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The staff at Spectrum Dermatology which I joined in August of 2015 is truly warm and compassionate, and my clinical practice continues to always strive to fulfill your needs.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
I will ensure that you are thoroughly educated about your skin condition and equipped with up-to-date therapy (current with literature from journals and textbooks). You'll receive the highest standard-of-care approach to follow-up, that your medications are carefully suited to your body with bloodwork and imaging (uncommonly but sometimes needed). I am well-known as a keen diagnostician for appearances of the skin that baffle other derm providers (over time, have become the only physician dermatologist doing consultations at Chandler Regional Hospital), am courageous and precise with treatment protocols of difficult skin rashes. Finally I am a skilled surgeon, using plastics techniques to optimize the appearance of skin cancer removal and recurred benign lesions (I am direct progeny of the editor of the Journal and a president of the American Academy of Dermatology).
The Arizona Melanoma Registry publishes an annual list with the names of the approximately 150 physician dermatologists in the state, and the number of melanomas each provider diagnoses the year prior. For the years 2013 and 2014 when the Registry began to report data back to docs, I ranked in the top 15% for the number of melanomas diagnosed, working 3 days weekly. I use dermoscopy which is a hand-held instrument that enables me to see clearly and deeply into the skin to diagnose not only melanomas but also the more common skin cancers, namely basal and squamous cell carcinomas. I have more than 13 years of expertise in dermoscopy and skin cancer surgery, will also use electrodessication and currettage (EDC) and medical therapy (occasionally) to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. My expertise includes treating actinic keratoses (pre-cancerous lesions). Regarding rashes, I am ALSO known for my expertise in auto-immune blistering and connective tissue diseases, and hair loss.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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I graduated from Rice University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Architecture. Before my father passed away from cancer during my college years, he used to say I would make a good doctor. My journey of working as an architect while taking premed classes at Harvard Extension School, led me to do research at Boston Children's Hospital. I attended medical school at University of Texas in Galveston, where I earned the William Osler Award and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society distinctions. After internship at University of Texas Houston with rotations at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, I returned to the northeast for dermatology residency at Boston University School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident my final year. I have practiced in Phoenix's East Valley specializing in skin cancer for almost 10 years, and have developed an aggressive treatment philosophy given my personal experiences with cancer. My husband is Dr. Thomas Tsai, a family physician and the Medical Director of One Medical Group-Gilbert and we have two sons.
I provide you compassionate, honest, cost-effective, and evidence-based therapy. My teacherly style ensures that you understand your diagnosis and how your condition can be optimally treated. I have been a dermatologist in Chandler, AZ for 10 years and can establish the best muti-disciplinary team for you : Mohs surgery, Plastics, Oncology, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics, and Primary Care.