Medical Dermatology

Both dermatologists at Heartland Dermatology are board certified and have at least 14 years of experience each. When you are seeking care for skin problems you should always make sure that your dermatologist has been board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. This ensures you that your dermatologist has had training in the recognition and treatment of a wide variety of skin problems. When skin is concerned, dermatologists are the skin experts.

Medical of dermatology involves the treatment of such common conditions as acne, warts, and moles as well as psoriasis, eczema, hives, and many others. We can help evaluate rashes caused by medications, sun sensitivity, or dry skin. In addition, our practice encompasses pediatric and geriatric dermatology problems, as well as problems on the lips and in the mouth, sexually transmitted diseases, and rashes in the genital region. Both our doctors are Army trained and have experience dealing with problems in Black and Hispanic skin. If you aren't sure whether we can help your particular problem, just call.

We have had extensive training in the microscopic diagnosis of skin disorders. This allows your dermatologist to microscopically confirm the diagnosis of ringworm, scabies, lice, and yeast infections in order to insure the most accurate diagnosis possible. These microscopic exams are done in our office, not sent to a lab for some technician to read. Our office lab is CLIA certified, and your slide will be examined by your doctor. Dr. Angeloni served as Lab Director of the Dermatology Department of Brooke Army Medical Center and has subspecialty training in Dermatologic Immunology and Dermatologic Laboratory Immunology.

In addition, board certified dermatologists are qualified to read pathology slides made from tissue biopsies sent in to the lab. Once a diagnosis is made, we have the training and experience to recommend a treatment course most likely to result in a rapid correction of the problem. We are always happy to discuss a wide variety of treatment options, and we encourage the patient to play an active role in the decision-making process. The internet can also be a valuable source of information and we have links on this site which can be highly recommended and provide reliable, accurate information. These sites have been personally reviewed by Dr. Angeloni and if you visit our links section, you will be able to browse the annotated list of useful dermatology links.

Both Dr. Feldman and Angeloni trained in Texas, so they both have extensive experience in the recognition and diagnosis of a variety of skin cancers. These cancers can sometimes mimic benign growths or other common conditions, but by careful observation and maintaining a high level of suspicion we can usually distinguish them from the benign growths or rashes they resemble and diagnose these at an early stage.

Drs. Angeloni and Feldman can help you with such things as:

  • is the cream prescribed by my family physician for psoriasis the most appropriate therapy for my problem?
  • is there anything new or more effective for childhood eczema?
  • do I have acne or is it rosacea?
  • is my new medication causing this rash?
  • is this new treatment I read about on the internet really good?

Dermatologists are highly experienced in looking for subtle, easily overlooked clues which separate one disease from another. Patients are sometimes incredulous when we render a diagnosis based on some miniscule characteristic, but sometimes that is all it takes to make the diagnosis. A thin translucent rim distinguishes superficial basal cell carcinoma from eczema, a threadlike border makes the diagnosis of superficial actinic porokeratosis instead of actinic keratosis (common precancerous lesion). Careful observation is the key.