SKIN CANCER & DERMATOLOGY OF COLUMBUS, LLC
Welcome to Skin Cancer & Dermatology of Columbus, LLC. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive services to benefit their health and well-being. With our streamlined registration system and responsive diagnosis procedure, we have more time to focus on helping patients find treatments to feel better, and connecting them with resources to help them stay that way.
Due to COVID-19, we are taking all reasonable precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus. While we are still accepting patients in office during normal business hours, we are also performing certain skin evaluations via telemedicine. These skin conditions include, but are not limited to: acne vulgaris, inflammatory eruptions, psoriasis, viral warts, molluscum, rosacea, and more. If you have specific suspicious skin lesions, or need an annual skin exam, we are advising patients to be seen in office.
SKIN CANCERS DETECTED
BASAL CELL CARCINOMA
SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA
The Skin Cancer Epidemic
Each year, over 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in over 2 million Americans, making skin cancer the most common type of cancer by far. While most skin cancer cases do not result in mortality, they can lead to severe disfigurement and debilitation. In addition, more aggressive forms of skin cancer such as Melanoma and certain types of Squamous Cell Carcinoma can metastasize and result in death. In fact, one American dies of Melanoma almost every hour. The most concerning aspect of Melanoma is its alarming rate of increase among young adults and adolescents, particularly among young Caucasian women. Aside from breast cancer, women under the age of 39 have a higher probability of developing Melanoma than any other form of cancer. Melanoma is also the most common form of cancer for young adults of either gender from age 25 to 29 and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults from age 15 to 29. The widespread use of tanning beds is thought to contribute to these staggering statistics.
Fortunately, Melanoma is essentially curable if it is detected early, with a 99% survival rate if it is removed before it invades the lower layer of skin compared to a 15% survival rate when there is advanced disease. Therefore, early detection through periodic visits to the Dermatologist is becoming increasingly important, particularly among the younger population in Columbus, where there is a robust tanning industry. Add to this, the fact that up to 50% of Americans who live to age 65 will develop either a Squamous Cell Carcinoma or a Basal Cell Carcinoma (non-melanoma skin cancers that are less deadly but are disfiguring and debilitating nonetheless), and one can easily see why there is an epidemic brewing.
Care by Professionals You Can Trust
SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS
OTHER DERMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
MICHAEL CHEN, M.D.
Medical School: OSU College of Medicine and Public Health (1999-2003)
Internal Medicine Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital (2003-2004)
Dermatology Residency: OSU Medical Center (2004-2007)
Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology (board certified since 2007)
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology (Fellow since 2007)
Dr. Chen is accepting new patients of all ages. He performs Office-Based Surgeries as well as Skin Biopsies for the treatment and diagnosis of Skin Cancers and various other skin conditions. Dr. Chen also performs Skin Cancer Screenings and Mole Checks.
Supporting the Help You Need
Skin Cancer & Dermatology of Columbus, LLC is pleased to accept health plans from most major insurance providers, giving us the ability to provide care for most patients who walk through the door. If your plan isn’t included in our accepted insurance list, get in touch with us and we’ll find an alternative way of taking care of you.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon- Fri: 8:30am- 4:30pm
Sat- Sun: Closed
Closed for lunch: 12pm-1pm daily
Closed Major Holidays
1161 Bethel Rd Ste 301, Columbus, OH 43220, USA