Author: Thomas Braza

When should you see a Dermatologist?

It is important for patients to understand that moles are common, with almost everyone having a few and some people developing hundreds. Individuals with light skin tend to have more moles, with the average ranging from 10 to 40. Melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, can develop within a mole. When a person is […]

“Winter” No time to slack off

The temperatures are starting to dip and the sun is setting early. Your first impulse may be to stow your favorite SPF under the sink, but as I tell my patients, protecting your skin against UV damage is a year-round commitment. Sun damage that causes cancer is cumulative throughout your life. That means that whether […]

Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Whiteville, NC No Doubt!

The question comes up, what to do in Whiteville and how long of a drive to Whiteville? Whiteville, NC is a short 45 minutes away from the cities of Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. If I may suggest on your morning of Mohs surgery grab a coffee and a croissant at Darel’s Bakery & […]

Mohs College (ACMS) vs Mohs Society (ASMS)

There are distinct differences in how a Dermatologist can go about becoming a “Mohs Certified Surgeon.” There are two routes.  One is by way of the American College of Mohs Surgery; the other is via the American Society for Mohs Surgery.  The detail of how a surgeon earned their certification is often lost in translation […]