What are the major insurance policies that are accepted?  Return to Top

Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Care Network and Heath Plus.

Do you accept patients that don't have insurance?  Return to Top

Yes.

Do you take new patients?  Return to Top

Yes.

Do you remove tattoos, inject botox, or inject leg veins?  Return to Top

No, but we often recommend an appropriate plastic surgeon.

What is "Board Certification"?  Return to Top

The American Board of Medical Specialties is an organization of 24 approved medical specialty boards. The governing body of each member Board (such as the American Board of Dermatology) is comprised of specialists qualified in the specialty represented by that Board. The individual Boards evaluate physician candidates who seek certification and re-certification in that specialty. The Boards determine whether physicians have received appropriate preparation and approved residency training programs in accordance with established educational standards, evaluate candidates with comprehensive examinations, and certify those physicians who satisfy the Board's requirements. Physicians in a given specialty have not traditionally been required to be "Board Certified," but more often hospitals and HMOs are now insisting that member physicians satisfy Board standards. Dr. Soderstrom initially trained in internal medicine and achieved "Board Certified" status in that specialty in 1976. After training in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital, he sought and achieved "Board Certified" status in dermatology in 1980. In the last few years, several specialty boards have stated that physicians should have to be re-certified. That is, after ten years or so, physicians should have to re-take an exam and meet certain Board requirements to show that they are still proficient in their specialty. The American Board of Dermatology adopted this approach in recent years, but they exempted from this requirement all those dermatologists who were Board Certified before 1990. This included Dr. Soderstrom, but Dr. Soderstrom elected to be re-certified anyway. In 1999 and 2009, he sought and achieved "Board Re-certification " from the American Board of Dermatology.