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
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.
Research & Clinical Trials
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