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 – 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!


 

"What’s New in..."

A monthly column by Dr. Chiang

 

March 2015

What’s New in Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

eczema

Eczema has been increasingly associated to cardiac risk factors. The first is obesity. As the prevalence of eczema has been increasing in the past few decades (up to 20% of children and 10% of adults), a research review concluded it may be related to the increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide. This would make sense as eczema is partially a disease of a dysfunctional immune system, overactive in some ways, underactive in other ways. Obesity does result in a chronic low-grade inflammation that would theoretically worsen eczema. Overall, the, the analysis did indeed find a modest association between being overweight/obese and an increased prevalence and severity of eczema. As a side note, I am often asked if there is any diet that would improve eczema. I am not aware of one, but healthy weight loss should help.

In addition, separate studies found that eczema increased the odds of hypertension and prediabetes. This may be intrinsic to eczema itself. It may also be partially due to increased rates of alcohol usage and smoking along with decreased exercise activity found in population studies of patients with eczema. These poor health habits may be secondary to the increased stress of having itchy skin and visible rashes along with poorer heat tolerance (ie, poor sweating).

If you or your child has eczema, of whatever severity, I look forward to seeing you. Hopefully optimal management of the eczema will decrease the risks of obesity, hypertension, and prediabetes. Please make an appointment for a dermatology consultation at (626) 331-6411.

Charles Chiang, MD, FAAD
Board Certified Dermatologist

References:
- Zhang, et al. Association of atopic dermatitis with being overweight and obese: A systematic review and metaanalysis. J Am Acad Dermatol 2015
- Silverberg, et al. Eczema and cardiovascular risk factors in 2 US adult population studies. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2015

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