The Medical Speciality of Dermatology

A dermatologist is a physician specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Over a thousand conditions, including innumerable rashes, tumors, growths, and cancers may affect the skin. Treatments may be medical or surgical. Medical treatment consists of the use of externally applied medications, those taken by mouth, and special treatments with ultraviolet light. Skin surgery may be done with instruments, by freezing (cryosurgery), the use of chemicals (chemosurgery) or electric current (electrosurgery), and with lasers.

 

Scheduling Visits

Please schedule your appointments as far as possible in advance; we also ask you to briefly describe your problem to our staff so that we will know how much time to allow for your appointment. We try to confirm appointments the day before by calling your daytime telephone number, but as we are not always able to contact you, it is important that you keep track of your appointments.

 

Location & Office Hours

The office is at 425 Montauk Avenue in New London, near L&M Hospital; The Directions & Map link has more detailed information. The telephone number is (860) 442-1346.

Patients are seen on Monday through Friday by scheduled appointment. Appointments are generally available between 8:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Our answering service will take telephone calls after hours. Calling the answering service should be for emergencies and canceling appointments only.