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Dr. Arlo Miller

Dermatology
Issaquah, WA
16 years experience male

Locations

Office

Issaquah, WA

Address

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

Wednesday: 8:00am - 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.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Aesthetic Medicine

Doctor Q&A

260 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Not likely: I would not expect it to help.
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Out of pocket: You would need to pay for it out of pocket. Call around to local dermatologist and ask if they have any kind of flat fee for a skin exam or discount ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine, or minoxidil, can be useful for this. I never both recommending the "women's" strength which is weaker and more expensive than the men's. G... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Small Risk: There are small risks with everything. Remember, the #1 risk of being alive is dying one day. It will happen eventually. Lupus from Aldara (imiqu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Absolutely: There are a wide variety of treatments available. You would probably be best served by seeing a dermatologist since you have struggled for so long.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes: The cdc says that 24 hours after application of Elimite (permethrin) it is safe for you to return to work, etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Treat the Acne: Acne has big effects on self-esteem, quality of life, school and work performance.... I think we underestimate the psychological and economic impact o... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Usually not: I would not expect the psoriasis or treatment of it with creams to affect your tattoo. In fact, it might be best to treat the psoriasis aggressively ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Probable lipoma: The lump is probably a lipoma, which is a benign fat tumor. If you see a dermatologist, they can usually tell you whether it could be anything else a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
I think so: For many of patients sress does seem to cause flares of dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Not likely: I wouldn't expect it to much of anything. I see many people develop allergy to tea tree oil as well, and I do not recommend its usage because of this... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Definitely: There are several oral birth control pills that have been proven to be very effective for acne. Ortho-tryclen is one of the best for this, and is now... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
???: Not a great idea. First, sunlight inactivates retinoids so whichever one you use during the don't won't work as well. Second, you really only need... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
No: There is no reliable natural cure for acne. If you have very mild acne, you might see some improvement by avoiding dairy and following a low glycemic... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes: I prefer ortho-tricyclen, but diane 35 works for acne. Diane-35, however, is being looked at for increased blood clot risk and might not be the ideal... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Tretinoin: For oily skin with a lot of whiteheads, my first choice would be topical tretinoin.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Probably No & No: It probably won't cause significant side effects. If you truly have cystic acne, its a bit of a long shot, and you would probably be better served by... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
There : There are several possibilities. I wonder if you might have hidradenitis suppurativa: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds0081... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
First, : First, many of my patients use way too much medicine. The size of the "pea" is really about the size of an "o" on most keyboards. Make sure you aren... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Cherries: Cherry angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels. Almost all humans develop them, but no one really knows why. They are most common on the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Risky : If it proves to be a melanoma you may have missed the chance to cure it surgically. If it spreads into the body, you are not likely to feel much, but ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Sure: But Accutane is best absorbed with a high fat meal, so you will probably absorb less of the medicine on a low fat diet.
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
YES!: In general, painful bumps on the skin should be suspicious for cancer until another explanation is found or a biopsy proves that it is benign.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Time: The redness is a result of inflammation from the acne. It just takes time to go away. Its as if the acne is leaving footprints wherever it has been ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Adult Acne: Adult acne is a b&(*h. 30-40% of adults have some degree of acne, including many who never had acne as a teenager. Adult acne is usually diffe... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Snake oil alert: Its unlikely to be of any benefit for acne and almost certainly will have no effect on acne scarring.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes, : Yes, until the shingles lesions have crusted over, grandma is contagious. Vzv vaccination is usually not recommended until 12 months of age, so it is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Sure: Anything is possible i suppose, but doesn't mean it would be a good idea. This is one such thing.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Completely Different: Prick testing tests for immediate type hypersensitivity reactions and is the best way to diagnose food and airborne allergies patch testing tests f... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Options: Sometimes topical tretinoin can help, otherwise you are looking at laser treatments.
A member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Pearly Penile Papule: Most of the time, these little bumps are pearly penile papules. Very common. Totally benign. Not easy or fun to try to get rid of.
A female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Face : Almost all of the time it is on the face. I've seen 1 patient who had it on their arms.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Getting a sample: A skin biopsy is a way of getting a sample of skin for diagnostic purposes. There are two main ways of doing this. Shave biopsy. A blade is use... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
No answer: There have been hundreds of trials that have looked at acne and diet. Of all of them, only two have shown any dietary connection. 1. Lots of mi... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
No : If you've had an allergic reaction, you should not get the shingles shot.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Aldara (imiquimod): I would review the pathology myself, and if it is truly superficial basal cell cancer, i would typically put down the scalpel and recommend topical Im... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Good luck: I don't think its very reliable, woudn't expect it to work for anything but very mild acne, and lately i've been seeing lots of people that have becom... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Many possibilities: This could be anything from dry skin to thyroid problems. You should see a dermatologist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
OCPs: Hormonal therapy with an estrogen containing oral contraceptive will do exactly what you are looking for. Ortho tri-cyclin and Yaz (drospirenone and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Follow up: There are lots of possible treatments for seborrhea. You may need to try something else it is also possible that it is not seborrhea and you have s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Oral Rx: If you start an oral medication like Valtrex (valacyclovir) at the first sign of an outbreak, you can significantly shorted its duration. The medicat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
No: No credible studies have shown a relationship between foods and psoriasis. Just eat healthy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes, but: It could be used, but not with high expectation of cure. These tumors are reliably cured with surgery. For certain basal cell cancers, topical treat... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Mohs: Dermatologic surgeons perform far more skin cancer removals than any other specialty. For most skin cancers, you will benefit most from their experie... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Not a big deal: Skin tags can be frozen or snipped. I'm a snipper most of the time. Gets it over with quickly. I usually numb larger skin tags and snip. Little ski... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Scissors: You can remove tiny ones yourself with a small scissors. Bigger ones can be removed on a cosmetic basis by your doctor. It's quick and easy.
A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Depends: If you are concerned about the size of the scar, it is essential that you have the tumor removed by a mohs surgeon. This will ensure that the entire ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Very: Most psoriasis patients respond very well to phototherapy. If you get better with sunlight, it is very likely that phototherapy will lead to substant... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Consider it : Lichen sclerosis, especially in the genital area, can be quite painful and destructive over time. Treatment can help stop this.

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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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