I am searching for a dermatologist that takes medicaid. Not sure if Dr. Park does or not, but he removed 3 sebaceous cysts from the top of my head 19 years ago. I figured I'd see if he's still in practice. In doing the search I started to recall my experience with his office. I had a 20/80 PPO at the time and so my bill of around 600-800 dollars was a bit alarming considering the simple nature of the procedure. Basically, you freeze the topical skin area of the cyst and cut a slit just large enough for the cyst to be extracted from, you remove the cyst with some sort of surgical pliers, then you stitch it up. I guess that's called surgery so this is why it costs so much. Oh', they also sent the tissue in for a biopsy in case it was cancerous. Dr. Parks was very pleasant and explained everything clearly. In fact I'll say he's an excellent physician. I had no stitch scarring at all. However I did have one tiny complaint that through the years became a much larger one. That is, Dr. Parks decided to leave a rather small cyst alone that day when removing the 3 larger ones. I regretted not insisting he remove it because it is now much larger than any of the 3 he removed that day. In fact, had he removed it I wouldn't be typing this! Within a couple of years that small cyst enlarged to where it was necessary for me to wear a hat. Considering his was the only cyst I had for several years after the surgery, it seriously bothers me that Dr. Parks didn't make better judgment to remove it along with the others. Especially considering how difficult it is to keep good insurance. Sadly I will have to give this otherwise pleasant experience 3 stars. However, if they take medicaid I will schedule an appointment with them. I won't mention any of this to Dr. Parks unless he decides to leave the smallest of my 3 cysts, in which I will point out that the quarter sized ( but flatter fortunately) cyst he is removing is that one he said to leave alone...and I imagine he said, "for now". As if like dentists we intend to go back every 6 months like to a dentist check up. People just aren't that rich, even with 20/80 insurance. I'm older now and just hope my medicaid works.
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The Dermatology practices that I've been to in the past used the following mode of operation; they would ask me to fill out a voluminous questionnaire, then when I finally got to see the Doctor, he or she would ask "and what's wrong with you today" Even worse, if tests were required, I was told that "we'll call you with the results". That never happened, so it was up to me to call their rude staff and try to persuade them to get off their butts and look for my test results. At Eastside Dematology I still had to fill out a form, but they actually read it before the Doctor or nurse saw me ! After a thorough examination was made by Doctor Parks, who actually listens to his patients, a skin biopsy was taken and he informed me that they would call me in 10 days with the results. To my complete amazement, exactly 10 days after my biopsy I received a call from a very pleasant Eastside Dermatology nurse who explained my test to me. Since that time I've had to cancel and reschedule several appointments. Instead of hearing "The Doctor has no openings for the next decade" I found the folks who schedule appointments to be very friendly, helpful and accommodating and best of all, you can understand them on the phone!
The doctors and staff at Eastside Dermatology have been amazing. They've never made me feel like a number or that I was being rushed along without time to ask questions, and everyone there has always been so nice and welcoming. They also have open houses for their patients throughout the year, which is something very useful that I hadn't heard of before. I've been to other Dermatology offices in which the doctors never really explained what certain medicines do, what to expect, etc., but the doctors and esthetician at Eastside Dermatology have always explained not just the "what," but the "why" of what they're doing. The esthetician is great at what she does and has significantly reduced my acne scarring. I would recommend this office to anyone, and wouldn't want to go anywhere else!