Picture of Dr. LaReau and Nena celebrating a great review

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…

Picture of Dr. Derick speaking to camp staff at Buffalo Grove Park

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…

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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…

doctor's clipboard showing a diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum


Molluscum Hannah Caroompas Molluscum contagiosum is a virus that, as the name suggests, is contagious. The appearance of bumps that are often flesh colored or pink, dome shaped, and have a dimple in the center are the only symptom of infection. It can take several weeks for a person to begin showing the symptoms from…