It doesn’t matter if you need to see a dermatologist to improve fine lines and wrinkles or to treat skin cancer; a board-certified dermatologist should be your only option. A board-certified dermatologist has met the strict standards established by The American Board of Dermatology, which is one of the twenty-four members of The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Why is Certification Imperative?
The high standards of training, discipline and level of qualifications puts The American Board of Dermatology at the forefront of certification institutions for dermatology. In order for a student of dermatology to become board-certified, there are certain requirements they have to meet.
A board-certified dermatologist has had real-world training while they were still in school because one of the requirements is to complete an accredited residency program. A residency program is a training approach in which the student practices medicine while under the direct guidance of a staff physician.
Becoming a board-certified dermatologist requires plenty of preparation beforehand. Before a dermatologist can even pursue a certification, he or she is required by the American Board of Dermatology to already carry an unrestricted license to practice medicine in order to take the exam to be certified.
The aspiring board-certified specialist has to also pass a number of examinations given by the American Board of Dermatology. If the student passes these exams, they are then given the title of Diplomate. Then they are finally certified as specialists in their field of medicine.
High Competency and Professionalism
When a dermatologist is board-certified, they are almost guaranteed to meet or exceed the expectations of the patients they treat. Board-certified dermatologists know how to diagnose and treat skin conditions like psoriasis, skin cancer, genetic diseases of the skin, melanoma and skin infections. That’s not all, the list goes on. Virtually any disease or abnormality of the skin can be treated by a board-certified dermatologist.
All of our medical professionals at Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office are board-certified and very capable of treating skin conditions or performing skin rejuvenating procedures. During a consultation at our office in Poplar Bluff or Paragould, you can see for yourself the many advantages that our services provide. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!