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What to expect at my first dermatology appointment

Your first visit to a dermatologist is the first step in achieving and maintaining healthy skin for life. You may also work with a dermatologist to address issues of the hair and nails, such as thinning hair or nail fungus. A dermatologist is a medical professional who has a focused goal of helping patients who are struggling with conditions that impact the hair, skin, and nails. At the Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center, our professionals can assist individuals in addressing specific concerns. Your first visit should be a comfortable and positive experience. Dr. Michael Scannon and his associates work with patients to help them prepare for their first appointment.

How do I make an appointment with a dermatologist?

Sometimes, your primary care physician will refer you to a trusted dermatologist in your community who can provide further assistance for a certain concern or issue. Other times, patients are looking for a dermatologist to get answers or second opinions to chronic issues. To make an appointment with Dr. Michael Scannon of Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center, patients can call (813) 877-4811.

When should I arrive for my appointment?

Before being seen by the dermatologist for the first time, it is vital that patients provide as much information as possible about their issue of concern. We recommend patients arriving ten to fifteen minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time to complete new patient intake paperwork with our front office team.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Patients should bring their medical insurance card, along with a list of any medications, supplements, vitamins, or products that they use on a regular basis.

How long will my appointment take?

The issue at hand will determine the time that is needed for the appointment. Follow-up appointments typically take just a few minutes, while patients undergoing laser skin therapies may need up to an hour for their visit.

Are you in need of a dermatologist’s assistance?

If you are troubled with issues regarding the skin, hair, and nails, it may be time to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Scannon and associates at the Florida Westcoast Skin and Cancer Center. We strongly encourage new and existing patients to call our office at (813) 877-4811 for an appointment at our facility, conveniently located at 4200 North Armenia Avenue, Suites #1 and #2.

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