Dr. Michael Fisher

Dermatology
Roswell, GA
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

1265 Upper Hembree Rd, Atlanta, GA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases

Roswell, GA

About

Bio

I have a master's degree, PhD in experimental pathology, and an MD degree. Research in skin cancer for 6 years. I help teach Wilderness First Aid and CPR Saturday for the Boy Scouts of America.

Specialties
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Dermatology

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Bleaching creams: Medications with hydroquinone help bleach darkened skin. You will need a prescription for this topical medication. You apply it once or twice a day o... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scabies: There is no need to apply insecticides to clothing, bedding or environmental surfaces. All bedding, towels, and clothes used by the scabies-infested i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Tick-Borne Illness: Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia and other types of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Bec... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Stress and Acne: Stress can also produce more hormones by stimulating the adrenal glands. In fact, hormonal problems are usually the culprit when it comes to people wh... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Permethrin: Permethrin cream will kill the mites and their eggs within 8 to 14 hours. Permethrin cream rinse and lotion will kill lice and their eggs within 10 m... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Skin Moisturizer: Moisturizers prevent and treat dry skin, but that's not all they do. Moisturizers can protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture, and mask ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Hair transplant: Hair transplant surgery is a procedure in which hair is moved from the back and/or sides of the scalp, where the hair is permanent (donor area), to ar... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Mosquitos: Mosquitos can bite through clothing. Mosquitos can bite through thin, tight-fitting clothing. Spray bug repellent on your kin and clothing to keep the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Tinea Versicolor: Treatment of tinea versicolor with topical antifungals. Topical antifungal medications are the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor. The followin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Impetigo: Antibiotics are the mainstay of conventional therapy. Topical anti-microbial ointments are often effective for staph impetigo, and treatments such as ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Head Lice: Adult lice on scalp. The most common spots to find adult lice are behind your ears and along the back of your neck. Lice are tiny, about the size of a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Itchy Nipples: Nipple itch is a common symptom of allergies, inflammation, or even physical irritation, and is characterized by a tingling, irritating or uneasy sens... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Shingles: I have seen many cases of shingles. Some times the rash is more prominent than others. But I have never seen a case without some form of rash.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
HPV & Toilet Seats: Fortunately, this is a myth, but still remains a common belief among many people. The human pappillomavirus (hpv) cannot be transmitted through sittin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scabies: Scabies is spread when there is direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Transmission of scabies can also be the result of sha... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Chickenpox: It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation pe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Eczema: Eczema, or dermatitis, occurs in two main forms, both of which cause symptoms based on individual patients' sensitivity to certain substances. Contact... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scabies & Chiggers: Chiggers live in grass, tall weeds, shrubs and other vegetation; and attack humans who venture into their territory. Humans usually pick up scabies fr... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
West Nile Virus: Typically, west nile virus spreads to humans via infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. You can not get i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scabies: There isn't an exact reproduction rate for scabies. However, the mites cannot survive off the human body for more than 48 hours and cannot reproduce o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Pityriasis Rosacea: Pityriasis rosea (pit-uh-rahy-uh-sis row-zee-ah) is a common skin disease that causes a rash. This rash usually disappears on its own without treatmen... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Measles: Diseases such as chicken pox and measles are rarely caught more than once. As immune res-ponce from infections by virus infection in life long.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Fifth Disease: Fifth disease seems like an especially odd name, but it makes sense when you consider the history of pediatrics and that erythema infectiosum was also... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Hot Tub Folliculitis: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa. This bacteria is commonly found in contamina... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Pityriasis Rosacea: Reports demonstrates a high risk for fetal loss and for neonatal weakness and hypotonia in pregnancies affected by pr during the early weeks of gestat... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Chicken pox: It takes between 10 and 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox (this is known as the chickenpox incubation pe... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Drug Interaction: According to epocrates, a medical application, there is no interaction between glutathione and xenical.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scabies: Scabies is found worldwide among people of all groups and ages. It is spread by direct contact with infected people, and less often by sharing clothin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Pin Worms: The over the counter medication for pin worms is reese's piinworm medicine, reese's pinworm tablets and pin-x. It works by paralyzing the worms so th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Nits: Nits of head lice and pubic lice need the warmth and high humidity that is found near human skin to develop properly. If nits are removed from this wa... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Roseola: Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7. These viruses belong to the same family ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Humira (adalimumab) and BCP: Humira (adalimumab) should not effect birth control when you pick up your medication, your pharmacist can also tell you if there are any interactions... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Onychatropia: Onychatrophia or nail atrophy can be caused due to the following: psoriasis lichen planus fungal nail infection bacterial nail infection skin d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Chilblains: Unfortunately chilblains respond poorly to treatment. The following may be useful: topical corticosteroid cream applied accurately for a few days to r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scalp Ringworm: Ectothrix hair invasion is due to infection with m. Canis, m. Audouinii, m. Distortum, m. Ferrugineum, m. Gypseum, m. Nanum, and t. Verrucosum. The fu... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Herpes Symptoms: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Weed side effects: "smoked marijuana damages the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. It impairs learning and interferes with memory, perception, and judgment. Smoked... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of itchy scalp. Skin condition... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Phototherapy: Uv phototherapy is the use of ultraviolet light, prescribed by a physician, for the treatment of skin disorders such as vitiligo, eczema and psoriasis... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Anaphylaxis: The relative timeframe for anaphylaxis to occur after exposure to a particular allergen or antigen can vary from seconds to hours. It could take from ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Surgical staples: Just as with any incision, there is always a risk of infection. In most cases, staples are less likely to cause infections than sutures. The down side... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Cat scratch disease: For most patients with mild or moderate csd, only conservative symptomatic treatment is recommended because the disease is self-limited. Administer an... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Scabies: If a person has never had scabies before, symptoms may take as long as 4-6 weeks to begin. It is important to remember that an infested person can spr... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jan 18, 2014
I endorse Dr. Fisher. Dr Fisher clearly has a vast knowledge of the field of dermatology. The information he provides on Healthtap is understandable & accurate. He is providing a valuable service to ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fisher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fisher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I'll be bringing her to the doctor again this weekend. They originally said they weren't sure if it was ringworm or eczema but treated with anti fungal meds. It improved a bit then got red ...Read More
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They are itchy and can cause the scaly patches you mentioned. Thank you so much for the information. They can be managed when they're mild, but when they get bad again, I will show them to my PCP. Whe...Read More
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A big thank you for answering this question I noted u put it could because alcohol feral syndrome but I never drank throughout my pregnancies Iam on epillim chrono as Iam epileptic could this be a cau...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Morehouse School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Whos Who
Top Doctor, First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
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