If you want help with your hives or acne, eczema, psoriasis, or skin cancer, I heartily recommend a dermatologist in Westlake, Daphne Panagotacos. She has sterling reviews on Yelp and the like. She has been in practice for more than two decades and my friends swear by her.
The year 1980 was a stressful one for me. I was just 14. My father lost his job. And I broke out in these itchy red welts every night. I went to see a dermatologist and he diagnosed it as hives. Once we could name the thing, I started feeling better.
What kind of training does a dermatologist such as receive? According to Wikipedia: “After earning a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.), the length of training in the United States for a general dermatologist to be eligible for Board Certification by the American Academy of Dermatology, is a total of four years. This training consists of an initial medical or surgical intern year followed by a three-year dermatology residency. Following this training, one- or two- year post-residency fellowships are available in immunodermatology, phototherapy, laser medicine, Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic surgery or dermatopathology. For the past several years, dermatology residency positions in the United States have been one of the most competitive to obtain.”