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Why You Should See a Dermatologist

14 August 2019

While there are many primary health care providers who offer cosmetic procedures and dermatologic care, they don’t actually specialize in treating conditions of your nails, hair, and skin — things like melanoma, acne, eczema, rosacea, vitiligo, psoriasis, age spots, wrinkles, rashes, and hair loss.

First things first: What is a dermatologist?

Dermatologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skin, hair, and nails. They can detect and treat thousands of different conditions. Dermatologists’ training at a minimum includes four years of medical school, one year of general medicine residency and three years in dermatology residency. They become board-certified when they pass an exam given by the American Board of Dermatology or the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Dermatologist maintain their board certification by participating in many hours of continuing medical education every year and retaking their board exam every 10 years. Scheduling an appointment with a board-certified Dermatologist gives you access to the highest level of up to date care for your skin.

When it comes to choosing a medical professional, for any condition, finding the most qualified individual to handle the condition is a must. Don’t trust just anyone who claims to “specialize in skin care or dermatologic care”, a board-certified Dermatologist will provide you and your family with the most comprehensive and informed skin care. They are best qualified to detect skin cancer and properly diagnose and treat common and uncommon skin conditions. Uncommon and serious skin conditions can masquerade as common things. Your board-certified Dermatologist is the best person to detect and diagnose this.

At Dermatology San Antonio, patients can receive treatment from several medical professionals who have the credentials and know-how to treat a vast array of conditions. Our five board-certified Dermatologists and four midlevel providers are committed to providing caring and comprehensive dermatologic care, along with offering cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology services.

Our team has current memberships with the San Antonio Dermatological Society, the Texas Dermatological Society, American Contact Dermatitis Society, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, and the American Academy of Dermatology. They’ve also been recognized by Scene Magazine for San Antonio as Best Doctors, Rising Stars and Texas Monthly Super Doctors.

Ready to schedule your appointment? Contact our team at  210-615-7171 today.

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