There is major conflict going on in the world of acne treatment that is driving patients more crazy than the condition itself. I’m referring to the repeated lack of confidence a patient has for their chosen practitioner.
The real problem is that this lack of confidence is often times justified and makes sense when you consider the amount of failure currently going on in the world.
In order to preserve the minds of the many continuing sufferers, I want to do another pro and con list specifically regarding Board Certified Dermatologists. I will make a new blog category today organizing these pro and con lists to help people get their heads around what is going on in the world of acne treatment. My intention with these lists is to prevent patients from being baffled by what is going on in the offices they choose. I want everyone to understand the reality of the medical world we live in and work wisely from within the confines of this reality.
Pros of seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist:
1) They are legally and ethically held accountable:
This aspect immediately makes going to see a real doctor completely different than taking irresponsible advice on a blog site. Doctors have an accountability that is monitored by the state government, their specialty associations, and their peers. They are held to a high standard of “First doing no harm”
For this reason, seeing a real doctor is a relatively safer move.
2) Powerful Remedy Options: A good dermatologist has the ability to quickly blast old bumps with injections, lasers, aestheticians, antibiotics, and creams. With this extended arsenal, a dermatologist is the best place to go if you have one large rogue bump that needs to be fixed fast.
3) Credentials: There is no doubt that your dermatologist is more knowledgeable regarding the anatomy, physiology, statistics, and science of skin than any other practitioner you will ever run across. The amount of hours, meetings, competitive testing, and speaking on the topic is far more extensive than any patient can ever imagine.
For this reason, doctors who have been in practice for many years are true experts in the field, having spent tens of thousands of hours at their craft.
4) Some really do care: Although they get a bad rap, some dermatologists are still very passionate about helping acne sufferers. It may take a few tries before you find one you can connect with on an emotional level.
Let’s look at the other side to break down why so many patients are losing their minds in this system.