Leading Dermatologists That Give Exceptional Care

Howard Donsky MD, FRCPC

Dr. Donsky received his medical degree from University of Toronto. His residency in Internal Medicine was followed by Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery residency training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

He began private practice in Toronto, and during his years there he was Head of Dermatology at Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto.

Dr. Donsky moved to Rochester, New York and was in private practice. He also taught at University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital and Rochester General Hospital.In 2009 he opened Grand Canyon Dermatology in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Donsky also teaches Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Facioplastic Surgery.

In addition, Dr. Donsky has written multiple papers on skin cancer, nail disorders, vascular tumors and the skin manifestations of internal malignancy. He also authored the world-renowned guidebook to healthy skin, Beauty is Skin Deep.

Dr. Donsky was selected as the on call Dermatologist for both the Canadian Olympic Team and for the British Royal Family when they visited Canada. He has presented scientific papers in many cities at Dermatology conferences throughout the world and has been a frequent guest/commentator on numerous television and radio shows over the years.

Dr. Donsky respects the importance of the golden rule and does his best to ensure that all patients are treated with respect and optimal care.He has been the lead investigator in numerous research studies related to skin care. He also has done varied investigative projects , including those related to psoriasis, eczema and viral skin conditions. Recent studies he conducted included Botox and Juvederm treatments. Dr. Donsky is considered a national teaching center for Botox therapy.

Mitch Bogle PA-C, MHPE

Mitch Bogle is enthusiastic about the field of dermatology and the patients he meets on a daily basis. As a husband and father of six children, Mitch knows the meaning of sacrifice and what it takes to care for others. This attitude of caring translates into optimal treatment given to each patient with whom he interacts with.

As a nationally certified physician assistant, Mitch treats all general, surgical and cosmetic skin, hair and nail conditions. Whether he is clearing acne, removing an unwanted mole, detecting and treating skin cancer or smoothing wrinkled and sun damaged skin, Mitch is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their desired outcome.

Mitch is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). Mitch received his B.S. in Health Sciences from Brigham Young University located in Provo, UT. He then received a second B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master's in Health Professions Education from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.

Mitch is a valuable asset to Grand Canyon Dermatology and he looks forward to helping his patients in every way possible.

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What can I do to control my dry skin?
Dry itchy irritated skin is often synonymous with the onset of autumn. Heaters go on, our baths become warmer, fireplaces and wood stoves get lit, and the air is much drier.

Dry skin is quite prevalent, especially in older people. There are precautions we can take to alleviate this problem.

First, the use of harsh cleansers should be discontinued. We often recommend a mild, oiled soap for our patients called Oilatum.

Taking long, hot baths or showers to ward off the winter chill can aggravate dry skin. Shorter, cooler showers or baths should be replaced during the dry season.Moisturizers should be applied on still damp skin after bathing to "seal" in the moisture. Most patients need only a good, all-purpose, mild moisturizer such as our Hand and Body lotion. Therapeutic moisturizers with glycolic acid added are especially helpful for those with sun-damaged or particularly dry skin.

When the skin is especially itchy, Pro-X lotion is a wonderful combination of both moisturizer and Pramasone, an anti-itch medicine.

When moisturizing, don't forget your nails. Dry brittle, splitting nails are often from dryness of the cuticle area.

Cool air humidifiers can be added in the home and work environment. Humidity in the household should be approximately 30%. Routinely we recommend that patients wear natural fibers such as cotton. When dry skin becomes inflamed, the term eczema or dermatitis is used. Treatment of this usually requires a visit to the doctor and possibly prescription medication.
What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD)?
Allergic contact dermatitis is a common inflammatory reaction that occurs when substances to which you are allergic come in contact with your skin. These substances could be an ingredient in your cosmetics or aftershave, jewelry, antibiotic ointment or cream, rubber boots, etc.
What if I Am Allergic to A Test Substance?
Allergic contact dermatitis is a common inflammatory reaction that occurs when substances to which you are allergic come in contact with your skin. These substances could be an ingredient in your cosmetics or aftershave, jewelry, antibiotic ointment or cream, rubber boots, etc.
What Are Some Common Sources of Allergens?
Toiletries - Cosmetics, perfumes, shampoos, permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes, soaps, creams, lotions, ointments, other skin care products.

Medical items - Cough syrup, lozenges, topical anesthetics, antibiotic creams, topical fungicides, eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, paste bandages, other medicated creams and ointments, dermatological creams.

Rubber products - Shoes, gloves, elastic, tires, handles, hosesFood products - Flavorings, candies, chewing gum.

Metals - Metal-plated products, costume jewelry.

Building/industrial supplies - Cement, industrial chemicals, glues, adhesives, sealants, paint, industrial anticorrosive agents.

Miscellaneous - Fragrances, leather goods, pine oil cleaners, pesticides, veterinary products, furniture.

Appropriate diagnosis and management of persistent eczematous conditions such as contact dermatitis are common challenges for the dermatologist. The causes of contact dermatitis, which can be either allergic or irritant in nature, are also diverse.