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Medical & Surgical Dermatology

Board-Certified Dermatologists are Medical Doctors who have served at least a three-year Residency in Dermatology after Medical School and have passed exams given by the American Board of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic Association, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

span class="callout-lede-text"Board-Certified Dermatopathologists are doctors who, after four years of medical school, a one-year internship, and a three-year residency in either dermatology or pathology, go on to receive additional training in the subspecialty of dermatopathology. These doctors use microscopes to examine tissue samples, scrapings, and smears that are sent to them by dermatologists, to positively diagnose disease. While dermatologists are trained to recognize and diagnose hundreds of conditions by sight, there are many instances when a cellular review of a tissue sample is required to confirm the diagnosis of conditions such as skin cancer.

Dermatology-Trained Nurse Practitioners (NP, FNP, NP-C, ARNP, or APN) are registered nurses (RN) who have completed additional graduate education, either a master's or a doctorate degree in nursing. They have advanced education and clinical training to diagnose, treat and prescribe and perform medical and cosmetic procedures on patients of all ages. Nurse practitioners practice independently or in collaboration with a dermatologist.

A Dermatology-Trained Physician Assistant (PA) receives their training through a College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and many hold a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in Dermatology. Many PAs work independently within the dermatology office much like a staff dermatologist seeing a wide range of medical, surgical, and cosmetic patients, but always under dermatologist supervision. PAs also hold a prescribing license and are able to write prescriptions under state guidelines.

Mohs Surgery

Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons complete four years of college and four years of medical school, followed by a one-year internship and a three-year dermatology residency, and then one-to-two years of Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship training with an accredited American College of Mohs Surgery program. During residency, dermatologists typically receive an introduction to the Mohs technique. However, those who wish to specialize in this highly complex, sophisticated treatment may complete further fellowship training for one to two years.

Vein Care

Board-Certified Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Physicians are licensed physicians who have met the rigorous qualifications in venous and lymphatic medicine training and experience. Venous and lymphatic medicine is the study of diagnosing, treating, and preventing acute or chronic disorders that affect the body such as varicose veins, venous edema, chronic venous insufficiency with skin changes, venous leg ulcers, deep venous disease, pelvic venous insufficiency syndromes, congenital venous malformations, venous thromboembolism, lymphedema and other disorders of venous, lymphatic, and mixed origin.

Allergy & Immunology

Board-Certified Allergist-Immunologists are doctors who, after four years of medical school, a one-year internship, and a three-year residency-training program in either internal medicine or pediatrics, then completes two or three more years of specialized study in the field of asthma, allergy, and immunology.

Resident Doctors

Resident Doctors are licensed Doctors who are serving an additional three-year Dermatology Residency to become Board-Certified Dermatologists. Silver Falls Dermatology is the only private practice in Oregon to offer a prestigious Dermatology Residency Program, one of the most sought-after residencies in all of medicine. Dermatology Residents are supervised by our Medical Director, John Young, MD, and Director of Dermatological Surgery, Bill Lear, MD.

A Dermatology Resident:

  • Establishes their own patient panel
  • Diagnoses more than 3,000 diseases that affect the skin, hair, and nails
  • Performs surgical procedures such as skin and nail biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, and injection of fillers for cosmetic purposes
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