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We Care About You and Your Skin

Currently with our recent expansion in Excelsior and Dr. Sam Ecker joining the practice, we are offering same week, and, in many cases, same day appointments.

Call us today 612-486-4200.

Minnesota Dermatology is a full service dermatologic center providing all of your medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs. Located conveniently in Plymouth near Vicksburg and Highway 55 and in Excelsior on Smithtown Road, Minnesota Dermatology is easy to get to. We are very accessible to St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the greater Twin Cities area.

As our dermatology patient, you will meet with Dr. Phil Ecker, a Stanford University and Mayo Clinic trained board certified dermatologist, Dr. Sam Ecker, an Arizona and Miami trained board certified dermatologist, Eric Englund or Beth Boyum, dermatology certified physician assistants. A referral is not necessary. We are accepting new patients. Nearly all tests and procedures are performed in-house, including blood work, biopsies, light treatments (phototherapy), BLU-U and photodynamic therapy, skin surgeries (including Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer), and liquid nitrogen treatments (cryotherapy).

The two Dr. Eckers and their team provide everything from mole checks, mole and wart removal, skin cancer screening exams, acne management, evaluation and treatment of rashes, hair loss (alopecia), dermatitis, ring worm, rosacea, skin infections, cellulitis, skin lesions, itchy skin, to evaluation of nail problems, and more. In addition, BOTOX®, Xeomin®, laser and fillers are offered. Drs. Ecker, Eric, and Beth can recommend a treatment plan to prevent or treat age spots, wrinkles, red skin, melasma, promote skin health, and slow the aging process, recommending one or more of the carefully selected products we carry and prescription treatments. Parking is free at both of our convenient, West Metro locations. Nearly all insurance plans common in Minnesota or to the greater Minneapolis, St. Paul area are accepted, and if you do not have insurance, we offer a same-day payment discount for medical and surgical services.

Most importantly, when you come to Minnesota Dermatology, you will feel cared for as a patient. Drs. Ecker, Eric and Beth pride themselves in spending time with you to make sure you are comfortable with treatment plans and fully understand your diagnosis and treatment options before you leave the office. At Minnesota Dermatology, we are happy to help you. Call now for an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Dr. Phil Ecker was named one of the 2011 Top Docs in the Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineDr. Phil Ecker was named one of the 2014 Best Docs for Women in the Minnesota Monthly magazine

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Phil M. Ecker, M.D.

Dr. Ecker, a native of the Minneapolis area, spent most of his training outside of the area, but he is glad to have returned home near family and friends. Having trained at two top-tier dermatology institutions, Stanford University for medical school and the Mayo Clinic for residency, he had the opportunity to see a wide-range of dermatologic conditions, from the most challenging, complex, and rare to everyday skin problems.

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Sam B. Ecker, D.O.

Dr. Sam Ecker was born and raised in the Minneapolis area and is proud to be returning home to join his brother at Minnesota Dermatology. Dr. Ecker completed his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado and went on to earn his medical degree from Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed his medical internship and dermatology residency at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ecker has received numerous awards throughout his training and has authored several scientific papers and book chapters.

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