Did you know that the skin is your body’s largest organ? Your skin—or epidermis—prevents things in your environment from entering your internal bodily systems. So, you shouldn’t be surprised that it’s vitally important to take the best care of your body’s first defense system.
Finding a good dermatologist isn’t always as easy as a quick search or phone call. You want an experienced and board-certified dermatologist that you trust with your care. So, let us do the legwork! Below, we’ll help you understand the ins and outs of selecting your dermatologist by sharing what to look for, what to avoid, and what questions to ask.
Dermatologists treat a wide range of skin conditions from acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, to more serious skin diseases, like skin cancer. Dermatologists can also administer a variety of aesthetic procedures, such as Botox, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and many more.
What should I look for in a dermatologist?
Board certification: The best dermatologists are board-certified and maintain their prestigious accreditation. Board certification is one of the more important factors to consider as it tells you that your dermatologist has the skills and experience necessary to be accredited and has been vetted by a board committee.
Education and Credentials: It’s important to research your dermatologist’s credentials and education. You can find your dermatologist’s medical school, training hospital, certifications, accolades, and history of care on either their practice website or credential search sites.
Care and Communication: A good dermatologist listens to your concerns, asks questions, and lets you ask questions. The best dermatologists weave their education and experience with their dedication to providing unparalleled care and service to their patients.
Specialties: Many dermatologists specialize in “subspecialties” within the field of dermatology, so it’s important to understand what your dermatologist has the most experience in treating based on your issues. At Academic Alliance in Dermatology, many of our derms specialize in pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and more!
Here at Academic Alliance in Dermatology, we are lucky to have some of the top dermatologists in the southeastern United States on staff. Our founder, Dr. Panos Vasiloudes, has over 30 years of dermatology experience, practicing at the highest level and specializing in Mohs surgery, which is considered the most effective technique for treating two of the most common types of skin cancer. Dr. V is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pediatrics, and is a member and fellow of numerous local, national, and international professional organizations. He’s backed by an incredible team of certified derms that bring a unique skill set and expertise to our practice.
If you want a board-certified Tampa dermatologist with years of experience who is passionate about their field, contact the dermatologists at any of our office locations today!