A Message to Our Patients about Appointments & COVID-19

To our valued patients,

As the COVID-19 emergency evolves, Fortson Dermatology & Skincare Center continues to monitor the situation to most effectively protect our patients and staff.We remain open and are screening our patients based on the need for a face-to-face appointment. If you would like an appointment, please call us at 907.563.3204 x 2 to consult directly with us for guidance.

For those with existing appointments, if you have cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough, shortness of breath), have travelled within the last 14 days or have come into contact with a confirmed case of Coronavirus, call us and your appointment will be rescheduled.

We are continually wiping down all surfaces in the office and taking the other steps outlined on our website to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff. We can also ship skincare products to you.

We recognize the inconvenience, frustration and risk involved during this time, and want to ensure you that we are doing everything possible and following all governmental guidelines to provide you with superior care.

Thank you for your understanding. We are grateful to be a part of this supportive Alaskan community. Please be well, safe and look out for each another.

Jayne Fortson MD
& the Fortson Skincare staff

Coronavirus Information for Fortson Skin Care


Medical name: herpes zoster

Shingles causes a painful, blistering rash for most people. It is a reactivation of the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you've had chicken pox, the virus can return as shingles and affect the nerves.

See a doctor immediately if you think you may have shingles. Starting a prescription within 2 to 3 days of developing the rash can substantially reduce pain and shorten the duration. See the doctor even if it's been longer to lower the risk of other serious health issues

The shingles vaccine, available at pharmacies, has been proven as the most effective method to reduce the risk.

Fortson Dermatology & Skincare Center LLC
T 907.563.3204 • F 907.563.4283
2401 East 42nd Avenue, Suite 301
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
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