How to Choose a Pediatric Dermatologist
A pediatric dermatologist is a dermatologist who has additional training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases that occur more commonly or exclusively in children, such as birthmarks, genetic skin conditions, atopic dermatitis, molluscum, and many others. Just be sure to do your homework, because not all specialists who claim to be board certified in dermatology or pediatric dermatology are the same.
Education & Credentials to Look For in a Pediatric Dermatologist
- A dermatologist credentialed by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), the oldest and most rigorous certifying body for dermatologists. The ABD has stringent criteria and requirements for certification and maintenance of certification to ensure proper training and expertise. Learn more about board certification for dermatologists
- Fellowship training in pediatric dermatology and certification after passing a rigorous certifying exam, administered by the American Board of Dermatology, for the subspecialty of pediatric dermatology
- A dermatologist who is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology and member of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology
Kids respond best to a doctor who makes them feel heard, understood, respected, and most of all, cared for and comfortable. So when your child needs medical attention for a skin problem, seeking the help of a pediatric dermatologist is a good idea because they know how to take care of kids and they love doing so!
Many dermatologists may see pediatric patients, but they are not truly board certified in pediatric dermatology unless they have an additional subspecialty certificate from the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Gonzalez: Credentials You Can Trust
Dr. Mercedes E. Gonzalez has dedicated her career to pediatric dermatology. She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and board certified in both dermatology and pediatric dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society of Pediatric Dermatology. Learn more about Dr. Gonzalez.
Dr. Gonzalez is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate care for patients, especially the youngest members of your family. To make an appointment for your child’s skin condition, call Pediatric Dermatology of Miami today at (305) 667-3152.