Dermatologists are medical providers concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. You should generally consider consulting a dermatologist if you have any issues or concerns with your skin such as infections, genetic disorders, skin cancer, cosmetic issues, and so forth.
Dermatology varies greatly in the type of patients and issues they may treat on a day to day basis. Your skin, hair and nail concerns may be treated with a variety of methods ranging from simple consultation, observation over time, medications (temporary or long term), or surgical procedures.
Call to schedule an appointment Monday – Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm.
Mohs Certified Surgeon
Dr. Michael R. Hinckley is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained skin cancer “Mohs” surgeon. He uses the latest diagnostic methods and treatments.
He is the only physician west of I-15 who has completed an extra year of training in Mohs Micographic Surgery.” This technique is mainly used for skin cancer removal on the face and scalp and provides the highest cure rate possible.
Need More Information?
For more information, call 801.965.2799 or visit www.hinckleyderm.com
We want your first visit to Granger Medical Clinic to be as easy as we possibly can make it. Starting with a new doctor can be stressful, but there are some things you can do to minimize your wait time and make your first appointment go smoothly.
To save time when you first visit our offices, you can download and fill out the forms we need prior to your first visit.
Are you a new patient to our practice? Please click on New Patient Form, print, and bring it with you for your first appointment.
Some patients will see a dermatologist only once, whereas others may be on much more frequent schedules for diagnosis or treatment of more common or chronic issues. You may seek out treatment from a dermatologist of your own accord or you may be referred from another type of medical provider.
To help you make the most of your Dermatologist’s appointment
Before the Exam
Remove all nail polish from your fingernails and toenails! They need to look at your nails and nail beds, since skin cancers can form there.
Before the appointment, perform a full-body skin self-exam, and make note of any new, changing, itching, or bleeding moles, growths, or other lesions. In the early stages of skin cancer development.
At the Exam
The exam itself will likely be brief. An annual skin exam on a patient who’s never had atypical (dysplastic) moles takes about 10 minutes. (Atypical moles are benign, but look suspicious and could be a risk factor for skin cancer.) The more moles you have, the longer the exam. Ask Dr. Hinckley or Jack to examine closely any moles, growths, or lesions you noted during your skin self-exam.
They may biopsy (remove a layer of skin for examination under a microscope) suspicious-looking growths.
Finally, ask questions. From spellings of unfamiliar terms to recommendations for further research, they should be able to address your concerns. You may want to take notes for reference.
Because patients are often uninformed about what they need to look for, they can be prey to misconceptions about what is a cause for concern. For example, a lot of patients ask if their raised moles are dangerous. Mostly they’re nothing to worry about, though they should be checked.