What to expect at your first dermatology appointment

There are various reasons why an individual might schedule an appointment to see a dermatologist. Some patients may have been referred to a dermatologist from their primary care provider for further evaluation of a skin, hair, or nail issue with a specialist. Others might want to hit the ground running on a proper skincare routine to deal with stubborn acne issues. Additionally, all patients are encouraged to schedule an annual skin cancer screening with a dermatologist to monitor for the early signs of cancer. Regardless of why you are scheduling the appointment, many individuals are unsure as to what they can expect at their first visit.

Planning ahead for your dermatology appointment at Florida Academic Dermatology Center

It is important that you are prepared for your dermatology appointment. Avoid wearing makeup on the areas being examined, and have the skin, hair, or nails be clean and ready for a thorough evaluation. Bring a list of all medications and supplements that you are currently taking, and be well-educated on both your medical and family history. Relay any information regarding health problems or current concerns with the doctor in order to receive the best possible care.

What to expect at your first dermatology appointment

A dermatology appointment is similar to any other doctor appointment you may schedule for yourself. You will check in at the front office, be seated in the waiting room until you are called back, and undergo quick vitals the check you into the examination room. You will quickly discuss the purpose of your visit with the nurse, and the doctor will arrive to provide a full evaluation and definitive diagnosis. Once a condition has been diagnosed, patients can speak to the dermatologist about their options for treatment. Depending on the condition, the doctor may provide a treatment on the same day or prescribe medication for the patient to take.

Are you ready to make your first visit to the dermatologist?

Schedule an appointment at the Florida Academic Dermatology Center in Coral Gables, FL today by calling (305) 324-2110. Dr. Francisco Kerdel and associates are here to help individuals at the office, conveniently located at 475 Biltmore Way, Suite #207.

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