Welcome to Academy Skin Physicians! We are a private medical practice specializing
in dermatology. Our dermatologist, Alizabeth L. Truong, M.D., is a physician who is certified by the American Board of Dermatology
and she is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Why choose a dermatologist? Dermatologists are medical doctors whose specialty is treating conditions and diseases of the skin, hair
and nails. There is no other doctor who is as knowledgeable about your skin concerns as a dermatologist. In the United States, after typically
four years at a university followed by four years of medical school, a person must then apply, interview for, and be chosen as a
resident in a coveted dermatology residency to obtain additional years of dermatology training. After finishing the residency,
one must pass a rigorous two-day examination which tests general knowledge in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatologic
surgery, dermatopathology, and cosmetic dermatology to obtain board certification in dermatology. Also, Dr. Truong and dermatologists like her
must satisfactorily complete maintenance of certification criteria annually and sit for additional dermatology board exams every ten
years after obtaining initial board certification to keep up with current board standards set by the American Board of Dermatology.
Dermatologists are experts in skin cancers and their surgical and medical treatments. We are also the specialists at the
forefront of lasers and anti-aging therapies. Because technology and medical advances occur so rapidly, maintaining one's certification
is crucial to keeping up with the emerging treatment modalities. No other medical specialist knows the skin as thoroughly as a dermatologist.
Why choose our office? We are a sleek, well-run, efficient, technologically advanced dermatology center whose main objective is
simply to provide excellent patient care in a concierge-like manner. We would like this opportunity to thank you for your continued
referrals of your friends, family and colleagues. Thank you, also, to the many physicians and nurses who have patronized our office themselves and who have
referred their patients and family members to us. Without community support, we would not have successfully thrived in the UTC area. 2015 will mark
Dr. Truong's tenth year as medical director and founder of Academy Skin Physicians, Inc., and we
would like to continue to flourish in the heart of San Diego with your sustained trust and commitment to our office. Dr. Truong will
continue to make every special effort to always call her patients with biopsy or laboratory results. Our medical assistant is here to answer your call,
and will usually return calls the same day, or at the latest within 24 hours during the work week and will refer any particular concerns you have to Dr. Truong
herself. With the rise of the large health maintenance organizations and impersonal multi-specialty physician groups, our
intimate setting is a sanctuary from your usual encounter with your dermatologist.