Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology

Get Care for Your Long-Term Health in the Dallas Area

Happy CoupleWhen you are seeking high-quality medical dermatology care in the Dallas area, you want an experienced doctor who listens, who responds, and who can effectively diagnose and treat your unique needs. You also want a friendly physician who provides up-to-date information and education as to the maintenance and improvement of your overall health. Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff provide all of this and more at convenient locations in the Dallas area, including Plano and Irving.

Although some skin conditions can be treated at home, others require the care of a specialist. When you visit the offices of Dr. Ellen Turner, you can expect the highest standards in medical dermatology, as well as innovative therapies to help you look and feel youthful, healthy, and vibrant. Dr. Turner provides diagnosis and treatment for a range of common and chronic conditions, with a particular focus on skin cancer. Not every skin problem can be fixed or cured with medical dermatology, but there may be ways to reduce blemishes or cope with chronic conditions better. It is often possible to address symptoms of lifelong conditions to improve comfort and quality of life, as well as identify triggers to reduce the frequency or severity of future flare-ups.

Medical Dermatology

Contact us online about setting up an appointment or call (214) 373-7546 to find out more about medical dermatology in the Dallas area today.

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Note that while medical dermatology involves diseases of the skin and related tissues, cosmetic dermatology puts emphasis on the look of the skin. Though cosmetic and medical dermatology are different fields, they are definitely related, since health problems can lead to cosmetic problems, and changes to the appearance of the skin can be warning signs of underlying medical conditions. In some cases, as with acne, cosmetic and medical dermatology solutions may go hand in hand.

While many patients are focused on strictly cosmetic issues, such as wrinkles or loose skin, Dr. Turner is highly experienced in both cosmetic and medical dermatology. She takes a holistic approach with every patient—assessing how health impacts appearance and how appearance can indicate issues with heath—to provide well-rounded solutions. She believes that there are not isolated problems to be fixed, but that everything is connected.

Consultations are thorough, giving medical dermatology patients the opportunity to share their health history and ask questions and Dr. Turner the opportunity to better understand their condition and goals, as well as to develop a diagnosis and plan for care.

General Dermatology

General dermatology covers a wide range of skin issues, as well as problems related to hair and nails. Patients come to Dr. Turner with inflammation, bumps, dryness, itchiness, redness, scaly patches, growths, spots, lesions, and more. She can help to identify triggers and causes, as well as suggest remedies to clear up problem areas or mitigate ongoing symptoms. No matter the medical dermatology situation, Dr. Turner will listen to your concerns, carefully evaluate you, and determine the most appropriate interventions based on your clinical needs and personal preferences. Some of the main skin disorders for which she sees medical dermatology patients include acne, eczema, skin cancer, psoriasis, rosacea, and scars, but she is also knowledgeable on other lesser-known skin conditions.


In the United States, acne is a common skin disorder that can range from a minor annoyance that clears on its own to a significant problem best treated by medical dermatology specialists. Patients often seek medical dermatology care for acne when over-the-counter treatments haven’t been effective in reducing breakouts. Coping with angry flare-ups of redness, pimples, and painful lumps under the skin can be frustrating, often leading to low self-esteem and depression. In working with Dr. Turner, patients can discover the underlying causes and triggers for their breakouts, along with lifestyle changes that may help them to manage the condition. Dr. Turner will assess your skin, talk to you about your symptoms, then provide recommendations and medical dermatology treatments customized to your unique skin and situation.


Constantly dry and irritated skin may be a symptom of eczema, a chronic condition that affects millions of people. If repetitive rashes are having negative effect on your quality of life, preventing you from functioning normally, or constantly worsening, or if your skin isn’t responding to over-the-counter treatments, a dermatologist-driven medical dermatology-based solution may help.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a serious subject with numerous components, ranging from education and prevention to screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Dr. Turner works tirelessly to raise awareness of the disease in her community and beyond, sharing medical dermatology information that can help people to make conscious choices that can protect their long-term health and give them the best chance possible at wellness—and even beauty.

Patients can learn about the three main types of skin cancer: common basal cell carcinoma (BCC), more aggressive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and the rarer but especially dangerous melanoma. There is also information available about actinic keratoses, which are sun-caused skin lesions considered to be precursors to cancer.

Treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers includes superficial radiation, which is an effective non-surgical option. Dr. Turner may also recommend surgical options, always with the best interests of the patient in mind. Read a patient story to learn more about how a medical dermatology case can play out from referral to diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

Medical Dermatology

Book an appointment online or call (214) 373-7546 to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Ellen Turner and her team for medical dermatology in our Dallas or Irving locations.

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