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Dr. James Berman

Dermatology
Glendale, WI
41 years experience male

Locations

Forefront dermatology

Glendale, WI

Address

7040 n port Washington rd, Suite 404, Glendale, WI
Directions

Fax

4143510128

Dermatology associates of Wisconsin

Glendale, WI

About

Bio

I am a board-certified dermatologist with experience in diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
It's possible but ..: it is possible but not likely to contract herpes from a toilet seat. The virus drys out in minutes so unless you sit down immediately afterwards, you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Dermatologist!: Your dermatologist will be happy to remove the lesion and send it for biopsy all at one visit! many dermatologists have same or next day appointments ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Derma pen: This is an economical procedure where small needles poke micron size holes in the scar and stimulate growth factors which lead to remodeling of the s... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Scar: It sounds like the area has healed but with a thickened scar. This is called a hypertrophic scar. These usually do not improve on their own and well r... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Not really...: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory condition thought to be related to an over abundance of a bacteria called pityrosporun ovale. The immune syst... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Hyaluronic acid: Juvederm and restalyne are brand names of hyalurinic acid. There are topical salves with hyaluronic acid which do help plump and hydrate the skin. Cal... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Could be herpes???: The next time it happens go to your dermatologist and get a culture performed. How you treat it depends on the diagnosis.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Different appearnces: There are 3 major clinical types of psoriasis - namely plaque, erythrodermic, and pustular. It is unlikely to have combinations of these in any one in... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Yes to all: Go see a dermatologist asap! you obviously have some medical knowledge so i don't have to tell you that what you are describing is serious.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Not necessarily std: Scabies is spread by any form of physical contact. It can also be contracted by sharing a towel clothing or a bed. Itching is the most characteristic... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
R/o lupus: You definitely need to see a dermatologist and get blood work and may be a skin biopsy to check for possible lupus. This is a sun sensitive disease th... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
UTI: This may be a simple urinary tract infection. Go to your doctor for a urinalysis and see if that's the problem. If it is, a 10 day course of antibioti... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Skin cancer: You need a biopsy because you likely have a skin cancer that will need to be removed. Don't procrastinate and go see your dermatologist asap.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Raynaud's phenomenon: This is a condition of vascular instability triggered by cold exposure. It is characterized by rapid changes when exposed to cold causing the digits ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Herpes vs yeast inf: It sounds like a bout of herpes simplex but it could be nothing more than a yeast infection. You should go see your dermatologist for a culture and a ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Maybe: Platelet rich plasma is thought to have growth factors and cytokines that rejuvenate skin and perhaps hair follicles and matrix. As mono therapy it pr... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Get a biopsy!: Go see a dermatologist and get a skin biopsy so you will at least know the diagnosis. The treatment will obviously vary accordingly.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Prednisone: This is a tough problem. The only thing that is going to really help with erythema nodosum is prednisone. I suspect you have been on Prednisone on and... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Sun spot: This may be a solar lentigo which is a benign freckle-like growth. When you are young, it may fade away when you don't continue to get sun exposure bu... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Hives?: Hives are an allergic type of rash that can be related to a reaction to medications, foods, underlying infections, collagen vascular diseases and even... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Cyst: It may be a benign cyst but you want to make sure it's not something more serious so see a doctor.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Likely skin tags: In all likelihood these are nothing but skin tags. However, the rule out diagnosis is genital warts. Go see your dermatologist and have him remove the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Angiolipoma: This is a painful tumor of the skin that can be excised. Go see your dermatologist.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Steroid injections: Go to your dermatologist and get a few intralesional steroid injections. If there are many, large, or widespread lesions, you may want to try taking h... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Dermatitis: Well, from your description, ring worm is a possibility. To test your hypothesis, apply an otc antifungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) 1% to ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
yes if u r allergic: Isothiazolinone is a preservative which can be an allergic contact sensitizer. It is on virtually every patch test kit dermatologist use. If you want ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Autoimmune bullous : You could be suffering from an autoimmune bullous disorder such as pemphigus or pemphigoid. It is really important that you go to a dermatologist and ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Pruritus genitalia: This is one of the neurodermatoses often triggered by stress. The more you scratch, the more you itch!. Try applying a cool compress wet to dry for 3-... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Folliculitis: It sounds like you may have a staph infection which you may have caused by using a dirty razor. It is also possible you are having a foreign body reac... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Contact dermatitis: i assume you are also applying OTC lip balms such as Carmen, aquaphor etc. These products hydrate your lips but paradoxically can actually perpetuate ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Cyst: The pea-sized bump is probably a hair follicle cyst called an epidermal or pilar cyst. The redness or heat rash worries me in that the cyst ruptured a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Yeast and drool: This is a common problem. It is referred to as perleche. Try brushing the top of your tongue when you brush your teeth. Also wash out any saliva that ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Notalgia paresthetic: Notalgia paresthetica is an itchy spot usually in the infra scapular area that is actually due to arthritis in the vertebral column of the back. It is... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Dyshidrotic eczema: This is a common hand and or foot dermatosis that may be stress related. It is usually recurrent. For acute attacks, try epsom salt soaks and apply a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Nevus sebaceous: This is probably a lesion that was present at or shortly after birth. At the time of puberty, hormones often make the lesion become more raised and it... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
cyst with open pore: This sounds like an epidermal cyst from a hair follicle. The central opening is the dilated pore and the black stuff is oxidized sebum and keratin. Th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Psoriasis: Try applying 1 percent Hydrocortisone ointment twice daily for 1-2 weeks and see if that helps.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Need more details: There are literally thousands of different kinds of rashes with different etiologies from infections, allergic reactions , autoimmune diseases and ca... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
epidermal cyst: This is a hair follicle tumor that is filling with keratin proteins and distending the follicle to form a sack. The lesion may feel like a hard pea th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Bleach baths: Try soaking her in the bath tub and add 1/4 cup of bleach. This will kill staph bacteria on her skin which helps reduce inflammation on the skin. You ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
HCC oint+zinc oxide: It sounds awful! try getting some otc 1% Hydrocortisone ointment and apply to the affected area twice daily. At night, apply zinc oxide paste as a pro... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Laser or surgical: You probably have a vascular lesion such as an angioma or pyogenic granuloma. These can be removed scarlessly with a vascular lesion laser. If the les... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Derma pen: You should check out derma pen online and find a clinic in your area that provides the service. Basically it is a needling device that puts micro hole... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Can be hard to tell: inflamed lumps like you mentioned can be difficult to tell apart clinically. A lymph node that is swollen is usually deeper in the tissue and the surf... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Tinea cruris: its a good chance you have tinea cruris which is a fungal infection. Go to the pharmacy and buy an OTC clotrimazole cream and apply it twice daily for... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Likely a cyst: This lesion is likely an epidermoid cyst. If it enlarges or persists, it would be best to see a dermatologist who will cut it out.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Cortisone injection: This is probably an ingrown hair. A triamcinolone injection may make it disappear in 1 day. See a dermatogist because they would also be able to tell ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Genetics/irritants: Most people who have what we consider to have sensitive skin are also atopics. This means they have a combination of allergies asthma and eczema. Thes... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Sjogren's disease ?: You could be describing some of the symptoms of this autoimmune disorder. Go see a dermatogist who may do a skin biopsy and order some blood work to c... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Berman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 28, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you! He said its somewhat deep and prescribed me some Keflex for a infection to see if that will help. Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you. I went to a dermatologist, I'll find another
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Thank you for the help, mine is not likethat picture. mine is few 7/8

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Aurora sinai medical center
Columbia st marys hospital
St joseph hospital
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