Dermatology services Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury

Everyone wants to feel comfortable in their own skin, which is why our dermatology appointments give you enough time to explain your pain or discomfort and work with our specialist dermatology nurse consultant to find a solution.

Your skin is the largest organ your body has and beyond making us look a certain way it is also vital in shielding our bodies from weather, chemicals, and other foreign substances. Skin also has its own antibacterial properties that help to ward off infections. Your skin also helps you to interact with the world with the help of nerve endings and its flexible, fast healing abilities. 

With skin playing such an important role in our lives, it is no surprise that it is one of the biggest, and often most overlooked, medical complaints people bring to their doctors.

Whether you are worried about face acne or you have severe psoriasis on the majority of your body, a consultant nurse dermatologist can help with a diagnosis and treatment or symptom management for chronic conditions. 

All skin conditions should be checked, especially if they are recurring or severe. Your skin is often one of the first organs to respond to a compromised immune system and can let you know about medical conditions at an early stage.

At Summerfield Healthcare we offer skin care nationwide through our remote dermatology clinic. Our expert nurse dermatologist can offer you the right diagnostic tests if necessary as well as give you prescriptions and advice for managing your skin health. We do not require a referral from a GP and can see you at short notice if you are concerned about sudden changes to your skin. We also offer minor surgery services with our expert GPs and surgeons.

No matter the appearance of your skin condition or the length of time you have left it, you should book a consultation with our dermatology team to make sure you keep yourself safe and healthy.

Please note, our dermatology service is for patients aged 18 and over.

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Private dermatology in Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury

A lot of skin conditions and concerns are treated as minor by the NHS and when minor surgery is required for benign skin conditions it is often treated as a “procedure of limited clinical value” and you won’t receive a referral or further treatment. This can be an annoyance but can also cause frustration and stress. 

We recognise that your skin is important and that the condition of your skin can have an important impact on your self-esteem and confidence. By using a private dermatologist, you can be certain that you are receiving the time and service that your skin deserves.

As a private clinic, we are able to offer flexible appointments that suit your schedule and can be arranged at short notice. Our consultants will give you the time you need to properly discuss your skin conditions and concerns to make sure they fully understand your complaint. You will be seen in a modern and comfortable clinic by medical staff who are friendly and professional.

Our dermatology nurse treatments are offered remotely so you do not need to attend an appointment in person initially, and we offer minor surgery where required.

Remote nurse dermatology treatments:

Acne treatment

Minor surgery:

Mole removal

Wart removal

Skin tag removal

Causes of skin conditions

Your skin is constantly exposed to the elements as well as chemicals, substances, bacteria, and allergens. In addition, your skin can respond to internal conditions and be influenced by your digestive and respiratory systems, among other things. This makes identifying the cause of many skin conditions difficult and means that often even a simple fix can’t be identified without specialist care. 

Our doctors will look at all the possible triggers and help you adjust your lifestyle, habits, or medication if they are having a negative effect on your skin. 

Some of the more common causes that we can check for include:

  • Diet and lifestyle habits, including sun exposure
  • Bacterial infections or immune response to certain bacteria interactions on the skin
  • Fungus
  • Parasites or micro-organisms that live on the skin
  • Viruses 
  • Immune response to internal or external stimulants
  • Allergies, including contact allergies such as latex and internal allergies such as food or pollens
  • Genetic predisposition to certain skin conditions
  • Illnesses that affect your thyroid, kidneys, or other systems.

Treatments for skin conditions

With so many possible causes, there are also a lot of treatment options. Our consultant nurse dermatologist and GPs are able to refer you for further tests and treatments where necessary but can also give you advice or issue prescriptions where needed. You may be offered one of the following, depending on your condition:

  • Allergy medication or antihistamines
  • Medicated creams, lotions, or ointments
  • Non-medicated creams designed for sensitive skin
  • Antibiotics
  • Vitamin or steroid injections
  • Laser therapy or minor surgery
  • Prescription medication
  • Minor surgery

The best thing you can do for your skin is take care of it. Before taking treatment for certain conditions, you should also make sure you are practicing good skin hygiene. 

Book today

We hold regular dermatology clinics to ensure that you are able to meet with a specialist nurse, GP or surgeon as quickly as possible, and access follow-up appointments when and if needed.

Booking an appointment is easy and we offer online services where you can upload a picture of your skin so we can make sure you see the right person for your condition. 

Use the contact form to get in touch with all the details of your condition, email your enquiry to [email protected] or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010 for a quick response.

Acne Treatment

If you are suffering with acne, don’t wait to see a doctor. At Summerfield Healthcare we have an experienced nurse dermatologist who specialises in caring for and maintaining skin so that you can get back to your life with confidence and comfort.

Minor Surgery

Our experienced surgeons offer private minor surgery treatments at an affordable rate and without the long wait associated with being referred to a Consultant surgeon through the NHS.

the team

Dr Vivake Roddah

General Practitioner / Medical Director

Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.

Patricia Ramshaw

Nurse Consultant Dermatologist

A Dermatology Nurse Consultant and Service Lead for Circle and an independent nurse prescriber, Patricia was previously the Lead CNS Skin for London Cancer and also has expertise in radical service redesign consultancy.