251 Cohasset Road, Second Floor, Chico, CA 95926 • 530.342.3686
251 Cohasset Road,
Chico, CA 95926
Dr. Hodari earned his degree in Chemistry from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. While at Grinnell College, he played varsity football and captained the team his senior season. He graduated from The Ohio State University’s combined MD/MBA program in 2004. In the business school program he focused on healthcare administration, developing ways of delivering more efficient and better healthcare to patients. He has been practicing medicine for 7 years.
Dr. Hodari is a graduate of the Tulane University Dermatology Residency Program in New Orleans, Louisiana. In his final year he served as Chief Resident of Cosmetic and Procedural Dermatology, where he acquired advanced skills in the injection of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Dr. Hodari also specializes in the treatment of general dermatologic conditions such as rashes, acne, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. In addition to dermatology, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at The Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Hodari enjoys running, boxing, traveling abroad and spending time with his family.
Have you been lying on that couch all weekend? You might end up with a rash.
People in northern Europe have been suffering under the plague of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano. And if that weren’t enough, their sofas are giving them rashes. Recently dermatologists in Finland and Sweden have been seeing patients with a strange, itchy rash all over their bodies. Like an episode of House, no one could figure it out until doctors put together that everyone with the rash had recently bought a new sofa or couch. Extensive testing revealed that people were allergic to a preservative that was used to prevent mold growth when the furniture was shipped. The preservative, dimethyl fumarate (DMF) was released from the material when it became warm, as when you lie on it watching the Red Sox and the Celtics all weekend.
It does not appear that DMF dermatitis is widespread in the United States, but it has been reported on feet from athletic shoes that were shipped using the same preservative. We dermatologists are now aware and will be vigilant looking for this allergen.
So if you get up from the sofa and discover that you’re itchy, don’t blame the dog. It might not be his fault, this time.
Excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun or indoor tanning equipment can cause skin cancer.
Indoor tanning equipment emits similar radiation as the sun, sometimes stronger.
Melanoma is the most common form of cancer in young adults. Melanoma will be diagnosed to 1 in 58 people in their lifetimes.
Skin cancer is diagnosed over 1 million times per year.
Did you know that acne is the most common skin disorder in the US? It affects over 40 million Americans!
Renee Christenson joined our practice as Dr. Richey's physician assistant. She is experienced in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Make your appointment today!