Medical Dermatology

Not just skin deep….

Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the body?  As adults, we carry some 8 pounds and 22 square feet of it everywhere.  While we often think about it’s external appearance, it’s true function is more than skin deep.  The skin provides protection, helps us regulate our temperature, and allows us to feel the enviroment around us.

As the protector of our body, the skin acts as a waterproof shield, defensing us against the elements– chemicals, microorganisms, and even the sun.  The skin guards us against the extremes of temperature.  The blood vessels on the skin constricts to keeping us warm in the cold.  In the heat, our skin sweats to dissipate the warmth.  As a huge sensing organ, the skin also keeps our brain in touch with the outside world.

So take care of it properly, and it will take care of you!

Dr. Daniel Popkin evaluate, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of conditions of the skin, hair, and nails.  This include benign skin diseases like acne to life-threatening ones like skin cancer.  Dr. Popkin offers full skin exams to look for abnormal moles, melanoma, and other skin cancers and rashes.

Dr. Daniel Popkin, MD/ PhD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  He is recognized by physicians and patients alike for his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions.

Some of the most common conditions we diagnose and treat include the following:

If you would like additional information about the above and other skin diseases, please click on the links above or visit our electronic library at

What is a Dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who has completed a specialized residency in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nails. Some dermatologic diseases require in-office surgury or procedures for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, dermatologists use various treatment methods to improve one’s appearance and for partial correction of aging skin.

We provide many services for all of your dermatological needs located right in the heart of Westlake, Ohio. Dr. Popkin treats a variety of skin, hair, and nail conditions including acne, alopecia, moles, skin cancers, warts, and so much more.

Evaluation and Diagnosis

During your appointment with Dr. Popkin, he will interview you in depth and thoroughly examine your problem.  A close examination of your skin will guide the diagnosis and treatment.  Additional diagnostic tests such as skin scraping, culture swabs, or skin biopsies (skin sampling for microscopic evaluation) may need to be performed to help us diagnose your condition.  Regardless of what tests we need to run, we have your comfort in mind, and take extra steps to make all procedures as comfortable as possible.


We offer the most up-to-date treatment practices based on current medical knowledge and evidence.  Office visits and treatment for medical dermatology conditions are most often covered by insurance. We accept all major medical insurances and can talk with you about your specific coverage.

Please contact us for a consultation appointment with Dr. Popkin at (440) 250-2450.