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…

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…

man reading book to son and daughter

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

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…

doctor checking for skin cancer on patient's shoulder with magnifying glass

Risk of Skin Cancer

Risk of Skin Cancer Lauren Fanta If you have a history of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), it may have been a huge relief to hear the diagnosis was not malignant melanoma. Malignant melanoma accounts for less than 1% of skin cancer cases, but makes up the majority of skin cancer…

doctor holding a clip board with paper that says "psoriasis or eczema?"

Psoriasis vs Eczema

Psoriasis vs Eczema By: Lauren Fanta With colder months approaching, as is the inevitable discomfort of itchy, dry skin. Now is the time to get your psoriasis or eczema under control. Although both are considered inflammatory skin conditions, understanding the difference between psoriasis and eczema can help you understand different treatment options used to effectively…