A dermatologist is a doctor who treats patient with a skin disease, like Chlamydia, acne or psoriasis. Or patients with skin cancer or aids.
A dermatologist mainly works at the polyclinic of a hospital.
In the Netherlands you can become a dermatologist after you have finished a basic doctor's education at a University which last for 6 years. After this education you have to specialise your self in skin diseases. This education last about 5 extra years and can be followed at several Universities in the Netherlands.
There are 4 types of dermatology:
- common dermatology:
recognizing and treatment of skin diseases.
- flebology or sclerotherapy:
recognizing and treatment of spider veins and skin problems that are caused by a loss of blood stimulation in the legs.
- dermatome surgery:
surgery of malignant and benign skin cancers
recognizing and treatment of venereal diseases