About our Clinic
Dermatologists at UF Health specialize in treating patients with psoriasis. Psoriasis is caused by increased inflammation of the skin and can occur at any age. It is characterized by pink, scaly, sometimes itchy plaques on the body. Some patients may also experience joint pain, a condition called psoriatic arthritis. Our dermatologists recognize that psoriasis can affect quality of life and will partner with you to make treatment decisions that can manage your symptoms. With this in mind, our clinic offers a comprehensive evaluation of each patient and an extensive discussion of treatment modalities that can help treat psoriasis long-term.
- Individualized treatment plans for patients based on symptoms, health and treatment goals
- Discuss different treatment options including topical therapies (creams, ointments), light treatments (phototherapy), oral therapies (pills), biologic medications (biologics) and clinical trials (cutting edge treatments)
- Multidisciplinary management of patients to help address some of the conditions that can be associated with psoriasis including psoriatic arthritis and increased risk for heart disease/stroke.
- Multimodal therapy for recalcitrant psoriasis
- Education about preventive strategies that can minimize future risk for related conditions (arthritis, heart disease)
- Periodic surveillance with a multidisciplinary approach to minimize medication risks
- Evaluate suitability for treatment with new therapies
- Streamlined prior authorization process to facilitate medication coverage
- Discussion of programs to help reduce stress, boost energy and maintain a healthy body and mind
- Dedicated nursing staff for better workflow and to assist with the prior authorization process
- Topical Agents (calcineurin inhibitors, steroids, vitamin D derivatives)
- Local steroid injections
- Ultraviolet light treatments
- Excimer laser treatments
- Conventional systemic therapies including methotrexate, cyclosporine, apremilast (Otezla) and acitretin
- Biologic therapies including adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), ustekinumab (Stelara), secukinumab (Cosentyx), ixekizumab (Taltz), guselkumab (Tremfya)
Requirements to be seen
Patients do not need a referral (unless required by insurance).
Consultation appointments are always available. Consultation means seeing a patient and determining follow-up care at the time of the appointment. Advice will be given to a referring dermatologist if requested.
What to Bring
Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
List of prescription medications and dosages
List of medications that you’re allergic to
List of medications, treatments you have had in the past
List of questions you may have
Recent test results related to your condition
Access Your Health Information Online
This clinic uses UF Health MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
National Psoriasis Foundation www.psoriasis.org