Mobile Dermatology: Onsite Skin Solution

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Jul 18, 2016

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Onsite Skin Solution is the leader in mobile dermatology providing services to residents who reside in senior living communities.
We specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of pre-cancerous and cancerous growths, as well as, other dermatological conditions.

Dr. Jack Jawitz M.D. is Board Certified for over 30 years and currently practices in Bradenton and Sun City. He recognized the need to provide more comprehensive dermatology services to residents. His purpose is to make the residents lives easier.

What makes OnSite Skin Solution different? Dr. Jawitz uses Superficial Radiotherapy (SRT), the latest technology in treating skin cancer, unlike other mobile dermatologist. SRT is a low energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance below the skin. SRT is a non-surgical highly effective, painless, and cosmetically attractive alternative to surgery in
selected cancers.



Editors Note: Medicare and other insurances are accepted and in-office appointments are available, please call 941.755.2255.

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