The Free Skin Cancer screening will be provided by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Adam Vaudreuil and experienced dermatology PA Rachel Frederickson. They will screen patients in a medical office setting on a first-come, first serve basis. This is for patients age 18+ who live in Douglas County.
To reserve a spot or for more info, patients may email firstname.lastname@example.org with top 3 choices for desired time slot:
- 1:00 – 1:30PM
- 1:30 – 2:00PM
- 2:00 – 2:30PM
- 2:30 – 3:00PM
- 3:00 – 3:30PM
- 3:30 – 4:00PM
- 4:00 – 4:30PM
Patients may also call (720) 615-6400.
What is the Skin Cancer Spot Check?
We encourage you to examine yourself for any new or changing moles. If you have a suspicious spot, get it checked out. We will examine your concerning spots, new moles, and changing moles.
This is NOT a full body skin cancer screening. We will check spots you are concerned about. We will not perform biopsies (a test to confirm the diagnosis) but we will advise you of any spots that require biopsy with your dermatologist.
What can I expect at the skin cancer spot check?
Simply show up at your assigned time. You will be asked to fill out basic demographic information and a waiver.
We will examine your spots from the privacy of an exam room. You will receive a presumptive diagnosis on what the spot could be and a recommendation on whether you need further evaluation.
What is not included in this skin cancer screening?
If you have a spot that appears atypical or malignant, the dermatology provider will recommend a biopsy. This is a diagnostic procedure to confirm what type of growth you have. The biopsy and/or recommended follow up with a dermatologist is the responsibility of the patient. A list of board certified dermatologists is available at aad.org.
Due to limited time, we will not be able to discuss other dermatology conditions such as acne, eczema, warts or other skin conditions.
What should I wear?
If the spot is on your face, please do not wear makeup. Wear clothing that makes it easy for the dermatology provider to see the spot(s) you are concerned about. Please wear a mask.
Does this replace my regular dermatology visit?
No, the Spot Check is not a substitute for a thorough full body skin exam performed in an office setting. Many skin cancers can be detected only from a thorough skin exam, and all adults should see their doctor annually for a skin cancer screening exam.
What if I have a concerning spot that needs follow up?
You may follow up with your regular dermatologist, or another dermatologist in the area. We are happy to see you as well, but we are doing this as a service to the community, so you are not obligated to follow up with us. You may find a list of dermatologists at www.aad.org.