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What is a Dermatologist?

By definition, a dermatologist is a physician who is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin. A dermatologist in Canada is a medical physician who after completing medical school, successfully completes a five year dermatology residency program as set out by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and passes the rigorous fellowship examination in dermatology. A dermatologist has the initials “MD FRCPC” after their name. Some Dermatologist have the added credential of being certified in the United States as well. Procedures that dermatologists are trained in include: biopsies, surgical removals, Botox treatments, filler injections, mole and tag removals. Make sure youthe physician you are seeing is a Dermatologist

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