KNOW YOUR SPE­CIAL­IST… Der­ma­tol­o­gist

Wellness Update - - CLEVLAND CLINIC -

di­ag­no­sis is made, ef­fec­tive treat­ment can be safely and con­ve­niently pro­vided in the der­ma­tol­o­gist's of­fice. Ad­vances in re­search and tech­nol­ogy al­low to­day's der­ma­tol­o­gist to pro­tect and care for your skin with the lat­est med­i­cal, sur­gi­cal and cos­metic treat­ments. Der­ma­tol­o­gists can im­pact the lives of pa­tients of all ages – the in­fant with a red birth­mark, the child with eczema, the young man with a new growth on his skin, the baby boomer with sun-dam­aged skin, or the se­nior cit­i­zen with shin­gles – ef­fec­tively treat­ing their skin con­di­tions and mak­ing them look and feel their best.

Your Der­ma­tol­o­gist's Train­ing

Af­ter at­tend­ing col­lege, earn­ing their four-year med­i­cal de­gree and com­plet­ing an in­tern­ship, der­ma­tol­o­gists re­ceive three more years of spe­cialty train­ing ded­i­cated to the skin, hair, and nails. Dur­ing this train­ing, der­ma­tol­o­gists learn how to di­ag­nose and treat the more than 3,000 dis­eases that can af­fect the skin, hair and nails. Many der­ma­tol­o­gists have gen­eral prac­tices and see pa­tients with all types

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