What to Look for in a Dermatologist

DermatologistWhen you have issues with your skin, hair or nails, you will likely consult a dermatologist. With so many doctors to choose from, however, how do you know which is the best fit for your particular situation? How competent is the dermatologist? Are they genuinely concerned about your health? What were the experiences of other patients?

There are many factors to consider when looking for a dermatologist. Today, we’ll help you narrow down your search, so you can make a confident choice.

Credentials/Board-Certification

While all physicians have years of schooling under their belt, not all dermatologists are equally qualified. It takes a dedicated and passionate individual to go the extra mile, and that is exactly what board-certified doctors do.

Board-certified dermatologists subject themselves to additional years of in-depth training to achieve the highest level of expertise. Some also complete a fellowship program, which results in them becoming experts in a specialized area such as dermatology.

A board-certified dermatologist not only meets but exceeds the requirements to practice in the field of dermatology. Knowing that a physician is committed to education and field-specific training should provide you with a peace of mind and the confidence in receiving expert care.

Reviews

Perhaps the quickest way to get a sense of whether a dermatologist is adequately qualified is by reading the reviews of former patients. People tend to like sharing their experiences, especially if they were exceptionally pleasant or dreadful.

If physicians have overwhelmingly positive reviews, it is safe to assume that they are reputable and likely a good fit for you as well. Vice versa, if the majority of the reviews are poor, then it is probably a good idea to look for care elsewhere.

Bedside Manner

Most people aren’t particularly excited about having to see a doctor, so it’s important that you feel comfortable. You need someone who takes your concerns seriously, who encourages your questions and takes the time to answer them in a way that you can understand. A doctor that is genuinely interested in your well-being will make you feel at ease, so you can openly discuss your situation.

Photo Gallery/Before & After Photos

It’s one thing to hear about results. It’s another to actually see them. So, a next great way to determine the skill of a dermatologist is to check out the before and after pictures of former patients. Are the results drastic or barely noticeable?

Perhaps you can find a picture of a person with a similar condition as yourself. This would give you a general idea of what your personal outcome might be. Is it what you expected? Is it a result that you would be comfortable with? If yes, then you may have found your doctor.

Final Thoughts

If you are in search of a great, board-certified dermatologist, you should look into what other patients have to say about them. Then look at photo galleries to see their actual work, and evaluate how you feel about the results. Finally, nothing beats a personal encounter. Schedule a consult and meet the physician face-to-face. If they´re the right fit, you will know.

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2 thoughts on “What to Look for in a Dermatologist

  1. Back in two thousand nine I went to my dermatologist (one of the areas most noted doctors in this field) with the strange symptoms associated with “morgellon’s disease”- namely small fibers (about a fourth the diameter of a normal human hair) poking through my skin. After the expected wait – the paying of the co-pay along with more waiting in the second waiting room – the doctors assistant appeared. Clipboard in hand she began asking the usual doctor visit questions having to do with my latest tetanus shot, any allergies, and the usual medical history queries. After explaining to her – SHOWING her what was happening to me, she left the room. A while later the good doctor appeared, oddly avoiding any eye contact with me as he immediately sat down then rolled over to me on his wheeled stool to grasp my arm. “So, he said… you have things growing out of your skin”.. I explained exactly what I was experiencing as he scooted over to his table and started writing a prescription. “What are you writing me Doc?” I asked. “Something for those bugs you think you have..” was his reply. It was a prescription for a strong sedative… a script that I never had filled. I never went back to him.
    Something is going on with doctors regarding the bio-weapon we knowas “morgellons”. It’s as though they know what it is but have been told NOT to treat it lest they lose their medical license…

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience, Terry. Yes. There IS something going on with the medical community regarding not only the bio-weapons but also the POISON being sold as pharmaceutical “cures” for various illnesses. The younger doctors are the worst of the bunch. They read COMPUTER PRINTOUTS not patients. They prescribe poison liberally and quite literally.

      For example, one of the most prescribed drugs for blood pressure is Lisinopril. Primary ingredient? SNAKE VENOM. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These are 2018 recalls by the FDA for the WRONG drugs being dispensed to patients https://www.healthline.com/health-news/blood-pressure-meds-recalled-heres-what-to-know#1

      The medical industry is definitely part of the Eugenics population control agenda. Sad.

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