Welcome to the website of Dr. Michael J. Freeman!
Known as Ocala's leading dermatologist with a reputation for patient friendliness and punctuality, Dr. Michael J. Freeman and his associates use evidence-based therapeutics and the latest dermatological technologies to give you beautiful and healthy skin.
When you visit one of our offices in Ocala or The Villages, you'll enjoy a serene atmosphere, and a friendly and welcoming staff. We offer the latest general medical and surgical dermatological care for patients of all ages. We treat many diseases of the skin, including:
- Rashes, Moles, Warts, Birthmarks
- Skin Cancers and Pre-Cancerous Detection
We believe your skin deserves the best and are confident that we can deliver the quality dermatological care that will keep your skin healthy for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Can Diet Affect Psoriasis?
The autoimmune disorder known as “psoriasis” produces symptoms that include drying, scaling, itchy skin. The “plaques” (patches) of red, scaly skin that are characteristic of this chronic condition result from a quicker-than-normal production of skin cells. While topical and oral medications can help slow down skin-cell growth, relieve irritation, and reduce inflammation, limited sun exposure may also help by increasing the production of vitamin D. While there is little scientific proof that diet can play a role in reducing the symptoms of psoriasis, there is some suggestion that weight loss might help because psoriasis has been linked to obesity. And because psoriasis has also been linked with “celiac disease,” it may also help to exclude gluten-containing foods from the diet.
Psoriasis can be related to a number of factors that can be controlled through taking vitamin supplements, addressing one’s diet, etc. A thorough examination by a board-certified dermatologist can yield an individualized treatment plan.