Get Care for Your Long-Term Health in the Dallas Area
When 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.
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.
Note that while medical dermatology involves diseases of the skin and related tissues, cosmetic dermatology puts emphasis on the look of the skin. Though the two areas of skin care are different, they are definitely related, since health problems can lead to cosmetic problems. In some cases, as with acne, cosmetic and medical dermatology solutions may go hand in hand. Dr. Turner 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.
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, 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.
Skin cancer is a serious subject with numerous components, ranging from education and prevention to diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Turner works tirelessly to raise awareness of the disease in her community and beyond, sharing 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 case can play out from referral to diagnosis to treatment and recovery.