Lauren Baruch, PA-C

Welcome Lauren Baruch, PA-C!

Welcome Lauren Baruch, PA-C! We welcome Lauren Baruch, PA-C, to the Derick Dermatology team! Lauren grew up in Barrington, Illinois and attended Barrington High School where she was an all-state soccer player. Before joining Derick Dermatology, she worked in a fast-paced orthopedics office for over six years. Lauren currently lives in Arlington Heights with her…

Alexa Komnick, PA-C

Welcome Alexa Komnick, PA-C

We welcome Alexa Komnick, PA-C, back to Derick Dermatology! Alexa originally joined the practice as a medical assistant in 2015 after finishing her master’s program in Biotechnology at Rush University.  After completing Derick Dermatology’s pre-professional program, Alexa earned her second master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.  Now, Alexa is…

Picture describing the ABCDEs of Melanoma

The ABCDEs of Melanoma

The ABCDEs of Melanoma Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer that can be fatal if not identified and treated early. At Derick Dermatology, we take great pride in protecting our patients from harmful melanomas by performing thorough, full-body, skin examinations. Since last Melanoma Monday, we diagnosed and treated approximately 400 melanomas. If…

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5-Star Review ft. Dr. LaReau and Nena Audisho

At Derick Dermatology, we strive to ensure that our staff provides our patients with the best experience possible. Here is a patient review for our Barrington office. We are so proud of Dr. Amanda LaReau and Nena for their great work! “I have always loved coming to Derick Dermatology and this visit was no exception. The experience I…

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Dr. Derick speaks at Buffalo Grove Park District

The Buffalo Grove Park District invited Dr. Derick to speak to over 200 members of their camp staff about the importance of sun safety. We applaud the BGPD for recognizing that their camp counselors have the opportunity to be role models through demonstrating proper sun protection to campers. Derick Dermatology opens its doors in Buffalo Grove on…

Andrew Thompson, M.D.

Welcome Dr. Andrew Thompson!

Please join us in welcoming our newest Derick Dermatologist, Dr. Andrew Thompson, M.D.! Dr. Thompson attended Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in the top 20% of his class. He then moved to Chicago for the residency program in dermatology at Rush University Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Thompson’s knowledge and…

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa By Hanna Sutton Everyone flinches when something goes bump in the night, but what is your initial reaction when there’s a new bump on your skin? Though bumps on the skin are most likely something as benign as acne or folliculitis, if you’ve noticed some strange bumps in areas of the skin that…

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Melanoma in People with Darker Skin

Melanoma in People with Darker Skin By: Hanna Sutton Melanin is the brown pigment responsible for giving African Americans their darker complexion and for giving most Caucasians tan skin when they are exposed to sunlight. Increased melanin production in African Americans offers some protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, but more melanin does not…