Gilbert Family Doctor Offers Skin Checks In Time for Summer

June 06, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
In honor of skin cancer awareness month, Complete Care Medicine's family physicians in Gilbert is offering a new skin check office visit. Just in time for summer, the new service is meant to help limit Arizona's severe number of skin related diseases for people of all ages.

Since during the summer months school is out and people tend to take more vacations, they will be spending many more hours outdoors at pools, beaches, parks, in backyards, recreation camps and many other vacation destinations. It is recommended by every Gilbert pediatric doctor that children in particular should have a skin check up at least once a year. June is an ideal month for this, since people can become more prepared for the summer months ahead.

A complete skin exam includes a visual inspection of the skin that takes only minutes to complete. If no suspicious moles or lesions are found during the exam, only yearly exams will usually be recommended. If any suspicious lesions should be found, the Gilbert doctor will typically recommend that a biopsy be done in order to rule out skin cancer. The procedure is simple and may be performed in the office, often at the time of the skin exam. If skin cancer is found, doctors will recommend frequent ongoing skin checks. Examinations also include how to care for skin in the healthiest way possible which is key to ensuring overall health.


It is important for patients to remember that exposure to the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) of the sun is strongly linked to every form of skin cancer. However, with good sun safety habits such as proper sunscreen and clothing, people of all ages may enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities without risking their health. In all cases, patients are encouraged to check their own skin and that of each family member on a monthly basis to detect any changes early on.

About Complete Care Medicine

Complete Care Medicine is dedicated to ensuring the well being of all of their patients by providing the highest level of medical care possible. They offer a full range of services including well child visits and women exams, recommended vaccinations, suturing, sports physicals and casting. Known for their experienced and caring physicians and staff, family doctor Gilbert AZ invites anyone to make an appointment to become more educated on how to better protect their health. To learn more, please call 480-457-8800 or visit: