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Take Skin Care Seriously

May 8, 2017

For many years, I joined my friends each summer to enjoy days on the lake and time at the beach.  I’m a fair-skinned redhead and had a hard time (okay, impossible) time tanning.  As my thirties loomed, I started taking skin care more seriously; however, the damage had already been done.

At an annual visit with my physician, he checked my skin to look for anything that might look abnormal.  He found a small spot on my arm that had him worried.  He referred me to the Plastic Surgery Group.  This was my introduction to the Group and I was concerned about the size of scar I’d have after the procedure was done.  I wasn’t even thinking that there was a reason to be concerned for my health. 

The abnormal “freckle” turned out to be a melanoma and I was quickly scheduled to have it removed.  What I remember from that visit resonates with me today: if you are going to receive news about your health, you want it to come from someone who explains everything to you and answers questions even after the procedure is done; and, you want the best surgeon you can find to provide your care. 

Today, you would never notice the tiny scar on my arm. I am grateful for the care I received from a place that is known not only for their expertise but also for the team that makes each patient a priority.