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Dr. Carl W Soderstrom Jr has the following 1 specialty
A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.
- Skin Cancer
- Acne Rosacea
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Skin Diseases
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I went to see Dr. for the removal of two skin lesions on my face-one superficial, and one that was not. He scraped off the superficial one very quickly and did not do anything to the other as he said it would probably scar. However, he also said that if the lesion ever became malignant, given its location, it would very likely be deadly being so close to the brain. But, recommended not to remove. When I got to office window to check out my bill was $850!! The secretary insisted it was mandatory that I pay to biopsy both lesions which was not necessary, and the 30 seconds it took to scrape off the skin tag was over $300. Charged over $500 for unnecessary biopsies. Outrageous charges and should have been informed ahead of procedure, if you could even call it that-scraped my face with a small looped wire in two spots!
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I am 51 years old and live in NJ. However, I am from IL and first went to Dr. Soderstrom when I was a teenager. When I have an issue that I need to have addressed properly, I make a special trip to see Dr. Soderstrom. In fact, I will be taking by 17 year old daughter to see him this spring or summer for a scar under her eye because I know that if anything can be done, it will be done right - end of story. As I read the reviews, I see people complaining about wait time, the time Dr. Soderstrom spends with them, and his "cool" bedside manner. While I have never experienced this, I would say that Dr. Soderstrom is worth the wait, absolutely. He is quick, efficient, and gets down to business because he knows what he is doing - he gets results. At the end of the day, that is what counts in my book.
I recieved a phone call, actually two, from the director of nursing at the office in reply to a comment I posted a few weeks ago about the long wait time and rude staff. She explained that my wait times have only been around 20 minutes, which for the most part is true. Around 20-35 minutes. There was an occasion, however, when I waited at least an hour, which is in no way acceptable. And I still think the staff is rude. I thank the director of nursing for calling not once, but twice. It shows that they are trying to resolve their issues.
Horrible service and customer experience. I've been here about 5 times because this is the only dermatologist in my area that my insurance company covers. I'm waiting for my 4:30 appoitment now, although I will probably be here much longer. On multiple occations I had to wait more than 30 minutes after my scheduled appointment when I arrived 20 minutes before my appointment was scheduled. On one occasion, I waited 1 hour and 15 minutes for an appoinment with only a few other people waiting for their own appointments. I ended up having to cancel and reschedule the appointment due to another appointment I had later that day. I didnt think it would be a problem considering I scheduled the appointment two hours before my other appointment, but apparently they expect the customers to work around their schedules. Some of the staff are very rude. The girls who work at the front desk are usually especially unpleasant. I can't wait for the day my insurance covers another dermatologist!
51 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1967
Mayo Clinic And Medical School
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