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Dr. Matthew Woods

Dermatology
Gilbert, AZ
16 years experience male

Locations

Desert Sky Dermatology

Gilbert, AZ

Address

1684 E. Boston St #102, Gilbert, AZ
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

4808550086

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

Golden Rule Insurance Company

Health Net of Arizona

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Three Rivers Holdings

Southwest Skin Laboratory

Gilbert, AZ

About

Bio

Dr. Woods is a board certified, fellowship-trained dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He also specializes in dermatopathology and is the medical director of a dermatopathology laboratory offering a full range of special and immunoperoxidase stains. Dr. Woods offers the most advanced treatments and treats patients of all ages.

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

Aesthetic Medicine

Pathology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Woods
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes: Most marks resulting from acne lesions are due to excess pigment in the skin (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This will resolve on its own, eventually. However, it can take months. Prescription bleaching creams or chemical peels are great ways to speed this process up. See a qualified physician to discuss your needs, as you may be more prone to develop complications with such treatments.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Woods
Dermatology 16 years experience
Antiviral medication: New evidence shows that pityriasis rosea is caused by a reactivation of the human herpes viruses 6/7. This virus causes roseola, a common rash associated with fever that most people develop when toddler aged (2-4 yrs). Later in life, our immunity wanes toward this virus, and it can reactivate. Antiviral medications can lead to resolution more quickly. It will also resolve on its own eventually.
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Woods
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes (with a catch): The bumps on your skin and the itching are due to your immune system's reaction to the presence of the mite--not directly due to the mite itself. It takes a while for the immune system to "settle down" after the infestation is treated, so you can continue to have symptoms for up to a few weeks after treatment. However, reinfestation is common if your close contacts haven't been treated.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Jennifer Cafardi
Nov 27, 2012
I highly endorse this doctor. Dr. Woods is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who is very caring towards patients and very knowledgeable in the field. He has a broad background, ...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I highly endorse this doctor. Dr Woods is a board-certified dermatologist with subspecialty in dermatopathology. Dr Woods has a broad knowledge base and is an outstanding physician with expertise in t...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He is ethical, kind, caring and extremely intelligent.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Oregon Health & Science University Hospitals

Residency

University of Arizona Medical Center

Residency

University of Arizona Medical Center

Awards

Outstanding Academic Acheivement, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Honor medical society, Alpha Omega Alpha
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Affiliations

Alabama Dermatology Society
American Academy of Dermatology
American Board of Dermatology
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