FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a dermatologist?

A dermatologist is a doctor of medicine (M.D.) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), that has been trained specifically in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Certification by the American Board of Dermatology must be maintained while practicing Dermatology, and confirms a physician's depth of knowledge in this field. Dr. Edwards is a Board-Certified Dermatologist.

What does a dermatologist do?

Dermatologists are doctors that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of skin, hair and nails.

When should I consider visiting a dermatologist?

If you have any unsightly, uncomfortable, or otherwise problematic condition of skin, hair or nails, and you either have not tried, or have failed at-home treatments, and lifestyle adjustments, visit Dr. Edwards for possible treatment suggestions or diagnosis options.

Will insurance cover dermatologic services?

In general, medical dermatology problems are covered by most insurances - acne, eczema, psoriasis, and warts. Some problems, although medical, may not be covered - like hair loss and keloids. Other problems are usually not covered. Laser hair removal, chemical peels, facials, spider vein treatment, microdermabrasion. You may ask your insurance company for details of what is covered under your policy.

How do I decide what cosmetic problems to address?

Choose which cosmetic problems to address by what bothers you when you look in the mirror. Only your opinion counts!!

Can I visit the doctor without insurance?

Dr. Edwards does accept uninsured patients. Please call the office for details on the cost of available services.

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