At Vanguard Skin Specialists we treat patients from a wide variety of age groups, ethnic backgrounds, and personal genetic and medical histories. Some patients struggle with chronic acne, others with sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and others with any (or more than one) of the long list of dermatologic conditions that range in severity from annoyance […]
Part of the Switching Career Industries Series Job changes are often exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. The fear of the unknown, a new supervisor, new co-workers, a new commute, etc., can often lead to a sense of unease as you begin your initial job search, send out applications, interview, and ultimately arrive to […]
By Dr. Vinh Chung Carlos (not real name) was the last patient on my schedule for the day. He was coming in because of a skin cancer on the right side of his nose. I was seeing him at a Vanguard dermatology clinic located an hour away from Colorado Springs, where I live. We had […]
By Jennifer Garrick, FNP-BC DCNP As a long-time nurse in the hospital and later in private practice, I have taken care of many patients dealing with breast cancer. Seeing their journeys, heroism, and strength have made me a better Nurse Practitioner. So I share my medical advice here to help those who have had breast […]
By Dr. Renata Prado Board certified dermatologist & fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon You have a big occasion coming up: prom, graduation, wedding. You think you will look a lot better with a glowing tan, and sign up for indoor tanning. I am here to tell you why this is a very bad idea. I can start […]
Part of our “Women on Their Second Careers” Series There are people who have passions and there are people who pursue their passions. You can count Jennifer Garrick as one who pursues her passions. Jennifer’s career path from fifth grade teacher, to high-end children’s jewelry designer, to nurse practitioner is defined by her motivation to […]
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