Careful exam followed by careful communication
October 21, 2021
ARC is pleased to announce that Christian M. Wichterman, MD, FAAD, Dermatology, has joined the team at ARC Medical Plaza Specialty.
“Dermatology is a fascinating field within medicine that still primarily relies on a careful physical exam, recognition of patterns, and attention to detail in arriving at the correct diagnosis,” says Dr. Wichterman. “While additional tests and biopsies may be useful, most dermatologic conditions are ultimately diagnosed visually.”
“Dermatologists provide a unique perspective to the patient’s medical team because diagnosing rare conditions requires a broad scope of knowledge that continues to grow over the course of a career,” continues Dr. Wichterman. “It is rewarding to have effective treatments available for many dermatologic conditions and follow the course of a patient’s improvement and the impact it has on their day-to-day life.”
Aligning treatment with beliefs
Dr. Wichterman says, “Following a thorough exam, my approach is to carefully review treatment options with the patient to help them find the course that best aligns with their personal situation and beliefs.” He adds, “As the field of medicine is constantly evolving, I aim to continue studying and learning throughout my career to provide the best possible care for my patients.”
Dr. Wichterman’s health tip for all patients? “Wearing sun protective clothing such as a wide brimmed hat and sun guard shirt provides ultraviolet protection without the need to constantly reapply, like sunscreen!”
In his free time, Dr. Wichterman says, “I enjoy cooking dinner most nights at home, playing the piano, golfing, hiking, and spending time with my wife, Jenny, and dog, Daphne.”
Make an appointment with Dr. Wichterman today
Dr. Wichterman is currently accepting new patients. For appointments with Dr. Wichterman, call ARC Medical Plaza Specialty at 512-260-1581.
Welcome to Austin Regional Clinic, Dr. Wichterman!