Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
On this website you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. You will also be able to access components of your health record, health education resources, and pharmacy services. Dermatology appointments require a referral from your primary care provider. Patients seen in the past 2 years should call (650) 742-2060 to make an appointment. Please click on “Prescriptions” to the left to refill medications.
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Thanks for visiting my home page! You will find plenty of information here pertaining to patient education and preventative health.
It is a privilege and responsibility to be a physician, trusted with people’s health. I enjoy helping my patients get better and want them to feel better about their health and appearance. I am always amazed by how appreciative patients are of my help, even when their conditions are chronic and difficult to treat.
I most like practicing at Kaiser Permanente because I respect my colleagues at the medical center. I'm proud of KP's excellent online resources which help patients take better care of themselves. There are advantages to being in a large group practice, mainly discussing challenging cases with other dermatologists, as well as with doctors in other departments.
I was born on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I have one sister, Heather, who is twelve years older. Both my parents and sister still live on Cape Cod. I went to Dartmouth College for undergraduate and graduated cum laude with a major in French, as well as completing my required premedical sciences. I then went to medical school in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated AOA (with medical honors). I did my Medical Internship in Medicine at Roger Williams Medical Center at Brown Univeristy in Providence, Rhode Island. I then completed my Dermatology Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and am board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
I enjoy the diverse cultural backgrounds of our patients, who speak many different languages and come from all around the world. I also love that in dermatology we see patients of all ages, from infants to many patients in their 90s! I live in San Francisco and really enjoy the cultures, natural beauty, outdoor activities and excellent weather of the Bay Area.
My advice to members is: 1) Bring/write down all of your medicines before any doctor's appointment. 2) Write down questions before your appointment. 3) Consider a full skin exam, especially on your back and areas you can’t see. Make sure to tell my medical assistant, Rachelle, that you want a full skin exam. 4) Visit the American Academy of Dermatology (www.aad.org) for more detailed information on skin conditions and skin cancers.
My practice philosophy and approach is to treat each patient with respect and a caring attitude.
|Medical Education||Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine, |
|Internship||Roger Williams Medical Center, |
|Residency||Henry Ford Hospital, |
|Board certification||Dermatology, |
American Board of Dermatology
• Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
• Member, San Mateo County Medical Society
Rachelle Casimiro, my medical assistant.