Looking for our First Available Appointment?

If you are looking for our first available appointment, consider visiting our Indian Trail Office where both of our Physicians Assistants Danielle Tashakori and Lesslie Durst are seeing New Patients as early as a few weeks out. Our Indian Trail Office is located only about 15 miles from our Ballantyne Office. Call the office today…

What to Know about Treating your Psoriasis

Treating Your Psoriasis The American Academy of Dermatology defines Psoriasis as a chronic disease that “develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks.  The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up…

Skin Care Tips for Older Patients

As our skin matures and ages, the incidence of skin problems tends to increase.  Our dermatologists in Ballantyne and Indian Trail, Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque are trained to treat the several skin conditions and tumors, such as skin cancer, that are more common in older adults. Rough, dry, itchy skin Benign growths…

May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America.  Our goal is to help prevent melanoma by creating awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers and educating our community about preventive measures that reduce melanoma’s incidence rate.  Be smart and learn the ABCDE’s of Melanoma!  Some important facts about Melanoma: It is estimated that 1…

Sunscreen and Skin Care Tips

Good skin care and sun protection can help delay the skin’s aging process and prevent sun damage and skin cancer.  Here are three tips to keep your skin looking healthy: 1) Protect from the Sun Over a lifetime, sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and increase the risk of skin cancer.  Use a broad-spectrum…

Skin Cancer Self Exam

Our dermatologists recommend a monthly self examination of the skin as well as a yearly skin exam by one of our dermatologists, so that any new or changing skin cancer can be found and removed early.  Skin cancers found early are almost always curable!  Learn about the ABCDE’s of skin cancer and what to look for during an…

Summer Sunscreen Tips

Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque recommend regular use of broad spectrum sunscreens to help prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A sunscreen should be at least SPF 30 and should be broad spectrum (able to protect against both UVA and UVB).  We recommend that the sunscreen contains at least ONE of the…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time where Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque like to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer.  To help with the early detection of skin cancer, we recommend at least a yearly skin cancer screening.  We also recommend daily use…