These days, finding the right skin professional is no easy task – and it’s not due to a lack of information! Medical websites can sometimes read the same and it’s really hard to gauge what kind of care you’ll receive by scrolling through hand-picked testimonials on a provider’s website. Lucky for you, we’ve got some advice to ensure you land with a skin professional who’s sure to take their time with you to really hear what you’re saying and get you the results you’re looking for.
Verify Credentials – Many times we’re referred by word of mouth, something like “this great PA I just went to is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to anything skin-related. . . you should really check her out for that skin condition we were talking about the other day!” While word of mouth can be a great way to find a good provider, we encourage you to do your due diligence. Check the providers credentials on their website, you can find our staff’s credentials here! Our PA-C’s at Skin Iowa, PC, Michon Leddy and Sue Schooler , were both educated in the medical model at The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Together, Michon and Sue offer over 50 years of additional education, expertise and most importantly, experience listening, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of skin concerns. . . something you won’t find at your run of the mill skin clinic.
Reviews – Have you had the chance to go over their Facebook reviews ? This can be a great place to find real testimonials on others’ experiences and sometimes you can even glean handy tips on specific services that others have had success with or what products they swear by. It is important to remember to take some reviews with a grain of salt (we all know what they say about trying to please everyone)! But generally speaking, reading through a handful of reviews should help you to paint a picture of what to expect when you step in the front door.
Do They Take the Time – How you do one thing is how you do everything. So you’ve gone to an initial consultation . . . how long did your potential provider spend with you at that consult? For us, this is a tell-tale way to quickly discover what kind of treatment you’ll receive going forward. At Skin Iowa, PC we pride ourselves on taking the time. That means taking however long it takes to listen to your concerns and get a complete picture of what you’re experiencing so we can best help. As medical providers, we can’t tell you the number of times we’ve had patients come through our doors who have been hastily treated by other professionals and by taking the time to listen and get to the root of the problem, we are able to get it solved more quickly and with less out of pocket expense.
Gut Check – How did the provider make you feel at your initial consultation? Never underestimate your gut reaction to a medical practitioner, it can really help cue you into their standard of care and to what kind of care you can expect from them at upcoming visits. At Skin Iowa, PC in Des Moines, IA, we always offer complimentary consultations so that you can get a good idea of what we’re all about without any initial investment. Remember, never rush into something that doesn’t feel right, you are always your own best advocate.
At Skin Iowa, PC we focus on making every experience you have with us the best it can be – from timely responses on our Facebook and Instagram pages to the friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call, we truly hope you know how much we value you as a patient and want to be sure you’re always being heard. Haven’t had the opportunity to experience our world class care? We’re currently accepting new patients! Just call (515) 223-0119 and experience the difference that a thoughtful, caring provider makes.