Dr. Bhatt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. She has also attained fellowship with the American Academy of Dermatology. Associations to which Dr. Bhatt belongs include the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, and the Austin Dermatological Society. Dr. Bhatt received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1996. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Biology with an emphasis on Neurobiology. From 1993 – 1997, she performed research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston. Her focus was Neurology/Neurobiology. She then attended State University of New York, Health Science Center at Downstate in Brooklyn, New York, for medical school. She received her medical degree in 2001, graduating summa cum laude as a Junior AOA member. From 2001 – 2002, she performed her internship at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. This facility was the primary medical center after 9/11. Her residency in dermatology extended from 2002 – 2005 at SUNY in Downstate Brooklyn, New York. Upon completion of that training, Dr. Bhatt traveled to London to work as a clinical observer at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology. That same year, she received board certification from the American Board of Dermatology. While working in private practice from 2005 – 2007 in New York City, Dr. Bhatt was also on staff at the North Shore University Hospital as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In 2007 after a move to Austin’s Four Points area, she founded Four Points Dermatology with the intent to fill the need for comprehensive dermatologic care in her community. After the success of her northwest Austin office, she opened a second dermatology office at the Mueller Market District close to downtown Austin in 2014. Aside from having her two Austin offices, Dr. Bhatt also works at the Austin VA, since 2007, where she helps treat Austin veterans and helps train dermatology residents. She also works at the Little River Healthcare Clinic, a rural health care clinic, in Rockdale, Texas, since 2010. Dr. Bhatt’s experience from her years of academia and private practice enables her to meet the varying needs of her diverse clientele, including children and adults of all ages and ethnicities. Happily married and a mother of two young children, Dr. Bhatt gains a great deal of joy from her family time and from traveling, running, and reading (the Harry Potter series is among her favorites).
Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, individualized, and positive dermatologic care for patients of all ages and skin types. By empowering patients through education, we will foster the general health of the individual, the family, and the community in a modern and eco friendly environment.
Dr. Bhatt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatology
Board certified in Dermatology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Bhatt's Board Certifications
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.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Fungal Nail Infection
Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
Herpes Simplex Infection
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Tag Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
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.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
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.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Medical School | Graduated 2001
Saint Vincents Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Womens Dermatology Society Mentorship Grant recipient for study at the St. Johns Institute of Dermatology in London, March 2005
2nd Place, 16th Annual Conrad Stritzler Residents Competition, Greater New York Dermatology Society, 2005
Atlantic Dermatologic Society, Nethertons Syndrome, Live Patient Presentation, 2005
Media & Publications
GAD-67 stained cells in area CA1 of hippocampus are permanent reduced following perinatal hypoxia-induced seizures, 1996
GAD-67 positive neurons are decreased in number following perinatal hypoxia-induced seizures, 1996
Differential regional expression and ultrastructural localization of a-actinin-2, a putative NMDA receptor-anchoring protein, in rat brain, 1998
Segmental Neurofibromatosis "Antiquated terminology for a mosaic form of neurofibromatosis?" Poster presentation AAD annual meeting, 2004
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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