16 Jan An appointment with a pediatric dermatologist
What’s Happening in the World of Pediatric Dermatology?
How difficult is it for you to get an appointment with 1 of 226 Board-Certified Pediatric Dermatologists in the U.S. for your child?
A Stanford physician published in the Pediatric Dermatology Journal in December 2015 a review of data regarding the U.S. Pediatric Dermatology Workforce. Since there are only 226 board-certified pediatric dermatologists in the U.S., accessibility of services is difficult for many patients. Research has indicated that 36% of patients referred to a pediatric dermatologist were initially misdiagnosed or improperly treated. The expertise of a board certified pediatric dermatologist in the management of infants, children and teens with skin conditions and birthmarks can be invaluable. The study also found that median wait time for new patient appointments with a pediatric dermatologist in the U.S. was 42.5 days. The wait time for an appointment in an academic practice affiliated with a university or teaching hospital was 60 days, while wait times for an appointment in a private practice was 15 days.
With our model of direct patient care at A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology, we are here for you! Typically, you can set up a consultation appointment with our board-certified pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Alanna Bree, and be evaluated the same day or within 24 hours. Our model also allows extended visit times, with before and after school appointments, to ensure exceptional service and care for your tots to teens!