I’ve never heard of a doctor who doesn’t have a client who’s been told by their doctor that they should see dermatologist to get the skin problems that they’re having.
It’s the biggest complaint I’ve ever heard.
And it’s not just about dermatologists, but about people everywhere, says Dr. Stephanie Koester, an internist and professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California.
“If you’re trying to get anemia and you’re on a statin drug, or if you have psoriasis, or your skin has gotten all red and swollen and you have dry skin, it can be a little intimidating for your dermatologist.
And that’s because they’re not always the person you want to have a conversation with.”
I’m not a doctor.
I’m a writer, but it’s my goal to give patients the information they need to make a decision about their treatment options.
So I’m looking for the right dermatologist and getting that appointment.
But I’m also interested in learning more about the people who are diagnosing my skin problems.
In the past, I would wait weeks to get my first appointment, and now I’m going to try to wait longer, Dr. Koesner says.
I want to know if I need to see a doctor because I’ve been told I have a chronic illness, or I’m having some form of depression, or my skin has been inflamed, or it’s been damaged.
And if it’s serious, then I’ll probably have to have the dermatologist do a full exam, which can take anywhere from two to four hours.
But what if I’m just starting out, and I don’t have any of the symptoms, and my doctor says, “Oh, I need a dermatologist.” And I don