General dermatology encompasses the evaluation and treatment of many skin, hair and nail disorders often related to other medical issues. Dr. Gonzalez’s extensive background and experience in both internal medicine and dermatology makes him able to better understand complex dermatology issues.
One of the most common reasons for a visit to a dermatologist is for skin cancer screening. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. The most important aspect in detecting skin cancer is a thorough visual examination of your skin from your head to your toes. This examination requires the trained eye of a Board Certified Dermatologist. Unlike many other practices, where you are required to see an unknown physician assistant or a nurse practioner, at Central Florida Dermatology you can rest assured that your skin cancer screening will be performed by Dr. Gonzalez, a Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School trained doctor.
In addition to skin cancer screenings, Dr. Gonzalez also evaluates and treats skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis, allergic skin reactions, blistering skin disorders, pigmentation disorders, psoriasis, skin infections, warts, fungal infections, skin lymphomas, moles, melanoma, pre-cancerous and cancerous growths, and benign skin growths and cysts. Central Florida Dermatology also offers photodynamic therapy (BLU-U Light Treatment) for the treatment of actinic keratoses.
When it comes to general Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that if anything on your skin is changing, itching or bleeding, that you should call your dermatologist immediately.