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Hi there! For about 5-6 months now, I’ve been dealing with odd breakouts on my face. I never really had a major problem with acne and I’m going on 28. Overall, I’ve had pretty clear skin with the occasional one or two bumps. I tend to wear minimal makeup as well since I consider my skin sensitive. This is a little different for me, though. These breakouts are clusters of small red bumps, specifically to my chin area, sometimes on my cheeks, that are irritated, burn, and hurt. They feel raw., which makes it difficult for me to clean my face and put makeup on. The areas eventually become very dry, flaky, and itchy, but they never fully go away. Dark spots linger a lot longer than they use to. Either way, they’re hard to conceal. I have previously been diagnosed with eczema, but it usually centralizes to my shins. I had one occasional dry patch in the corner of my eye that I was prescribed a lighter cream for. I started using this cream on these breakouts in hopes it was my eczema acting up during the dry months, and it just had migrated to my face, but it still hasn’t done much for me. I keep my face routine natural and mild as possible for my sensitive skin, but I also use Cerave and Cetaphil for my eczema. I feel like I’ve exhausted a lot of options and maybe its time to have it re-evaluated if it’s not eczema. Maybe it’s a different type of dermatitis. I also have been told it could be hormonal due to the fact I am a female and have an IUD and that is a side effect, but I’ve had it over 3 years and find it odd that it is just now showing these effects. Whatever it is, it definitely makes me feel uncomfortable with these inflamed, red areas on my face that very much look like acne, but I feel it may be something else, maybe even a combo.
January 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your troublesome lesions. Long-term skin breakouts can be extremely frustrating and severely affect our day to day lives. We are absolutely happy to help diagnose your skin findings and get you back on the path to clearer skin. Please contact 865-450-9361 to coordinate a consultation with one of our providers. Sincerely,

Adam Wright, MD

I have been a patient of Dr. Hendrick’s for many years. I have a 17-year-old who was treated with several acne treatments, and, finally, with Accutane. Now, he is scheduled to consult about laser treatment for acne scars. Is this something you do, and could he get in to see someone for a consult? We have BCBSTN network S.
January 24, 2019

Thank you for your question! We absolutely treat acne scarring. Depending on the type of acne scarring present, we have a number of modalities that can be used to treat this including lasers, particularly the Fraxel laser. Typically, treatment of acne scarring is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. Please do not hesitate to call us at 865-450-9361 for a consultation appointment to discuss this further. Best regards,

Adam Wright, MD

Hello I’m curious if this establishment accepts Florida blue insurance, also I am curious if you guys help treat hair pattern baldness and help with hair regrowth
January 16, 2019

Thank you for your question. I have run your question by our office manager, who tells me that we accept most Florida Blue plans. However, she would need to see or have you provide details from your insurance card to know for sure if we take your specific plan. And yes, we diagnose and treat all forms of hair loss or alopecia. Please contact our office number 865-450-9361 if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss this further. You can ask specifically for our office manager to address your question regarding insurance.

Adam Wright, MD

My wife says: “My hair is falling out by the handful. It’s breaking off and it hurts to brush and it tangles up.” She’s went to her doctor and he says maybe she needs an anti-depressant. She was quick to decline that. (Doesn’t need it in my opinion either) She has stopped taking birth control for a month now in hopes of us having a baby. She eats healthy and exercises. She also has thyroid issues. Her Thyroid doctor says the numbers look fine though. She takes meds for that. I believe the thyroid has caused some hair issues in the past. She also has been using hair growth formula from the drug store for years. What could cause this and What type of doctor would be best?? This is a major deal for her.
January 8, 2019

I am sorry to hear of your wife’s recent trouble. Hair loss, or alopecia, can be terribly distressful. Dermatologists are trained to recognize the different types of alopecia and determine the ultimate cause. Please call us at 865-450-9361 if she would like to set up an appointment in Knoxville or Lenoir City for us to examine her and help find a solution. Our Knoxville office is located at 6516 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.

— Adam Wright, MD Staff Dermatologist at Knoxville Institute of Dermatology

My 5 year old daughter has about 10 warts on her fingers, and they will NOT go away. We’ve tried having the largest ones frozen at her pediatrician’s office and using the highest strength OTC medication you can buy, but they keep coming back. They are spreading even more now, and I am wondering what the best thing to do to get rid of them would be? They have been there since before August. Thanks.
January 2, 2019

Thank you for reaching out to see if we can help.  Warts are caused by a virus and be very difficult to treat. There are several treatment options available.   It would be helpful to evaluate in person, and discuss the best treatment options for your daughter.We would be happy to evaluate and treated in the office at your convenience.   Please call to schedule at 865-450-9361.  Our Knoxville office is located at 6516 Kingston Pike on Bearden Hill.  We also have offices in Lenoir City and Tellico Village.

— Callyn Henry, PA-C Staff Physician Assistant at Knoxville Institute of Dermatology

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