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General Dermatology Services at Bikowski Skin Care Center

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General Dermatology Services at Bikowski Skin Care Center

A Truly Exceptional Skincare Experience

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General Dermatology Services

Dermatology is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions and diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. All age groups are treated for a broad range of conditions.

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Specialties

The conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

  • Acne
  • Actinic keratoses (pre-skin cancer)
  • Aged skin
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Birthmarks
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Body lice
  • Boils
  • Calluses
  • Cold sores
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Corns
  • Cysts
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Diaper rash
  • Drug rashes
  • Eczema
  • Excess face or body hair
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fungus infections
  • Hair loss
  • Head lice
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Herpes zoster
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Insect bites
  • Itching
  • Jock itch
  • Keratoses (actinic, solar, seborrheic)
  • Leg ulcers
  • Liver spots
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Mouth sores
  • Plantar warts
  • Poison ivy
  • Pre-cancer
  • Pressure sores
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Shingles
  • Skin allergies
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Skin tumors
  • Solar keratoses
  • Spider veins
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Sun freckles
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
QUESTIONS

General Dermatology FAQs

Please call during office hours to schedule an appointment. Scheduled appointments are planned to minimize wait time in the reception area. Appointments sometimes do take longer than expected and emergencies may occur which require that some patients be called out of normal turn. If your situation is urgent,  you may be told to come in the same day. If you need to cancel an appointment, give us 24 hours advanced notice so that we may make that time available to another patient.

We suggest that you arrive 15 minutes early for your first visit. The extra time is needed to be sure all necessary forms are completed prior to seeing Dr. Bikowski. A medical record will also be created to include your medical history.

In order to minimize drug reactions, please bring with you all prescription and non-prescription pills, capsules, creams, lotions, and any medications used to treat your skin condition(s) and/or that you have used for other medical condition(s). Also, bring with you any prescriptions and non-prescriptions medications that you are currently taking, or any that you have taken in the four weeks prior to your visit – whether it is medical or non-medical. Also don’t forget to tell us about eye drops, nose drops, inhalers, rectal or vaginal suppositories, laxatives, vitamins, herbal medications or nutritional supplements. With your help, drug interactions and allergies may be avoided.

Due to Dr. Bikowski’s allergies, we ask that you don’t wear colognes, body sprays, after shave or perfumes to the appointment. Rescheduling will be necessary if this request is not adhered to.  Underarm deodorant is permissible.

Failure to keep a scheduled appointment without providing prior notification of cancellation to the office will result in a $25.00 no-show fee. Multiple no-show appointments may result in dismissal from the practice.

Fees and any other co-payments are due at office sign-in. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, personal checks, and cash.

We participate with Medicare and almost every PPO/HMO insurance provider, to include: All Highmark products, All Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Gateway, Health America, Humana, TriCare, United, and UPMC. If you are insured by a provider not mentioned, call us at 412-741-2810 to see if we participate in your plan.

Due to the large number of plans and networks that an individual insurance company has, we highly recommend calling the member services number on your insurance card to verify that Dr. Bikowski is in network with your specific plan.

Remember also that some insurance plans may require a referral from your primary care physician and it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary forms. You are responsible for payment if you do not obtain the necessary physician referral.

Your health care is important to us. If you have no insurance and finances are a concern, do not worry. No-interest, monthly payment plans can be easily arranged.

After your initial office visit, the telephone can be an effective means of communication. Generally speaking, the earlier in the day that you call, the better. Dr. Bikowski or a medical assistant, will return your call as soon as the schedule permits. Not all problems can be handled by phone. Many diseases have similar symptoms. If you have developed a complication, a new problem or if it has been a long time since your last visit, it will most likely be necessary to schedule an examination in the office. And, if an urgent office visit is needed, it will be scheduled for the same day or next day if at all possible.

Requests for prescription refills will be taken only by phone and only during office hours. If it has been longer than 6 months since your last visit to the office the prescription will not be refilled by telephone.

Our office is available by phone Monday through Thursday, 8AM – 5PM & Friday 8AM – 12PM for information, appointments, questions and requests for prescription refills.

If you have a medical emergency, immediately call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

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Have questions or concerns? Please call us at (412) 741-2810.

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