Best 30 Dermatologist in Columbus, OH with Reviews -

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By: Paul J.
Eastside Dermatology & Skin Care Center
I am searching for a dermatologist that takes medicaid. Not sure if Dr. Park does or not, but he removed 3 sebaceous cysts from the top of my head 19 years ago. I figured I'd see if he's still in practice. In doing the search I started to recall my experience with his office. I had a 20/80 PPO at the time and so my bill of around 600-800 dollars was a bit alarming considering the simple nature of the procedure. Basically, you freeze the topical skin area of the cyst and cut a slit just large enough for the cyst to be extracted from, you remove the cyst with some sort of surgical pliers, then you stitch it up. I guess that's called surgery so this is why it costs so much. Oh', they also sent the tissue in for a biopsy in case it was cancerous. Dr. Parks was very pleasant and explained everything clearly. In fact I'll say he's an excellent physician. I had no stitch scarring at all. However I did have one tiny complaint that through the years became a much larger one. That is, Dr. Parks decided to leave a rather small cyst alone that day when removing the 3 larger ones. I regretted not insisting he remove it because it is now much larger than any of the 3 he removed that day. In fact, had he removed it I wouldn't be typing this! Within a couple of years that small cyst enlarged to where it was necessary for me to wear a hat. Considering his was the only cyst I had for several years after the surgery, it seriously bothers me that Dr. Parks didn't make better judgment to remove it along with the others. Especially considering how difficult it is to keep good insurance. Sadly I will have to give this otherwise pleasant experience 3 stars. However, if they take medicaid I will schedule an appointment with them. I won't mention any of this to Dr. Parks unless he decides to leave the smallest of my 3 cysts, in which I will point out that the quarter sized ( but flatter fortunately) cyst he is removing is that one he said to leave alone...and I imagine he said, "for now". As if like dentists we intend to go back every 6 months like to a dentist check up. People just aren't that rich, even with 20/80 insurance. I'm older now and just hope my medicaid works.
By: miranda041576
Skin Cancer & Dermatology of Columbus
Great service, wonderful staff! I highly recommend this place. Unlike the big glitzy practice I previously went to where they don't care about real problems and just want to sell you creams and shoot you up with botox, this place is all about actually taking care of patients!!! What a novel idea! Dr. Chen is thorough, insightful, and to the point. He explained things to me that nobody else could or would. Has excellent reviews on Angie's List as well, which is how I found the place.
Tips & Advices
Cosmetic dermatology is a specialization of the field, which focuses on a person's appearance.
See a dermatologist if you have recurring problems with your skin, hair, nails or mucous membranes, or for any concerns about cosmetic appearance. Medicare patients will likely pay 20 percent of the Medicare-approved amount if the health care provider covers dermatology for a medical skin condition.
Dermatology tends to be covered by insurance if it is deemed a "medical necessity." The amount of coverage and cost depends on the specific health plan.
There is such a thing as a pediatric dermatologist--medical professionals who treat children from birth through adolescence - usually for skin conditions most common in younger patients. Regular dermatologists can also work with children of various ages.
Dermatologists can perform biopsies, dermabrasion, hair removal, laser surgery, cosmetic injections (like Botox), Mohs surgery for skin cancer, skin grafts, vein therapy, and chemical peels, to name a few.

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