What to expect at your first dermatology appointment

At SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, Florida, our doctors provide the best possible care for individuals who are in need of services for the hair, skin, or nails. Dermatologists have extensive education in these areas to help get patients the right diagnosis and find the most effective treatments for their needs. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams can help patients in understanding the process that goes along with one’s first dermatology visit.

How do I know if I need to visit a dermatologist?

Any condition that impacts the hair, skin, and nails can be managed with the assistance of a dermatologist. Some patients call our office to schedule an appointment for a new problem, or to get a second opinion on a medical condition. Others are referred to us by their primary care physician, who may feel a specialist could better handle a patient’s concerns. Calling (941) 308-7546 is a great first step in making an appointment.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Be sure the area that will be examined is clean and free from product. Be sure to bring your medical insurance card, a list of medications and products that you use regularly, and knowledge of your family history. We recommend patients arrive approximately ten to fifteen minutes before their scheduled appointment time, as this allows time to check in at the front desk and complete new patient intake paperwork.

How long does an appointment last?

The reason for the visit will dictate the length of time needed for the appointment. Some conditions that are treated on the same day with an in-office treatment session will take longer than a follow-up appointment for a patient with clearing acne.

How much is a dermatology appointment?

There are several factors that go into the cost of a dermatological visit, especially when patients are using medical insurance as partial or full coverage. Our front office team can work with you to discuss the cost of the visit and make financing arrangements for more costly procedures that may need to be paid out-of-pocket.

Ready for your visit?

Stop hesitating and take charge of your health! At SkinSmart Dermatology, we are excited to provide a wide range of services for new and established patients in our facility at 5911 North Honore Avenue, Suite #210. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams can be reached by calling (941) 308-7546 to request an appointment.

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