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Medical Dermatology Specialist

Catherine Y. Ding, MD -  - Dermatologist

City Derm NYC

Catherine Y. Ding, MD

Dermatologist located in Chinatown, New York, NY

Medical dermatology is the specialty that focuses on conditions relating to your hair, nails, and skin health. These conditions range from itchy skin rashes like eczema to psoriasis, warts, hair loss and a multitude of other issues. Catherine Ding, MD, FAAD, is a top-rated, board-certified dermatologist who is the founder of City Derm NYC in New York City’s Chinatown. You’ll appreciate her extensive medical skill as well as the warm and welcoming atmosphere at her modern facility. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking your appointment online.

Medical Dermatology Q & A

Why should I see a medical dermatologist?

Seeing a specialist for certain health concerns provides a high level of care that can save you time and typically leads to better treatment outcomes. In the same way that a cardiologist is better equipped to deal with your heart than an orthopedist, a medical dermatologist is the best choice for issues related to your dermatologic health.  

As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ding has undergone years of education and training in order to specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing medical conditions that can affect the health of your skin, hair, and nails. She’s also received advanced training in cosmetic, pediatric, and surgical dermatology. This talented specialist also has years of clinical experience in treating dermatologic concerns at her busy New York practice.

All these factors provide Dr. Ding with the skills required to accurately diagnose and design effective treatment strategies for conditions affecting the health of your skin, nails, and hair.

What conditions does a medical dermatologist treat?

Dr. Ding has the expertise required to diagnose and treat numerous conditions, which include:

  • Bacterial, viral, and fungal skin infections
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema and other skin rashes
  • Skin changes associated with lupus and other autoimmune disorders
  • Melasma: Patches of brown to gray-brown skin discoloration that may be related to sun exposure and/or hormonal changes
  • Hyperpigmentation: Skin discoloration that’s often related to inflammation caused by acne or skin changes due to sun exposure
  • Male and female hair loss

Dr. Ding also provides effective treatment for:

  • Skin cancer
  • Lipomas: Fatty, benign tumors under the skin
  • Warts, moles, molluscum and other skin growths
  • Cystic lesions related to the skin or sebaceous (oil) glands

Treatment for all these conditions varies and may include surgical removal of lesions, laser surgery or skin resurfacing, topical treatments or oral medications.

Does a medical dermatologist see children?

Dr. Ding welcomes patients of all ages to her practice. Because children often experience illness differently or more intensely than adults, Dr. Ding received advanced training that equips her to treat children, including infants and toddlers.

For specialty care that focuses on the health of your skin, hair, and nails, schedule a visit with Dr. Ding at City Derm NYC today. Call the office or book your appointment online.