How to Choose a Dermatologist
We know the Greater Houston area has many options when choosing a dermatologist. Selecting a skin care specialist is an important decision for your health and beauty, and it's a relationship that should last for years. We urge you to choose a full-service dermatology practice in Houston that has the top levels of training and experience among providers, highly personalized care, and a wide range and breadth of services. Read below to learn more about what patients value most when selecting their skin care specialists.
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Board Certification & Experience
Skin care specialists certified by the American Board of Dermatology, the only dermatology board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, complete years of additional education and specialized training after earning their medical degrees. They also must keep current on the latest dermatological research and techniques to maintain their certifications. All of the dermatologists at our practice are board certified, and Dr. Suzanne Bruce's physician assistant (PA) is the first Diplomate certified by the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
After confirming that a dermatologist is board-certified, other tips for selecting a specialist include:
- Getting referrals from family members, trusted friends, or other physicians
- Considering the dermatologist's amount of experience
A board-certified dermatologist often specializes in a single area of expertise, such as cosmetic dermatology, medical dermatology, or dermatopathology. Selecting a dermatology practice that offers a range of specialties gives you the benefit of having all of your skin care needs met at once. Instead of going to separate practices for skin health, aesthetic procedures, and advanced treatments, a full-service practice is prepared to help you form a comprehensive approach to achieve all your goals.
One of the main reasons women and men choose our practice is the commitment to providing well-rounded, customized care that's exemplified by the 4 specialty divisions that make up our practice: cosmetic dermatology, medical dermatology, research, and spa treatments.
Attitude & Ambiance
It's important to establish a rapport with your dermatologist and the practice's staff. Find a specialist who listens and takes the time needed to thoughtfully answer your questions in a way that you understand. You should feel welcome each time you visit the practice and be warmly treated.
The office itself should reflect a relaxed but efficient atmosphere with comfortable furniture and aesthetically pleasing décor and paintings. The office should also be equipped with the latest medical equipment, ensuring both your comfort and your safety during each visit.