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NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® is a public-private effort in healthcare services related to educating Nebraskans about proper skin care as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including skin cancers. Its statewide activities are coordinated by Byron L. Barksdale, M.D. who was American Board of Pathology certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in 1981 and has been re-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Barksdale is a member of the Nebraska Medical Association, the Nebraska Association of Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the American Public Health Association and the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Barksdale also directs the Cuba AIDS Project.

NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® has a growing network of talented licensed healthcare professionals who deliver cost effective skin disease diagnosis and treatment across the State of Nebraska as well as skin cancer prevention programs. These multidisciplinary professionals include primary healthcare providers, dermatopathologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation therapists.

NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® currently has its home office and "place of service" in North Platte. However, to provide convenient access for Nebraskans to NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® services, it is the intention of NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® to offer "outreach" presence on-site or through NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ®'s affiliation with TELANOMA ®, to many Nebraska communities in the Pathology Services, P.C. network. Skin cancer does not care where it occurs, but we do! NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® is not exclusively affiliated with any specific healthcare network in Nebraska (CHI-Alegent, Enhance Health Network, etc.). Melanoma and skin cancer affect all Nebraskans and NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® serves all Nebraskans. NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® only partners and collaborates with institutions and other caregivers who are "additive" to the quality and safety of your care. Skin cancer does not care where it occurs, but we do!

NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® Network: You can be a new team member, facility or healthcare provider!

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NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® clinics offering local services are planned for Scottsbluff, Kearney, Grand Island, Lincoln, and Omaha.

If you undergo a skin biopsy, the skin specimen may be sent to NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® and its affiliate, Pathology Services, P.C. for processing, evaluation, diagnosis, and inclusion in its database. Having your skin biopsy specimen(s) sent to Pathology Services, PC. is not required to avail yourself of the resources of NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ®. If your healthcare provider sends your skin biopsy specimen elsewhere, NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® would appreciate a copy of your pathology report to include its diagnosis in its Nebraska cancer registry. Ongoing national research furthers our efforts to continually improve skin disease diagnosis and treatment for Nebraskans.

Nebraskans may contact Healthy Nebraska, Inc. to request additional information about skin care and skin diseases as well as obtain an appointment for benign skin growths or skin cancer screening by licensed healthcare professionals in our NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® network throughout Nebraska.

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Our mission

Our Mission is to provide personalized healthcare products and services to individuals, their families and communities that prevent or treat skin cancer.

Our vision

Advancing the prevention and treatment of skin cancer

Our values

We believe that skin health is an essential part of each person’s overall well-being.
We believe in honoring the dignity, Mid-Western values and culture of the individuals we serve.
We believe in comprehensive integrated services to meet the goals and needs of individuals with skin cancer.
We believe that skin cancer is preventable and early detection is important.
We believe our employees must be well trained, enthusiastic, competent, trustworthy and loyal in order for us to be successful.
We believe in innovative approaches to implement evidence-based prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer.
We believe it is the responsibility of our organization to provide high quality, safe, efficient, cost-effective healthcare.

For more information about our services or to send skin biopsies to us, contact

NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® at Pathology Services, P.C.

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611 West Francis Street
North Platte, Nebraska 69101

Byron L. Barksdale, M.D.
Phone: 308-532-4700

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NEBRASKA MELANOMA CENTER ® and SELFIE MOLE ™ are service marks of Pathology Services, P.C.

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