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Dr. Ellen Turner

Dermatology
Dallas, TX
21 years experience female

Locations

Office

Dallas, TX

Address

8222 Douglas Avenue, Suite 950, Dallas, TX, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

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Medicare

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Golden Rule Insurance Company

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Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

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Health First Health Plan, Inc

Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC)

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Independence Blue Cross Group

Kanawha Insurance Company

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Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

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Private Healthcare Systems, Inc (PHCS)

Starmark

Time Insurance Company

Tricare

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UMR

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USAA Insurance

WellCare Health Plans

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

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About

Bio

After graduating from medical school, I began a residency in Internal Medicine only to realize I loved working in the clinic setting while simultaneously doing outpatient surgeries and procedures. Dermatology offered me a chance to be challenged with medical diagnosis and appropriate treatment, as well as procedures such as skin cancer surgery and cosmetic injections such as Botox and fillers. Additionally, it provided for fun laser procedures as well as other types of medical devices throughout the course of one day of patients. Each day in my dermatology clinic is very unique and different. I welcome new patients, whether they be medical or cosmetic or surgical, because my patients and the challenges they bring are the reason I went into the most wonderful specialty in medicine!

Specialties
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Dermatology

Aesthetic Medicine

Doctor Q&A

137 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Biopsy.: If you have been to four different dermatologists, go to one more and request a biopsy to prove scar. You can get scars from acne that occurred severa... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Folliculitis.: You may be experiencing inflammation of the hair found in the nose. Try applying something like an over the counter topical steroid such as Cortaid (h... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Possibly.: As with any brand name change in medication, it is possible that you may not have the same effects however the percentage of active medication (minoxi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Fungus vs allergy.: What you are describing could be a couple of different things--fungal infection vs. Allergic contact dermatitis vs irritant contact dermatitis. In the... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Normal.: You have had this your whole life, so you probably exhibit a tendency to dryness, especially on your hands and cuticles. By moisturizing after every h... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
See another doc.: Pictures don't always allow diagnosis because it can be very difficult to take a good medical grade photograph. What you are describing sounds like an... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Safe but not wt loss: Zerona is a fat reduction device, not a weight loss solution. It is very safe, but with any device or laser, there comes risk. Your treatment provide... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Hydrate.: Post chemical peel, you may experience stinging and itching. I find products like avene thermal spray and moisturizers such as the skinmedica tns cera... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yeast infection.: You may be experiencing an overgrowth of yeast after taking antibiotics. The balance which normally exists in the anal area can be thrown off by antio... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Very likely.: Thickened discolored nails that have a powdery and crumbly residue underneath typically indicate fungus. Treatments include topical antifungal therapy... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
No.: Witch hazal is fine due to its calming effects on the skin but I do not recommend hydrogen peroxide. It is antibacterial, yes. But it is entirely too ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide.: I like the benzoyl peroxide washes. They come in a variety of strengths and are best when lathered onto the skin during the shower and allowed to sit ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Wart.: I often tell my patients who have palmar or plantar warts that they may need several treatments for these resistant warts on the skin of these areas. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes.: Moles can occur on any part of our skin as they are simply a population of closely congregating melanocytes. You actually have melanocytes everywhere ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Hydration with cream: Use moisturizing creams rather than lotions. Lotions are too light for patients with excessively dry skin. There are newer moisturizers on the market ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Not possible.: Unfortunately, the split ends you are seeing is old damage. The hair that you see which has grown out is not a "repairable" however you can use variou... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Eczema: This could be suggestive of eczema on the scrotum. The genitals are a common region to have eczema flares. Try moisturizing the area with a cream base... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Vaseline.: I know it sounds too simple but there was actually a study performed that compared neosporin with plain vaseline petroleum jelly to determine wound he... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Less than a week.: Now many head lice are resistant to our traditional therapies. Cheap method which works is to apply gold listerine to the scalp x 1 hour and cover wit... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes.: This should not be a problem at all. Just remember that if you are on a prescription strength retinoid, you cannot get waxing performed as this can ac... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Topical retinoid.: A white head is technically called a closed comedone. A blackhead is an open comedone. Topical retinoids that can be prescribed by your doctor are the... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Time.: Remember that once a spider bite occurs, it takes your body a period of time to remove the offending toxins. What is most important is for you to be s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes.: I love this drug for adult female acne patients. Since it is not an antibiotic or a birth control it is safe and effective for long term use. The only... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
No.: There is absolutely no contraindications to shaving in a vitiligo patient. You are simply removing the hair at the level of the skin, and this does no... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Warts are viral.: Since warts are caused from a virus, it is very possible to have spread from the genital region to the oral region. Since certain strains of virus mor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Every other day: There is no standard in grooming with patients who have dry skin. We used to say that eczema patients should not bathe daily, but we know this is not ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Green camoflauge: Redness with acne lesions is a common complaint because it is hard to cover with normal concealers. I recommend using a green camoflauge first to neut... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Possible PCOS.: Some women suffer from a condition called pcos or polycystic ovarian syndrome which is a spectrum of issues from excessive body and facial hair to men... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Retinoid dermatitis?: What you are describing could be due to a sudden re-introduction of your differin (even though you had used in the past without issue), or it could be... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Creams.: Creams are always more hydrating than lotions which are more hydrating typically than serums. A great intensive over-the-counter moisturizer is cerave... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
See a derm: Since you saw your gyn and cultures were all negative, i would advise you see a dermatologist next. Even though it is vulvar skin, it is still skin. I... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Anti-histamine.: You may simply have a lot of mucous and inflammation in the sinus areas that is not able to be "blown" out. Consider antihistamines like zyrtec (cetir... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Inflammatory rash.: What you are describing may be inflammation of the skin or of the hair follicles. Try treating with an over-the-counter topical steroid, but if this i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
See your doctor: What you are describing does not sound harmful to you or your baby. It is difficult to give you a diagnosis without being able to see it. Ask you OB t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: What you are describing is a common condition found in approximately 40% of our population called keratosis pilaris. At the site of the hair follicle,... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Allergic reaction.: I am concerned that you may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction to something, or at the very least, you are having some type of infection. Tak... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Telangiectasias.: Fine broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin do not indicate any systemic problems which is good. However, if you are interested in treating w... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Very safe.: Self tanning lotions are very safe. They are simply staining the top-most layers of skin a brown color. I recommend my patients use self-tanners over ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
It may.: Consuming alcohol can induce dilation or widening of the vascular channels that supply the skin of the face. In some people, due to genetics or due to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Cetaphil or Cerave.: Whether your skin feels dry or not, it is important to use a daily moisturizer. Even acne-prone skin requires daily moisturization to prevent rebound ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes.: Also, plain vaseline is a cheap easy way to heal wounds quickly. Studies show no decreased risk of infection with neosporin use over vaseline.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Short term use OK.: Depending on the topical antibiotic, there can bee good effects on acne as one of the causatives for acne is p. Acnes bacteria species. Topical Clinda... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Hives.: This sounds like hives or urticaria. This can occur due to newer medications, contact to something you are hypersensitive to or undetermined causes. A... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Not necessarily.: Most always, vertical nail ridges simply indicate an aging nail. Just as we can get lines or wrinkles on our face and body, we can get "lines" or "rid... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Get it checked.: Although this is likely a benign cyst or benign lipoma (fatty lesion), i recommend having a dermatologist or your doctor evaluate this. Another possib... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Good skincare: The basics of skincare to alleviate or reduce blemishes or discoloration on the skin include gentle cleansing, light daily moisturization and sunscree... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
Check with your MD.: Itching in the vaginal region can indicate a simple yeast infection, but it can also be a symptom of a more serious infection that requires oral presc... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 21 years experience
See a dermatologist.: Acne can be problematic even into adulthood. Regardless of the causes whether overactive sebaceous glands, inflammation, or bacterial overgrowth, a de... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Turner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Turner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks doc. it is one type of urticaria. till now cause is not clear
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Should I place band aids? They are a little more than 1" from anus
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Even if they are recurring and stay for months at a time? Thanks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

Double Diamond SkinMedica Physician Office
Allergan Platinum Plus Physician Office
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Texas health presbyterian hospital dallas
Baylor Medical Center Of Irving
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