Dermatology Specialists is open for business with a few modifications to our procedures in accordance with CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines.
If you have an existing appointment, you should plan to keep it unless you are notified by text or email that it has been canceled. If you are sick, please contact our office to reschedule. If you have questions or believe you have an urgent condition, please call our Newport News office at (757) 873-0161 or our Williamsburg office at (757) 259-9466.
We have implemented a number of protocols for your safety and you should plan to arrive on time and wear a mask within our clinic. Only the patient will be permitted to enter unless a care provider is required in which case one additional person will be allowed. Patients will be met at our front entrance to have their temperature taken and asked a few questions before being allowed to proceed. We are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines inside so there is a small chance that our waiting room may reach its limit and patients may be asked to wait in their car until contacted. Once inside, you will find that we disinfect all surfaces frequently and strictly enforce the wearing of personal protective equipment.
*WE NOW OFFER “TELEDERMATOLOGY*
In order to provide patients additional options for seeking care without having to come into our clinic, we now offer Teledermatology live video appointments. To learn more, click on the “Teledermatology” tab at the top of the page.
The Physicians at Dermatology Specialists
Dermatology Specialists was established in 1987 by the well-respected wife and husband team, Dr. Susan Mackel and Dr. Douglas Nelson. Their vision was simple -- to serve patients and referring physicians as the premier, trusted resource for medical and surgical dermatologic care. Their commitment to providing direct, compassionate patient care, using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, in a family-oriented and professional environment, is a practice focus that continues today. Patients and referring physicians from southside Virginia to Richmond, and even to the Northern Neck, quickly recognized Dermatology Specialists as the practice of choice for the treatment and diagnosis of dermatologic disorders.
In 1998, to best accommodate growing patient needs and to introduce advanced dermatological techniques to the region, Dr. Christine Marcuson, Fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, joined the practice. Momentum has continued for over 30 years: a Williamsburg office opened, specialty trained physicians joined the practice, and the beloved Drs. Mackel and Nelson retired, but their vision and commitment remains constant. Dermatology Specialist's physicians are all board-certified and respected as some of the finest physicians in the region, with expertise in general dermatology as well as in specialty areas such as Mohs surgery, dermatologic laser treatments and skin rejuvenation.
Welcome to Dermatology Specialists. We appreciate your trust in us and consider it our privilege to serve our friends and neighbors with the same high standard of care that we would offer our own families.