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Dr. Brock Andersen

Dermatology
Fruitland, ID
18 years experience male

Locations

Snake River Dermatology

Fruitland, ID

Address

1118 NW 16th St., Suite A, Fruitland, ID
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

2084524499

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross of Idaho

Blue Cross Of Idaho Health Services Inc

Coventry Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

ODS Health Plans

Oregon Health Plan

PacificSource

Medicare

Medicaid

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I went to medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. I then did a surgical internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, in Virginia. I then served as a Battalion Surgeon for the Marine Corps infantry and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I returned to serve as a General Medical Officer at the Naval Submarine Base in Bangor, WA. I completed dermatology residency at the University of Iowa and am certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. I currently own my own practice in Fruitland, ID. I am married with 6 children, and am interested in trying new things all the time.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Cosmetic Surgery

Dermatopathology

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Shea butter: There is no evidence to suggest that it does. There are several topical creams that do have evidence, hydroquinone being the best. Kojic acid and li... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
YES: Nothing wrong with what you said, but combo of tretinoin and glycolic acid may cause irritation and redness in some people. If it doesn't in you, the... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Neosporin/Herpes: Yes. Herpes will outbreaks fade on their own without treatment, but may always recur in the future. Neosporin likely had nothing to do with improvin... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Mederma: Probably not. Mederma was shown to modestly improve younger scars that are actively remodeling, but i think would have little if any impact in older s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: There are several different things this could be. You really should see a dermatologist and have a proper evaluation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Hair thinning: There are multiple different causes of hair loss like you describe in someone so young, and no simple answer here. I suggest you see a dermatologist,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Antibiotic/OCP: Rifampin is the only antibiotic that has been shown to reduce the efficacy of birth control pills. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has not be... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
C-section/puppp: Yes, c-section is fine. You're itching will likely resolve soon after delivery.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Aquaphor/CeraVe: Both are good in their own way. Aquaphor is thicker, which generally is more hydrating, but cerave contains ceramides which are a specific benefit to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
acne bananas: There is little solid evidence linking diet to acne. High glycemic foods (that spike blood sugar) have shown some possible correlation at increasing ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Laser for eczema: No. Excimer laser has shown benefit for psoriasis, but no for eczema (two very different diseases). True eczema spot can be easily treated by topica... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Lasting pimple: Basal cell cancer often presents with a history of a non-healing "pimple". You should see a dermatologist to rule that out.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
swelling at nailfold: By your description, it may be a digital mucous cyst. They are commonly in the area you describe, painless. You don't need to treat unless it is both... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Bubble of dry skin: Several things could cause dry skin with blistering on your feet including dyshidrotic eczema, fungal infections, autoimmune diseases, and friction bl... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Dry skin: Cheapest, easiest answer is plain white petroleum jelly. Apply this or something similar (thick emollient/ointment) after every shower.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Brown spot: Mucosal melanotic macules are common in the genital area. They can look scary, and should generally be biopsied, like yours was to rule out melanoma.... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Burning during sex: Most common reason for what you describe is inadequate lubrication. Try using more lubrication and if it starts to burn during sex, you may need to s... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Supplements: I am not sure there are any good studies available to answer your question. There is no good evidence to support that a 90 year old woman would need ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Facelift pregnancy: Skin undergoes many changes during pregnancy. I would postpone any unnecessary surgery that involves scarring your skin while you are pregnant as your... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Fordyce spots on lip: Fordyce spots on the lip are a normal anatomic finding. I would advise against treatment. However, if you desire cosmetic removal ablative co2 laser o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Dry leg skin: Most commonly an itchy circular patch of dry skin is nummular eczema. Other possibilities are psoriasis and ringworm (fungal infection). There are s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Dry vaginal skin: I wouldn't use any antibiotic ointments or cream on anything that isn't actively infected. Plain white petroleum jelly is safe for all mucosal surface... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
High White count: It sounds like you had an abscess, which are not uncommon in the underarm area. A high white count may sometimes be associated, but may be a separate... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. S... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Birth control pills: There is no evidence to suggest that it would. If anything, other azole antifungals (like ketoconazole) inhibit the pathway in the liver that metabol... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
prednisone/gyno: Prednisone does often cause increase in fat storage in areas like the breast. Generally it should resolve after stopping the medication.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Knuckle cracking: I am not sure anyone knows for sure, but the phenomenon is thought to be related to gas (maybe carbon dioxide) forming bubbles in the synovial fluid f... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Excess sweating: Start with aluminum chloride to very dry palms at night; if necessary add Glycopyrrolate 1mg per day increasing to 4mg as needed/tolerated; you may ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Folic: Folic acid, zinc, vitamin d, and biotin will help improve the strength and growth of your nails.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Wart/boil: Anyone can get a wart or boil at any point in their life, regardless of not having a prior history. They should, however, resolve within weeks, so if... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Changing spot: Recommend evaluation by a dermatologist to rule out something bad.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
sunburn peel: Sunburns generally peel by themselves after days to weeks. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is overkill for sunburn, and generally very expensive. Ov... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Genital warts: You can never completely cure genital warts, but you can see a dermatologist who can perform cryotherapy and recommend a cream that will boost your im... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
dry hands: It could be if you have a fungal infection, which sometimes looks like dry skin; otherwise plain dry skin is not contagious. Have your dermatologist p... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Red flaky face/chest: It sounds like you may have something called seborrheic dermatitis. Elidel (pimecrolimus) may be helpful, but alternate use of otc anti-dandruff sham... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Dark spots from Acne: This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Your best bet is careful daily sunscreen use, sun protection and time. The dark spots will gener... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Dyshidrotic eczema: If they are recurrent, itchy, and along the sides of the fingers dyshidrotic eczema may be a possibility. A strong prescription topical steroid would... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Cleft lip: No. Cleft lip is a congenital deformity that occurs due to abnormal development of a fetus while in the uterus.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Blood sugar levels: No, not normal. The normal blood glucose level for non-diabetics, should be between 70 and 100 (mg/dl). Blood sugar levels for those without diabetes... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Best acne treatment: Isotretinoin has best results, but is not for everyone. Each person's acne is unique and treatment should be tailored to the individual. See a derma... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Light and tretinoin: There was previously a suggestion that uv light (sunlight) inactivated tretinoin, but that has not been substantiated. No suggestion that other light... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Andersen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks doctor I kinda suspect that dandruff had something to do with I
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, and it doesn't go away on its own. I have 10 for 6 yrs.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to ease my mind!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL & CLINICS

Awards

Naval Commendation Medal, United States Navy
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
Meritorius Unit Commendation , Operation Iraqi Freedom, United States Marine Corps

Affiliations

Fellow-American Academy of Dermatology
International Society of Dermatology
Fellow-American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
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