was taught that the interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. With that as my guiding principle, I strive to create a warm and trusting relationship with my patients so they may feel at ease discussing their skin care issues with me. I believe strongly in educating patients on how best they can be in control of their own outcomes; after all, they are the ones who live day to day in their own skin! Lastly, I try to administer a healthy dose of laughter with each prescription or procedure as I've found this helps my patients get better more quickly.

General

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • DMG Aesthetics
  • Vein Clinic
  • Years in Practice: 10

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology

Patients Seen

Accepts both children and adults

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

Medical Interests

Pigmentation disorders, Psoriasis, skin of color, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, BOTOX, dermal fillers

Personal Interests

Reading, cycling, fine wines/dining, latin dancing, weightlifting, cooking

Education

Education

School Mayo Medical School
Graduation Date 06/2000
Degree M.D.

Internships

School Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Residency

School Rush University Medical Center
Title Chief Resident

Procedures

Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Chicago Dermatological Society

Media/Published Articles

Research & Clinical Trials

Research

  • Compounding Dermatologic Preparations in Developing Countries
  • Prognostic Factors for Life Expectancy in Nonagenarians with Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Implications for Selecting Surgical Candidates
  • Superficial Fungal Infections in Developing Countries

Conditions

Dermatology

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Scars
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Lice
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hives
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Molluscum
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Shingles
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

Health Topics Posts

Basal Cell Carcinoma - Signs & Symptoms

DMG Dermatology

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a skin cancer that arises from basal cells. Basal cells are found in the lower layers of the skin.

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

What does FAAD after a Dermatologist’s name mean?

DMG Dermatology

Most Dermatologists practicing in United States are members of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dermatologists indicate this by placing FAAD after their names. FAAD stands for "Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology."

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Dermatology Physician Assistant Defined

DMG Dermatology

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

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