Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions

Welcome to our Patient Portal page!

We are beginning the process of using an electronic medical record in our practice as required by federal law.  As part of that process, we have established a "Patient Portal" in which patients can enter certain information that will help us, including your medical history.  Prior to your next office visit, we ask that you please access our patient portal by clicking on this link to complete our office forms relating to your medical history.  If we have not previously provided you with your Username and Password, please contact our office through our "Contact Us" page on this website or by calling the office at 518-690-0177.

When in our Patient Portal, you will not be able to edit the information under the tabs labeled Contact Information, Insurance, or Problem List.  We would appreciate it if you do your best to complete the information under the other 6 tabs. 

Eventually, we expect that you will be able to use our Patient Portal to obtain your medical records and test results.  However, we are not at that point yet.  We hope that our electronic medical record will allow for patients to obtain such information by sometime in 2013. 

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

To Provide Us Information Through Our Patient Portal, Please Click The Link Below:

Patient Portal Link

laser hair removal

Cosmetic treatments may look easy. But knowing whether a treatment is safe for you and can deliver the results you want requires in-depth medical knowledge of the skin. Dermatologists have this unique training.

Without this training, complications become more common. One woman had blisters, swelling, and bruises on her face. A family doctor had injected her face with a chemical used to treat leg veins. Yes, leg veins. Another woman had a burn on her upper lip after having laser hair removal at a medical spa.

After developing complications, these women saw a dermatologist for corrective treatment. Thankfully, the problems were treatable. In speaking with a reporter, one woman said it was a traumatic experience. She urged others not to make the same mistake.

 

Patient safety is dermatologists’ No. 1 priority. Dermatologists have the education, expertise and experience to safely and effectively reduce the signs of aging. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, consumers should ask the following questions:

Q: What are the doctor's credentials and is he or she board-certified?

A: Remember, dermatologists are physicians with extensive education, training and experience in keeping the skin, hair and nails healthy.

Q: How many of these particular cosmetic surgery procedures has the physician performed?

A: The procedure should be one that the doctor performs regularly. Ask to see before-and-after photos of previous patients.

Q: What result can I expect and are there any risks?

A: Because your results depend largely on the skill and experience of the person performing the procedure, it is important to select a board-certified physician. A dermatologist can tell you if the procedure will deliver the desired results, based on the condition of your skin as well as your age and health.

Remember, undergoing a cosmetic procedure is not just about your appearance and convenience. It is about your health and safety first. A dermatologist has the medical training and experience required to keep skin healthy and youthful-looking.

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