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Dr. Michael Fisher

Dermatology
Roswell, GA
33 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Stretch Marks: For red and purple marks, a vascular laser that targets swollen and inflamed blood vessels and helps with skin cell production and increased collagen ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Nits dead or alive: According to the centers for disease control, if the nit has traveled a quarter inch down the length of the hair strand, it probably has either hatche... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Melasma: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, almost entirely seen in women in the reproductive years. It typica... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Unwanted Hair: Pregnant women may develop unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheeks, chin, legs and arms. You may even experience new hair growth on the belly, breasts ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Retin-A: Safety unknown with lactation: inadequate literature available to assess risk; caution advised.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Acrylic Nails: It's also possible to have an allergic reaction to components of acrylic nails or the adhesives used to apply them. This can result in redness, swelli... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Nursing and sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
SAD: Seasonal affective disorder (also called sad) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasona... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tetanus Vaccine: .The first inactive tetanus toxoid was discovered and produced in 1924. This vaccine was proven to be successful when it was used to prevent tetanus i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tick Bites: 1 apply an ice pack to the bite to decrease pain and swelling. 2 don't scratch the bite or the area around the bite. 3 use a local anesthetic t... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tetanus Toxoid: Tetanus toxoid is the vaccine for tetanus without diphtheria. Routine booster 0.5 ml im of tetanus toxoid adsorbed or 0.5 ml im or subcutaneously of... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Retin-A: Retin-a users reported improvements in skin texture, including diminished wrinkles and brown spots. Early studies soon confirmed its anti-aging effect... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tick Born Diseases: A tick bite in itself cannot kill you. What the tick might be carrying can, though. If the tick is carrying a deadly or potentially deadly disease, th... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Pityriasis Rosacea: Symptoms most often last 4 - 8 weeks. Symptoms may disappear by 3 weeks or last as long as 12 weeks. The rash starts with a single large patch called... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Chicken Pox: Children sometimes have a prodrome of fever, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, and mild abdominal pain for 1 to 2 days. The rash typically appears... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Skin Condition: Stress can make any skin condition worse. Treatment of your skin condition depends on the diagnosis. Without seeing your skin condition it is impossib... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Measles: Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus. Causes, incidence, and risk factors the infection is spread by contact with ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Retin-A: No! Retin-A is a category c medication. This means animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies or no animal or human stu... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Vaginal Sores: Sores or lesions on the female genitals are often caused by sexually transmitted infections (stis). Stis that can cause these sores include: chancroi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Genital Warts: The topical medications used to treat genital warts are contraindicated during. Liquid nitrogen treatment would be safe during pregnancy but check wit... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Human parasites: The following human parasites can be found in the southern states but are also found world wide. Parasites include pork tapeworm(taenia solium)which... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Nit Removal: If you read the fine print on most over-the-counter lice treatments, you will see that the recommend manual removal of the lice nits is more important... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Lice: Home treatment with nonprescription medicines can usually get rid of lice. These medicines include: permethrin 1% creme rinse (such as nix). Pyrethr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Malignant: The two terms malignant and benign are medical terms and they are often confused with each other. The fact is that they are poles apart in meaning. Ma... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Lindane: The fda recommends only a single treatment with lindane. This is because of the risk of serious side effects and even death when lindane is applied to... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Toe nail fungus: Tonail fungus can be treated with topical over the counter medication like formula 3(www.Formula3.Com) but you have to be very aggressive in your trea... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Cyst Removal: Surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a simple procedure to completely remove the sac and its contents. There are three general approaches used: t... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
White Patches: Steroid creams may be helpful in repigmenting (returning the color to) white patches, particularly if they are applied in the initial stages of the di... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Rash on Stomach: A rash may show itself as red bumps on the stomach or other parts of the body. Rashes can be red raised bumps, flat red spots, itchy patches, or scaly... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Lice and Scabies: Pyrethrin is used to treat lice, which are tiny insects that can infest and irritate the scalp (head lice), the pubic area (crabs), or the body. This ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Vibrating sensation: The intermittent tingling in lower abdomen needs to be looked for the following causes; 1) the area is supplied by the dorsal or thoracic spine (middl... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Chicken Pox: When all the sores have crusted over, chicken pox is no longer contagious.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Fungi & Parasites: A parasitic organism is one that obtains nourishment from its host, which has to be another living organism. Though a fungi can be a parasitic organis... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia can be caused by irritation from rough teeth, fillings, or crowns, or ill-fitting dentures, chronic smoking, pipe smoking, or other tobacc... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Ringworm: You can know for sure that ringworm is gone only when there is absolutely no more itching or flaking in any part of the body for at least two consecut... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Cystic acne: Sometimes acne needs treatment with stronger medicines or a combination of therapies. Deeper blemishes, such as nodules and cysts, are more likely to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Infections: Sweating can also be a symptom of several medical conditions, especially when the sweating is excessive or inappropriate. Many types of infections and... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in elimin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial wash... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Scarlet Fever: Scarlet fever is highly contagious! as soon as a person contracts it, he becomes contagious to those around him. The bacteria causing it reside in the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Leishmaniasis: Leishmaniasis is found through much of the americas from northern argentina to southern texas, though not in uruguay or chile, and has recently been s... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Theratogs: An fda-registered class i medical device, theratogs are designed to provide gentle, prolonged muscle stretch and alignment guidance that replicates th... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Scabies: The over the counter topical medication to treat scabies is the generic elimite (permethrin). Make sure you read the insert regarding side effects of... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Trichomoniasis: Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted disease (std) that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called trichomon... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Safety of scabies RX: The medication usually used for scabies is elimite(permethrin topical). According to epocrates which is a drug based app, the common reactions are bu... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Nail Disorders: Systemic disorders expressed in the nail include: pulmonary disease, hemochromatosis, anemia, psoriasis, hyperthyroid disease, illness, trauma, cold e... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Impetigo: How long does impetigo last? Impetigo is a rash of the skin from a bacterial infection. Nonbullous impetigo will usually clear up in 2 weeks with med... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Permethrin: Permethrin is dispensed as a 5% cream. Permethrin cream (elimite) is one of the first medicines doctors prescribe to cure a scabies infestation.1 it ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Tick Bite: Most ticks do not carry diseases, and most tick bites do not cause serious health problems. The sooner ticks are removed, the less likely they are to ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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
HealthTap member
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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