Dermatology

About

At The Oregon Clinic Portland Dermatology, we care about your skin as much as you do. We've been a part of the Portland community since 1960, and our physician-only provider team includes eight board-certified dermatologists, backed by a highly trained staff. We're committed to providing superior patient care—even offering urgent same-day and next-day appointments.

We are currently welcoming new patients. Please see our list of office locations to the right to find the location closest to you.

Once selecting a location, you can either call to schedule an appointment or click on a provider of your choice and request an appointment online.

Log into your online portal, MyHealthConnection, to request an appointment online, retrieve your medical records, request prescription refills, and communicate with your office.

If you don't have a log in, you can click on your office location to the right, and call or click on your provider to request an appointment.

To expedite your check-in process, please print and complete any applicable forms from our patient portal, MyHealthConnection (no login required).

We have four easy ways to refer your patient to The Oregon Clinic:

  EHR: The Oregon Clinic accepts electronic referrals using Secure Direct Messaging technology, allowing you to quickly and easily refer patients from your own Electronic Health Record. Please contact your system administrator about enabling this option.

  ONLINE: Refer your patient using our online tool.

   PHONE: Refer by phone by directly calling the specific office or doctor.

   FAX: Refer by faxing the specific office or doctor.

Team

Our expert dermatologists are committed to long-term skin care health. Our inviting office houses a wealth of medical knowledge—with an emphasis on compassion.

Meet Our Providers:

Areas of Focus:
Moles/Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Growths, Psoriasis, Eczema
Areas of Focus:
General Medical Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
Areas of Focus:
Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, Melanoma, Eczema, Psoriasis, General Medical Dermatology
Areas of Focus:
General Medical Dermatology, Surgical Removal of Benign & Malignant Growths
Areas of Focus:
Skin Cancer Screening and Management (Including High-Risk Patients), Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Rosacea
Areas of Focus:
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Focus:
General dermatology for adult and pediatric patients, Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment, Melanoma
Areas of Focus:
Skin Cancer, Mole Monitoring, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne

Treatment & Surgery

Using the latest technology, our board-certified dermatologists and staff offer state-of-the-art procedures coupled with attentive care to treat your dermatologic condition.

Treatments we offer:

Treatments & Surgery Forms:

  • Wound Care
  • Preparing for Surgery
    • Most patients are scheduled directly for surgery without a preoperative visit. A consultation will be done on the day of the procedure. 
    • Surgery is performed under local anesthesia. We suggest that you eat your normal breakfast or lunch unless otherwise specified. Please bathe or shower and wash your hair to minimize your risk of a surgical site infection.
    • It is important that you do NOT take any anti-anxiety medicines, narcotic pain medicines or similar types of medicines on the morning of the surgery. If needed, we will provide you with an anti-anxiety medicine once you have signed the consent form. You will need someone to accompany you to give you a ride home. This is a requirement if you receive anti-anxiety medicine.
    • It is essential that you are able to positively identify the biopsy site on which surgery will be performed. If you cannot, please let us know ahead of time. You may need to go to your referring physician to have the site marked.
    • Many of our patients are on blood thinning medications that are prescribed by their physician. We do not recommend stopping them without explicit permission from the prescribing physician. For those on Coumadin/Warfarin, please make sure that your INR is in the therapeutic range. We request that you stop taking any aspirin or ibuprofen compounds (like Anacin, Bufferin, Advil or Motrin), alcohol, vitamin E, ginko biloba and garlic pills at least one week before your surgery. They can increase your risk of bleeding during surgery. If your physician recommends aspirin please do not discontinue without their permission.
  • For patients scheduled with Dr. Lee for mohs or excisional surgery: View and print the Preparing for Surgery with Dr. Lee handout.
  • For patients scheduled with Drs. Adler, Alexander, Bremner, Chang, Hopkins, Resnick or Shaw for surgery: View and print the Preparing for Surgery - General Dermatology handout.

Education

Skin FAQs

We recommend that you have a yearly skin check with your dermatologist to detect any suspicious moles or unusual lesions. If you have skin cancer, your doctor will recommend the frequency of your ongoing skin checks. Check your own skin monthly to detect any changes early on.

A complete skin exam at our clinic is a visual inspection of your skin by a board-certified dermatologist. A full skin screening of your body is recommended. A gown is provided for privacy. The complete skin exam takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. If no suspicious lesions are found during your exam, yearly skin exams will usually be recommended. If suspicious lesions are found, the physician will typically recommend a biopsy to rule out skin cancer. This procedure can be performed here in the office, usually at the time of your skin exam.

Choosing the best skin care products for your skin type can be confusing. We carry several lines of hypoallergenic products carefully selected by our board-certified dermatologists for purity and effectiveness. For professional advice on the best skin care products for your skin type, schedule a skin care evaluation with our skin care medical assistant. The evaluation is complimentary for our existing patients.

Psoriasis is not contagious. Click here to read more about psoriasis.

Click here to read how warts are treated.

We use only light chemical peels. These peels provide noticeable improvement, with little to no downtime. We even offer a peel gentle enough for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions such as rosacea. Click here for a list of our chemical peels.

Excessive exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun as a child can predispose a person to skin cancer, including melanoma. However, other factors such as genetics and skin type are also involved. Click here to read more about skin cancer. Click here to learn helpful sun protection tips.

Links & Articles