Dr. Mark Becker, MD
Portland, Oregon 97210
Medical Expertise of Dr. Mark Becker, MD
Dr. Mark Becker is a board-certified pediatrician and President, founder of Vivacare.
About Dr. Mark Becker, MD
Dr. Becker has a had a long career in digital health.
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Tips & Wisdom
The best sunscreen is the one you have with you when you need it...so keep sunscreen available in your car, purse, golf bag, ski bag, tennis bag and use it any time you are outdoors. There are a wide range of quality products, but my favorite are "sunblocks" or those offering "physical" sunscreen with inert ingredients such as titanium and zinc. These physical sunscreens have few ingredients and block all types of UV radiation (UV-A that leads to signs of aging skin and UV...
If you venture on the trails often, particularly in the foothills of the Cascades or in the oak woodlands around the Gorge, you should be on the lookout for poison oak. Know its many forms ...and stay clear. If you come into contact with poison oak, there are some tips for cleaning the area before the rash appears. Gently clean the area that came into contact. Don't shower or bathe your whole body, just clean the affected area. Do not scrub. This can drive the irritating chemical,...
Patient Education Resources
Truncal acne, which refers to acne that occurs on the trunk of the body (such as the chest and back), may require a slightly different treatment approach than facial acne. This is because the skin on ...
Isotretinoin, previously marketed as Accutane, is a medication that is used to treat severe cystic acne that has not responded to other treatments. Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A and works by ...
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin. It affects about 2-3% of the population. People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing a form of arthri...
Botulinum toxin is a type of neurotoxin that is used for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes. There are several different types of botulinum toxin available on the market, each with their own u...
The treatment for severe atopic dermatitis will depend on the individual case, but it may include a combination of the following:Topical corticosteroids: Topical corticosteroids can be used to reduce ...
Education & Training
- Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University
- Medical Degree (MD): Case Western University School of Medicine (CWRU)
- Pediatric Residency: Children's Hospital Oakland
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