Monthly Archives: November 2018

What Types of Sunscreen are Best?

Use of sunscreen is ultra-important in climates with lots of sunshine, such as Henderson and Las Vegas.  It works very well when applied correctly, but most people don’t. One big mistake is that people don’t realize that they have to reapply sunscreen. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that if anyone is going to be… Read more »

What does SPF Really Mean Anyway?

Because Dr. Curt Samlaska lives and works in the Henderson and Las Vegas areas, he is familiar with the hot climate and year-round sunny days. He offers advice about Sun Protection Factors (SPF) for people who live and visit the area and spend time outdoors. Dr. Samlaska says that there are a lot of simple… Read more »

This Dermatologist is also a Science Fiction Author

In addition to creating safety designs for catheters to decrease urinary tract infections in hospital patients, a 14-year stint in the Army, locking pins that enable building with pool noodles, treating dermatology patients, and keeping track of his three children, Dr. Curt Samlaska is a science fiction author. In 1998, he published Eucarion—a political-medical techno-thriller…. Read more »

Henderson Dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska: Inventor (Part II)

Dr. Curt Samlaska is a proponent for reducing the occurrence of catheter-caused urinary tract infections (UTIs) in hospital patients. As such, he is also an inventor to create what he needs. Traditional urine collection bags have a T-valve; existing bags can slide out. This can get easily contaminated because it’s open to air from the… Read more »

Dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska: Inventor (Part I)

While relaxing at a pool one day, Dr. Curt Samlaska and his youngest daughter Londyn discussed inventor kids who put up websites and have been successful in marketing their own products such as jewelry and flip-flops. Londyn—aka Lu Lu—said she wished she could build something with pool noodles. The result was Lu Lu Noodles. Dr…. Read more »

Dr. Samlaska Begins Private Dermatologist Practice

Dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska served in the military as an Army medical official for 14 years. During his last year, he went on missions back and forth from Europe in support of Bosnia intervention during the war from 1992 to 1995. In 1996, he left the military and came out to open a private practice… Read more »

Dr. Samlaska’s Service Prior to Opening Dermatology Office

After his final five years at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, Dr. Curt Samlaska was asked to go back to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC—this time to be on the teaching staff of dermatology services and eventually give service in the Bosnian War. After his arrival in 1995, he was tasked… Read more »

How Did Dr. Samlaska End up in Dermatology?

How did a world-renowned doctor end up in Las Vegas specializing in dermatology? After five years at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, Dr. Curt Samlaska left for the dermatology program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. With his residency there, he became a specialist in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, medical procedures,… Read more »

Meet Henderson, Nevada Dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska

Henderson, Nevada dermatologist Dr. Curt Samlaska grew up in Madelia, a “small, one-horse town in southern Minnesota,” a population of about 2,500. He was born the fifth child in a family with nine children and was “dead smack in the middle, in the safe zone.” After graduating from Madelia High School in 1973, he attended… Read more »