Jennifer Baron, MD Dermatology and Mohs Surgery

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Dr. Baron Has Integral Role in Training New Doctors in Academic Dermatology

Throughout her dermatology career, Dr. Baron has given many lectures to other physicians, surgeons, nurses and students.  She has also presented her Mohs fellowship research work on scar prevention to her peers at the international conference level.  Now, she brings her educational contributions closer to home as she has been selected by the O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, affiliated with Stanford University, to provide one-to-one dermatology education for new physicians.  She teaches on a completely volunteer basis.

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Dear loyal and valued patients,

As our state and most of the country are in a "shelter in place" mandate due to COVID-19 and, as it is upon all of us to work together as a community to reduce the chance of spreading what is evident is a potentially deadly and easily transmissable respiratory disease, our office is closed until the mandate is lifted (to be declared per government). Tentative re-opening of the office will be in mid- to late May. We are providing electronic consultations and medication renewals via our secure office email (see below), please send good quality digital photos for doctor evaluation. Please call and leave a voice message (we can access these remotely) or email to reach us. We are here for you. If you need emergency medical assistance, call 9-1-1 any day of the week for any urgent concerns.

We will update our office hours status as soon as we know more. Please check back to this page for information.

Our community is strong and we will weather this storm. Aloha.

Most Sincerely,

Jennifer Baron, MD

 

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To make an appointment please call us at:

  • (408) 418-8780, please leave a voicemail during the shelter-in-place mandate and we will return your call as soon as possible

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You can also send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please note that we have updated our new patient forms and will email them to you directly if you would like to fill them out before you arrive for your visit with Dr. Baron.

Also enjoy our company Facebook page--follow for weekly updates, skin information and treatment specials

Watch this informative and educational video about Mohs surgery produced by the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Baron is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, check out the link!


Q & A (new!)

Q:  What does COVID-19 look like when it affects the skin?

A:  According to physicians’ observations in a sampling of 88 patients with COVID-19 that was published on March 26, 2020 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the following findings were noted: 20.5% developed skin manifestations, 44% of those had skin eruptions at the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, and the rest developed skin changes after they were hospitalized. 78% had red rashes, 17% had widespread hives, and 6% had blister similar in appearance to chickenpox infection.  The most commonly affected areas were the back, chest and abdomen.  Itching was mild or absent. The skin usually heals within a few days.  The presence of skin rashes did not correlate with the severity of COVID-19 disease. Other scattered reports from the US and abroad have described COVID-19-related rashes as well: some look like “frostbite,” purplish discoloration of the extremities, tiny bruises or tiny bright red spots (petechiae). In these initial observations, the rashes were all notably non-itchy.

 

Q:  How often is the skin affected when a person is infected with the novel coronavirus?

A:  In very small observational reports, it appears that about 1 in 5 people with COVID-19 have associated skin rashes.

 

Q:  Do the new "biologics" for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and others increase the risk for COVID-19 or increase complications in people who become infected?

A:  The biologics class of medications include a growing number of promising treatments and include Dupixent, Taltz, Cosentyx, Enbrel, Humira, to just name a few. According to the Editor’s Note in the April 6, 2020 COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center: “The biologics used to treat conditions such as asthma, chronic hives, eczema, and sinusitis are unlike the ones used to treat autoimmune disorders, which target specific molecules in the immune system involved with inflammation. The "biologics we use for allergy and asthma work on the allergic arm of the immune system," said Jeffrey Factor, MD, from the Connecticut Asthma & Allergy Center in West Hartford. "That means they are not in conflict with the part of the immune system fighting off infection."  These biologics have not been shown to increase the risk for COVID-19 or to increase complications related to the disease in people who do become infected with the virus, he pointed out.”


Q:  How will Dr. Baron and her office continue to protect against the spread of COVID-19 once the office reopens?

A:  With a tentative re-opening date in mid- to late May, the office is prepared to follow CDC infectious disease protocol rules plus more:

 1.  all door handles, countertops, tables, chairs and exam rooms will continue to be wiped down with antiviral and antimicrobial cleaners by nightly medical professional custodial service (they also serve the next-door surgery center), this has been going on regularly since office closure, March 17, 2020

2.  all patient exam and surgery rooms wiped down with Cavicide (one the strongest medical antiviral and antimicrobial solutions) before and after each patient visit

 

3.  all staff will have their temperature taken before and after entering the office each workday with a no-contact precise infrared thermometer, no one will enter the office with an elevated temperature

 

4.  all staff will wear masks at all times, wash hands at the start and end of each workday, wear gloves when in surgery and when manageing the front office and check-in/check-out processes

 

5.  we may dispense product testers with clean tongue depressor (one use only) or if staff is wearing gloves (no contact), otherwise no self-serve

 

6.  a maximum of three patients will be allowed in the waiting room at any given time, this will allow for the 6-foot distancing

 

7.  extra chairs and benches will be provided outside the front door, in the sun-protected courtyard area for any patients arriving early or coming in as a walk-in; the 6-foot distancing will be marked clearly with visible signs

 

8.  if you arrive greater than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment and you are NOT a new patient, it is recommended that you remain in your car until you are within 5 minutes of your visit

 

9.  all patients will agree to having their temperature taken with a no-contact precise infrared forehead thermometer BEFORE entering the office, if temperature is elevated, we will reschedule appointment for two weeks from that day

 

10.  at entry, all patients will be required to wear a nose and mouth mask and offered one of ours, if they do not already have their own; we strongly urge patients to bring their own masks as we have a very limited supply and orders are delayed several weeks or longer

 

11.  at entry, all patients will be required to accept a squirt or two of hand-sanitizing gel to thoroughly rub into hands and wrists before sitting in waiting room area; any patient may wash his/her hands at any time during or after their visit

 

12. the waiting room bathroom will be off-limits to any one unless needed for a medical urine test, after which, the bathroom will be wiped down with Cavicide; it if is a bathroom emergency, please inform the front staff so that the bathroom can be sanitized afterward

 

13.  the employee bathroom is completely off-limits to non-staff

 

14.  all staff and employees are required to use the sneeze-into-elbow technique if you need to sneeze, or step outside, if possible15.  all HEPA and carbon-filtered air purifiers will be on before and throughout the workday in every room

 

15.  Dr. Baron will wear a full face mask/shield and hair cap during surgeries and may gently place rolled cotton into the nostrils of patients if she is working within inches of the face

 

16.  In the spiriit of Aloha, please respectfully follow these rules at all times; it is up to each and everyone of us to be safe for the preservation of our community