General Dermatology

Dermatology is the study of skin and skin appendages, including hair, nails, sweat glands, and mucous membranes. At Skin MD, our board-certified dermatologists treat patients of all ages, and through their extensive training, are equipped to diagnose and treat any of the more than 3000 diseases that can affect the skin, including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. Although many other health care providers dabble in skincare, dermatologists are uniquely qualified from years of formal specialty training during dermatology residency. Dermatologists must demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of skin disease to become certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Why trust anyone but the skin experts to care for the largest organ of your body? Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer today, affecting 1 in 5 Americans. Insist on a board-certified dermatologist for your skin cancer checks and other skincare needs. For more information about many of the conditions we treat, see below.

Dermatopathology

A dermatopathologist is a medical doctor specializing in diseases of the skin, hair, and nails at a microscopic level. When a biopsy is taken from a patient, the tissue is then sent to a laboratory for processing. This processing produces microscope slides of the biopsy, which can then be interpreted under the microscope by the dermatopathologist. As a subspecialty of both dermatology and pathology, dermatopathology is a challenging field, so it is important to have your skin biopsies interpreted by a board-certified dermatopathologist for the most accurate assessment.

Dermatopathology

Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians

Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, and throat, as well as structures of the neck and face. As Dr. Pruden is also a Dermatologist, Dermatopathologist, and Mohs surgeon, he primarily continues his practice of Otolaryngology as it relates to facial plastic & reconstructive surgery and office based problems such as ear infections, hearing loss, and allergies/sinusitis.