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Dr. Susanne Gee

Dermatology
Seattle, WA
27 years experience female

Locations

Skin Doc Shop

Seattle, WA

Address

4744 41st Avenue SW #104, 98116, Seattle, WA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Fax

2069323884

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Humana

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Medicare

Premera Blue Cross

Regence

Tricare

About

Bio

An undergraduate degree in fine arts, a masters degree in nutrition, and a medical school degree and residency in dermatology describes my background and qualifications. I opened my own solo practice in Seattle in 2002. I see all ages, all skin concerns, from general dermatology to specific cosmetic issues. Wine and art appreciation and collecting and bicycling remain active hobbies.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No.: Cold sores (or herpes) is a virus that is transmitted from person to person contact. Once a person has it, it never goes away, but the sores can heal... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Allergic dermatitis: From your description, it sounds as though you have an allergic or irritant response to an ingredient in the gel that you used on your face. Redness ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: The yeast infection will respond to anti-yeast cream or powder, no matter if it is marketed to a female or to a male.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Anytime: Some people wait for a skin lesion to appear; others wait for their primary care doctor to recommend they see a dermatologist; some parents who have b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Depends: First, it depends how large the mole is. Next, it depends on how it is removed (shaved from the surface of the skin or punch biopsy or excised). Was ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Depends: A rash from scraping of the skin on a rough surface can be very painful. Loosing time from work depends on how deep the lacerations (cuts) are and if... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, but please note that warts are viruses and may not respond to physical means of removal (such as freezing or surgery).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is useful as an antibiotic and occlusive agent. The occlusion will help eczema. Eczema is helped greatly by no... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Blocked pore: Epidermoid cysts are started with a blocked pore that can't exude skin cells normally onto the skin. Factors that encourage blocked pores which might... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Maybe.: Rashes are caused by many things. Alcohol will be effective if the rash responds to drying, as alcohol primarily dries out the skin. Some rashes are... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Possibly eczema: Dermatology relies on visual clues more than any other field. Several diagnoses come to mind, but small details in the presentation will define the l... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Allergy: From your symptoms, it sounds like an allergic dermatitis. It can be caused by something you put on your skin and had a reaction to, or it could be h... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: There is evidence that an hour (or more) of aerobic exercise will increase your metabolic rate to a higher than usual level for some time after the ex... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Topical: First, be sure it's yeast or fungus. This infection often responds to topicals. It depends where it is on the body as to what you would find appealin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No.: Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common skin condition. Because it is an overgrowth of yeast (which is normally on the skin of all of us), it does not ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Scars: Stretch marks are scars in the skin caused by rapid growth (usually during a growth spurt in adolescence or pregnancy) when the skin can not accommoda... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Allergic dermatitis: It could be from contact with chemicals used on the grass (fertilizers, pesticides, weed poisons), mites in the grass, allergy to the grass itself or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Jaundice describes a yellow color of the skin which is often a symptom of liver damage. Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
None: Carrot juice is high in vitamin a primarily. This is a fat soluble vitamin and is not absorbed through the skin. Nor will it be absorbed systemically... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yeast : Seborrheic dermatitis is a yeast infection. Yeast is normal on the skin, but when the skin is flaky and/or red in a particular pattern, the yeast is ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Clean and dress: Keeping the area clean is key. Use a diluted solution of water and hydrogen peroxide for five days (50% each) once per day and follow with aquaphor o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Unknown Rash: Itching can be caused by many things-- allergies, yeast infections, fungal infections, etc. Red spots can be caused by many things-- allergies, hives... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
It depends: The most important factor when determining safety and effectiveness of a product is the ingredient list. Shiseido is a company in japan that makes ve... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Probably: Superficial cuts on the scalp should not damage any of the hair follicles which would cause the hair to stop growing. If the cut is deep to the secon... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Nothing to do: Blisters are a good way to protect the skin after a burn. Most people want to drain and peel them, but it is less likely to get infected if you keep ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
See below: There are several prescription medications that treat this condition. Probably the best known is Propecia (finasteride) which involves taking one pil... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Vitamins are metabolized by the liver and kidneys. If they are water soluble (b, c), they are secreted in the urine. If they are fat soluble (a, e, k... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Sure: Epsom salts are used commonly for inflammations and can help the discomfort of many inflamed skin conditions. After dissolving, you should mix the sa... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Infection: Pus is usually a sign of a staph or strep infection in the skin, although not always. The sample was taken to determine what antibiotics the micro-org... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Possible cyst: Cyst are quite common in this area. Most dermatologists will do a visual exam and if the lesion isn't obviously a cyst, they will do a biopsy.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Unknown lesion: A "dark spot" on your face could be many things: a mole, a sunspot, melasma, skin cancer, a hemangioma, etc. From your question, i can't tell if the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No.: The rate of hair growth cannot be effected by oral or topical supplements or medications. Biotin has been known to strengthen hair and nails if the d... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Depends on depth: Malignant melanoma is categorized by its depth in the skin. If it is superficial (melanoma in situ) it is less likely to spread, but not impossible. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Dermatologist: Candida is a yeast infection of the skin or mucous membranes and has a very distinctive presentation. In addition, parasites and/or mites will have a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Multiple: It's not advisable to avoid foods with carbohydrates as they often contain multiple sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These are vegetables, f... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Surgery: Basal cell carcinoma is usually removed completely with surgery. The only reason to follow-up with Imiquimod would be if the cancer were invasive and... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes: Spider veins and varicose veins on the legs can be caused by genetics, inactivity, and injury. When the blood can't flow properly, it pools in the le... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Fragile veins: There are many possible reasons for someone to get bruises. From your description these are caused by very little injury to your skin. When a vein i... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No: Scientific studies confirm that a person can only receive this virus via skin to skin contact with someone who has this virus (herpes).
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Maybe: Face washes can help clear acne pimples if they have ingredients such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc., but they can also dry out your skin. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
No.: Male pattern baldness is not considered 'reversible.' Finasteride is a pill that can be prescribed by your doctor to stop the loss of hair. It will on... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Depends: The tattoo should be okay if it isn't in the area of the surgery and if it isn't a skin surgery. The big risk of tattoo placement is possible infecti... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes.: Biotin is a b vitamin that may be included in a b complex vitamin formulated for hair and nails. In order to help nails and hair it needs to be taken... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
It depends: Most dermatologists will recommend washing the face once or twice a day with a non-soap cleanser. It also depends on skin type, skin condition presen... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Multiple: Most skin conditions appear visibly different. If there are two conditions which look alike, the patient's history and symptoms usually point to one ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Nothing topical: Breast tissue is made up of mostly fat. If you gain weight, you will usually increase the size of your breasts, in addition to your body size. The o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: This sounds like post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation which is a common condition for certain skin types; the skin turns dark after it becomes injured... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Multiple: Skin specialists recommend face washes based on the condition of the person's skin and what they want to achieve. Using witch hazel will dry out the s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Yes.: Until the particle under the skin is removed, it is contagious. The freezing is meant to encourage the top skin layer to peel and remove the particle... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology 27 years experience
Drainage: Hematomas are blood filled bruises and can be prone to infection. Drainage and cleaning the area with multiple rinses is most helpful for healing. I... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

California State University
Graduated 1981MD

Medical/Graduate school

Syracuse University
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals

Residency

Rhode Island Hospital

Residency

Type in hospital

Awards

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation
Illustration, Art, American Academy of Dermatology
Walter Rosenberg Award for Excellence in Dermatology, The George Washington Univ. School of Med

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
Washington State Medical Association
Skin Cancer Foundation
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