Psoriasis Treatment

Localized Psoriais (less than 10% of skin area) - Treatment Options

scalp face/ neck/ ears/ genital palms/ soles remainder
Narrowband UVB - Pharos excimer laser effective effective effective effective
Glycerin lotion cream lotion/ cream
Almond oil yes yes
Retinoid gel/cream
Taclonex solution ointment ointment
Dovonex/ Vectical solution (cream) ointment Cream/ ointment
Topical steroid lotion cream/ointment ointment Cream/ointment
Tar shampoo cream cream/ solution
Protopic/ Elidel +
Salicylic acid Solution/ oil ointment Gel/ cream

Dr. Ringpfeil: " If I had psoriasis I would remove all elements in my immediate environment that contribute to inflammation. Specifically, I would avoid animal protein and fat, as well as highly refined carbohydrates. I would also avoid

  • Smoking
  • Caffeine (Coffee, black tea, chocolate)
  • Alcohol (except an occasional glass of red wine) and
  • Stress (yoga, meditation, bio feedback, exercise are good for dealing with stress)
Reduce animal protein and fat in your diet!
"

Pharos excimer laser

" My experience shows that when you suffer from psoriasis you can enjoy long lasting relief after just a series of short treatments. The laser treatment is safe and effective in removing skin plaques that may not respond to gels or creams, which carry the risk of harmful side effects.

Here are a few benefits that I find in the Pharos excimer laser:

  • Treats scaly skin plaques quickly and effectively in about 12 twice weekly treatments.
  • Treats effectively the scalp, legs, arms, and other skin areas.
  • Delivers a carefully focused treatment that spares the surrounding skin and therefore minimizes side effects.
  • Provides long lasting relief for up to 6 months.

Please note... this laser technology might not be the best solution if you have wide spread psoriasis over the entire body or if your psoriasis gets worse with sun exposure.

The excimer laser treatment is covered by most insurance plans after precertification. Our staff will be happy to communicate with your insurance to issue the precertification for you. "

Franziska Ringpfeil, MD.

How can we help you?

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Uncensored Patient Reviews

Performance Report

(Based on 3686 surveys)
Would you recommend us?
definitely
93.1%
probably
6.16%
maybe
0.58%
not likely
0.08%
no
0.02%
Compare our service to other similar practices
excellent
87.9%
very good
10.1%
good
1.8%
poor
0.06%
very poor
0%
Overall doctor performance
excellent
94.2%
very good
4.89%
good
0.80%
poor
0.03%
very poor
0%
The doctor listened to you attentively
excellent
93.9%
very good
4.97%
good
1.05%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%
The doctor took time to answer your questions
excellent
94.0%
very good
4.66%
good
1.27%
poor
0.02%
very poor
0%
The doctor explained treatment options
excellent
94.3%
very good
4.16%
good
1.25%
poor
0.14%
very poor
0.02%
The doctor explained treatment options
excellent
92.0%
very good
5.69%
good
2.18%
poor
0.11%
very poor
0.0%
Front desk performance
excellent
85.6%
very good
10.2%
good
3.66%
poor
0.31%
very poor
0.08%
Aesthetician performance
excellent
88.6%
very good
7.61%
good
3.39%
poor
0.24%
very poor
0.08%
Office comfort
excellent
90.9%
very good
6.93%
good
2.08%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0.05%
Parking
excellent
66.4%
very good
14.4%
good
15.7%
poor
2.49%
very poor
0.9%
Friendliness of the staff during appointment
excellent
90.9%
very good
7.23%
good
1.85%
poor
0.05%
very poor
0%

What did we do Well?

(answers:674)
#1
2014-06-14
I thought the waiting room was very nice and all the employees were very kind and took their time during the appointment. Our last dernatologist that we visited for the first time made us wait an hour and a halve for a five minute appoitment.....so we were pretty happy this time!
#2
2014-08-25
The Dr. was very kind, compassionate and respectful as well as knowlegeable of alternative ways. She is a real doll. Happy to have her as my doc and would recommed her to clients at Arrowroot Health Food Store.
#3
2013-12-27
You LISTEN AND YOU HEAR
#4
2011-01-31 10:42:48
Quiet, on time, attentive, professional, organized, convenient, reasonably priced compared with others in the area.
#5
2011-12-21 17:29:36
everyone is wonderful, nice, accommodating, and awesome. Great customer service overall.
#6
2014-06-13
Everyone was very pleasant and I very much appreciated the fact that there was no waiting for either the medical assistant or the doctor. Thank you!
#7
2014-01-03
It's great that you're using electronic means to capture patient information. Everyone is very friendly and competent and the doctor was wonderful to talk to.
#8
2014-02-13
the coutersy and attentiveness
#9
2014-10-10
Professionalism
#10
2011-01-05 08:38:17
This was the fastest (in a positive way) medical appointmenet I've had since moving to this area.

What can we do better?

(answers:373)
#1
2014-09-29
uhmm.. you're office was too nice. It made me jealous.
#2
2014-07-17
There was some wait between my initial interview with the medical assistantand my meeting the physician. This wait could have been shorter.
#3
2013-10-30
Magazines in the examining room to read while I waited for the doctor (I get bored easily).
#4
2014-03-20
Always laugh at my jokes.
#5
2014-02-09
I was feeling a bit thirsty the whole stay in the office, maybe making some water available during waiting time would make the stay more comfortable.
#6
2013-12-25
Thank you for your help. I will definitely recommend Dr. Ringpfeil to friends.
#7
2010-10-12 12:10:30
i work from 7:30 to 4:30, and i am very disappointed that you have no night hours......
#8
2011-07-11 11:52:49
How about a smile to greet a brand new patient? How about explaining that I need to go and fill out info on the computer instead of pointing over there you need to complete things. I felt like walking out by the rudeness. The medical assistant and phys asst were extremely kind, thorough and helpful. I realized that I was here to seek help for my child and received amazing medical help. Thank you.
#9
2010-09-14 10:44:00
I was very happy with the care I received.
#10
2014-06-27
You were great. No suggestions