Our skilled dermatologist provide individualized care for cosmetic procedures, skin conditions, moles, warts and skin cancers.
Wright State Physicians Dermatology is dedicated to providing thorough, individualized care for our patients. Our physicians are experienced, board-certified dermatologists and faculty members at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Resident physicians training in dermatology see each patient and work alongside our physicians to develop an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan for your specific medical need.
The academic setting means our providers are current in the latest advances in quality health care and the newest treatments. It also means that more time is spent with each patient, providing you with personalized care.
Please note: a referral from your primary care provider is required for new patients.
Our Services Include:
- Discoloration and Pigment Disorders
- Skin Cancers, including Melanoma
- Moles and Warts
- Hair Loss
- Surgical Removal of Skin Cancers
- Many Other Skin, Hair, and Nail Conditions
For New Patients
PLEASE NOTE, A REFERRAL IS REQUIRED.
Office visits are scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We ask that you please arrive for your appointment 15 minutes early to allow time to fill out paperwork. If you cannot keep your appointment, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance.
All of our facilities are teaching facilities. During your visit you may be interviewed, examined and/or treated by a resident or medical student under the supervision of one of our doctors, who are all faculty members of the Boonshoft School of Medicine. And there are advantages for you:
- Your physician is aware of the latest research, technology and techniques, in order to provide the best, most relevant information to our residents and medical students, and to give you the very best care.
- It is known that teaching facilities produce better patient outcomes than non-teaching facilities.
- Our faculty strive to recruit the very best students to dermatology, ensuring that the next generation of dermatologists will be there to care for you and your family.
To schedule an appointment, call 937.245.7200.
Insurance Filing and Payment
We are happy to file your insurance for you. We strive to process each claim accurately and efficiently. Please bring your insurance card(s) to each visit, and notify us if there has been a change in your insurance. It is important that you know your insurance plan’s limitations. Patients whose plans have a copayment will be required to pay the designated amount at the time of service. Self-pay/uninsured patients will be required to pay in full at the time of service. Dermatology accepts cash, personal checks or credit/debit cards, as well as Health Account Cards.
Checklist of What to Bring to Your First Appointment
- Photo I.D.
- Insurance Cards
- Medical Records (any pertaining to this visit)
Fees for Services
Occasionally our patients need assistance with medical forms, applications for benefits, and other routine forms and letters. A reasonable fee is charged for these services, and will be explained on request.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to know?
It is important that all of your questions are answered to your satisfaction before agreeing to participate in a study.
A clinical study is led by a principal investigator (PI), who is often a doctor. Usually there is a clinical research coordinator who helps the PI. They check the health of the participant at the beginning of the trial, provide specific instructions for participating in the trial, monitor the patient carefully during the entire trial, and stay in touch after the trial is completed. These are the people who will explain the clinical trial to you and answer your questions.
Below are some items you should discuss with the PI and clinical research coordinator. It is also helpful to talk to your doctor.
- Protocol: Clinical trials are conducted according to an action plan known as a protocol. The protocol is carefully designed to protect the participants’ health and answer specific research questions. A protocol describes who is eligible to participate in the trial, explains what tests, procedures, medications, and dosages will be used, and lists the length of the study and what information will be gathered. You should find out how much of your time will be needed to take part in the trial, any discomfort you may feel, or extra tests that will be required. While some trials require minimal amounts of time and effort, other trials may require a large commitment in time and effort on behalf of the volunteer. Some trials may compensate volunteers for time and travel expenses.
- Institutional Review Board: Each clinical trial in the United States must be approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that the risks to patients are minimal and are worth any potential benefits. An IRB is an independent committee that consists of physicians, statisticians, and members of the community who ensure that clinical trials are ethical and that the rights of participants are protected. Federal regulation requires all institutions in the United States that conduct or support biomedical research involving people to have an IRB initially approve and then periodically review the research.
- Informed Consent is the process of providing potential participants with the key facts about a clinical trial before they decide whether to participate. To help someone decide whether or not to participate, members of the research team explain the details of the study. If a participant’s native language is not English, translation or interpretive assistance can be provided. The research team provides an informed consent document that includes details about the study, such as its purpose, length of time, required procedures, and who to contact for further information. The informed consent document also explains risks and potential benefits. The participant then decides whether to sign the document. Informed consent is not a contract. Volunteers are free to withdraw from the study completely or to refuse particular treatments or tests at any time. Sometimes, however, this will make them ineligible to continue to participate in the study.
Compensation will be provided for eligible participants. Study treatment will be provided at no cost. For more information, call (937) 245-7500.
What questions should I ask about the trial?
If you are invited to participate in a clinical trial, feel free to ask any questions or bring up issues concerning the trial at any time. The following suggestions may give you some ideas as you think about your own questions:
- What is the purpose of the study?
- What is required of me?
- What is my role in the study – am I a healthy volunteer or a patient volunteer?
- Will the study directly benefit me?
- Will the study benefit others?
- Are there risks? If so, what are they and what are the chances that they will occur?
- What discomforts are involved?
- What is the total time involved?
- Are there other inconveniences?
- Have I discussed participation in the study with those who are important to me, such as family and friends?
- Do I wish to participate in this study?