McLean Dermatology: determined and dedicated

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on September 30, 2016

“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.” 

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


For many, the pursuit of “employment and happiness” is anything but straightforward. Eight out of 10 college students change majors at least once, according to a recent study by the National Center for Education Statistics, with the majority of these students switching three times over the course of their college career. But some, in defiance of the norm, are certain of their life calling from a very young age. Dr. Tammy McLean, dermatologist, is one such person. When she was just six years old, she sketched a decisive answer to the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” She drew a doctor.

Today, she welcomes patients to McLean Dermatology, her state-of-the-art practice on the top floor of the new West Georgia Eye Care Center North satellite office (6600 Whittlesey Blvd.). The same dedication and determination required to fulfill her first-grade dreams are now applied to the care and treatment of her patients.

Dr. Tammy McLean (far right), with Brandilyn Johnson (left, dermatology nurse practitioner) and Cheryle Hartley (center, dermatology physician assistant).

When you think of diabetes, gastric disorders, hepatitis, or internal cancer treatment, McLean Dermatology may not immediately come to mind. But did you know that the skin, scalp and nails can be indicators for underlying internal disease? It is possible that your overall health may depend on expert evaluation by a dermatologist who is also a dedicated diagnostician.

Another medical determination of Dr. McLean is preventive skin care. Did you know that 80 percent of sun damage occurs before the age of 18? Concerned about the growing epidemic of melanoma and skin cancer, she says: “I wish I could convince everyone to wear sunscreen and a hat!” It is especially crucial that parents provide sun protection for their children, from pre- to high-school.

If you have signs or symptoms involving the skin, scalp or nails, or if you are interested in information on preventive skin care, Dr. McLean and her team of caring professionals invite you to schedule an appointment to see them in their new office! Call 706-507-SKIN or 706-323-3491. Click here to access the McLean Dermatology website.







At the ribbon-cutting ceremony for McLean Dermatology