Adventures in the Skin Trade, Redux
July 31, 2014 7:00 AM Subscribe
Short version: help me find a decent dermatologist in the greater Baltimore area.
posted by ubiquity to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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details how I acquired a mysterious condition (eventually revealed to be body lice plus an allergic reaction to their bites) in the Caribbean, and how three dermatologists (including one MD/PhD) failed to correctly diagnose it even though I kept saying I felt like something was biting me. I finally found some actual bugs on me and got a correct diagnosis from a fourth doctor, who prescribed some things for me that cleared it all up in a week — too bad for me that it took six months of itching to get to that point. I am disinclined to continue seeing any of the doctors who misdiagnosed me, and though I have since been going to Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, I don't like the fact that one sees someone different every time, so one never really develops a relationship.
I am seriously prone to skin cancer so need regular examinations. I am looking for a doctor in Baltimore, or near the I95 corridor from Baltimore up to Havre de Grace. He or she should really know his or her stuff, and pay attention to details. Any recommendations, hive (pardon the dermatological pun) mind?