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Healthcare at a Glance in Oakland, CA

Residents of Oakland have access to several large healthcare systems, including regional providers Kaiser Permanente and MercyOne. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has an Oakland and San Francisco campus for the nearest dedicated children’s care. Veterans living in Oakland can receive care at Oakland Vet Center.

Oakland’s Top-Rated Facilities

Though most of the nationally-ranked facilities are in neighboring San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland and Richmond Medical Center offer some of Oakland’s best care. Oakland and Richmond Medical Centers are rated high-performing in seven procedures and conditions, including:

  • diabetes
  • kidney failure
  • lung cancer surgery

U.S. News ranks UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals #3 in California for children’s care and nationally in 10 children’s specialties, including:

  • #5 in neonatology
  • #16 in pediatric neurology & neurosurgery
  • #17 in pediatric cancer
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Dermatologist Frequently Asked Questions

Medically reviewed by Sara Perkins, MD – Written by Megan Lentz
What is a dermatologist?

Dermatologists are specifically trained to help diagnose and treat common disorders, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, and skin cancers.

Common procedures performed by dermatologists are skin grafts, wart removals, Mohs surgery, and ultraviolet light therapy.

You can also see a dermatologist for cosmetic procedures and injections such as Botox injections, chemical peels, removal of varicose veins, laser resurfacing or other laser procedures, and microdermabrasion.

What procedures do dermatologists perform?

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Dermatologists can perform the following procedures:

What conditions do dermatologists treat?

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Dermatologists can treat more than 3,000 conditions. Here are some common conditions they can treat:

Types of dermatologists

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The following are specific types of dermatologists:

  • cosmetic dermatologist
  • dermatopathologist
  • immunodermatologist, who specializes in skin conditions caused by immune disorders
  • pediatric dermatologist, who specializes in caring for children
  • Mohs surgeon, who specializes in Mohs surgery

What should I ask a dermatologist?

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Top questions to ask a dermatologist during your appointment:

  • Do I need a full skin exam? How often should I have one?
  • Do you recommend any skin care products to slow the signs of aging?
  • What steps should I take to protect my skin?
  • What can I do to lower my risk of skin cancer?
  • Should I be concerned about this new growth?
  • Will this procedure cause scarring? Are there side effects or complications?
  • What are my minimally invasive options for a procedure?
  • Are there diet or environmental changes that may trigger a flare-up of my condition?
  • How often have you performed this procedure?