East Central Indiana
01/17/2019

Dermatology

Dermatology

Dermatology

What is Dermatology?

Medical Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist takes care of diseases and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails. All of our physicians are board certified dermatologists.

What is Dermatopathology?

A dermatopathologist is a pathologist or dermatologist who specializes in the pathology of the skin. This field is shared by dermatologists and pathologists. Usually a dermatologist or pathologist will complete one year of dermatopathology fellowship. This usually includes six months of general pathology and six months of dermatopathology. Alumni of both specialties can qualify as dermatopathologists. At the completion of a standard residency in dermatology, many dermatologists are also competent at dermatopathology. Some dermatopathologists qualify to sit for their examinations by completing a residency in dermatology and one in pathology. Dr. Anderson is a certified dermatopathologist.