When should I see a dermatologist?
NPF recommends that anyone living with psoriasis see a dermatologist. It’s especially important to find a dermatologist who has experience treating psoriasis if:
- Your disease is flaring or your symptoms are worsening.
- The treatment(s) recommended by your primary care provider are not working.
- You are interested in trying treatments that your PCP is not familiar with, such as biologics, oral treatments or phototherapy.
If you have limited access to a dermatologist because of your location or insurance plan, you should see a PCP to manage your psoriasis. You can also explore telemedicine when you and your health care provider are unable to meet in person.