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A 32-year-old female asked:

I have had a wart/bump on my cheek next to nose for years. the dermatologist previously said it is nothing to worry about, but it recently stood more raised and had a dark spot on it. should i see a gp or a dermatologist?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Primary care doctor: Usually, a patient sees her primary care doctor first. Her doctor can refer out to a dermatologist if needed. However, there is no problem if she goes to see a dermatologist directly (but some insurance plans won't cover specialist visits without first having a primary care visit).

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