A few words about our practice
The 212SKIN | AL Dermatology PC opened on August 8, 2013 as the main office of Lyubov Avshalumova, DO.
Dr. Avshalumova is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. She started practicing dermatology in New York City in 2010 working with groups on Upper East Side locations. Now, with emergence of the Wall Street and Seaport areas as major residential neighborhoods, we are proud to open the completely new Dermatology Office on the interior courtyard of Southbridge Towers just northeast of the intersection of Fulton and Gold Streets in the Seaport area.
Dr. Avshalumova specializes in medical, surgical, cosmetic dermatology, and cares for both adult and pediatric patients. She graduated at the top of her medical school class and was recognized by Psi Sigma Alpha, a national Honor society of osteopathic medicine. Dr.Avshalumova was awarded the Koprice Educational Award for best resident presentation at the annual American Osteopathic College of Dermatology meeting in 2009, as well as received the Intendis Research Paper Award for her work as a chief resident.
Throughout her career, Dr.Avshalumova has published numerous articles in dermatological journals and lectured at multiple national and regional meetings. She has participated in multiple melanoma/skin cancer screenings as well as in community services where she has educated the public about the importance of sun safety and the early detection and treatment of skin cancer.
The 212SKIN | AL Dermatology PC goal is to offer a high level of care, including medical and cosmetic dermatology services, right in your own neighborhood.
Nothing is as attractive as youthful, healthy skin. Our medical skin care program begins with a comprehensive evaluation by board certified dermatologist and provides men and women with physician directed skin care for wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, rosacea, sun damaged skin and acne.
Initial Consultation The initial consultation is an important part of the diagnostic process. All of the 212Skin Dermatologists require that you come in for this 20 – 30 minute appointment. This gives them the opportunity to examine your skin, formulate a diagnosis and provide you with a personalized and effective treatment regime. If they feel it is necessary they may ask you to have some testing carried out to help in identifying your condition. If the condition requires testing the dermatologist will usually prescribe some medication to help while they await the results. This should provide some immediate relief, especially from allergic reactions. Once the test results come through the dermatologist will be able to tailor the treatment regime accordingly.
Follow Up Consultation
The follow up consultation is not necessary for all patients but many conditions do require ongoing treatment. These conditions include acne, eczema, psoriasis etc. Some medications, for example, Accutane, require monitoring as there can be side effects. The dermatologist will be able to tell you if you need to come back to the clinic.
The 212SKIN General & Cosmetic Dermatology Center is delighted to offer consultations with our aesthetic practitioners. The appointments are usually 30 minutes in length and provide the practitioner with the opportunity to examine your skin thoroughly and discuss your wishes and aspirations. Once they know how you would like to look they can give you a completely personalized regime to help achieve this.
What is a DO?
A “DO” is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
There are two types of physicians in the United States––D.O. (osteopathic physician) and M.D. (allopathic physician), both of whom are fully qualified and licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery.
D.O.s and M.D.s are alike in many ways:
• Both complete four years of basic medical education and then obtain graduate medical education through internships, residencies and fellowships.
• Their training lasts three to eight years and prepares D.O.s and M.D.s to practice a specialty such as pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery or obstetrics.
• They have to pass comparable examination to obtain state licenses.
Main difference between D.O. and M.D. is that D.O. practice a “whole person” approach to medicine. Instead of just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, D.O.s regard your body as an integrated whole.
Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive healthcare and receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system—your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that makes up two thirds of your body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect another.
We hope it has answered a question “What is a D.O.?”. If you have any further questions about our doctors of osteopathic medicine, please feel free to contact us today.
Founder of 212SKIN.COM
Dr. Lyubov Avshalumova
Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Avshalumova specializes in medical, surgical, cosmetic dermatology, and cares for both adult and pediatric patients.
She graduated at the top of her medical school class and was recognized by Psi Sigma Alpha, a national Honor society of osteopathic medicine.
Dr.Avshalumova was awarded the Koprice Educational Award for best resident presentation at the annual American Osteopathic College of Dermatology meeting in 2009, as well as received the Intendis Research Paper Award for her work as a chief resident.
Dr. Avshalumova is fluent in English & Russian.