Thank you for choosing Dermatology Consultants, Lynchburg’s top dermatology practice. We look forward to welcoming you to our office and getting started. To begin treatment, start here:

Referral

First and foremost, please make sure that your family physician has sent us your appropriate medical information so we will be prepared to diagnose your condition.

Forms

Please fill out any patient forms that might be necessary for your visit. Filling out the forms prior to your visit may help expedite your service.

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New Patient Forms

Forms

Please Read Carefully

If you are a new patient to Dermatology Consultants, please print and complete the forms below and bring them with you on your initial visit. The “Additional Information” section is provided as a courtesy to you; those forms are not necessary to print and/or needed on your initial visit.

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 *These forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click the Adobe logo above to download.

Parking

Parking is available in front of the Oak Vassar building. Alternate parking is located in the multi-level parking garage behind the Oak Vassar building with a back entrance into the first floor of the building. Additionally, there is an adjacent parking lot to the right of the Oak Vassar building on Vassar Street, which you may use as well.

All parking is free.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to having you visit our Lynchburg, VA office and giving you the skin care services that meet your needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during my first visit?

Depending on your condition, your initial visit to our Lynchburg, VA dermatology practice could take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. After examining the records and information that have been supplied to us, we will conduct a thorough skin examination, followed by a diagnosis and detailed treatment plan. We encourage you to ask questions, and we will gladly address any concerns you may have.

What can I do to improve the look of my skin?

The most effective treatment for skin, much like anything else, is prevention. It is important to have a balanced, nutritious diet, get plenty of exercise, and avoid overexposure to the sun. Sun exposure is responsible for the majority of medical and cosmetic skin conditions, including skin cancer. So always be sure to protect yourself by using large-brimmed hats and high-SPF sunscreens when in sunlight. Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in particular. During these hours skin-damaging UV (ultraviolet) radiation is at its highest.

What conditions can dermatologists treat?

Our skilled dermatologists can treat a broad range of conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails, including, but not limited to, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentation problems, warts, rashes, bacterial or fungal skin and nail infections, stretch marks, spider and varicose veins, and sun damage. If you have a skin-related problem, a dermatologist is the best choice for lasting, efficient treatment.

How much does dermatologic treatment cost?

As with any medical treatment, costs vary depending on the scale and severity of the condition as well as the treatment method. However, many medical dermatology treatments are covered by insurance. For treatments not covered, we offer convenient payment options, and financing is available in some cases. We will work hard to make sure that your skin treatments are affordable!

Do I need a referral to see a dermatologist?

No! If you would like to have a consultation with one of our Lynchburg dermatologists, simply contact us to schedule an appointment. Please note you may need a referral for your insurance to cover some procedures. If you have questions on what is covered, please contact your insurance company directly.

What sunscreen should I use?

Any sunscreen is better than going without, but some types of sunscreen may protect you better. Finding the right sunscreen is partly finding one with the right consistency for your skin type. Those with oily or acne-prone skin may want to go with a less greasy sunscreen, for example. Most importantly, it is crucial to choose a sunscreen with a high SPF factor to help shield you from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

What moisturizers/lotions should I use?

Choosing the right moisturizer involves knowing your skin type and specific needs. If you have dry skin, for example, you may want a heavier, oil or petroleum-based moisturizer. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, look for moisturizers that are water-based, oil-free and labeled “non-comedogenic” or “non-acnegenic.” People with sensitive skin should get hypoallergenic, perfume-free formulations. In general, moisturizers with SPF protection are an excellent choice, not only if you plan to be out in the sun, but also for everyday life.

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The most important thing to remember about treatment for all types of skin cancer is that it is vital to contact your dermatologist immediately if you feel that you are showing symptoms of any of these conditions.

Financial Information

Financial

Your Options

We never want costs to stand in the way of quality dermatology treatment, which is why we are dedicated to providing our patients with care that is both effective and affordable.  Our Lynchburg office accepts payment by cash, checks, and the following credit cards:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express

We also finance through CareCredit.

Insurance

Our Lynchburg team is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits so that you can get the dermatology services you need and desire. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts.

When you first visit our Lynchburg office, bring your current insurance card with you. If you change insurance companies or join another employer’s plan, please be sure to let us know. If an insurance referral is necessary, please bring the completed form with you to your appointment.

Dermatology Consultants is a preferred provider with many insurance companies, including Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Cigna, Coventry, Optima, Piedmont Community Health Plan, and United Healthcare. We will fully attempt to help you receive full insurance benefits; however, you are personally responsible for your account, and we encourage you to contact us if your policy has not been paid within a reasonable timeframe. If we are not contracted under your insurance, you will be given a copy of services and charges to file with your insurance claim form.

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