Find a dermatologist

Because psoriasis is a lifelong condition, it's important to find a dermatologist, which is a doctor who specializes in skin conditions. The tool below can help you find a dermatologist in your area. Once you've found a dermatologist, you can download this Appointment Guide to help you prepare for your visit.

Find a dermatologist near you.

Take an active role in your treatment

Think of your dermatologist as a teammate. He or she can help you find a treatment that is right for you. The key is to educate yourself. The more you learn about psoriasis, the better you will be at asking questions, bringing up concerns, and understanding your different treatment options.

Prepare for your visit to the doctor:

  • Write out a list of any questions you may have. You can download this Appointment Guide to help you get started
  • Track how your diet and activities affect your psoriasis and share that information with your doctor
  • Note how symptoms affect your life. It’s important to mention joint pain, if you have any. Find out why
  • Write down medicines you currently take (including vitamins or other supplements) and note any previous treatments
  • List your treatment goals

Plaque psoriasis symptoms tracker
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Ask about your treatment options

It’s important to talk to your dermatologist about your treatment options. Ask questions like:

  • How does the treatment work?
  • What are the possible benefits?
  • How quickly could I see results?
  • How is it taken?
  • What can I expect to pay for the treatment?
  • What side effects should I watch out for?

Get these questions and more in this printable appointment guide.

THE TAKEAWAY
  • Work with a dermatologist who specializes in your condition
  • Talk about your symptoms and how they affect you
  • Prepare for your doctor visit by tracking symptoms and writing down questions
  • Tell your dermatologist about your treatment goals
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