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Best Dermatologists in Portland, OR

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Portland, OR 97210 Rating

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4.5 (28)

Why choose this provider?

Phoebe Rich Dermatology is a dermatology clinic in Portland. Clinic owner and founder Phoebe Rich, M.D. is also a clinical adjunct professor of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University, with over 28 years of medical experience. Her practice performs annual skin examinations and also treats an array of conditions including precancerous and cancerous skin conditions, acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, and nail diseases and disorders. Phoebe Rich Dermatology operates in combination with the Oregon Dermatology and Research Center to test and evaluate drugs, treatments, and devices. The center also offers patients the chance to participate in clinical trials and studies for a broad range of dermatological conditions.

2525 NW Lovejoy St Ste 400, Portland, OR 97210 Rating

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4.7 (331)
3.5 (56)
4.9 (28)

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NW Dermatology Institute provides comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatological services for Portland clients of all ages. Its team evaluates, diagnoses, and treats skin cancer as well as conditions, such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis in addition to providing STI testing, evaluation, and treatment. NW Dermatology Institute also offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, vampire facials, laser hair removal, and fraxel laser skin resurfacing.

Portland, OR 97212 Rating

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3.5 (53)

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Knott Street Dermatology is a medical practice in Portland that serves Willamette Valley and Southwest Washington. The facility sits in a building that belongs on the National Register of Historic Places, and it keeps a warm, comfortable, confidential, and high-tech environment for men, women, and children with skin, nail, and hair health and wellness issues. The lead provider is a board-certified dermatologist with an affiliation in the American Board of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, and American Society of Mohs Surgery, and he is a decorated former United States Navy undersea medical officer and salvage operations diver. Knott Street Dermatology has another location in Milwaukie, and it performs a range of procedures, including patch testing, photodynamic therapy, and malignant skin growth treatment.

9135 SW Barnes Rd Ste 875, Portland, OR 97225 Rating

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3.5 (32)
5.0 (23)

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Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery diagnoses and treats a wide range of skin conditions. Two board-certified dermatologists lead the team in medical and cosmetic dermatology procedures. The center's medical process involves evaluating cancer, moles, rashes, infections, allergies, hair loss, and scars. Its team treats rosacea, psoriasis, acne, eczema, warts, and other skin, hair, and nail conditions. The medical professionals also offer cosmetic options that include body sculpting, leg vein treatment, and skin tag removal.

1414 NW Northrup St Ste 600, Portland, OR 97209 Rating

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4.1 (333)
3.0 (78)

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The Oregon Clinic is a physician-owned multispecialty practice that's provided Portland residents with a wide range of medical services for more than 25 years. The dermatology practice includes eight board-certified dermatologists who evaluate, diagnose, and treat most skin, hair, and nail conditions in people of all ages. The center's medical procedures involve eczema, cysts, warts, scabies, and acne as well as many other dermatological disorders. Additionally, it offers an extensive selection of cosmetic procedures.

Compare our Top Dermatologists

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Phoebe Rich Dermatology & Oregon Dermatology and Research Center
Portland, OR 97210
NW Dermatology Institute
2525 NW Lovejoy St Ste 400, Portland, OR 97210
Knott Street Dermatology
Portland, OR 97212
Center For Dermatology & Laser Surgery
9135 SW Barnes Rd Ste 875, Portland, OR 97225
The Oregon Clinic
1414 NW Northrup St Ste 600, Portland, OR 97209


  • Introduction

    A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Dermatologists can diagnose and treat over 3,000 diseases.

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are over 44 million visits to dermatologists annually. The top five most common reasons for visiting a dermatologist are skin lesions, progress visits, acne issues, skin rashes, and discoloration or pigmentation. They also notice signs of other health concerns, such as kidney damage or diabetes.

  • What types of conditions can dermatologists treat?

    Dermatologists treat a wide area of conditions. Some of the more common examples are:
    • Medical conditions including acne, rosacea, plaque psoriasis, and ezcema.
    • Cosmetic concerns like hair loss, wrinkles, and dark spots or pigmentation.
    • Surgical needs such as removing moles, warts, benign cysts, and skin cancer, as well as reducing or removing birthmarks.
  • What to expect at a dermatologist\'s appointment?

    First, it’s important to preface that most patients shouldn’t expect a quick fix when visiting the dermatologist; most conditions a dermatologist treats take time to resolve. It helps to come to your appointment with your questions ready. During your appointment, your dermatologist will examine the area of concern and ask questions about your medical history. You may require some follow-up testing for a diagnosis.

  • Can a dermatologist help with hair loss?

    Yes, a dermatologist deals with many areas of the body, including hair. A dermatologist should be able to establish a diagnosis and what's causing the hair loss, offering a treatment plan, if possible.

  • What questions should I ask my dermatologist? 

    While specific questions depend on what reason brings you to the dermatologist, here are some good general questions to start with:
    • What is the best way to monitor moles?
    • What can I do to monitor and screen for skin cancer?
    • How do I know if a skincare product is worth its price?
    • Is my skincare routine working?
    • Do you recommend [a particular treatment or procedure] I'm considering?
  • Do you need a referral to see a dermatologist?

    In most states, you need a referral from a general physician to see a specialist doctor, such as a dermatologist. If you’re paying out-of-pocket, you can see any doctor without a referral. However, if you have health insurance, your provider may not cover the costs of a dermatologist visit without a referral. It's best to check with your insurance provider for this information.

  • Can a dermatologist prescribe birth control?

    Technically, any physician can prescribe birth control. However, dermatologists are one of the most frequent prescribers. When treating a patient with acne, a dermatologist may prescribe birth control. This is because birth control has been proven to reduce acne in some individuals.