At Pariser Dermatology, we value your time and strive to see patients in a timely manner. In order to help expedite the appointment check in process and minimize your wait time, we make every effort to pre-register our patients. In addition we request the following:
- Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time in order to complete any last minute registration details.
- Please bring your insurance cards, a picture ID and any applicable referral information.
- All copayments are required at the time of service. Patients who do not have their copay will be rescheduled.
- If you need to reschedule your appointment, we request a 24 hour notice. If you fail to notify our office, you may be subject to a no show fee of up to $50.
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment with our dermatology specialists, please fill out the form on our website here.
If you’re already a member of Pariser Dermatology FollowMyHealth Patient Portal, please login here to request an appointment online. We will be in contact via email within 24 to 48 hours.
Prefer to schedule an appointment over the phone? Please contact us at 757-622-6315 and we would be happy to help.
Make a Payment
To make a payment, please head to our payment portal system here.
To access your patient portal, please click here.
Medical Records Release Form
To authorize release of your medical records, please print and complete this form: Medical Records Release Form for Patients
What to Expect at your Skin Cancer Screening
More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined! A head to toe skin examination by a medical provider is the best way to catch skin cancer early, which is also when it’s most treatable. Most people have spots on their skin that are not worrisome (for example, skin tags, sunspots and benign moles). Although these can be treated, a skin exam generally focuses on any spots that have the potential to be cancerous.
Preparing for the exam: It’s best to come to your appointment without makeup, nail polish or hair products. Also please refrain from wearing any scented products such as cologne/perfume, lotions, oils, etc. The better the provider can see your natural skin, nails, and hair the more effective the examination will be. Also, it’s helpful to make note of any areas that stand out to you. Patients are often very good at noticing when there has been a change to a particular “spot,” so any areas you identify will require special attention.
During the exam: Once you are in the examination room, the doctor’s assistant will ask you to disrobe and put on a patient gown (undergarments can be worn under the gown). The doctor’s assistant will take a medical history including, sun exposure, sunburns, and ask about any specific moles or other spots that might be of concern. The provider will adjust your gown to systematically examine the skin on each area of your body. It is possible to have skin cancer even in areas that don’t get a lot of sun exposure. If you prefer a more limited exam (say, just the waist up, or only certain moles) just let us know before we begin the examination.
As the provider examines your skin they may use a hand-held dermatoscope which is a specialized device used to magnify and illuminate the various layers of the skin. Don’t worry if the provider might seem to be scanning each area of the body quickly. Our Dermatologists, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are well-trained and can quickly identify any suspicious areas. When your provider comes to a spot that you are worried about, point it out so that any concerns that you may have can be addressed. If the doctor sees a suspicious spot or lesion they might be able to treat it with cryotherapy (a quick spray of liquid nitrogen) or it may require a biopsy. Specific instructions and explanation will be provided at the visit if a biopsy is needed and you might need to return for follow up treatment.
Because everyone’s skin is different, the amount of time it takes to complete the skin cancer screening varies from patient to patient. Because of this, the provider might not have time to address all of your skin care needs at the skin cancer screening visit, and you may be asked to make a follow up appointment to discuss other specific concerns.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that all adults perform regular self-exams of their skin and have their skin examined once per year by a trained medical provider. If there is a history of skin cancer, more frequent visits are recommended.
To schedule an appointment call 757-622-6315 or request an appointment online.
Most medications will be electronically sent to your pharmacy and will usually be available the same day as your appointment unless they require a prior authorization. Please allow more time if your medication is sent to a specialty or mail order pharmacy, or if your provider advises you to allow for additional processing time. Please check with the pharmacy when inquiring whether or not your medication is ready.
For medication refills please contact your pharmacy. This will allow for more timely and accurate processing of your prescription. Contacting the pharmacy at least 3 days in advance will help ensure you don’t run out of your medication.
If you use a specialty or mail order pharmacy, or if your medication requires a prior authorization, please allow for more time as processing will take longer than 3 days.
Refill requests will only be approved for patients who have been seen within the last year. Depending on the medication, your provider may require more frequent visits and/or labwork. Following your provider’s recommendations for follow-up appointments will help ensure smooth processing of your refills.
For questions regarding your medication, or to leave a message for your provider, you may call us at 757-622-6315. You can also choose to securely text us at 804-463-5148.
Please be sure to follow the applicable prompts so that your call is routed appropriately. If you would like to communicate with us electronically, we ask that you do so through our patient portal, FollowMyHealth. You may register at www.followmyhealth.com.
Biopsy and Cryosurgery (Liquid Nitrogen) WoundCare
- Keep the bandage on and ensure that it remains dry for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, wash the area with a mild cleanser and luke-warm water. Avoid scrubbing.
- Dry the wound by gently patting the area.
- Apply a thin layer of Polysporin® or petroleum jelly twice daily. To prevent a possible allergic reaction, avoid the use of Neosporin®.
- Apply a new bandage daily.
Follow these steps for at least one week or as you have been instructed by your provider.
Normal Wound Site Occurrences
Normal wound site occurrences include a slight reddish-pink ring around the area, clear discharge, itching, or mild soreness.
A blister may form after cryosurgery; do not pop it.
Abnormal Wound Site Occurrences
PLEASE NOTIFY US IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY ABNORMAL OCCURRENCES OR IF STITCHES BREAK.
Abnormal wound site occurrences include red streaks extending from the area, green to yellow discharge, foul odor, extreme tenderness, redness and warmth.
If pain worsens rather than improves, please call our office.
IF YOU EXPERIENCE FEVER, CHILLS, DIFFICULTY BREATHING, CHEST PAIN, OR ANY SIMILAR MEDICAL SYMPTOMS, THESE MAY BE SIGNS OF A MORE SERIOUS CONDITION AND YOU SHOULD SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY.
Please allow 2-3 weeks from the date of your original procedure to inquire about results. After 2-3 weeks from your procedure, please login to your patient portal account (www.followmyhealth.com) or call 757.622.6315 and select option 2 to request results. When calling, please clearly include your first and last name, date of birth, and phone number.