Healthy Skin: The most common reason people visit the doctor

DID YOU KNOW that skin conditions are the most common reason why people visit their doctor? If you think about it, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. It is, after all, the body’s largest organ, so why shouldn’t it qualify for needing the most care and attention? If it’s not common ailments such as dry skin, rashes, acne, or eczema, then it could be a potentially life-threatening disease, like skin cancer. But regardless of the case or the seemingly trivial nature of the skin care visit, it’s worth the trip to have your doctor take a look. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that patients of all ages have a thorough skin examination every year to detect potentially dangerous or life-threatening skin conditions.

At Central Florida Dermatology, our doctors are Mohs Fellowship-trained and Mohs board certified, and we offer the latest advancements in medical dermatology. Our staff, from physicians to nurses to office team, are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the highest level of quality care. In addition to medical dermatology, we also provide spa services, including Botox®, Juvederm, facials, and laser resurfacing — to name a few. As the center for all your skin care needs, you can have peace of mind with beautiful, healthy skin.

We are currently accepting new patients, and look forward to serving you and your family. For more information or for any questions or medical concerns, call us at (863) 676-3411 for Lake Wales, or (863) 293-2147 for Winter Haven offices, or visit our website at

This column is sponsored by Central Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center.



BIO: Dr. Knisley grew up in Tampa and received his BA degree Magna Cum Laude in pre-medical education from the University of South Florida in 1998. He entered medical school at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale in 1999 and achieved his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine with highest honors in 2003. After graduating medical school, Dr. Knisley completed his Traditional Rotating Internship in 2004 at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, AZ. He recently completed his Dermatology residency training at Midwestern University/Advanced Desert Dermatology in Sierra Vista, AZ, where he was trained in medical and surgical dermatology.

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