Dermatology Frequently Asked Questions
What insurance do you accept?
Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, PC accepts most major medical plans, please verify when scheduling to be certain that your plan is accepted.
Do I need referral?
Our office does not require a referral to be scheduled and/or seen, however some patient's insurance providers do require a referral. Please check with your plan benefit to see if you need a referral from your Primary Care Provider (PCP).
What is the difference between an MD, DO and a PA-C?
Dermatologists (MD & DO) are board-certified, residency trained medical doctors specializing in skin care. They receive extensive training dedicated to skin, hair, and nails. They can identify potential problems and diagnose a multitude of conditions ranging from minor to life threatening.
Physician Assistants or PA-C are health care providers licensed to practice medicine operating under the supervision of a medical doctor (MD or DO). The scope of their responsibilities include; diagnosing illnesses, cosmetic treatments, developing and carrying out treatment plans, assisting in surgical procedures, suture wounds, counseling patients on healthcare treatment, writing prescriptions and conducting physical exams.
Do you offer pediatric dermatology?
Yes, we treat patients of all ages.
Will my mole be removed the same day?
Depending on the findings of the biopsy results, it might be possible to have an excision scheduled; this would be done at a later date to ensure your insurance company doesn’t require prior authorization and to allow ample time for the procedure.
Why can’t I get a prescription if it’s been over a year?
Patients who are treated and not seen back in again for over six months are required to have treatment or evaluation again before a prescription can be refilled as required by Washington State.
I think my wound is infected, what do I do?
Please call (253) 848-3000 immediately.
Is there a charge for skin tag removals?
Yes, there will be a skin tag removal charge; this fee varies depending on the quantity of skin tags being removed.