Dr. Joshua Sparling to Join Franklin Health Dermatology Practice
August 17, 2009
Dr. Sparling is board-certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He received his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire, and later completed his residency in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Most recently Dr. Sparling served as the sole dermatologist at the Guthrie Ambulatory Health Clinic in Fort Drum, New York, where he provided surgical and medical dermatology services for all active duty and dependent patients in the 10th Mountain Division.
Franklin Health Dermatology is the first ever dermatology-only medical practice based in Franklin County and offers treatment for a full range of dermatological conditions affecting those of all ages, including: acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, excess sweating, hair loss, excess hair (hirsuitism), and disorders of the mouth, tongue, lips, and nails.
Dr. Sparling will begin seeing patients on September 8. A referral from one’s primary care doctor may be needed for most services.
Dr. Sparling will offer state-of-the-art dermatological services including: biopsies of moles or growths, treatment of pre-cancerous lesions, removal of skin cancer and benign growths, skin patch testing, narrow band ultraviolet light therapy, cryosurgery and electrocautery, and steroid injections. Also offered will be complete skin exams, skin care advice, and treatment of skin infections.
Cosmetic procedures such as Botox, sclerotherapy for leg veins, and chemical peels for facial blemishes and aging will be available on a limited basis. These procedures are generally considered cosmetic by insurance plans and will require up-front cash payment before such services can be rendered.
“With the addition of Dr. Sparling and the recent arrival of several other doctors, we have assembled some of the best physicians in New England right here in our service area,” said Ryder. “We are so delighted to add a dermatology practice; it is a service that the community has been requesting for quite some time.”
For more information or appointments call 779-2410. Franklin Health Dermatology is located at 105 Mt. Blue Circle, Suite 2, in Farmington, which is one-fourth mile west of Franklin Memorial Hospital on Route 2.
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