Dermatology Services Expanding at MRHC & Sun Safety Recommendations

Manning Regional Healthcare Center has observed a growing demand for dermatology services in Manning. Consequently, starting in September, dermatology services will be available twice a month on the first and third Wednesday.

Medical and cosmetic dermatology services will be offered, covering a range of skin concerns including skin disorders, acne, acne scarring, eczema, skin cancer screenings, rashes, signs of aging, wrinkles, and excess sweating.

“We are excited to announce increased availability for dermatology services right here in Manning,” said MRHC CEO, Linn Block, RN, BSN, MHA. “Our goal is to meet the needs of our patients, and Abby and her team provide a valuable service.”

Dermatology services cater to individuals experiencing various skin conditions such as acne, hives, psoriasis, rashes, warts, eczema, or even skin cancer. Regular visits to a dermatology provider can contribute to maintaining healthy skin, addressing skin disorders, and detecting potential skin cancer early.


As summer sees more people spending time outdoors, protecting the skin from the sun becomes crucial. Skin cancer often results from excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, which is most intense from 10 am to 4 pm. Regardless of temperature or cloud cover, UV rays pose a risk, as stated by the CDC.

Apart from consulting a dermatologist for skincare concerns, here are some tips to safeguard your skin from the sun:

  • Apply sunscreen labeled “broad spectrum” or “UVA and UVB blocking” at least 20 minutes before exposure with an SPF of at least 15. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if in water
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Stay in the shade when possible
  • Wear protective clothing, including a hat
  • In case of sunburn, drink water, soothe the burn with a cool bath or wet cloth, use a topical cream or aloe for relief, and avoid sun exposure until the burn heals
  • Keep infants out of the sun during the day or use protective clothing if outdoors. Do not use sunscreen for babies under six months
  • Check your sunscreen’s expiration date, as most have a shelf life of three years

Dermatologists emphasize the importance of routine skin checks, advising patients to be vigilant about any irregular moles or freckles.

To schedule a dermatology appointment at MRHC, call (712) 655-8100.