Brian Swick, MD

Brian Swick, MD


– My medical clinics
are just a broad variety of dermatology and I
do surgical procedures here in the VA as well. I like to meet all my patients, find out where they’re from, especially just to get a
little background on them and see how far that they’ve traveled. I’m always amazed at how far patients will come to receive their care at the University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics. I think it’s very humbling that someone might come five hours to
have their healthcare here. That means a lot to me
that they put trust in me enough that they’re willing
to come that distance just for that appointment. And so I like to put them at the center of attention during that visit. I love to put together a plan based on what sort of surgical need a patient has for their
skin cancer surgery, which is primarily, a lot
of what surgical procedures I do here at the University of Iowa. Fortunately, many skin
cancers are caught early, they’re readily seen by
patients and family members and surgical removal still is the main stay of skin cancer treatment. There’s also new diagnostic techniques of evaluating, diagnosing early malignant melanoma clinically. We’re kind of branching
out away from dermatology There are new and exciting
chemotherapeutic options in the melanoma realm, which exponentially increases
it seems like every year I work within the melanoma tour board and it’s an honor to work
with all those surgeons and medical oncologists to provide holistic care for cancer patients, especially melanoma patients.

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