Referral of Patients
For patients with unresectable Stage IV disease, referral directly to Dr. William Grosh is generally the most efficient. For patients with melanomas thicker than 1 mm or with advanced resectable disease, Dr. Craig Slingluff will be happy to see them. Where that disease may be confined to the head and neck, referral through Dr. Paul Levine in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery is appropriate. For patients with thin melanomas up to 1 mm in thickness without any clinical evidence of metastatic disease, Dr. Slingluff will be happy to see them but Dr. John Hendrix in Dermatology Surgery is also expert in handling issues related to melanoma treatment and follow up and can perform the appropriate wide excisions for those thin melanomas effectively and expeditiously. Where consultation about the diagnosis is all that is requested, referral directly to Dr. Jim Patterson, our Dermatopathologist, will be responded to by prompt review.
If you have any questions please feel free to give any of the above mentioned doctors a call.