The importance of seeing a board certified dermatologist. What does F.A.A.D. mean and why you should care.

The Importance of Seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist

Did you know that not all Dermatologists are the same? It’s true. Not only is finding the right personality and location important, but seeking out a Board Certified Dermatologist means you’re receiving expert care.

When you see the letters F.A.A.D. after a Doctor’s name, it means they are a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  You can trust that they have had the most rigorous medical education and training to diagnose and treat more than 3,000 skin, hair, and nail conditions.  You should settle for nothing less than a Physician who is Board Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology.  At Port Jefferson Dermatology in Babylon, Port Jefferson and Patchogue we are proud to have six Board Certified Dermatologists.

A Board-Certified FAAD dermatologist is a Physician who:

  • Has completed four years of medical school, one year of internship, and three years of residency training in Dermatology.
  • Passed rigorous board exams in Dermatology
  • Made a commitment to keep up on the latest advances in Dermatology
  • Continually affirms their knowledge by passing a Board Exam every 10 years or participating in ongoing self-assessment as monitored by the American Board of Dermatology.
  • Is a Physician member of the American Academy of Dermatology

Why see a Board Certified Dermatologist?

Dermatologists understand skin, nails, hair and their relationship to the rest of your body. A pimple that doesn’t go away could be a sign of something more serious and a rash could be an allergic reaction or a sign of an underlying disease.

At Port Jefferson Dermatology we treat a variety of medical issues: melanoma (a type of skin cancer that can turn fatal), allergic reactions (like contact dermatitis), infections, eczema, warts, and psoriasis – just to name a few.   Port Jefferson Dermatology is here to focus on your medical needs.  We are not here to sell you cosmetic services or products.

Ready to schedule your appointment?

At Port Jefferson Dermatology we have three convenient locations in Port Jefferson, Patchogue and Babylon. We strive to keep to our schedule and value your time as much as your presence. If you’re looking to see a Board Certified Dermatologist, we can’t wait to meet you!

Call us today to schedule your appointment:

Port Jefferson: 631-928-7922

Patchogue:  631-475-8249

Babylon: 631-223-4599

Weekend and same day appointments available!

Port Jefferson Professional Park

6 Medical Drive Suite D
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Phone: 631-928-7922
Fax: 631-928-9246


100 Hospital Road, Suite 116
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: 631-475-8249
Fax: 631-475-8645


400 West Main Street Suite 211
Babylon, NY 11702
Phone: 631-223-4599
Fax: 631-223-7530