In this episode, we cover the basics of dermatology, what everyone should know for when a casual acquaintance that thinks they are closer to you than they really are, asks you, “hey, can you take a look at this rash on my …?” She dispels some myths about sunblock, tells us about what qualities to look for in a moisturizer. She then teaches us about all of the things that dermatologists spend their day doing aside from prescribing steroid creams and doing biopsies. Turns out, dermatology is more than skin… deep?
Dr. Sacharitha Bowers went to medical school and completed her dermatology residency at Southern Illinois University. She has extensive experience in private practice and managed to make the transition from private to academics is now the Program Director where she trained. She has a particular interest in immunodermatology and the impact of nutrition and supplementation on dermatologic disease. Because of her interests in diversity, inclusion and health equity, she is also the Vice Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity Council.