I spent nearly two years battling an incredibly frustrating and disruptive skin issue. Whenever I'd 'break out', my face and body would be covered in burning, swollen hives, weeping natural moisture, leaving me dry and brittle once the hives subsided. My first doctor saw me multiple times over an 18 month period, and gave me new steroids and antihistamines each time, the combination which forced me to then take additional time off of work because I was so lethargic. She insisted I was allergic to sunlight, a pretty hefty diagnosis. I requested several times to get a dermatologist referral but she refused. Then I went to see Dr. Carney.
Though my first visit was very short, she got to the point. When I told her I was tired of taking meds that only knocked me out, didn't even relieve the symptoms tormenting me, she recommended a change in diet, one that would remove nearly all potential allergens. After less than 3 months on this restricted diet, I was able to determine the cause of my breakouts- my makeup. I now know what kinds of things to avoid, and am able to go out into the sun and enjoy summer activities without feeling like the unibomber, wrapped up in hoodies, dark glasses and hats.
The only reason I give only 4 stars is because they had excessive issues accepting my insurance. Blue Cross Blue Shield isn't uncommon, yet their system couldn't make it work, so I had to pay cash up front until the problem was straightened out.