About CT Derm
Learn What Drives Dr. Carl Thornfeldt and His Team in Fruitland, Idaho
At CT Derm, we understand the effect that your internal health can have on your external appearance. Dr. Carl Thornfeldt is a highly published dermatologist who has devoted his life to understanding your skin and how your internal health impacts it. He takes pride in educating others in the structure and function of skin and its components. Each of our providers has spent countless hours training under Dr. Thornfeldt so that they can also stamp out skin disease.
Our Treatment Strategy
At CT Derm, our approach is to achieve total clearance of your visible skin disorder, then minimize risk of recurrence. Understanding what the disease is and reversing the foundational abnormalities gives our providers the ability to develop a treatment regimen to achieve long-lasting results and hopefully eliminate prescription medication. Most of the common skin diseases we see have four main issues: inflammation, skin barrier damage, an increase of cell turnover (discarding dead skin cells), and infectious microbes that are able to activate and spread the disease while upsetting the balance between the two parts of your immune system. Our strategy is always four-fold to deal with these four main issues, and it has helped us to treat some very severe cases. Read real patient stories to see how our treatment strategy has helped improve the quality of life for our patients. You can also read our story, meet our staff, tour our facility, and browse testimonials.