From rashes to skin cancer, Troutman Family Medicine is equipped to handle all your medical and cosmetic needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

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       Family Medicine

  • Acne Treatments
  • Annual Physicals
  • Cholesteral Screenings
  • Colon Cancer Awareness
  • Contraceptive Choices
  • Diagnostic Xrays
  • Flu and Pneumonia Shots
  • Gynecology
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Mammograms
  • Osteoporosis Prevention
  • Pap Smears
  • Prostate Cancer Screenings
  • Shingles Vaccine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports and Wellness Exams
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Series
  • Travel Check (Outside USA)
  • Yellow Fever Vaccines

      Cosmetic Services

       Laser Treatments

  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Vein Treatment

       Surgical Services

  • Mole and Wart Removal
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Biopsies

 

Troutman Family Medicine is affiliated with Piedmont Health Care (PHC) of Iredell County. If you would like more information about PHC, please click here and we will connect you to the PHC website.
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Our Hospital Relationships
Our hospital affiliations are with Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Iredell Memorial Hospital, and Davis Regional Medical Center.

Our Purpose....


Troutman Family Medicine is devoted to comprehensive health care to people of all ages.

Our mission is to address every aspect of health to improve each member's quality of life. We know how important it is to receive thoughtful, caring, and unhurried answers to important questions. Always abreast of medical advances, our caregivers utilize the latest testing, therapies, medications, and surgical procedures appropriate for each situation. Our office staff succeeds in providing excellent health care in a warm, compassionate, and professional manner. Usually patients can see our physicians within a few days of an appointment call. Many of our very own friends and family members are patients here!

We provide continuing care for the individual and family of all ages, sexes, diseases, and parts of the body. Family medicine is based on the knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and promotion of good health. A healthy lifestyle, proper screening tests and regular check-ups can help lower risks for many diseases. If you experience any changes in your body, don't take a chance and assume it means nothing. Be proactive! Remember too, if any of your family has had certain diseases, it may increase your risk. Know your family health history and let us know too.

Acne

Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum. Read More »

Moles (Nevi)

Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis. Read More »

Rashes

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer. Read More »

Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »

Warts

Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). Read More »

Service Descriptions


Botox & Dysport

Troutman Family Medicine staff have extensive training in cosmetic dermatology and Botox injections for the removal of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow's feet around the eyes. In fact, Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in patients 18 to 65 years of age. Isn't it time you considered it too?

Ten minutes - a few tiny injections - and within days there's noticeable improvement. There's no recovery or downtime. You can even receive Botox Cosmetic treatment on your lunch break. And results last up to four months. Individual results may vary. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How soon will I see a difference?
What kind of results can I expect?

You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week. By day 30, in a patient clinical study, 89% of patients judged the severity of their frown lines between their brows as moderate or better. Visible results can last up to four months. After that, you may be ready to return for a follow-up treatment. 

Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk for side effects. The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. 

Other side effects include pain and redness where the medication is injected, pain in the face, and muscle weakness. These effects generally occur within the first week and usually go away on their own. 
 

Laser Hair Removal

Troutman Family Medicine uses the LightSheer Diode Laser System to safely and permanently remove unwanted hair. The Lightsheer Diode is unique among present hair removal lasers because it has a patented contact-cooling handpiece to protect the skin and minimize any discomfort. Read More »

IPL Photofacial

As the population ages, ever-increasing numbers of people are interested in improving their appearance. IPL™ technology can be used to help restore youthfulness.

IPL technology improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called Photorejuvenation for face and neck. The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and produces few side effects. 

The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck, and hands - vitually anywhere that sun damage shows. 

Patient Satisfaction
From the patient's standpoint, there are several characteristics of IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation that are appealing: Because the treatments are gentle, there is no interruption of routine activities. By helping to remove most age spots (sun-induced freckles) and broken capillaries, the result is overall younger looking skin. Improvement is subtle, so the patient's skin does not appear treated. 

How it works...

IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation often consist of full-face or body treatments, using gentle energy parameters. The treatment regime typically consists of three to six treatments administered to the whole face, chest, neck, or hands, spaced at three week intervals. Broad spectrum light in the visible and near infrared range, from 515 nm up to about 1200 nm, is transmitted  via a small, smooth, flat glass handpiece which is gently placed over the skin. 

As a sub-epidermal procedure, IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation produce few side effects and requires little to no recuperation time. 

Vein Treatment

Leg veins, spider veins, and other benign vascular lesions are among the most frequent and challenging aesthetic complaints. Troutman Family Medicine uses the Lumenis One's™ two highly effective technologies to provide patients with the most effective clinical solution for this complex condition. 

Dr. Amrish Patel uses the versaltility of Intense Pulsed Light, at a range of 515 to 1200 nm, for targeting the small and superficial red vessels. Deeper blue veins require high-energy pulsed laser light at 1064 nm wavelength generated by the Nd-Yag laser. 

The result is the most comprehensive system available today that provides paralleled performance in the non-invasive treatment of the full range of vascular structures, including:

  • Deeper, larger reticular and feeder veins up to 3mm in diameter and 5mm in depth
  • Spider complexes and superficial Telangectasia
  • Telangectasia matting and hemosiderin staining associated with sclerotherapy

Moreover, larger veins are completely closed and sealed, while smalled ones are effectively dissolved. This prevents the return of blood flow and recurrence of unsightly veins. An added benefit is the longwave laser energy easily passes through the melanin barrier and doesn't interfere with pigment, enabling successful treatment of any skin type at any time. Even better, this vein treatment is administered with little discomfort to the patient, no downtime and no compression wrapping. Treatment is fast and usually completed in  just a few sessions. Results are both cosmetically pleasing and effective. 

 

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154 S. Main Street
Troutman, NC 28166