Not all dermatologists are created equal and this is important to keep in mind when selecting your provider. So before we go into listing some specific dermatologists in Ohio that we admire as peers, here are some important points for you to consider in your search.
Check for Proper Credentials
First and foremost your dermatologist should be Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and they should be a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). You can visit aad.org/find-a-derm and type in the name of the doctor you are researching to verify this. In the screenshot below you can see that aad.org has verified that our Dr. Skandamis is both a Fellow (FAAD) and is Certified in dermatology by AAD:
Beware of doctors with credentials that make it sound like they are board certified but in reality they did not go through the rigorous residency training. Such credentials can include FASLMS or any board of cosmetic, laser, or aesthetic medicine. These credentials do not require residency training and are credentials that can be purchased by any doctor wishing to open a med spa. This training is far inferior to the years spent becoming a board-certified dermatologist.
Research Patient Reviews
Being board certified is step 1—showcasing that you can take the training into the real world and run a successful practice is step 2. There is no better way to gauge this than to read reviews from past patients. While it is virtually impossible to find a practice that has 100% 5-star reviews, you want to find those that showcase a strong overall record with patients and get close to that level. You can find reviews on a variety of sites including Google, Facebook, Yelp, ZocDoc and through review aggregators on a practice’s website.
Don’t just rely on a few hand-picked testimonials on their website—be sure to check multiple sources to get the best overall picture of a practice.
Beware of the “Cheap” Providers
This is typically more of a concern when it comes to those that are not board-certified dermatologists so fortunately, you should not have to worry too much about this if you have followed the first two steps. If something jumps out as an outlier by being drastically underpriced, there is probably a good reason that that person does not charge typical market rates.
Some of Ohio’s Best Dermatologists
While we of course have a natural bias for Dr. Skandamis and our whole Universal Dermatology team, we wanted to take a moment and recognize some of our peers in Ohio that we admire:
Buckeye Dermatology | With locations in Dublin, Grove City and Springfield, the physicians at Buckeye Dermatology are board certified in clinical and cosmetic dermatology along with micrographic surgery and aesthetician services.
Oakview Dermatology | Oakview Dermatology has four offices, three doctors, five physicians’ assistants and prides themselves on accepting ten different insurance providers. This staff strives to help each of their patients know the risks and procedures for skin cancer.
Dermatologists of Greater Columbus | Dr. Michael Conroy, M.D. founded DGC in 2008 after his fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center. He is now the president of the Central Ohio Dermatologic Society and specializes in surgical dermatology.
Central Ohio Skin and Cancer | Dr. Jason Nash is board certified in dermatopathology as well as anatomic and clinical pathology. After starting the in-house dermatopathology lab in 2007, he now reviews and studies all skin biopsies for cancerous cells and indicators.
Center for Surgical Dermatology | Specializing in Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer surgery, the Center for Surgical Dermatology is home to four board certified dermatologists who are all members of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Skin Dermatology and Aesthetics | Partnering with Northeast Dermatology, Doctors Monique Kademian and Jeannie Hennessy are both certified dermatologists at Skin. Dr. Kademian has extensive experience with laser devices, and Dr. Hennessy is a board certified Dermatopathologist and Anatomic Pathologist.