The 212SKIN General & Cosmetic Dermatology Center is dedicated to providing individualized treatment in a professional and caring environment. The clinic is run by Dr. Lyubov Avshalumova. She brings breadth of expertise and dedication to the maintenance of skin care and beauty.
Dr. Lyubov Avshalumova is a board certified dermatologist who provides her patients with only the most advanced and up to date dermatologic care available. She received her medical degree from the New York Institute of Technology. After completing her internship in Dermatology at the Lutheran Medical Center of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Lyubov Avshalumova completed her dermatology training at the SunCoast Medical Center of Largo, FL.
The initial consultation is an important part of the diagnostic process. All of the 212Skin Dermatologists require that you come in for this 20 – 30 minute appointment. This gives them the opportunity to examine your skin, formulate a diagnosis and provide you with a personalized and effective treatment regime. If they feel it is necessary they may ask you to have some testing carried out to help in identifying your condition. If the condition requires testing the dermatologist will usually prescribe some medication to help while they await the results. This should provide some immediate relief, especially from allergic reactions. Once the test results come through the dermatologist will be able to tailor the treatment regime accordingly.
Follow Up Consultation
The follow up consultation is not necessary for all patients but many conditions do require ongoing treatment. These conditions include acne, eczema, psoriasis etc. Some medications, for example, Accutane, require monitoring as there can be side effects. The dermatologist will be able to tell you if you need to come back to the clinic.
The 212SKIN General & Cosmetic Dermatology Center is delighted to offer consultations with our aesthetic practitioners. The appointments are usually 30 minutes in length and provide the practitioner with the opportunity to examine your skin thoroughly and discuss your wishes and aspirations. Once they know how you would like to look they can give you a completely personalized regime to help achieve this.
What is a DO?
A “DO” is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
There are two types of physicians in the United States––D.O. (osteopathic physician) and M.D. (allopathic physician), both of whom are fully qualified and licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery.
D.O.s and M.D.s are alike in many ways:
• Both complete four years of basic medical education and then obtain graduate medical education through internships, residencies and fellowships.
• Their training lasts three to eight years and prepares D.O.s and M.D.s to practice a specialty such as pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery or obstetrics.
• They have to pass comparable examination to obtain state licenses.
Main difference between D.O. and M.D. is that D.O. practice a “whole person” approach to medicine. Instead of just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, D.O.s regard your body as an integrated whole.
Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive healthcare and receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system—your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that makes up two thirds of your body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect another.
We hope it has answered a question “What is a D.O.?”. If you have any further questions about our doctors of osteopathic medicine, please feel free to contact us today.