Magan Medical Clinic, Inc.
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Dermatology

Magan Medical Clinic, Dermatology
420 W Rowland St, 2nd Floor
Covina, CA 91723

(626) 331-6411 Phone (Appointment Desk open M-F, 7:30 am Ė 5:30 pm)
(626) 251-1552 Fax

 

Dermatology Staff
Dermatology staff including Charles Chiang M.D., F.A.A.D. (center) &
Louis Bauman M.D., F.A.C.P (2nd from left)

 

We provide quality dermatology care with compassion. Our specialty is medical dermatology, including:

  • Acne (both teenage and adult onset; we are enrolled in iPledge if Accutane is needed)
  • Eczema / atopic dermatitis (in both children and adults)
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin cancer / skin exams
  • Moles
  • Warts / molluscum
  • Rosacea
  • Pigmentation disorders
  • Hair disorders (esp. thinning, shedding, and alopecia areata)
  • Phototherapy (we have a nbUVB booth)
  • Hives
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Nail disorders
  • Topical therapy for photoaging and sun damage

If you have hair thinning or psoriasis, Dr. Chiang possesses special expertise. He completed fellowships in both fields at University of California, San Francisco where he saw a wide spectrum of patients (including the most severe), performed clinical trials, and published research.

We take pleasure in serving our community including Covina, West Covina, San Dimas, Rancho Cucamonga, Baldwin Park, Azusa, Glendora, Upland, El Monte, Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, La Puente, and Diamond Bar.

Same day appointments often available. No referral is necessary for PPO insurance plans. Please call (626) 331-6411. We look forward to serving you!


 

"Whatís New in..."

A monthly column by Dr. Chiang

 

May 2015

Whatís New in Cold Sores (herpes simplex)

Cold Sores (herpes simplex)

Cold sores (ie, herpes simplex, usually type 1) are common, painful, and socially embarrassing. Thankfully, treatment of recurrent cold sores on the lip has become shorter. Rather than the older traditional ~1 week of treatment, it has become accepted that one day of treatment is effective. However, this is true only if treatment is begun as soon as possible. If the HSV-1 virus is allowed to increase in number by delaying treatment even after symptoms are noticed (burning, tingling) or the rash (blisters, sores) is noticed, then the peak viral replication phase may have passed (the first eight hours after symptoms are noticed) and treatment may not be as effective.

In addition, it has become more accepted that valacyclovir is preferred over traditional acyclovir due to greater absorption into the bloodstream.

While I hope that some day there will be a cure for this vexing condition, improvements on our treatment is always appreciated. If you suffer from cold sores, or have other questions, I look forward to seeing you. Please make an appointment for a dermatology consultation at (626) 331-6411.

Charles Chiang, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist

References:
- Schlesinger TE. Advances in short-term therapy for herpes labialis. Practical Dermatology 2014
- Spruance SL, et al. High-dose, short-duration, early valacyclovir therapy for episodic treatment of cold sores: results of two randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter studies. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2003

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