Dr. Abad specializes in skin care and provides innovative dermatological services to resolve your hair, nail, and skin concerns. 

Dermatology Specialist

From itchy and uncomfortable eczema to mysterious skin rashes and acne that diminishes confidence, it’s clear that skin, hair, and nail problems can get in the way of daily life.

Z. Rafael Abad, M.D., P.A., is a highly proficient board-certified family medicine physician offering valuable testing methods and solutions for various dermatological problems at his private practice in Miami. 


What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that revolves around the care and treatment of various skin, hair, and nail problems, such as eczema, dermatitis, and acne. Dermatology encompasses cancers, diseases and disorders, cosmetic and aging conditions of the skin, nails, hair, and more.

Doctors specializing in dermatology have expertise in certain sciences, such as microbiology, pathology, biochemistry, endocrinology, and physiology.


What are some of the most common dermatologic conditions?

Some of the most common dermatologic conditions include:

  • Warts
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Fungal infections (of the scalp, skin, or nails)
  • Psoriasis
  • Cold sores
  • Dermatitis

Dr. Abad provides comprehensive evaluations to determine the cause of your dermatologic problem and the best way to treat it.


Skin rashes can happen due to a variety of factors, including infections, allergens, heat, immune system disorders, and medications. Your body and skin can respond to internal and external allergens, such as mold spores and mycotoxins and allergy triggers like pollen.


Different types of infections can affect the skin, hair and scalp, and nails. One of the most common types of contagious infection, a fungal infection can be itchy and annoying, but it doesn’t usually spread beyond the skin’s surface.


Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic skin condition that involves red and itchy skin and usually comes and goes in flare-ups. If you have eczema, you might also have thickened skin with a scaly texture or small, raised bumps that can leak fluid or harden when irritated or scratched.


Acne is a skin condition that usually appears when hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is more common in teens, but it can occur at any age. While some mild acne simply subsides with time, other types of acne can cause scarring and emotional distress.


What are some of the available dermatologic treatments?

Dermatologic treatments can include topical, oral, and systemic medications, minor dermatologic surgery, and lifestyle changes, such as nutritional counseling and stress management. The right treatments and lifestyle changes can help to stimulate collagen and elastin production and reduce inflammation.

Dermatologic procedures might include skin biopsies to establish a definite diagnosis or the removal of skin cancers, growths, skin damage caused by sunlight or disease, and hyperpigmentation. The goal is to improve the appearance and health of your skin.

Dr. Abad might recommend anti-itch medications, antibiotics to fight infection, sunscreens and moisturizers, and other treatment methods.

For top-quality dermatologic treatments, call Dr. Abad or schedule online today.

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Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Request an Appointment | Dr. Abad

Please Note: Our office will reach out to you directly to confirm your appointment date and time.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.