Local doctor explains right way to wear disposable gloves to avoid cross-contamination

TAMPA, Fla. — Many people are choosing to wear disposable gloves when out shopping or running other errands right now. But, doctors say there’s a right and wrong way to wear them. ABC Action News asked Dr. Maria Hicks, a dermatologist with ForCare Medical Center, to explain the best way to wear gloves and stay …

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‘They are using small home scissors and knives’: Dermatologist urges people to stop removing their moles while in quarantine

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A local dermatologist is noticing a new and unsettling trend, people are removing their own moles and skin tags while quarantined at home. Tampa dermatologist, Dr. Seth Forman with ForCare Medical Center, explains that some people are playing ‘at home dermatologist’ by using knives, scissors, toenail clippers and even dental floss as a way to remove moles. Why you should leave mole removal to …

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Maria Hicks: COVID Toes Explained

Courtesy of: WFLA News Radio Dr.Maria Hicks, ForCare Medical Center, joined AM Tampa Bay to discuss COVID Toes. There is not too much information and data on COVID Toes but there is an international registry to document COVID-19 patients’ range of dermatological conditions that launched last week in collaboration with the American Academy of Dermatology. The …

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Tampa clinical research facility sheds light on clinical trials for coronavirus

By: Jillian Ramos TAMPA, Fla. — As talks of a vaccine and treatment for COVID-19 continue, we reached out to ForCare Medical Group to find out more about how clinical trials work and the length of time they normally take. Dr. Seth Forman and his team are on the front lines of clinical research. Right now, they …

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Myth vs. fact: Tampa Bay doctor sets record straight on coronavirus

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A third person in Florida tested “presumptively positive” for the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the U.S. to 60. Tampa dermatologist Dr. Seth Forman tells 8 On Your Side that while there is a lot of information being circulated about COVID-19, there are also several myths about the virus. MYTH: Wearing a …

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Flesh-eating bacteria not just in the water

Courtesy of News Channel 8 PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Concern over the flesh-eating bacteria continues to grow heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Doctors said the bacteria is not just in the water. Vibrio Vulnificus is every where, including the sand. James Paldeino took his family to Gandy Beach Tuesday. He’s cautious, like …

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Want The Best Summer Skin Possible? Don’t Get Burned!

Well, you’ve got to protect it! Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It’s your bodies first line of defense. Living in Florida, means it’s constantly protecting us from the sun. So what are the best ways to protect our skin from the hot Florida sun? Dermatologist, Dr. Maria Hicks, chats with Roxanne Wilder, and …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.