Dr. Arlo Miller

Dermatology
Issaquah, WA
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

Issaquah, WA

Address

450 NW Gilman Blvd, #301A, Issaquah, WA, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 5:00pm
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Miller Family Dermatology, PLLC

Issaquah, WA

About

Bio

Arlo grew up in the small town of Grafton, North Dakota, with 5,500 people at its peak. His parents owned small businesses, and as a teenager, Arlo worked in his father’s auto body shop. When his uncle Arnie died of cancer, Arlo started thinking about a career in medicine. After high school, Arlo wanted to try city life, so he enrolled in Augsburg College in Minneapolis to study biology and chemistry. He spent his summers toiling in research labs, where he had the great fortune of working in the lab of the late Dr. Stanley Korsmeyer at Washington University in St. Louis, who was a pioneer in cancer research and provided formative support and mentorship to Arlo. Arlo decided to move east for medical school and spent nine years earning his MD and PhD from Harvard. His PhD work involved laboratory research in a melanoma lab which led him to become interested in dermatology. After medical school, Arlo moved to the opposite coast for an internship at Virginia Mason in Seattle. He met a nurse named Johanna, fell in love, and somehow convinced her to move to Minnesota with him for his residency training at Mayo Clinic, where the average January temperature is about 10 degrees with a foot of snow covering the ground. They soon married, and had their first daughter the following year. During his residency, he continued his melanoma research, but ultimately decided to focus exclusively on patient care. Residents in dermatology at Mayo see over 10,000 patients during their 3 years of training. The majority of patients have traveled more than 100 miles for a second, third, or fourth opinion, making it a truly exceptional training environment. And despite it being a large program with over 50 residents and staff, exceptional friendships were formed. After his residency, Arlo and Johanna moved back to Washington to be closer to Johanna’s family, and are welcoming their second daughter. Arlo is thrilled to be setting down roots in a place that continually inspires him with its natural beauty.

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Dermatology

Aesthetic Medicine

Doctor Q&A

260 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Very Unlikely: Food allergy really has nothing to do with the cause of acne.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
No : Genital herpes is caused by herpes virus. Chicken pox is caused by varicella virus. Different viruses.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
None. : Jaundice can be a sign of something very serious. Don't mess with herbs, you need to be seen by a doctor.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
No: They are different viral infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: That is exactly what it is meant to do. It is recommended for people over the age of 60 and cuts the risk of getting shingles in half.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Nothing is better: The cure rate of mohs surgery just cannot be beat, so it has become the gold standard treatment for many skin cancers. It is time consuming and exp... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
It won't go away: These types of cancers don't go away on their own. When they are small, they are easily removed surgically, or sometimes even with a scraping and burn... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Absolutely: There are a wide variety of treatments available. You would probably be best served by seeing a dermatologist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Seek a trial: The data for interferon is terrible. If it works, it barely works. Its effectiveness for melanoma has been barely measurable in studies. Referral ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Right away: It would be fine to start using hydroquinone right away. I see no reason why you couldn't use hydroquinone while on accutane.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Delivery: It usually goes away at or shortly after delivery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
No: They are useful for treating acne, and treating it can prevent more scars. But these medicines won't actually do anything for existing scars.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Self Tanner: The only safe way to tan is with self-tanner. The tanning that occurs from ultraviolet exposure is triggered by genetic damage (mutation of your ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Time for a change: It sounds like your acne is getting worse. I doubt that the Adapalene is making it worse, but instead your acne is probably just getting worse on its... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
It can: Certain types of chemotherapy can cause longitudinal melonychia which shows up as dark streaks in the nail. It is important to have this looked a... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Low Risk: There are millions of basal cell cancers each year in the us. Half of americans will get one in their life. Yet, i've only met one person who knows ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: Its not the most typical antibiotic to use for acne, but it certainly can be used.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes, but: There are a few reports on photodynamic therapy for bcc, and it really does not seem to be as effective as other treatment options. I suppose it ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: It is a bit of a misnomer, but there is a billing code for "acne surgery" that is used for removal of milia, which are little tiny cysts that are comm... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
No: Food allergies are blamed for all kinds of problems. I think that for every 1000 times someone is worried that their rash is food related, i find it ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Biopsy with intent!: An excisional biopsy is a biopsy where the lesion is also excised or removed. When people here the word biopsy, they usually think that just a sm... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Plan B, C, or D: Its not unusual for warts to require multiple treatments to get rid of them. There are also a variety of different treatment approaches. Rest assure... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
MANY: There are many options available topical medicines oral antibiotics injections chemical peels accutane list goes on and on. You don't need... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Sure: Go right ahead. Won't do anything to the lipoma. If you ever want or need to have the lipoma removed, the surgery might mess up your tattoo though.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
20-30%: 20-30% of adults have acne. You are not alone!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Gentle : Yes, gentle cleansers are ideal for acne prone skin. Cetaphil and a competitor called purpose are both very good choices. Cetaphil also makes a good... Read More
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: If you respond well to phototherapy, it is usually possible to get coverage through insurance to obtain your own home light unit and treat yourself.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: I have many patients who i've cured of melanoma by diagnosing it early and surgically removing the tumor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Mostly: You should avoid becoming pregnant while on spironolactone because it can affect the development of a male fetus. Effects on potassium have also ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
BPO: Your best over the counter bet is a benzoyl peroxide wash. You can find them in strengths from 2.5 to 10%. 10% is no more effective and causes a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Avoid: I would not recommend it. A safer choice would be azeleic acid which is completely safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
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Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Its : Its unlikely biotin will hurt, but i also doubt it will help. From your description it sounds like you have alopecia areata. Read about it here: htt... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Steroid Injection: Solitary cystic lesions often resolve quickly when injected with steroids. This is a quick, easy, in office procedure.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Weeks : Nothing works overnight for acne, except perhaps steroid injections into individual lesions. You might get lucky and see improvement in just a we... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Fat vs Nerve: Both lesions are benign. Lipomas are benign tumors that come from fat neurofibromas are benign tumors that come from a nerve.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Vaseline: Wounds heal twice as quickly if they are kept moist rather than allowed to dry out. Simply covering it with vaseline with or without a bandage will h... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Patch: Patch testing is the only reliable way to diagnose contact allergies with the skin.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Lots: There are a lot of treatment options including topical medications, laser treatments, and peels that can all be very effective treatments for melasma.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Regimen for melasma: Options: avoid the sun use daily sunscreen bleaching creams prescription medicines laser treatment chemical peels.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Depends : This depends entirely on the stage of the disease and what is required. In its early stages, melanoma is cured with excision. The fees for this ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Some: 1. Heavy moisturizers. Vaseline or vanicream 2. Coal tar products such as coal tar ointments, tarsum, cutar, or balnetar. These are all available... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Overall low, but: Of squamous cell cancers from the skin, tumors arising on the face do have higher rates of spread than ones that arise on the body.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Not at all: It can be inherited in families, but it is not caused by infection and is therefore not contagious.
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A female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: Rupturing a pimple can cause a cyst, and its one of the reasons we discourage people from doing this.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Perioral Dermatitis: Its likely that you have perioral dermatitis instead. This usually gives you red bumps that resemble acne. Your dermatologist will be able to help ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Cyst: Its probably a cyst. These often need to be surgically drained and then removed.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: I like this combination, although i usually tell patients to alternate them willy-nilly from day to day.
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A male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Yes: Herpes can stay quiet for a long time, so its not unusual to have had an outbreak long ago that you've completely forgotten about and then have it rea... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Antiperspirant: It doesn't care where you put it. Try an antiperspirant. Sprays can work well in locations like this.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 17 years experience
Should be fine: Betamethasone is a corticosteroid, not an anabolic steroid. It should not affect your sperm count.
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Testimonials
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Dr. Miller and I both trained together at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. From my experience working directly with him as a junior resident I can say that Dr. Miller displayed excellent clinical ac...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Miller is a caring and thoughtful dermatologist. His treatment plans are evidence-based and cost effective. As a surgeon he displays careful attention to detail. I would send any family member or ...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse Dr. Arlo Miller, a brilliant, kind and caring physician who truly aspires to help his patients.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thx a lot! mine is very popular and light, this Tx has no side effects and no internal intake. How long the Tx should be?
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Thks 4 ur repky have shown these to my rhumytologist and he did not seem too concerned and blamed the long term steriod But I want them gone
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Thanks so much and you are correct. My doctor told me I have HS. I have a boil right now and wanted to know if i should go see a doctor .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard University
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Resident Retreat for Future Academicians, Society for Investigative Dermatology
Medical Scientist Training Program, National Institutes of Health
Barry M. Goldwater Science and Mathematics Scholar, Barry M. Goldwater Science and Mathematics Scholar

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Medical Association

Publications

New insights into pigmentary pathways and skin cancer
The Pathway Ahead in Melanoma Trials
Malignant Melanoma in the 21st Century, Part 3: The Emerging Molecular Landscape.
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