Dr. James P Karkos MD
Dermatologist1000 4th St Sw Suite Derm Mason City IA, 50401
Dr. James Karkos is a dermatologist practicing in Mason City, IA. Dr. Karkos specializes in skin care. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and more. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Karkos diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.
Education and Training
Univ of Il Coll of Med, Chicago Il 1980
University of Illinois College of Medicine 1980
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Actinic Keratosis
- Skin Cancer
- Contact Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Skin Tag
- Sebaceous Cyst
Dr. James P Karkos MD's Practice location
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