Looking for a dermatologist “near me” in Encinitas, CA?
Are you searching for a dermatologist “near me” in the Encinitas, CA area? Here are some important points to consider, to ensure your skin gets the best care possible.
A Board-Certified doctor has met national standards in education, knowledge, skill, and experience for a specific medical specialty. It could be anything from allergy and immunology to urology. Be sure that the certification of the doctor you are considering is in dermatology.
A Board-Certified dermatologist has completed residency training, specifically learning about the skin. Any other type of doctor – certified or not – is less likely to have seen the vast array of skin disorders or have the experience of a Board-certified dermatologist.
Other mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants have had very little to no formal training in dermatology. Patients, beware of the credentials of your “physician.”
Finding the right fit
It is also important to see a dermatologist who is well trained in the area of your need:
- Medical dermatologist for medical conditions such as rosacea or eczema.
- Cosmetic dermatologist for skin rejuvenation, acne, and anti-aging.
- Surgical dermatologist for skin surgery, or Mohs surgery, a specific type of skin cancer treatment.
- A diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic medicine for the treatment of leg veins.
It is well worth the time to research in what areas of practice the doctor you are considering has credentials and experience. Some dermatologists did extra training to specialize in all of them, and others only focus on one or two, Dr. Amanda Lloyd did the extra training and is qualified in all four areas.
Understanding your lifestyle
Look for a dermatologist who is from the area where you are being treated. That doctor is aware of the elements and environmental factors that your skin combats. For example, in San Diego County, we lead active outdoor lives with plenty of sun exposure. She understands that “not getting sun” or not surfing is not an option. Dr. Lloyd designs customized healthy skin care regimens and provides personalized advice on sun protection.
Your search for a dermatologist near me can be as simple as a call to Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, CA at (760) 642-6674.
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