WellMedica strongly supports Skin Cancer Awareness Month, also known as Melanoma May. In honor of this extremely important month we would like to share one of our favorite patient stories. These story shares their experience with WellMedica, skin cancer, and what Dr. Dima has in common with Loreana Bobbit.
“I am not one to go to the doctors but I noticed a change in my skin, what looked like a scab that did not heal and thought I might want to get this looked at. I was in the Reston area so I called Dr. Dima’s office. After taking a look at it Dr. Dima stated “let’s be safe, remove it and send it off to the lab”. So in a few minutes the good Doctor removed the tissue and I declare victory. She said if it scarred it would be minimal. So off I went dismissing the matter. A week later I got a follow up call. The lab results were positive for skin cancer. Dr. Dima told me to get my butt to her office sooner rather than later. So, back to the Doctor. I had visions of Loreana Bobbit, a woman with a knife, oh my!! Just kidding!!I did know she was a Board Certified Laser Surgeon and knew I was in good hands. So back to her office I went and into her trust. I did not even feel the needle as Dr. Dima numbed the surgical site. Thirty minutes later, I walked out with a slightly larger incision in my chest, that is already fading, and with a few do’s and don’ts. Yesterday I received a follow up call from the good doctor. The results were great; no more cancerous tissue to deal with. The bottom line is I am fortunate to have had Dr. Dima take care of me. Had I not seen her things might have been much worse over time. Her knowledge in skin care and skills as a surgeon may add years to my life and for that I am grateful.”-Joe S. (Reston, VA)