How to Find the Best Dermatologist

With thousands of dermatologists in the United States, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. Keep these tips in mind when selecting a dermatologist:

1. Specialty & experience: Verify the dermatologist has had experience & specializes in your specific condition.

2. Location: Verify the dermatologist is within a comfortable driving distance.

3. Insurance: Verify the dermatologist takes your insurance.

4. Age group: Skin, hair, and nail problems can occur in all age groups-newborns, children, adults, and seniors. Verify the dermatologist cares for patients in your age group.

5. Recommendations: Word of mouth recommendations can tell us whether we can get along with providers on a personal level. Ask friends, family, and other associates if they have had experiences with the dermatologists on your list.

6. Reviews: Research online reviews-they are a valuable resource. They can give you a better picture of whether patients received quality care by the dermatologist.

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Dermatologists are also known as: skin care doctors, acne doctors, & skin doctors.