Thank you for your interest in using WellAve for your dermatology care.
We aim to provide quality care that is convenient and easy for you.
Our online Patient Portal is a secure method for you to keep your patient info updated and to communicate with us. The messages you send through the Patient Portal are saved in your chart so our providers can have all your info at hand when they read and respond.
Plus, keeping your information updated will speed you through the registration process when you come for your next appointment.
Get ready for your appointment
Please bring your current photo ID and insurance card with you to your appointment.
Before your appointment, we encourage you to complete your patient profile online at our Patient Portal. This will help us provide you with the best care possible and speed you through the check-in process for your next appointment.
A Partner in Your Health
Good communication is key to good healthcare. We believe in a strong provider-patient relationship to ensure effective diagnosis and treatment. Our friendly staff makes the entire process hassle free. Be sure to tell our staff if you’ve noticed any skin changes or have specific concerns. During your visit, please ask questions if anything is unclear to you. Bring to our attention any problems or issues you might have, whether or not our team asks about them. Talk with us about treatment options, and don’t hesitate to tell us if you have concerns about a particular treatment.
Insurances We Accept
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (Carefirst)
- John Hopkins
- Medstar (Family Choice and Select plans accepted with referral)
- UnitedHealth Care
Don’t see your insurance listed or have questions? Contact us using our online form or call 888.820.3376 for assistance.
We accept insurances not listed above that have out of network benefits. Please contact your insurer for more information about your benefits.
Secondary Insurance: We accept all secondary insurance, as long as we accept the patient’s primary insurance.
Last updated: 11/17/2017
Early Detection is Key
Our preventive screenings will help you detect early cases of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common but easily curable cancer if detected early. We conduct screenings at convenient venues while partnering with community centers, schools, colleges, employers, health clubs and many more to make the service accessible and convenient. We invite you to explore WellAve and our services.
Skin Cancer Statistics
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The following statistics refer to melanomas of the skin. Non-epithelial skin cancers, which are not reflected below, represent 7% of skin cancers that are tracked by central cancer registries. These statistics also do not include data for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, which are not tracked by central cancer registries. In 2012 – the most recent year numbers are available.
- 67,753 people in the United States were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin,
including 39,673 men and 28,080 women.*†
- 9,251 people in the United States died from melanomas of the skin,
including 6,013 men and 3,238 women.*†
*Incidence counts cover about 99% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.
Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2015.
Why should you screen?
Screening can save your life! The average 5-year survival rate for patients in whom melanoma is detected early (that is, before the tumor has spread to regional lymph nodes or other organs) is approximately 98%. Light-skinned people are more prone to skin cancer; however everyone should be concerned about the health of their skin. The probability of having skin cancer increases if you have had 5 or more sun burns during a lifetime.