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When should you go to a dermatologist?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: For skin problems

Dermatologists specialize in skin diseases.
Often, your primary care doctor can make the diagnosis and you won't have to wait 3 months for an appointment. If you have a new skin issue, one that isn't getting better, one that's getting worse, or you see a change in a mole, then consider calling your primary doctor or dermatologist.

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In brief: For skin problems

Dermatologists specialize in skin diseases.
Often, your primary care doctor can make the diagnosis and you won't have to wait 3 months for an appointment. If you have a new skin issue, one that isn't getting better, one that's getting worse, or you see a change in a mole, then consider calling your primary doctor or dermatologist. Get help now ›
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine , 21 years in practice
Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology

In brief: 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 bad moles brings their kids in when they start getting moles.
Best time is to come in for any of the above and to get a baseline for your skin.

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In brief: 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 bad moles brings their kids in when they start getting moles.
Best time is to come in for any of the above and to get a baseline for your skin. Engage with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Susanne Gee
Dermatology , 18 years in practice
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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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