Most patients who experience dry, itchy skin or another skin complaint expect to be able to go to the doctor and leave with a diagnosis. Unfortunately, patients of color often struggle to get an accurate diagnosis for even the most common of skin disorders.
The skin care of patients who are people of color is truly a subspecialty of dermatology. More training is needed for physicians to better recognize common and uncommon conditions that present to both the primary care clinic and dermatology clinic. More »