Get Naked – A guest post by Aunt Val about visiting the Dermatologist
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I just wanted to introduce my Aunt Val who wrote the blog post below in November I shed the Schwam name when I got married because I was annoyed that no one could ever spell or pronounce it. Almost makes me wish I kept the name. Nah, not at all. Aunt Val Visits the Dermatologist Two or three years ago I went to a local dermatologist about a small mole I had on my left breast, if you really must know. He said it looked OK. This year I noticed the mole was getting more pronounced.
Stark-Naked in front of a dermatologist of opposite sex
Essay With melanoma in my family history and moles all over my face, arms, chest and legs, I should visit the dermatologist more than, well, never. So I finally call my primary doctor to get a referral on my health plan. His office gives me two choices in Manhattan where I live — Dr K. I chose Dr B. First, I already have five male doctors primary, dentist, eye, ENT, gastro and I am a fierce modern feminist fighting for egalitarianism at every possible juncture including caucasian male-dominated healthcare; Secondly, this is skincare, and women know a heckuva lot more about being pretty.
Question My whole family is susceptible to skin cancer, so I know that eventually I should get a complete skin exam. But I am not really comfortable being completely naked in front of strangers. Is it necessary to take off al your clothes?