When choosing a dermatologist, it's important to select a practitioner with the training, expertise, and reputation you deserve.
Look for a FAAD and Other Credentials
No one understands your skin better than a board-certified dermatologist.
Board certification tells you that the doctor has the necessary training, skills, and experience to provide healthcare in dermatology. FAAD stands for “Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.” and tells you that the dermatologist is board certified. If a dermatologist is board certified, like Dr. Chiang, you’ll see FAAD after their name.
The more experienced and trained your dermatologist is, the more likely they have a wide breadth of experience necessary to offer diverse treatment options for your skin issue. When considering a potential dermatologist, ask the following questions:
- Are they Board Certified in Dermatology? Certification organizations include the American
- Board of Dermatology and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.
- Where did they go to school?
- Have they completed any fellowships?
- What do they specialize in?