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Q: Hello - We just noticed an open sore about the size of a quarter on the back of my husband's calf. He doesn't remember an injury, but did say that it was similar to a keratosis (dry and scaley spot) before it turned into an open sore. We do not have a dermatologist. He has BCBS and I don't think he needs a referral. Would appreciate any recommendations you could offer. Thank you, Linda
Linda - Cedar Rapids


A: Hi Linda, I would have your husband see his primary care physician as soon as possible so that he can be referred to a dermatologist. If he does not have a primary care physician, he can be evaluated at the Mercy urgent care clinic. For more information, please contact one of our nurse navigators at (319) 221-8546


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