Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
Washington University School of Medicine
American Board of Dermatology
Dr. Okun is an expert on using biologic therapies for treating inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis or hidradenitis suppurativa. He is continually furthering his medical education so that he can bring the latest and best therapies to his patients.
“I love to help patients with skin disease because I know how an itchy or painful skin disease can have a terrible effect on quality of life.”
Dr. Okun understands the perspective of the patient, and is able to proactively detect skin cancer before it can cause disfigurement or progresses into a more serious condition. Dr. Okun has two teenage sons, “They and my wife are the joys of my life. For fun, he plays the ukulele and really enjoys it.”
Fort HealthCare Dermatology serves patients interested in improving or maintaining the condition of their skin. Common conditions such as itching, soreness, scaling and burning, while not life threatening, are annoying, affect appearance, and can result in self-consciousness and embarrassment. More serious diseases such as malignant melanomas and lymphomas demand immediate attention and treatment.
Dermatology has entered a new phase in cancer diagnosis and treatment that will rely heavily on a new set of molecular testing and targeted and personalized treatment. For the first time in approximately 20 years, two new medications have been approved for treating melanoma and a new genetic test for melanoma classification has also been approved. There is also new medication for treating advanced basal cell carcinoma, and many new tools for earlier diagnosis of skin cancer.
Some of the many conditions we can help with include:
DOWNLOAD an informative Mole Mapping handout from the American Academy of Dermatology.
*Please note, there will be no walk-in clinic on August 3rd, September 7th or October 5th