The Office

The Medical Dermatology Specialists Phoenix office was created with the patient and the environment in mind. We created a circular floor plan so that patients enter in one door, check in with the receptionist, move on to the treatment rooms and exit through an alternate door. This provides a feeling of security and privacy and makes it easy for first-time patients to easily find their way around the office.

Another exceptional part of our design is that we used environmentally friendly products everywhere possible. These are some of the choices we made for sustainability:

Cork – Our beautiful sand-colored floors are made from cork, which is a renewable resource. Cork comes from the bark of trees. Every couple of years, the bark is carefully removed by hand, as to not injure the tree, and it naturally grows back. Nothing is harmed in the process.

Recycled Glass – It’s hard not to notice the striking countertops at our check-in, check-out and medical assistants’ stations. That’s because they are made from recycled glass by Vetrazzo. We are still amazed that Vetrazzo can take decommissioned traffic lights, windshields, used bottles and plate glass windows and turn them into something so beautiful!

Recycled Foam – Some of the chairs in our office are made from recycled foam. On the outside, they look just like normal chairs, but on the inside, the foam is on its second life but just as good as new.

Electronic Medical Records – To minimize wasted paper used in the maintenance of paper records, we invested in an electronic medical records system.

Recycled Paper and Plastic Products – We use recycled paper and plastic products whenever recycled versions are available.

We Recycle – In our office, there are receptacles available for visitors to dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly way.

Non-Toxic Cleansers – We utilize non-toxic cleaners made of organic products effective in creating an aseptic environment. These products are less damaging to our environment.

When you visit MDS, we hope you feel well cared for. By showing our commitment to your patient experience and the earth, we hope you see that our attention to small details can make a big difference in your quality of life and the earth.

MDS’s interior was designed by Wendy Ackerman of Ackerman Art and Design.

The Technology

At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we feel it’s important to stay up-to-date not only in our research and study of skin diseases, but also in our methods of treatment.

Biometric Fingerprint Readers
Biometric fingerprint readers provide additional security for patient’s medical records. This ensures that patient’s information is treated with the highest level of security within our office.

Electronic Medical Records
Medical Dermatology Specialists utilizes electronic medical records to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. Electronic medical records ensure that charts don’t get lost or sent to storage, lab results get processed faster, and prescriptions are tracked and drug interactions are detected automatically.

Electronic Prescriptions
We also utilize electronic prescribing for participating pharmacies. This helps reduce medical errors and reduce the need for pharmacy callbacks with legible, printed prescriptions that are prechecked for formulary coverage. Patients can conveniently pick up their prescriptions without worrying about many typical prescription challenges.

Light Therapy (UV) Box
Phototherapy or light therapy is one technology that helps us treat a variety of skin conditions with the use of ultraviolet light. We often use phototherapy for patient with psoriasis, eczema or chronic dermatitis. While phototherapy has been used for decades, the equipment continues to improve.

Our phototherapy capabilities include:

  • Narrowband UVB (311 nm)
  • Total body PUVA (a combination of the drug psoralen (P) and long-wave ultraviolet radiation (UVA))

Photo Documentation
Photo documentation is used to allow the physicians to capture and document patients skin disease progression, as well as an enhancement tool for monitoring patients’ aesthetic achievements.