SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening Highlights Importance of Early Detection

On May 30th Skin Care Doctors, P.A. helped serve the community by offering free skin cancer screenings during a SPOTme® skin cancer awareness event in their Burnsville office. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – every hour. Yet when caught early, skin cancer is highly treatable.

“Skin cancer is one of the only cancers that can be seen on the surface of the skin,” said Michael Ebertz, M.D. “Yet many people don’t know how to spot skin cancer, including what to look for on their skin or when they should see a dermatologist.”

To increase people’s chances of spotting skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone learn the ABCDEs of melanoma, which outline the warning signs of this disease:

  • A – is for Asymmetry: One half of the spot is unlike the other half.
  • B – is for Border: The spot has an irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
  • C – is for Color: The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown or black, or areas of white, red or blue.
  • D – is for Diameter: While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (or about the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, they can be smaller.
  • E – is for Evolving: A mole or spot on your skin looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

“It only takes a few minutes to check your skin, and it could save your life,” said Dr. Ebertz. “If you notice anything changing, itching or bleeding on your skin, make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist, as these are often early warning signs of skin cancer.”

It’s estimated that more than 1,640 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in Minnesota this year. Although skin cancer is more common among people with light or fair skin tones, everyone is at risk for this life-threatening disease.

For more information about how to prevent and detect skin cancer, including instructions on how to perform a skin self-exam, visit SPOTme.org. There, you can download a body mole map for tracking changes in your skin and find free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings in your area.

The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program is part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer.

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About SPOTme®

The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program, supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb, is part of the Academy’s larger SPOT Skin Cancer initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer. Since 1985, Academy dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas. To learn more about the SPOTme® campaign and to find free skin cancer screenings near you, visit SPOTme.org.

American Academy of Dermatology

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin) or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).

Skin Care Doctors, P.A. physicians provide the finest leading-edge dermatologic care in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. They offer diagnosis and treatment for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly whether for concerns and problems of the skin, hair and nails.

Readers Choice Award Winner for Best Dermatologist

The Laker Pioneer published a Readers’ Choice survey earlier this year. Their readers were asked to vote for their best choices in many different categories.  After tallying the results, Skin Care Doctors Orono Office was voted the Best Dermatologist for 2019! We’re honored to have been recognized for this award.

We want to thank our wonderful patients for voting for us.

Our staff look forward to continuing to serve our community for years to come.

Skin Cancer Screenings on May 30th

Skin Care Doctors, P.A.  will be holding a free SPOTme® skin cancer screening on May 30th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at 14000 Nicollet Ave S, Suite 304, Burnsville, MN 55337.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour,” said Dermatologist Michael Ebertz M.D. from Skin Care Doctors, P.A. “Yet not only is skin cancer preventable, it’s highly treatable when detected early.”

During the screening each person will be offered a full-body skin examination along with education for melanoma prevention and treatment.  If the physician determines the patient has suspected skin cancers or abnormal lesions they will recommend a follow-up examination.

“Unlike other cancers, skin cancer can be seen on the surface of your skin, making it critical to regularly check your skin for changing or suspicious spots,” said Dr. Ebertz.  “A skin cancer screening from a dermatologist is a visual exam that is painless, only takes a few minutes, and could save your life.”

The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program is part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer.

Since 1985, AAD member dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas.

Appointments are required and space is limited for this event. If you or someone you know is interested in a free skin cancer screening contact Skin Care Doctors, P.A. at 952-898-1600.

For more information about how to prevent and detect skin cancer, including instructions on how to perform a skin self-exam, visit SPOTme.org. There, you can download a body mole map for tracking changes in your skin and find free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings in your area.

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About SPOTme®

The SPOTme® skin cancer screening program, supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb, is part of the Academy’s larger SPOT Skin Cancer initiative, a campaign to create a world without skin cancer through public awareness, community outreach programs and services, and advocacy that promote the prevention, detection and care of skin cancer. Since 1985, Academy dermatologists have conducted more than 2.4 million free skin cancer screenings and have detected nearly 248,000 suspicious lesions, including more than 27,500 suspected melanomas. To learn more about the SPOTme® campaign and to find free skin cancer screenings near you, visit SPOTme.org.

American Academy of Dermatology

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology, founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the AAD at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or aad.org. Follow the AAD on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology), Twitter (@AADskin) or YouTube (AcademyofDermatology).

Skin Care Doctors, P.A. physicians provide the finest leading-edge dermatologic care in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. We offer diagnosis and treatment for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly whether for concerns and problems of the skin, hair and nails.

Toys For Tots Twin Cities Fundraiser

Skin Care Doctors, PA  is participating in a Toys for Toys holiday fundraiser for their clinic. the fundraiser begins the week of November 19th and will continue through the holiday season.  Each of their four office locations (Burnsville, Edina, Orono, and St Could MN) will have large “Toys for Toys” drop boxes for their doctors, staff and families to drop off new toys for children in need.

Skin Care Doctors has also been selected by TV Station Kare11 (an NBC afflilate) to appear on their 6pm news broadcast on Wednesday, December 5th to talk about their participation in this fundraiser.

This is their first year participating in this program, although  Dr. Michael Ebertz and Skin Care Doctors have supported Toys for Tots for many years.

The doctors and staff are excited about this opportunity to help others in need during the holidays and support such a great cause.

IN 2017, TWIN CITIES TOYS FOR TOTS DONATED 238,141 TOYS TO 183,751 CHILDREN. THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE FROM THIS AWESOME COMMUNITY. THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.

Since beginning the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 512 million toys to more than 237 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has supplemented local toy collections with more than 98 million toys valued at more than $694 million; plus provided promotion and support materials valued at over $8.5 million.

 

Dr. Michael Ebertz Helping Raise Money for 240 Young Student’s Education

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JAMESTOWN, North Dakota, August 16, 2018 — Dr. Michael Ebertz, a founding partner of Skin Care Doctors, P.A., is helping, for the 13th consecutive year, with the St. John’s Academy HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser. Taking place on October 13, 2018, the HOPE Dinner and Auction is an annual event where the school raises money for the education of the 240 young students who attend St. John’s Academy.

HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

St. John’s Academy raises an invaluable amount of money each year through the HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser, thanks to the generosity of its sponsors.

What started as a Spaghetti Supper and Auction in 1992 has evolved into the top annual fundraiser for St. John’s Academy. Not only is it a wonderful occasion to show support for the Academy, but it is a fun night for everyone who attends. Guests will enjoy appetizers, live music, and a full-scale auction.

Dinner begins at 6 PM on Saturday, October 13th. A prayer will be held before the meal, which is catered by the Knights of Columbus. Tickets for the event are available at $75 for each person.

There are four tiers of sponsorship – Saint, Angel, Patron, and Friend level – with donations amounts of $1,250, $1,000, $750 and $600.

Dr. Ebertz’s History of Charitable Contributions

Dr. Michael Ebertz is a Saint level sponsor at the HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser for St. John’s Academy. It is part of Dr. Ebertz’s long history of charitable and community contributions.

Dr. Ebertz also established a scholarship for a worthy medical student to attend the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 2013. It is known as the Dr. Michael and Donna Ebertz Scholarship and provides tuition assistance for one student each year.

For the 22nd year, he is involved with the “John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarship” that was created in honor of his late father who passed away from leukemia. The scholarship helps students achieve their academic goals at St. John’s Academy and beyond. Over 32 students have benefited from the scholarship since 1997.

Skin Care Doctors, P.A.

A respected dermatologist with decades of experience, Dr. Ebertz is committed to assisting his patients with a variety of skin care treatments. His facility offers medical, cosmetic and surgical procedures related to skin care, while he also helps patients with preventive cancer screenings and skin cancer treatment.

Dr. Ebertz is committed to educating the public about the dangers of skin cancer, helping his patients with a variety of skin care treatments and assisting the local community in any way he can. Dr. Ebertz is considered a valuable member of the Twin Cities medical community.

He will be present at the HOPE Dinner and Auction Fundraiser for St. John’s Academy on October 13, 2018.

John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarships

Dr Michael Ebertz Started Scholarship Fund for Glory and John EbertzThe John and Glory Ebertz Memorial Scholarships were established in 1997 by Dr. Michael Ebertz (Twin Cities Medicare Dermatologist) and Father Charles Richard Rudd after the passing of Michael’s father, John, from leukemia. The scholarship fund memorializes two of our most beloved St. James Basilica alumni who exemplified the values, achievement and success they seek to instill in all of their students. These scholarships were expanded in 2007 to provide full tuition to Catholic students and support each recipient’s spiritual and intellectual growth. Since then, 32 students have received this honor.

The Ebertz scholarships provide financial relief for recipients and their families who struggle to pay tuition but are committed to ensuring their children have the opportunity to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ every day. Families who have received this financial assistance are also able to save for the future investment in tuition and to develop their child’s other talents, such as athletics or arts.

Additionally, recipients of the Ebertz scholarships are able to realize other unique benefits of an Academy education. St. John’s Academy offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the academic and social challenges of junior high and upper school. Similarly, their faith-based education provides a spiritual foundation for students to learn and grow into strong leaders and active community members. The integration of faith in their classrooms fosters lifelong friendships and positions students for future success. Dr. Michael Ebertz hopes to inspire students to lead lives imbued with meaning and encourage young people to achieve their full potential – just as Glory and John did.

Glory and John were both active students at St. John’s Academy involved in sports, student government and other extracurricular activities. Glory earned the nickname “SJA Florence Nightingale,” given to her by her classmates. She was well-known at school for her good grades and first aid skills. She graduated as Salutatorian in 1945. She was also a cheerleader and the manager for the class play. Likewise, John Ebertz graduated from SJA in 1948 as Senior Class President. John also showed leadership on the field as a member of the football team. Glory and John both held a deep love and commitment for St. John’s Academy. Throughout their lives, the couple maintained a close affiliation with the school and participated in annual fundraisers and events for St. John’s Academy and the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Education (F.A.C.E.).

Today, Dr. Ebertz continues support these and other scholarships named in honor of two exceptional alumni. John and Glory exemplified the kindness, generosity and love that is taught in our classrooms every day.

Dr. Michael Ebertz and His Commitment to The Skin Cancer Foundation

More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than every other cancer combined. It is a disease that does not get a level of attention that is proportional to the damage it causes. One in five Americans will have skin cancer by the age of 70.

These are startling numbers, which reveal the prevalence of the condition and the need for better preventive education, screening, testing, and treatment. It is why Dr. Michael Ebertz, a Twin Cities dermatologist, is committed to fighting skin cancer in innovative and multi-faceted ways.

A graduate from the UND School of Medicine in 1992, Dr. Ebertz has a distinguished career in medicine that spans the Medical Corps, ND Army, and the Minnesota Army National Guard. These days, he devotes his time to helping his patients overcome various skin ailments and conditions, including skin cancer.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Amonette Circle

Aside from being one of the top skin care doctors in the Twin Cities, MN area, Dr. Ebertz is a committed member of The Skin Cancer Foundation. It is the only international organization that is devoted towards providing communities with education, preventive measures, early detection options and proper treatment for skin cancer.

The relationship between Dr. Ebertz and The Skin Cancer Foundation goes beyond a membership. He is a part of the Amonette Circle, which is an exclusive group of physicians who donate their time and money to causes related to the education, prevention, and treatment of skin cancer. Part of being in the Amonette Circle includes pledging $25,000 to The Skin Cancer Foundation.

Local Scholarships

Dr. Michael Ebertz is also known for his impressive charity and community work. He is the founder of the “Dr. Michael and Donna Ebertz Scholarship at University of North Dakota School of Medicine,” during his time working in the state. The scholarship provides the full annual tuition for a medical student in financial need, helping dedicated students overcome financial hurdles to achieve their dreams.

Skin Care Expert

Beyond his charity and community work, Dr. Ebertz is committed to his day job. He founded Skin Care Doctors, P.A. in 1998. He is the premier dermatologist at the facility, offering assistance to his patients in a number of areas.

Patients who suffer from basic skin issues, such as acne, dark circles, eczema, and moles are able to get assistance from Skin Care Doctors. The practice is also committed to educating patients regarding the dangers of skin cancer. Patients are informed of the need for proper sunscreen and other measures that can mitigate the risk of contracting the condition.

Skin cancer screening and treatment is also available through the medical practice. Given the track record of Dr. Ebertz in the skin care field, patients in the Twin Cities area who are suffering from skin cancer are in great hands. From the very first diagnosis to eventual treatment, everyone at Skin Care Doctors comes together to offer patients the best possible experience.

Some skin conditions may require surgical procedures as a treatment solution, which Dr. Ebertz specializes in.