PacMed Dermatology – Northgate
Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist is a physician who has had extensive training in dermatology after completing four years of medical school.
Dermatologists diagnose and treat contact dermatitis and other allergic and non-allergic disorders, and skin conditions related to infectious diseases. Dermatologists also diagnose and treat conditions like psoriasis, a common skin inflammation characterized by frequent episodes of redness, itching and thick, dry, silvery scales on the skin. You may see a dermatologist for other skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis.
At PacMed, our dermatologist diagnoses and treats these conditions as well as skin cancers including melanoma, the most serious cancer of the skin. If you notice a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of an existing mole, it’s important to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Dermatologists are best qualified to evaluate and treat skin cancer because they receive extensive medical training geared to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin cancers.
Whatever your condition, our dermatologist provides comprehensive treatment of skin conditions and skin cancer as well as diseases of the hair, scalp and nails.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring the following items to make the most of your time with the doctor:
- ID and insurance cards
- Your co-pay
- Any X-rays and labs from outside the PacMed/Swedish/Providence network
- A list of your questions and symptoms.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to park and check in. Read more details on how to prepare for your visit.
CHECK YOUR COVERAGE
To avoid financial surprises, we recommend calling your insurance before your visit to check your coverage for:
- Pacific Medical Centers
- The provider you’re seeing
- The services or procedures you are coming in for.
It’s good to ask your insurance whether our clinic and provider are in network and what your financial responsibility might be.
If you or a family member are active or retired military, you may be eligible for the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP).
USFHP is TRICARE prime option offering top-quality civilian medical care. USFHP is sponsored by the Department of Defense and has been administered in our region by PacMed for over 30 years.
Call 800.585.5883 to learn more or enroll in the US Family Health Plan (USFHP).