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The Dermatology Service at Walter Reed Bethesda is committed to providing excellent, compassionate dermatologic care to patients of all ages. Our staff provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for problems of the skin, hair and nails. We offer thorough skin examinations for cancerous and precancerous conditions, often using dermatoscopes for more precise detection of skin abnormalities.

Our physicians, several of whom serve as faculty for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, are board-certified (American Board of Dermatology), and all of our subspecialists received civilian-fellowship training. Our patients are treated by our staff physicians, resident physicians of the National Capitol Consortium (NCC) Dermatology Residency Program, and highly trained ancillary staff. We additionally have several world expert, consultant dermatologists who offer their expertise to our patients.

Services
As premier providers of dermatologic care for the military, we offer wide-ranging services which include but are not limited to the following:

Medical Dermatology:
  • Acne
  • Actinic keratoses (Precancers)
  • Allergic skin/Allergy testing
  • Alopecia/Hair loss
  • Birthmarks
  • Blistering diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fungal infections
  • Hemangiomas
  • Herpes/Shingles
  • Keloids
  • Moles (examination and monitoring)
  • Nail disease
  • Port wine stains
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Sensitive skin
  • Suspicious lesions
  • Vitiligo
We also have the ability to treat a variety of skin conditions with:
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Phototherapy with Narrowband UVB, UVA, Psoralen-UVA
    and UVA-1
  • Excimer laser
Surgical Dermatology:
We surgically remove skin cancers (such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) as well as other benign, common lesions such as atypical moles and symptomatic cysts and lipomas. All of our procedures are performed in our clinic surgical suites under local anesthesia.

Additionally, we have a well established Mohs surgery service to treat certain high risk skin cancers. Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. It is a highly specialized and precise treatment for skin cancer during which the cancer is removed in stages, one tissue layer at a time.




By providing high quality patient care services, the Dermatology service is able to achieve its primary mission of skin health.

Eligibility for Care
TRICARE PRIME enrollees (both active duty and retirees/family members)
Space available for TRICARE Standard enrollees

Our Physician Team
Our team currently includes:
  • 3 general dermatologists
  • 3 Mohs surgeons
  • 2 dermatopathologists
  • An immunodermatologist
  • A pediatric dermatologist
  • 16 resident physicians

Contact

IMPORTANT
A consult (referral) from your TRICARE Primary Care Manager (PCM) is required

Eligibility
Active Duty and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

Location
Building 19
3rd Floor, Dermatology Clinic

Phone
Main: (301) 295-4551/2
Mohs Surgery: (301) 319-2446
Al Ziter, LPN-Mohs Scheduler
Fax: (301) 295-5164

Appointments
(301) 295-6289
(855) 227-6331

(A consult/referral from a TRICARE Primary Care Manager is needed to schedule an appointment)

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600