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4601 Military Trail
Suite 203
Jupiter, FL 33458
561.775.6011
Noah K. Weisberg, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon
Kathryn Goggins, M.M.S., PA-C
Physician Assistant
Barbara Acosta, MC, MSc., PA-C
Physician Assistant

Skin Cancer Screening Dr. Noah Weisberg

Tips for Skin Cancer Self-Examination

When it comes to the different forms of cancer, none is easier to detect than skin cancer. Unlike other forms of cancer that can develop and grow for a while before a patient sees symptoms, skin cancer starts in a visible place—outwardly, on the skin—so as long as you’re regularly looking out for strange or changing spots, you can catch it early. This is why self-examination is so crucial.

 

To help you know how to examine your own skin for changes and know when it’s time to see a dermatologist, here are some key tips to keep in mind:

 

  1. Know What Skin Cancer Looks Like: Skin cancer can appear anywhere on the body, even under toenails or in places that never see the sun. Spots may have scaly patches, dome-shaped growths, sores that don’t heal or heal and come back, brown or black streaks under nails or moles that change or look different from others.
  2. Know the Warning Signs: The key warning signs a spot may be troublesome are when it bleeds, itches, changes or differs from the others on your body.
  3. Remember Spots Could Be Your Only Symptom: A person can have skin cancer and no other symptoms. Just because you feel good doesn’t mean your strange mole or growth doesn’t mean anything. To confirm that it’s nothing to worry about, you’ll want to see a specialist.
  4. See a Dermatologist about Questionable Areas: Any spots that are abnormal, changing or otherwise suspicious should be evaluated by a dermatology specialist. He or she will need to do a skin biopsy of the area to officially determine whether or not it’s skin cancer—but then you’ll have the answer you need.

 

If you have a suspicious spot or mole that you’d like to have evaluated, schedule an appointment with us at Skin Cancer Care Specialists today.  Call 561-775-6011 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

Jupiter Dermatologist Dr. Noah Weisberg Mohs Surgeon
Noah K. Weisberg, M.D.

 

Why Mohs Fellowship Training Matters

Given that Mohs surgery is a delicate, involved procedure that requires intricacy and skill, it’s not something you want to trust to just anyone—you want a surgeon who’s gone through the highest levels of training, which is why Mohs fellowship training matters. When you’re comparing different care providers and selecting the right physician for you, look for a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon like Dr. Weisberg, so you can know you’re under the care of someone who has the unmatched training the program provides.

What Is a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon?

Founded by the namesake of Mohs surgery, Dr. Frederic Mohs himself, the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) offers fellowship training programs that are more rigorous than any other Mohs training programs. A surgeon who undergoes Mohs fellowship training participates in months of hands-on, in-depth training from the finest instructors in the field.

What’s Involved in Mohs Fellowship Training?

To even apply to an ACMS-approved fellowship training program, a physician must have already completed residencies in dermatology or related fields. From there, it’s an intense, competitive selection process. Once selected, here is what’s involved in the one to two years of Mohs fellowship training:

  • Structured curriculum
  • Graded responsibility
  • Education in both operative and non-operative settings
  • Pairing with an accredited, veteran ACMS surgeon
  • Direct Mohs surgery guidance and mentoring
  • Participation in at least 500 Mohs surgery cases

 

To complete the fellowship, a surgeon must be able to interpret tissue sample slides from Mohs surgeries, as well as demonstrate capabilities to perform a wide breadth of reconstructions.

Choosing Dr. Weisberg for Mohs Surgery

A board-certified, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Noah K. Weisberg has dedicated his practice to the surgical treatment of skin cancer with Mohs surgery. He has degrees from Emory University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and Vanderbilt University, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. Dr. Weisberg interned at the Mayo Clinic and completed his residency at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell University Medical Center, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and the Hospital for Special Surgery, serving as Chief Resident for all three institutions. Following all this training, he went on to complete a Mohs surgery fellowship at the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of Pennsylvania.

 

Are you interested in learning more about Mohs surgery from a fellowship-trained surgeon committed to giving you the best results possible? Set up a consultation by calling our office at 561-775-6011 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

 

 

Patient Notice

UPDATED SARS-CoV-2 PRACTICE POLICY NOTICE – March 2022

The providers and staff at Skin Cancer Care Specialists hope you and your families are faring well during this time.    We wanted to share an update on our practice and new policies which will affect your next visit to our office.

 

FULLY VACCINATED STAFF:  Skin Cancer Care Specialists is pleased to announce our entire staff has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

Mask Policy: In order to protect our immunocompromised patient population, all patients and visitors to our office are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering fully covering their nose and mouth.

 

Patient Screening:  Every patient will be reminded to reschedule their appointment if they are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms.

 

Patient Hand Hygiene:   All patients and visitors are encouraged to sanitize their hands using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer provided by our office immediately upon arrival to our office.

 

Social Distancing:   Please follow directions by our staff members to help us maintain a safe environment for you and other patients.

 

Telemedicine: When it is possible, we are offering telemedicine.  If you have an appointment that qualifies for a telemedicine visit you may be given the option to be seen virtually instead of at our office.

 

In addition to the measures outlined above we are continuing our environmental infection control and strict standards of hygiene and infection control with our staff.  For more detailed information on these items please see our March 2020 blog post:  https://sccsmd.com/blog/

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