Category archives for: Stacy D Tompkins, MD

Skin disorders, #1 reason for doctor’s visits in America

skin doctor in la jolla

By Stacy D. Tompkins If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen the doctor recently on an issue pertaining to your skin. That’s because according to a new study at the Mayo Clinic, dermal disorders are the number one reason people visit their doctors in the United States. From all other non-acute conditions, skin problems [...]

The 4 essential beauty treatments of 2013

beauty treatments of 2013

By Dr. Stacy D. Tompkins, North Coast Dermatology This is going to be your year. With 2013 closely upon us, women across America are eager to usher in the New Year. There’s an atmosphere of motivation and positivity in the air. From weight loss goals to a complete wardrobe re-haul, women are on the pursuit [...]

Children and Psoriasis: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Psoriasis Dermatologist in La Jolla Stacy Tompkins

By Stacy D. Tompkins, MD, North Coast Dermatology When it comes to pediatric psoriasis, very few studies examine the secondary effects of the skin condition in children. Most kids who have psoriasis are prescribed medication to treat the problem, and many end up living with the skin condition for life. But as new research suggests, [...]

Winterize Your Skin: 5 Essential Skin Care Tips for Eczema Sufferers

Eczema dermatologist in La Jolla

by Stacy D. Tompkins, M.D., North Coast Dermatology Promising new research that targets the root cause of eczema and its potential treatment is welcome news to those who suffer from the condition. As researchers try to pinpoint the markers responsible for the skin disorder, eczema patients can in the meantime take steps to prepare their [...]

Fighting back against teenage acne

Acne dermatologist in La Jolla

by Dr. Stacy Tompkins, MD North Coast Dermatology Cassandra Bankson knows firsthand the effects of cystic teenage acne, both physically and emotionally. At the age of 13, her acne had become so bad that peers were calling her pizza face and virus, teasing her to the point where it was difficult to even leave her [...]

Rising melanoma rates in young women: can green tea really help?

New studies say green tea may be a promising remedy for treating melanoma.

by Stacy D. Tompkins, M.D. There’s no doubt that melanoma is an epidemic in our nation, and with rising rates of tanning bed use, the concerns over skin cancer have escalated among medical experts. In a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),melanoma rates in the Unites States have increased [...]

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  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Del Mar hit-and-run case April 17, 2014
    A man who drove drunk and struck a marine biologist in a crosswalk in Del Mar, then fled the scene, pleaded guilty April 16 to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and a hit-and-run allegation. Christopher ``Chip’’ Stockmeyer, 41, faces between nine and 15 years in prison when he is sentenced June 20 for the March 28 death of Rachel Morrison. […]
  • Del Mar Powerhouse 10U Champions April 17, 2014
    The Del Mar Powerhouse 10U team played two pool play games and two elimination games to go undefeated in the Triple Crown Sports San Diego Open and win the Division 1 Championship. The boys showed great determination and fight to come away victorious in elimination play and battle for the win with a one-run margin of victory for both semi-final and champions […]
  • Canyon Crest girls crack top three at Arcadia, set new school record April 17, 2014
    Several young women runners from Carmel Valley high schools raced well in the Arcadia Invitational on April 11-12 in Los Angeles. Arcadia is considered to be one of the most competitive high school track and field meets in the country, drawing both national and international athletes to compete. […]