Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

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Patient Education
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Our Ann Arbor Office
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New Patients
...Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your plan...

Patient Privacy
...For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this notice, please contact us using the information listed at the end of this notice...

Diseases/Treatments Fivenson Dermatology Specializes In
... Patch Testing - We offer skin patch testing for common causes of contact dermatitis...

Notice of Nondiscrimination
... David Fivenson MD: Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as: Qualified sign language interpreters Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats) Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: Qualified interpreters Information written in other languages If you need these services, contact David Fivenson MD...

Clinical Studies
Active Clinical Trials Atopic Dermatitis in adults and adolescents (Eczema) Plaque psoriasis Observational study for patients who have recently started or changed biologic therapy for Psoriasis Observational study for adults who will be initiating Dupixent therapy Adults experiencing pruritus (itching) with prurigo nodularis Pemphigus vulgaris   Contact our Study Coordinator, Laura at 734-222-9630 or [email protected]

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Disease Spotlight: Pemphigus
... If you suspect that you have this type of dermatological disease or any other concerns with your skin, contact your dermatologist...

Rashes
... Contact Dermatitis, a type of eczema caused by coming into contact with an allergen...

Eczema (Dermatitis)
...Coming into contact with a trigger, such as wind or an allergy-producing fabric, launches the rash and inflammation...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
...The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist...

Herpes Simplex Virus
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Erysipelas
... Erysipelas requires medical treatment, so you should contact your dermatologist as soon as you suspect you may have this infection...

Cellulitis
...Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you observe these symptoms to start an effective treatment...

Candidiasis
...If diaper rash doesn't abate in seven to 10 days, contact your dermatologist...

Boils
...If the boil does not go away within two weeks, is accompanied by a fever or is painful, contact your dermatologist...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
...If you suspect you may have shingles, it is important to contact your doctor as quickly as possible...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...

Warts
... If self-treatments don't work after a period of about 4 to 12 weeks, contact our dermatologist...

Skin Cancers
..." Checking your skin monthly and contacting your dermatologist if you notice any changes...

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Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:Closed
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

After Hours

For Non-Emergency questions, use the patient portal or use the Contact Us form

In case of Emergency, call St Joseph Mercy Hospital Operators at
( 734) 712-3456 and have Dr. Fivenson paged