Atlanta Dermatologist
FAQs

OFFICE VISITS

How do I make an appointment?

Please call us at 404-816-4000.  Note that we have two locations.  The Buckhead office is located at 2961 Hardman Court, Atlanta Georgia, 30305.  On selected Tuesdays, Dr. Straughn has office hours in College Park at 1720 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 450.  

Please note that we will need a 24-hour advance notice if you’re unable to make it to your appointment.

How long to exams take?

Most routine office visits take about 30 minutes.  This varies based upon the type and number of conditions being presented.  

We understand you have a busy schedule.  So it’s important to never rush an appointment.

What should I bring to my appointment?

If you are a new patient, please bring a completed New Patient Form.  

If you are taking prescription medications, please bring them with you. Also bring your pharmacy name, location, and phone number.  This will help to expedite your visit.  

AFTER THE OFFICE VISIT

Will I be prescribed mediation?

Depending upon your condition and treatment plan, the doctor may prescribe medications. In many cases you will be given samples so that you can ensure that the medication is first effective. You will be given detailed instructions on how to use the medications.

As a courtesy to patients, at Buckhead Dermatology we routinely survey pharmacies to find the lowest cost of commonly prescribed medications.

To expedite your visit, it is important that you bring your pharmacy name, location and phone number.

Is the Doctor available after hours?

Please feel free to call the main number at 404-816-4000. An after-hours answering service will take down your name, number, and details about your condition. The doctor will subsequently be contacted. For urgent conditions, the doctor will make every attempt to contact you. More routine inquires will be followed up the next business day.

GENERAL SKIN CARE

Sun Exposure

Skin cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the US. Excessive and prolonged sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer. Therefore, it is recommended that you limit your exposure to sunlight. Use sunscreen daily. Dr. Straughn will recommend preferred sunscreen brands and SPF levels.  In general, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends broad-spectrum (protects against both UVA and UVB) sunscreen of 30+ SPF.  

You should also cover exposed skin as much as possible.  Dr. Straughn recommends Solumbra 100+ SPF sun protecting clothing.  

Gently wash your face when waking, before bed, and after sweating

Wash your face with a mild cleanser when waking, before bed, and after sweating. Dr. Straughn can recommend preferred cleansers for your skincare routine. It is important when washing your face or other body parts to not scrub your skin.

Completely rinse off the cleanser and gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.