View Full Version : What kind of Doc. to call to get mole removed...?
06-08-2003, 11:40 AM
so i'm tired of having this little mole on my face - its been there for 22 years, and i think it just makes me look even worse than i already would...
so what kind of Doc should i call to get it removed?
06-08-2003, 12:25 PM
Look in the Yellow Pages under Dermatology. However, you will probably have to wait several months just to see them, if it is anything like it is around here.
06-08-2003, 12:57 PM
When I had a mole removed from my back, I went to my family doctor and he referred me to a doctor who could take care of it.
06-08-2003, 01:54 PM
The best person to get to remove the mole is a dermatologist. It's a pretty simple job, but there are some crappy doctors out there, so ask some of your female friends and see if you can get a referral from them. Failing that, you could always get a referral from your doctor. I'd choose either of those over just opening the yellow pages (no offense johnnymk). :)
If you want to save money, you could usually get your family doctor to refer you to someone else (i.e. not a dermatologist) or do it himself (some will because its easy to do, but personally, I'd rather pay the extra 50 bucks and get a real dermatologist).
06-08-2003, 06:13 PM
i dont have a family doctor... i've only been to a doctor once in the last 10 yeasr or so, and that was only to check on my back from the previous bike wreck.
i'll ask around the office and see if anyone can make a recommendation.
06-08-2003, 06:44 PM
i think the answer is obvious --->http://www.lemonizer.com/uploads/mole doctor.gif
06-08-2003, 11:47 PM
[dr. nick]HI EVERYBOTY!
06-09-2003, 12:09 PM
06-09-2003, 04:50 PM
I was talking to a friend about this yesterday and she says that if she can't get a recommendation (i.e. don't know anyone who goes to one) then you could get their names from a phone book and then call the state department and see if there had been any complaints against that person.
06-09-2003, 05:06 PM
As others have said, you want a Dermatologist to do it. As for finding one, ask members of your family to recommend one. If they are in another region but have one, call their doctor and see if (s)he can recommend anyone in your area. Other than that, check what schools they went to and what their specialty is and how many years they have been in practice.
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