Dermatologist Jennifer Nash, M.D., practices with MidMichigan Physicians Group in Midland. Dr. Nash diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin.
Having a mother who is a family physician influenced Dr. Nash’s decision to enter the field of medicine. As a teenager, Dr. Nash job shadowed and explored careers. Once in college, she thoroughly enjoyed the sciences and was further drawn toward the profession.
She chose to become a dermatologist because this specialty allows her to treat people of all ages and perform both surgical procedures and medical care. “Dermatology is interesting, challenging and rewarding. It’s a visual specialty,” Dr. Nash said. “Our first step in diagnosis is looking at the skin. I like the variety and I enjoy taking care of patients of all ages.”
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Nash says the specialty of dermatology fits her personality well. “I like getting to know my patients. I listen to each patient’s concerns and treat every person in a professional manner,” she said. “In addition, my practice is focused on providing customer service so that patients’ visits are timely and professional.”
She also likes getting to know her community. “I look forward to working with physicians and patients to provide a needed service in the area,” she said.
When not at work, Dr. Nash and her husband spend time with their two young children and family. She enjoys outdoor activities and travel.
Special Interests and Procedures
During her residency at the University of Michigan, Dr. Nash gained special training in the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma by working in a multidisciplinary clinic specifically for skin cancer. She also received training from leading dermatology experts in treatment of patients with rare skin conditions including pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Dr. Nash specializes in the treatment of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma; psoriasis; eczema; dermatitis; moles; acne; warts; rosacea; sun-damaged skin; hair loss; fungal, bacterial and viral skin infections; autoimmune skin diseases such as lupus and vitiligo; and many other rashes and skin conditions.
The special procedures she performs include skin biopsies, skin cancer excisions, excisions of benign skin lesions, phototherapy, cryotherapy and wart removal.