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What training does a dermatologist at Mid-County Dermatology have?


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St. Louis Dermatologist Educational Requirements

Dermatologists at Mid-County Dermatology undergo extensive training to become experts in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. Our board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Feigenbaum and Dr. Gibstine, have completed a comprehensive educational journey spanning over a decade. Their training includes:


- Four years of rigorous undergraduate education to earn a bachelor's degree.

- Four years of intensive medical school to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to become a medical doctor.

- A year-long internship in medicine, which provides practical experience in various medical specialties.

- Three years of specialized residency training in dermatology, where dermatologists work closely with experienced doctors, dedicating thousands of hours to diagnosing and treating patients.


This meticulous training equips dermatologists with the expertise needed to accurately diagnose and effectively treat over 3,000 skin, hair, and nail diseases, as well as address cosmetic concerns. Additionally, some dermatologists pursue advanced fellowship training in specific areas to further enhance their skills and knowledge.


Board certification is a significant achievement in the field of dermatology. It requires completing medical school, successfully finishing residency training in dermatology, and passing a rigorous board exam that evaluates the dermatologist's proficiency in the field. Board certification is granted by reputable organizations such as the American Board of Dermatology.


Recognizing a board-certified dermatologist is essential for receiving the highest standard of care. When you see the designation "FAAD" (Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology) after a dermatologist's name, it indicates that they are board certified by one of the aforementioned organizations. Dr. Feigenbaum and Dr. Gibstine both have this designation.


By partnering with a board-certified dermatologist, you benefit from their unparalleled knowledge and expertise in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating a wide range of skin conditions. Dermatologists understand the intricate relationship between the skin and overall health, enabling them to identify signs of underlying diseases that may manifest on the skin. Moreover, they possess the specialized skills to address cosmetic concerns, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, scarring, and other aesthetic issues, ensuring optimal outcomes.


Choosing a board-certified dermatologist guarantees that you receive care from a highly trained and qualified professional who remains at the forefront of dermatological advancements. Your skin, hair, and nail health are of utmost importance, and a board-certified dermatologist possesses the expertise to provide you with exceptional care.


If you are looking for a board-certified dermatologist in St. Louis, call or text or office at 314-994-0200 to schedule a visit. We look forward to taking care of you.

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