The “best dermatologist experience I’ve ever had.” So begins a recent Yelp review of Dr. Arden Edwards. Other reviewers agree, noting her willingness to take as much time as needed to thoroughly understand a patient’s skin concerns and then develop a treatment plan to appropriately address them.
Board-certified in both dermatology and internal medicine, she believes this combination of subspecialties enables her to look beyond the surface-level effects of a skin problem and seek out possible underlying causes. “By factoring in a patient’s overall internal health, we can better treat the whole person,” she said. “This is especially important when a seemingly minor skin issue turns out to be a melanoma or other potentially life-threatening disorder.”
An advocate of tele-consulting for dermatologic issues, Dr. Edwards practices in Maryland and welcomes the visual technology that allows her and her DirectDerm colleagues to examine and treat patients in ways never before possible – especially those who live in remote areas and don’t have access to qualified skin specialists. “This technology allows us as dermatologists to examine patients in ways that are not feasible for some other specialties,” she said. “That can make a huge difference in a patient’s life.”
Medical Degree – Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Residency (Dermatology) – Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Residency (Internal Medicine) – Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Chief Resident – Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Certified – The American Board of Dermatology.
Certified – The American Board of Internal Medicine.
Fellow – American Academy of Dermatology.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.