How to Know When You Need a Dermatologist
posted by The Live Better Team | March 25, 2016
For a variety of reasons, many people seek professional help as a last resort to their problems. As a general rule, treating budding health conditions early leads to a quicker recovery and better overall health. This concept might be a bit better-accepted when it comes to your primary care provider and your dentist, but what about your dermatologist? The following examines the reasons why you should consider seeing a dermatologist, along with some tips on choosing the right care provider for your needs.
If you only recently began developing a mild case of adult acne, you should first try making some changes to your everyday routine. Refer to our publications on some of the top causes of acne and secrets for preventing acne to get a better idea of how you can change your lifestyle to foster clearer, healthier skin.
If you only recently began developing a mild case of adult acne, you should first try making some changes to your everyday routine.
According to a 2013 survey by health care company Merritt Hawkins, the average appointment wait time to see a dermatologist ranged from a high of 72 days in Boston to a low of 16 days in Miami.
This first thing you’ll want to do is review your health insurance plan and determine which dermatologists are covered under your plan. There are a number of rating sites online, such as Zocdoc and Healthgrades, that feature ratings, reviews, and other helpful information about the specialists you’re considering. You can also do some preliminary research on the official website of each practitioner.
Ask trusted friends and family members in your area about their own experiences with dermatologists to further consider all options. Your primary care provider can also refer you to an appropriate dermatologist for your unique skin condition.
Revere Health strives not only to be a service provider, but also an educational resource patients can turn to for answers to their questions.
Part of what sets Revere Health apart from other health care providers is its core values: communication, quality, coordination, innovation, and independence. Revere Health strives not only to be a service provider, but also an educational resource patients can turn to for answers to their questions and guidance for better self-care.
Revere Health Dermatology has three locations in Lehi, Provo, and Heber City, designed to enhance convenience and accessibility for the many patients served. At each location, you will find board-certified dermatologists who remain constantly up-to-date on the latest medical literature, medications, and treatments. Many of these high-quality physicians are specially-trained in unique surgical procedures, such as Mohs micrographic skin surgery.
The experienced physicians at Revere Health combine academic expertise with a collaborative approach to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s patients. Cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments also enable this outstanding team to provide the most advanced treatments available and the highest quality of care.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.