You can find the expertise, care, and attention of Board Certified Dermatologists at KMC Dermatology. We provide medical and surgical skin care management, including treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails such as skin cancer, warts, acne, moles, and rashes. Our dermatology medical team has decades of combined experience and treats infants, children, adolescents and adults of all ages. KMC Dermatology has 9 dermatology locations:
Topeka Dermatology, Lawrence Dermatology, Leawood Dermatology, Kansas City Dermatology, Shawnee Dermatology, Manhattan Dermatology, Olathe Dermatology, Independence Dermatology, and Emporia Dermatology.
Your dermatology provider for the whole family, our offices provide pediatric dermatology too!
Our dermatology providers also go to rural areas such as Burlington, CHS Holton, Holton Hospital, CHS Onaga, Sabetha, Seneca, Clay Center, and Leavenworth for outreach clinics. We are one of the few centers that provide sub-specialty services in:
Mohs micrographic surgery
Patch testing for allergies of the skin
Phototherapy for other skin conditions
Whether your concern is cosmetic or health-related, we recognize the importance of healthy appearing skin and pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of skincare to improve your appearance. At KMC Dermatology, we strive to deliver our expertise to each individual as we would to our own families.
Advanced Practice Clinicians:
APRNs and PAs When most people go to the doctor, they assume they’re going to see an MD, but that’s actually just one of the many kinds of medical professionals who can help you stay healthy.
Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) are an integral part of our healthcare teams and have a track record of delivering high-quality specialty care. They consist of physician assistants (PA) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRN). Both PAs and APRNs provide high-quality specialty care for our patients. Similar to physicians, both require advanced clinical training and education beyond their initial medical training.
What is the difference between a physician assistant (PA) and an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)?
The most significant difference between a PA and an APRN is in their educational preparation.
A PA attends an intense, graduate-level program with many of the same courses taken by physicians and receives a master’s degree. Physician assistants follow a disease-centered model, in which they focus on the biologic and pathologic components of health, and also practice assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
An APRN is a registered nurse who attends graduate-level, advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. APRNs follow a patient-centered model, in which they focus on disease prevention and health education and handle assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. APRNs either have a master’s or doctoral degree.
What our APRNs and PAs want you to know:
• We are educated and qualified to care for your health. PAs and APRNs receive years of additional training after their undergraduate education, including a masters or doctoral degree. PAs and APRNs practice under the rules and regulations of the state and are board-certified licensed healthcare professionals.
• We can provide for your healthcare needs. In most cases, PAs and APRNs can exclusively provide for your healthcare needs. We can prescribe medication, order blood work and perform biopsies and procedures in the clinic.
• We know our limits. We understand the level of care we are able to provide and work in sync with physicians when more advanced or surgical care is needed. We won’t hesitate to seek additional support from physicians when the need arises.
• You can call us by our first name. Many patients want to be respectful, but don’t know how to address us. We are not doctors, so calling us “Doctor” isn’t appropriate. We are comfortable with being addressed by our first name, or “Mr. or Ms.