A dermatologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats skin problems and diseases. They treat disorders ranging from rosacea to skin cancer. In most cases, a patient’s primary care physician will refer them to a dermatologist.
A dermatologist is a medical doctor and, therefore, begins their education by going to medical school. Afterwards, they serve a residency in dermatology. They spend their first year as an intern learning internal medicine or general surgery, and they spend the subsequent three years studying dermatology.
After completing their residency, the aspiring dermatologist takes the Dermatology Board Exam that is administered by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). If they pass, they receive a certification from the Board. In order to keep their certification, a dermatologist must continue their medical education and retake the Board exam every ten years.
Dr. Rao at Rao Dermatology is board-certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology. He is also skilled and well-versed in various cosmetic dermatology services. Cosmetic dermatology concentrates on procedures designed to improve the patient’s appearance. These procedures include BOTOX®, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Dermatopathology concentrates on skin diseases. As such, our doctor knows how to study tissue samples and make his diagnoses based on those samples.
At Rao Dermatology, we are committed to patient comfort and safety. We will never recommend an invasive procedure unless it is necessary. We prefer to use non-invasive or minimally-invasive treatments and procedures to address a wide range of cosmetic and medical skin issues. Most of our treatments involve little to no downtime for the patient.
If you have been looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, board-certified dermatologist in your area, look no further than Dr. Rao and his team at Rao Dermatology. For your utmost convenience, we have locations in Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands, Woodbridge, Fresno and Hanford.
During a consultation at our office, you’ll see why Dr. Rao and his team are so well-respected in the New York, New Jersey, California and surrounding areas. We would be happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have as we come up with a customized treatment plan that aims to address your cosmetic and/or medical skin issues. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced dermatologist!