The General Dermatology Clinic is the setting where our residents evaluate, diagnose, manage and follow-up patients with a variety of dermatologic conditions. These clinics are held at different sites, including the External Clinics at the Industrial Hospital, UPR School of Medicine Clinics, Carolina UPR Hospital and HOARE Diagnostic Center. The clinics start at 9:15 AM as scheduled. All patients referred to these clinics are seen by our residents under the supervision of the attending staff.
This clinic is focused on the diagnosis and management of patients with cutaneous diseases caused, precipitated or exacerbated by exposure to ultraviolet radiation. It is held every Tuesday morning at the UPR School of Medicine Clinics at the Medical Sciences Campus. A senior resident is assigned to this clinic under the supervision of attending dermatologist, Dr. José R. González.
The Lymphoma Clinic is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with cutaneous lymphomas, including cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and patients with skin lesions of systemic lymphoma. In addition, patients with a possible diagnosis of lymphoma, such as pseudolymphomatous drug reactions, pseudolymphomas, pseudolymphomatous actinic dermatitis, lymphomatoid papulosis, among others, are evaluated and managed as well.
The clinic is held every Tuesday morning at the UPR School of Medicine Clinics, at the Medical Sciences Campus. A third year resident is assigned to this clinic, under the supervision of attending physicians, Dr. Jorge L. Sánchez and Dr. José R. González.
Pediatric Dermatology Clinic
The Pediatric Dermatology Clinic is emphasizes on the care of children with dermatologic disorders since this population may present different manifestations that deserve special evaluation. The residents will develop a comprehensive knowledge of common and uncommon dermatologic conditions in neonates, infants and adolescents. This clinic is held every Friday afternoon at the UPR School of Medicine Clinics under the supervision of attending dermatologist with a subspecialty in Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Francisco Colón
Connective Tissue Diseases Clinic
This clinic was established for the evaluation and treatment of patients with rheumatologic diseases with cutaneous manifestations who need a coordinated management between rheumatologists and dermatologists in order to offer a better care to them. The clinic is held every Monday morning at the UPR School of Medicine Clinics. A senior resident is assigned to evaluate patients under the supervision of attending physician, Dr. José R. González and Dr. Frances Hernández.
Tropical Diseases Clinic
The Tropical Disease Clinic is a special clinic designed for the diagnosis and management of patients with leprosy. This clinic is conducted at the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute of the Medical Sciences Campus UPR every other Wednesday at 9:15 AM. A resident, under the direct supervision of the attending physician, Dr. Pablo I. Almodóvar, handles all cases of leprosy. Cases from all over the island, as well as from the Virgin Islands are followed at this clinic.
Patch Testing Clinic
The Patch Testing Clinic was established for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with a possible or confirmed diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis. The clinic functions as a referral center for patients seen at our clinics and from those referred by dermatologists from all over the island. In this clinic, the technique of patch testing is used as the main diagnostic procedure to confirm the etiology of the skin condition. The clinic is held every Monday at the UPR School of Medicine Clinics.
Dermatologic Surgery Clinic
The Dermatology Surgery Clinic is devoted to the care of patients with skin cancer, and other skin diseases amenable to cutaneous surgery. This service is held at various settings including the External Clinics of the Industrial Hospital on Thursday PM, UPR Hospital in Carolina on Monday PM and the UPR School of Medicine Clinics on Monday and Friday AM. Participating attendings include: Dr. Rafael Martin, Dr. Adisbeth Morales, and Dr. Alma Cruz. In each clinic, the patients are evaluated, diagnosed and treated by the resident staff under the direct supervision of an attending physician.
Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery Clinic
Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized surgical approach used to remove an entire skin tumor layer by layer while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue intact and unharmed. With the aid of simultaneous histopathological evaluation, physicians are able to establish the subclinical margins of the tumor and excise it completely. This method provides the highest cure rate, the smallest possible defect, and the lowest chance of recurrence for high risk skin cancers. This clinic is conducted on Thursdays at the UPR School of Medicine Clinic under the supervision of MOHS Surgeon Dr. Sheila Valentín.
Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic
The cosmetic dermatology clinic focuses on the evaluation of patients interested on skin rejuvenation in a competent but relaxed environment. Our goal is to help our patients achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated, natural-appearing complexion. Our services consist of a comprehensive initial evaluation and establishment of a treatment plan personalized to meet the individual needs of every patient in order to produce the best outcomes. We offer the latest technologies and therapies for skin rejuvenation and resurfacing at very competitive prices. Services currently offered include: botulinum toxin (Botox) injections, cosmetic fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, laser resurfacing, sclerotherapy (leg vein treatment), and photodynamic therapy among others. All of our cosmetic procedures and treatments are performed by residents under the direct supervision of Dr. Adisbeth Morales and Dr. Alma Cruz every Monday and Tuesday afternoon at the UPR School of Medicine Clinic.
The Dermatology Oncology Clinic is devoted to the evaluation and management of patients with primary cutaneous neoplasms, cutaneous manifestations of systemic cancer and their complications. This clinic is held at the Oncology Hospital every Monday morning. The patients are evaluated, diagnosed and treated by the resident staff under the supervision of attending dermatologist, Dr. Ana L. Colón.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic
The Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic is a special clinic established for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cutaneous manifestations of sexually transmitted diseases and their complications. Residents will learn the epidemiology and clinical course of these diseases. This clinic is held every Wednesday morning at the building housing The Latin-American Sexually Transmitted Disease Center located at the Puerto Rico Medical Center.
This clinic is devoted to the care of patients suffering from acne, ranging from mild forms of the disease to severe nodulocystic acne. As part of this clinic, treatment with isotretinoin under the iPLEDGE program is also provided. This clinic is held every Thursday morning at the UPR School of Medicine Clinics under the supervision of attending physician, Dr. José González.