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How to choose a dermatologist?

How to choose a dermatologist?

  • October 1, 2017
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Look at their credentials – check to see if they’re board certified.

Do you prefer a medical doctor or a doctor of osteopathy? Some patients prefer one over the other. This is your personal choice and preference.

Attitude. How does the doctor answer and address your needs? A good doctor will listen to your questions and do his or her best to answer. Providing you with information you understand and not just medical terms.

Convenience. If you really enjoy a doctor’s office but find that it is too far out of your way. See if they’re willing to work around your schedule. That way you can drive after work or on a weekend.


  • I’m glad you mention how a good doctor listens to your questions and does their best to answer them. This would be important to make sure you understand what is going on and to ensure that the dermatologist know what they’re doing and can provide you with the services you’re looking for. When choosing a dermatologist, you’d probably want to research the different options online and create a list of questions so that when you meet them you can check how well they answer.

  • Gloria Durst says:

    I agree that a good dermatologist is properly certified. Looking into their credentials could also reveal a lot about their experience. My sister needs to see a dermatologist about a mole, so she’ll have to find someone with the right experience to help her out.

  • Jack Duff says:

    I like what you said about finding a doctor that addresses your needs and listens to your questions. That can show that he really cares and wants to give you the best experience possible. I want to find a dermatologist to help me combat my acne. I will definitely keep these tips in mind, thanks!

  • Kyle Wayne says:

    I love that you talked about paying attention to the attitude of each dermatologist to get one suitable for you. My mom is looking to hire a dermatologist to get some aged skin treatment done. I think I will talk to her about hiring a professional who really shows interest and cares.

  • I appreciate your tip to hire a dermatologist that is certified and has all the credentials that they need. It’s cool how you said that they should communicate well with you and listen to what you have to say. My sister and I are looking into skin cancer treatments from a good dermatologist for our mother.

  • sd says:

    Thank you for sharing this with everyone. Choosing the right derm is very important.

  • These are some pretty good points, particularly about how convenient the dermatologist is. After all, not many people want to drive too far in order to get to their dermatologists’ office. This is especially true if you need extensive, regular treatments in order to deal with some kind of disease or cancer.

  • I agree that you need to consider the credentials of a dermatologist. It would be good to consider this because it would ensure that they are qualified. My husband is looking for a dermatologist, so he’ll have to check their credentials.

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