Dermatology (Skin) Care


Diagnosis & Treatment of Skin, Hair and Nail Conditions

The skin is the largest organ of the body. As the outer protective covering of the body, it is exposed to the environment, making it vulnerable to growths, rashes, discoloration, cysts, burns, injuries, infections, and other disorders. Our dermatologists provide comprehensive care and state-of-the-art treatment for skin, hair, nail and adjacent mucous membrane conditions and diseases in adults and children, including:

  • Screening for melanoma, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and other types of skin cancer
  • Acne treatment and scar removal
  • Hair loss
  • Contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis, including allergic skin rashes, dandruff, and diaper rash
  • Skin pigment disorders
  • Inflammatory skin disorders, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema) and rosacea
  • Ingrown nails and fungal nail infections
  • Skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases, including cold sores, lupus, eczema, warts and shingles
  • Skin tag and mole removal


Our areas of care

Our team works together with oncologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, pediatric neurologists, surgeons and other medical professionals to ensure treatment approaches that are most effective for each patient. Our physicians specialize in evaluating and managing benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes, including:

  • The diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers (carcinomas), melanomas, moles and other tumors of the skin
  • The management of contact dermatitis, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin disorders
  • The recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases
  • Dermatopathology
  • Surgical techniques used in dermatology, including Mohs micrographic surgery


Dermatology DocTalks

In early 2023, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden underwent Mohs surgery to remove skin lesions that were found to be basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer and usually caused by prolonged exposure to UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds.

Watch this video to learn more about this condition and surgery, and the importance of getting regular skin checks from Valley dermatologist Laura Walsh, MD. 

0:12 | What are sunscreens and why are they important for skin protection? 0:39 | What does SPF mean?
1:04 | What SPF number should you look for when you're buying sunscreen? 1:40 | How should you apply sunscreen and how often?
2:22 | Do we need to use sunscreen on cloudy days or in seasons other than summer?
2:55 | What are other ways we can protect ourselves from sun exposure?

Service Locations & Providers

Dermatology Clinic | VMC Specialty Care

Covington Clinic North
16850 SE 272nd St Ste 200
Covington, WA 98042
Call 425.690.3581 Fax 425.690.9181

Dermatology Clinic | VMC Specialty Care

Newcastle Medical Pavilion
7203 129th Ave SE Ste 100
Newcastle, WA 98056
Call 425.690.3439 Fax 425.690.9439

Dermatology Clinic | VMC Specialty Care

Time Square
660 SW 39th St Ste 150
Renton, WA 98057
Call 425.690.3483 Fax 425.690.9083