Dr. Charlene Lam, MD

Dr. Charlene Lam, MD

Dermatology •  Female • Age 36

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Charlene Lam, MD is a Dermatologist in Harrisburg, PA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lam has more experience with Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine,Dayton, Oh, United States medical school in 2010. She is affiliated with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lam to book an appointment.


Locations

ESTEEM Penn State Health Cosmetic Associates

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ESTEEM Penn State Health Cosmetic Associates5 Capital Dr Ste 203 Harrisburg, PA 17110
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr Lam thoroughly examined my facial structure and skin quality and included me in decision making by explaining what she felt were the most natural looking rejuvenation options. She takes her time while also being efficient. She is delightful !
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amy H. – Oct 01, 2020
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My experience was excellent. The doctors were so thorough. They listened and gave recommendations. They made sure I was comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Sep 11, 2020
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I always look forward to seeing Charlene. Always pleasant and takes her time with me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kelly B. – Jul 10, 2020
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In my experience I found Dr.Lam to be a very compassionate, professionally skilled surgeon. Everyone in this department made this procedure so much easier than expected! T.Y. Lynn Roberts, RN
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Lynn Roberts in Schuylkill Haven, Pa – Oct 18, 2016
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Dr. Lam is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, and she takes the time to listen to the patient. I could not recommend her more highly.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (717) 531-1386.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lam performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Lam performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Mohs Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam performs Mohs Surgery more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Lam performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam treats Skin Cancer more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Lam treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lam performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Basal Cell Carcinoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lam treats Basal Cell Carcinoma more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Lam treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Check Dr. Lam's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Lam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Charlene Lam, MD, MPH, assistant professor of dermatology, is a board-certified dermatologist with Penn State Health. Dr. Lam specializes in Mohs micrographic...Read more

Biography

Dr. Charlene Lam, MD is a Dermatologist specialist in Westlake Village, CA. She graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2010.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Oh
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Penn State University/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Residency Hospital
2011
Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH,
Internship Hospital
2010
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine,Dayton, Oh, United States
Medical School

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
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