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Dermatology Specialist

Timothy Scott Beck, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Life Point Medical, LLC

Timothy Scott Beck, MD

Primary Care Physician & Internal Medicine located in Clayton, GA

You want to take the best care of your body, from your smallest vessels to your largest organ. Life Point Medical, LLC wants the same. That’s why Timothy Beck, MD, and his caring team at Life Point Medical, LLC offer dermatology services. They can help you care for your skin, the largest organ in your body while screening for any possible issues. To learn more about their dermatology services, call their office in Clayton, Georgia, or schedule your appointment online today.

Dermatology Q & A

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the medical science of treating the skin and ensuring it stays in top health. A medical professional with dermatology experience can diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions.

By regularly visiting a dermatologist, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy. While that might seem basic, your body’s largest organ is more exposed to risks than you may think. In fact, nearly half of light-skinned people will have to deal with skin cancer by the time they turn 65. The good news is that when caught early, skin cancer is simple to treat effectively.

What are annual skin surveys?

One of the best ways to keep your skin healthy is to make it a habit to get an annual checkup, also known as an annual skin survey. During this survey, Dr. Beck will look over your skin. Because he’s trained at spotting the early warning signs of skin cancer, he can help you address any issues early on when they’re most treatable.

During your yearly skin cancer screening, Dr. Beck will look for any indications of different types of skin cancer. The most common types are:

Melanoma

This type of skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including areas where sun exposure is uncommon. Some of the common symptoms of melanoma include:

  • Moles that change size, shape, or color
  • Lesions with irregular borders or that appear white, red, or blue
  • Large brown spots speckled with darker spots

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma most commonly occurs on the parts of your body that receive sun exposure. A firm, red nodule that rises up from your skin or a scaly, crusty, flat lesion characterize squamous cell carcinoma.

Basal cell carcinoma

Also occurring on skin that gets sun, basal cell carcinoma usually looks like a flat lesion that resembles a scar or a waxy bump.

How is skin cancer treated?

There are a number of safe, effective dermatology treatments that can remove cancer from your skin. For example, during a biopsy, Dr. Beck cuts out the affected portion of the skin. Alternately, he can offer cryosurgery, during which he applies cold to destroy the affected tissue.

To learn how you can protect yourself from skin cancer and effectively treat it, call Life Point Medical, LLC or schedule your appointment online today.

Fax: 706-782-0180