5 Tips to Finding Your New Dermatologist

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If you are in the market for a dermatologist, you have come to the right place. Out of all the articles out there, you may not know where to begin. Here are 5 tips you can use to finding your new dermatologist.


Use Word of Mouth

It never fails to find a dermatologist from recommendations from friends and family. We trust their opinions (most of the time) and consider their trust as an option. The best way you can use word of mouth is by asking your favorite cousin who has been on Accutane or your aunt that might always know someone. Friends are a great source of information since they are willing to share what they have at hand. We recommend asking your network to see who they recommend.


Find Databases

Today, more people are sharing information on databases where you can find dermatologists. Even influencers like The Vic Styles are creating black dermatologists’ databases to share with their audience to ensure they receive the treatment they deserve. Other databases you can look at Black Skincare Roundup, Find A Dermatologist (US Based), British Association of Dermatologists. Don’t forget to search for your country to find the right database for you.


Ask your Doctor

It never hurts to ask your doctor for a recommendation. Dermatologists do not only work on the skin. They help with hair and scalp issues as well. Doctors can recommend you to dermatologists if you have an issue that they need further look at. Ask your doctor or their office for a list of recommendations.


Check new Apps 

There are apps like ZocDoc which are similar to databases that can help you find a dermatologist. ZocDoc will also help you set up your client profile, set your appointment and insurance information. It is a great source for those who may need an appointment fast. Other apps you can try are DocSpot and DoctorOnDemand.


Try your Insurance

If you have insurance, it never hurts to ask them for a list of in-network dermatologists. Utilize the insurance’s resources as a way to help you find a dermatologist faster. Companies today have their own databases on their website with a member’s login information. 


Out of all these resources, we hope that you find the right dermatologist for you. Each moment for searching, we encourage you to keep in mind your goals for your skin, hair, or issue that you may want to achieve. If you are looking for an esthetician as well, check out our article “3 Tips to Finding Your New Esthetician”.


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