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Dr. Joseph Bark

Dermatology
Lexington, KY, Mexico
50 years experience male

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Dermatology

Licenses

United States: Kentucky

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

311 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Hair growth: There is nothing that will actually promote the growth of hair or the speed at which it grows. In men who are losing their hair, we can use medicines ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Causes of alopecia: There are many causes of alopecia in a woman of your age. Sometimes we must test for various anemias that word problems and the history of hair loss a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Facial warts : There are many causes i'm some face which are "flesh colored". It's very important to have these differentiated because some of them are actually cont... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
No: Radiesse (dermal fillers) is an unforgiving material which really is difficult to remove. It is a bone derivative, and if it is map-placed it must act... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
White spots on the s: There are as many causes of white spots on the skin as there are patients that have them. Everything from fungi to genetic or unknown causes can make ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
leg mark: There are thousands of reasons for "marks" on the skin, but as I am wont to say, the main advantage that a dermatologist uses his/her eyes to determin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
warts: The first thing to do is to have it properly diagnosed by dermatologist. Often if it's a real wart, the virus causes irritation of blood vessels and c... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Face washing: Washing your face many times a day could be good or bad for it. This depends upon the oiliness of your skin. If you're oily and have soil on your face... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Acne vulgaris: There are many treatments for acne, and some of these are lotions indeed. But a regular body lotion will not do anything for the problem in most cases... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Lesion, blister, : Hey lesion is basically a spot on the skin with something unusual happening to it. The blisters it waterfield lesion on the skin. A blister and a vesi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Xerosis: Xerosis is dry skin to the point of irritation. It is indeed helped by moisturizers, but also can be helped by altering your soap to a very mild one l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Boils, cystic acne: There are conditions of the face which can cause eruptions similar to those about which you speak, but your question strongly suggests one called cyst... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Body odor: BO Is caused by a certain type of bacteria in the under arms. These bacteria are usually minimized by washing with soap and water and also by applicat... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Insect bite?: Here’s the deal: insect bites especially reschedule bites should resolve in a couple days with no itching. If your sister is itching in the spot such... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Skin exam: You May indeed opt out of a genital skin exam, just as you could of any skin area you preferred not to have examined. But realize that about 1-3% of ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Hand eczema?: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information.... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Genital wart sores: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information,... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Lip rash: There are many conditions which can affect the lips and the lip areas. This could be many things, so it would be wise to see a dermatologist and have... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Breast rash?: 5his is a very important question,because there are a plethora of serious maladies which could be causing this, and numerous less-than-dangerous ones.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Peeling nails: Nails are composed of shingle-like overlapping plates held together by microscopic bands of a thick substance like a viscous glue, with tiny connectio... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Wart?: Warts are a viral condition which can grow and large small “baby warts“ adjacent to them you really need to run by the dermatologist office and have ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
"goosebumps": There are many conditions like keratosis pilaris which can cause bumps on the buttocks. You need to see a dermatologist to see the nature of these les... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Topical?: I am not familiar with this ever happening.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Tick bite: Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick. The former is larger than the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Varicella: Chickenpox can last for three weeks or more. The problem is scarring, this is almost always accompanied by scratching the blisters. If a child is pron... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Underarm Dermatitis: Burning in an armpit can have several causes. You may be irritating it because of your deodorant. It's wise to see a dermatologist and see if you have... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
"Sea Lice?" : This is a strange term. This probably relates to a small larva which is seen in the saltwater to sea, but there are really no "lice" in seawater. In ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Warts: Hpv, or warts, is caused by the human papilloma virus. A wart can occur anyplace the skin touches that virus. That means of any part of the skin of on... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Sarcoptes scabiei: Scabies are a contagious parasite which crawls onto another person's skin. It generally takes weeks down to a few days fort this to start producing s... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Youthful skin: The singularly best thing you can do for your skin, is to get out of the sunlight. Do not incur a tan either artificially with some booze or through n... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Bite marks!: Firstly, don't get bitten! use a lotion with 100% deet, long pants and shirts which are lightweight and put a rubber band arountd your ankles to keep... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Electrolysis: I'll be very frank with you. . . **i** don't feel it is safe for anyone. Certainly not it pregnancy, where two people are involved and one cannot yet... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Cartilage: This sounds like one of the frequent complications of piercing cartilage anywhere in the body. Doing this is a big risk, because cartilage contains n... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Salt bath: There's no way to tell you what was in epsom salts you use, so you really should see someone in the emergency room and get some advice. Could be that ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Postinflammatory hyp: The first and most important thing is that you rid yourself of the acne which is causing these spots. This can be done in many ways and your dermato... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Mole biopsies: The art of identifying moles as premalignant, is very subtle and difficult. Consultation on a biopsy is a very, very frequent occurrence in dermatolo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Blisters: There's no way to tell what this might be without taking a look at it. A dermatologist's eyeballs are the most important tools she/he has to work with... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Bumpy Butt: "bumpy butt" is often caused by a problem called folliculitis. Of course without seeing it there is no way to tell you the real nature of this problem... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Ecchymoses: There are many causes of a persistent bruising the skin. These range every where from the actual trauma to the site to to drug eruptions caused by the... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Effluvium: This question has been wondered about for many years. The problem and evaluating an answer is that you need a quantitative assessment of hair loss. Th... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Best Soap: Does this almost universally thought to be the best and mildest cleanser going. This is not really a "soap" as much as it is a cleanser which has soft... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Effluvium: No. There is no way eggs have any effect. Hair loss in women it is a multifactorial problem. Such factors as genetics. Loss in the family psychiatric ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Waxing: Plucking does not result in quicker return of hair.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Rash: If you have "something to get off your chest, " you really need to get this checked by a dermatologist to see what kind of a rash this is. There are h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Grease is normal: The question of why you might have greasy hair is very difficult to answer without actually seeing the patient. All scalps have oil glands and they ma... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Kp is a genetic disorder which causes small stiff plugs of skin to form in hair follicles usually on the backs of the arms sometimes on the sides and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Sweating: It means that your body's air conditioner is working just as it should. If you have a problem with excess or profuse sweating, then you should see der... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes o... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bark is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thx a lot. I would appreciate it if u could let me know whether it would fade on its own or with topical treatments since im not able to see a derm. Hope u mail me @dylantham2000@hotmail.com about it...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! she said herpes, but no culture, on ankle too, send u message with pic
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This made me feel good. Thanks! X-Ray showed Erosive Arthritis, will see Rheumatologist in week & a half.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Lexington Region, KY - Summer
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Kentucky - Summer
2013
Top Dermatologist, First Place, Kentucky - Spring
2017
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