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Dr. David Sax

Dermatology
Sarasota, FL
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sarasota, FL

Address

8451 Shade Ave suite#205, Sarasota, FL
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

About

Bio

Dr. Sax originally hails from Philadelphia. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University where he was the recipient of the Braddock scholarship, a full science academic scholarship. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors for his two separate bachelor degrees. Dr. Sax completed his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA and then went on to complete a medical internship at Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sax completed a dermatology residency at the University of Michigan. For research performed during his residency in the field of laser surgery, he was awarded the Ralph Coskey award by the Michigan Dermatological Society where he presented his research to a state audience. Following his residency, Dr. Sax spent additional training in Columbus, Ohio studying MOHS micrographic surgery as well as additional surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sax has been published in major dermatology journals, and has performed several presentations for both Dermatologists as well as other physicians on both a local and national level. Dr. Sax started University Park Dermatology practice in Sarasota in 2001 and its adjoining medical spa Sanctuary at the Park in 2006. He is very proud to bring his expertise to the Apollo Beach area.

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Dermatology

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Aad.org: This website will give you a list of board certified dermatologists in your area.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Excision or shave: Generally two ways to remove moles. If a mole is elevated, becoming irritated, a dermatologist can carefully remove it to the base with a "shave tech... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Shampoos or lotions: Several ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis. On the scalp, prescription shampoos can be used such as ketoconazole or clobetasol shampoo. Topical cor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Ketoconazole: Nizoral 1% shampoo (ketoconazole) can be very effective over the counter shampoo to control seborrhea. Other over the counter shampoos that contain z... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Sometimes.: Medicated shampoos can be helpful for conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. These are inflammatory diseases causing symptoms of irri... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Genital warts can be small measuring only a few mm or larger cauliflower like lesions. It is possible to only have a solitary lesion or several lesio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Botox or drysol: Two medications can be helpful for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). One is drysol. This is a prescription antiperspirant, that can be used along ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Purpura: Purpura is a medical condition due to fragility of the blood vessels under the skin. Sometimes this can be made worse by thin skin due to aging or me... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, i would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Burns, scars: Although infrequent, any laser procedure may cause burn injury, possibility of scarring, or brown or white spots (hypo or hyper pigmentation) secondar... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Vaniqa: This is a prescription cream which can help to thin out hair along the beard or face area. Chemical depilatories can be somewhat irritating to apply ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Alopecia Areata: This may be due to a medical condition called alopecia areata. This can cause patch like hair loss along the bearded area due to autoimmune reaction.... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Another treatment: Different lasers or ipl (intense pulsed light devices) may leave grid marks after the procedure. Sometimes the inflammation may resolve on its own, r... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Seborrheic dermatitis can be very well controlled with combinations of over the counter medications that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Triamcinolone does not increase photosensitivity. As a dermatologist, however, I do not recommend tanning beds because of increased risk of skin canc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Most likely no.: A mole that is malignant would be melanoma, a form of skin cancer. The treatment of choice would be to remove surgically with wide margins. Dependin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Botox: Several ways to stop excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis. Prescription anti-perspirants can be used under the arm pit every third day to every other ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Possibly: Dermatologists are specifically trained to manage your psoriasis with effective topical medications and are also familiar with several of the newer bi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Purpura: Often times bruising can be caused by thin skin, which can be age related or secondary to medications such as prednisone. Blood thinners such as As... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may r... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Mildly effective: For androgenetic alopecia, or genetic male pattern baldness, Minoxidil can be mildly effective at maintaining hair density and regrowing hair. Propec... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Topical steroids: Psoriasis can be treated with various topical medications including corticoteroid creams, ointments, sprays, and foam products. Psoriasis can also re... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Common areas for men to have laser hair removal include the back, chest, and abdomen. Laser hair treatments typically are performed in a series of 5 ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Erector pili muscle: The small bumps are due to the contraction of the erector pili muscle connected to the hair follicle. These small muscles can contract due to interna... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Probably not.: For optimal wound healing it would be best to allow 2 weeks for the laceration to heal. Running may cause strain on the wound, possibly causing the s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Yes: Certain ticks can be responsible for a variety of rikettsial diseases such as rocky mountain spotted fever.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide.: Back acne can often times respond to over the counter benzoyl peroxide washes. Depending on the severity, prescription topical medications can be add... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Itching or soreness: One simple way to differentiate between allergic dermatitis vs. Skin infection is if the area is itchy. Allergic dermatitis will typically be scaly a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dermatology 26 years experience
Cosmetic Surgery: Several options to help with loose, stretch skin. One option would be radio frequency device, such as thermage. This technique helps to contour and ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sax is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sax is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the answer. I have been perplexed by this for a long time.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2012

Affiliations

University Park Dermatology
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