Dermatology Specialist

Adolescent Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck

Jonathan Trager, MD

Pediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Physician located in Great Neck, NY

Skin is the largest organ in the human body, so when it’s irritated or there’s a more serious condition, it’s difficult to ignore. Dr. Jonathan Trager of Adolescent-Young Adult Medicine of Great Neck, New York, is one of less than 20 board-certified pediatric dermatologists in New York state. He is also certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and adult dermatology, so he has the experience and training to treat all types of skin, hair, and nail problems. Call today or schedule a consultation online to see how Dr. Trager can help everyone in your family.

Dermatology Q & A

Why should I see a dermatologist?

Dermatology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on treating more than 3,000 disorders and diseases relating to skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. A dermatology exam can alert you to the warning signs of skin cancer, or precancerous cells, so you can get treated as soon as possible. Other reasons to seek care from a board-certified dermatologist include:

  • Acne, especially in adolescents
  • Dermatitis and eczema
  • Nail fungus
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer
  • Warts
  • Irregular appearance of moles

Should my child see a dermatologist?

Children of all ages can benefit from seeing a dermatologist in addition to their routine pediatric exams. Dr. Trager and his expert staff diagnose and treat boys, girls, and teens with symptoms of diaper dermatitis, acne, vulvar skin disorders, and congenital skin defects, to name a few. Children are not always capable of explaining their symptoms or answering medical questions, but pediatric dermatologists are skilled getting to the causes of such conditions in a way that makes both child and parent feel reassured.

Skin conditions are often a sign of underlying health issues, such as a weakened immune system or the presence of too much candida (yeast). Because Dr. Trager is board certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and dermatology, he can determine whether your child’s skin condition is an indication of a broader health concern and recommend the most comprehensive treatment methods.

What is surgical dermatology?

Surgical dermatology is the category of dermatology that focuses on managing skin conditions through surgical procedures. Depending on the seriousness of the condition, the surgery may involve the surface layers of the skin or extend deeper to remove cancerous cells.

When a visit to the dermatologist indicates the need for surgery, Dr. Trager and his staff offer several in-office surgeries to correct the problem as effectively and efficiently as possible. Dr. Trager is experienced in performing skin biopsies as well as removing moles, cysts, warts, and skin tags on adults, children, and adolescents.

For an all-inclusive dermatological exam and care in a warm, supportive environment, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Trager.