Our newest team member literally wrote the book on Dermatology.
Please join us in welcoming Samantha Schneider, M.D., Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon and Board-Certified Dermatologist. She specializes in Mohs surgery, which is a technique that removes a skin cancer with the smallest possible margin. Dr. Schneider is also trained in facial reconstruction to repair the area after the skin cancer removal.
Dr. Schneider’s interests in dermatology extend beyond purely surgical. During residency, she served as co-editor on two textbooks “A Practical Guide to Dermatology” and “Longitudinal Observation of Pediatric Dermatology Patients.” She has authored numerous articles on pediatric dermatology, the environmental impact of sunscreen ingredients, and articles on procedural and cosmetic dermatology. She has a strong clinical interest in pediatric dermatology, pigmentary disorders including vitiligo and photodermatoses. She also enjoys Cosmetic Dermatology including cosmetic injections like neurotoxins, soft tissue facial fillers, Kybella®, and various laser treatments.
Dr. Schneider’s Top 3 Skin Cancer Awareness Tips
Tip One: Practice self-examinations regularly.
Current estimates predict that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they turn 70. Many patients find their own skin cancers. So self-exams are encouraged, and if you find something new or changing make an appointment to have it checked.
Tip Two: See a provider for a full skin exam at least once a year for a thorough exam.
You can get skin cancer anywhere on your body including areas that haven’t seen much sun, like your scalp, the bottoms of your feet, or under your clothing. Make sure that you see a Provider who checks all of your skin.
Tip Three: Wear sunscreen and sun-protective clothing and accessories.
Sunburns during youth greatly increase one’s risk of developing melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. And once you have had had a melanoma or other non-melanoma skin cancer (like basal or squamous cell carcinoma), you are at an increased risk of developing additional skin cancers. Protect yourself and your family by ensuring that everyone wears water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and/or sun-protective clothing (labeled as UPF clothing), broad-brimmed hats, and sunglasses.