Dermatology

The dermatology team at HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, located on the Leominster and Clinton campuses, manages and treats skin conditions, from acne and skin cancer to rashes. For complex cases, specialists can collaborate with your entire medical team. This may include gastroenterology, endocrinology, rheumatology, allergy and others.

For appointments, call 855-UMASS-MD (877-990-9086).

Skin Conditions We Treat

We diagnose and treat a variety of skin disorders, including:

  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Hidradenitis (painful bumps under the skin)
  • Rashes
  • Diseases of the hair and nails
  • Skin cancer
  • Birthmarks, moles and skin growths
     

Psoriasis Clinic

Psoriasis is a common long-term (chronic) skin disease. Researchers think it develops from a combination of immune, genetic and environmental factors. In people with this disease, the skin grows too fast. Dead skin cells build up on the skin’s surface to form inflamed, thick, silvery scales called plaques. Sometimes people form many small lesions that can hurt or have pus in them. 

Our specialists will discuss psoriasis treatment options with you. These may include:

  • Topical medicines
  • Phototherapy - skin may be exposed to a special light in the provider's office
  • Oral medication
  • Injections
     

Mohs Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, Mohs surgery is provided on the Leominster Campus. Mohs surgery is the most advanced treatment for skin cancer and has a very high cure rate of up to 96 to 99%.

Mohs micrographic surgery removes skin lesions one layer at a time for immediate examination under a microscope. The procedure allows for a close examination of each skin layer to detect cancer cells and offers you the highest chance for recovery, even when other forms of treatment have failed. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia in our outpatient clinic by our Mohs surgeons.
 

Referrals When Needed to Worcester

We work closely with dermatology colleagues at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. We may refer patients for treatment of vitiligo, autoimmune disorders (e.g., lupus, dermatomyositis), patch testing for contact dermatitis, phototherapy and pediatric care. Surgical cases and cosmetic procedures can also be done at the Medical Center.