When you’re concerned about a suspicious mole or a chronic skin condition, our dermatologists are here to provide the answers and treatment you need.
At HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, our board-certified dermatologists go through extensive training in diagnosing and treating serious skin conditions that need advanced treatment. Our team is made up of dermatologists who specialize in complex skin rashes, skin cancer evaluation and treatment, travel and infectious skin conditions.
As part of one of the largest dermatology practices in the country, we have a large team of specialists. Our team includes the most medical dermatologists in the region and the Park Nicollet Contact Dermatitis Clinic, a region leader in treating contact dermatitis.
Our dermatologists provide comprehensive treatment for all skin conditions. Common skin conditions we treat include:
Our expert dermatologists will often be able to diagnose your skin condition with a visual examination. If more information is needed, we may perform one of these tests:
A skin biopsy is a test where a small amount of the affected skin is removed and looked at more closely in our lab. There, it’s examined by a dermatopathologist, a pathologist who specializes in skin biopsies. This type of test is commonly used to diagnose infections and diseases. We’ll give you a local anesthetic to numb the affected area and keep you comfortable during the biopsy.
This test is used to diagnose fungal infections, rashes and other conditions caused by bacteria or viruses. A skin culture is simple and painless. We’ll take a cotton swab and gently swipe it over the affected skin. The cotton swab will then be examined in our lab.
Our dermatologists will talk to you about your symptoms and determine which treatment option will be the most effective treatment for your condition.
Medications are commonly used and include:
No, a referral isn’t needed to visit a dermatologist. Dermatologists are experts in skin health and specialize in treating chronic or severe conditions, checking for pre-cancerous or cancerous moles and performing procedures.
If you haven’t talked to a doctor about your skin conditions before, consider starting with one of our primary care doctors.
Most common skin conditions can be treated in primary care. This includes conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, infections, growths, rashes and warts. Our primary care doctors can help you get started on a treatment plan. Same-day and next-day appointments are often available with our primary care doctors. If you need the help of a specialist, our doctors will help connect you to one of our dermatologists. Our primary care doctors work closely with dermatologists to coordinate patient care and make sure you get the treatment you need.
The cost of removing affected tissue is covered in your office visit charge. Further review of the sample by a dermatopathologist isn’t included in the office visit charge. This is billed separately to your insurance and might result in an additional charge. If you’re not sure what your insurance covers, call the number on the back of your insurance card for help.
We accept most health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, CIGNA, HealthPartners, Medica, Medicare, PreferredOne and many others.
Not sure what your insurance covers? Call the number on the back of your card for help looking at your options.
Don’t have your card in front of you? Here are member services numbers to help you get started: