Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

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Welcome to Mountain State Medical Specialties
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Patient Education
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Patient Privacy
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Contact Us
... 120 Medical Park Drive, Suite 200  Bridgeport, WV 26330 Contacts By Department And Location ALLERGY Bridgeport: 120 Medical Park Dr...

Payments
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MOHS Surgery
...    If you have any questions regarding our Mohs Surgical Unit, please feel free to contact Tom Sturm at (304) 554-0414...

Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Team
... If you have any questions regarding our Mohs Surgical Unit, please feel free to contact Tom or Jill Sturm at (304) 554-0414...

Primary Care Providers
... You may contact their office by calling  304-709-7000...

Head Lice
... Head lice are spread through head-to-head contact; by sharing clothing, linens, combs, brushes, hats and other personal products; or by lying on upholstered furniture or beds of an infested person...

Rashes
... Impetigo- present as "honey-colored" crusting or scabbing on children and is due to infection with staph or strep bacteria Contact Dermatitis- includes poison ivy reactions and allergies to jewelry...

Eczema
... Contact Dermatitis Contact dermatitis is caused when the skin comes into contact with an allergy-producing agent such as a plant or chemicals...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Pruritus
...It can be caused by a wide range of skin conditions, including dry skin, eczema, contact dermatitis, hives, fungal infection, and very rarely, cancer...

Poison Ivy Oak and Sumac
...The inflammation is an immune system reaction to the offending agent's contact with the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, bleeds or seems to be infected, contact a skin specialist...

Herpes Simplex
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Warts
...If the warts are numerous, irritating, painful, rapidly growing or resistant to OTC therapies after a few months, contact our skin specialists...

Fungal and Yeast Infections
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Erysipelas
... Erysipelas requires immediate medical treatment, so you should contact your primary care provider or skin specialist promptly...

Shingles
...If you suspect you may have shingles either from symptoms or a rash, it is important to contact your medical professional quickly...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...

What is a Primary Care Physician
Primary care, defined by the American Academy of Family Physicans, is that care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern (the "undifferentiated" patient) not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis...

MSMS Patient Portal
...  If you need immediate assistance, please contact your provider's offce during our hours of operation and our staff will be ready to assist you...

Notice of Nondiscrimination
...  Mountain State Medical Specialties: Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as: Qualified sign language interpreters Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)  Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: Qualified interpreters Information written in other languages  If you need these services, contact Evelyn McGee If you believe that Mountain State Medical Specialties has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with: Evelyn McGee, 120 Medical Park Drive Suite 200 Bridgeport, WV 26330, Telephone Number: 304-554-0434, TTY: 711, Fax: , Email: contactus@msmswv...

Eczema (Dermatitis)
...Coming into contact with a trigger, such as wind or an allergy-producing fabric, launches the rash and inflammation...

Blisters
...In other cases, blisters form in response to a chemical or allergic irritant, which is known as contact dermatitis...

Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
...The inflammation is a reaction to contact with any part of the plant, which leads to burning, itching, redness and blisters...

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
...If you are unable to break a scratch and itch cycle somewhere on your skin or if the skin becomes painful, contact your dermatologist...

Herpes Simplex Virus
...It is passed from person-to-person through contact with saliva...

Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)
...Ringworm is contagious and can be passed from person to person or through contact with contaminated personal care products, clothing or linens...

Cellulitis
...Be sure to contact your dermatologist as soon as you observe these symptoms to start an effective treatment...

Candidiasis
...If diaper rash doesn't abate in seven to 10 days, contact your dermatologist...

Boils
...If the boil does not go away within two weeks, is accompanied by a fever or is painful, contact your dermatologist...

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
...If you suspect you may have shingles, it is important to contact your doctor as quickly as possible...

Scabies
...Scabies is spread through direct contact with an infected person or by sharing clothing and linens...