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Medicaid Dermatologists In Pennsylvania

November 30, 2021

Pennsylvania has no shortage of highly trained dermatologists who accept Medicaid. Below, we explore some of the most common conditions that dermatologists treat and list the best doctors in Pennsylvania to consult for your skin health issues. 

What Is a Dermatologist?

Dermatologists specialize in identifying and treating conditions that involve the skin, hair, and nails, such as: 


  • Acne
  • Itchy skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Hemangioma
  • Vitiligo
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Moles
  • Varicose veins
  • Hair loss
  • Nail conditions.


In addition, by examining the skin, dermatologists can identify other health conditions, for example, different stomach, kidneys, or thyroid issues. They may also offer cosmetic skin treatments like Botox, fillers, and chemical peels. 


Dermatologists practice general dermatology or opt for one of the subspecialties:


  • Dermatopathologists examine skin tissue using electron microscopy to diagnose a range of skin conditions. 
  • Mohs surgeons specialize in performing a procedure that treats skin cancer.
  • Pediatric dermatologists treat various skin conditions in newborns, children, and adolescents. 

Top 10 Pennsylvania Dermatologists

1. Dr. Kara Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is one of the top-rated pediatric dermatologists in Pennsylvania. She holds board certifications in general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and general pediatrics, in addition to serving as the clinical director of pediatric dermatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and training

  • Medical degree - University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2000
  • Residency - Baylor University Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Texas Children’s Hospital

Dr. Shah’s practice

Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

34th & Civic Center Blvd 

Philadelphia, PA 19104 

(513) 745-5510

2. Dr. Matthew Keller, MD

Dr. Keller is a dermatologist with expertise in the fields of skin cancer, excision, and performing cosmetic skin procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels. Dr. Keller is praised by his patients for his empathy and trustworthiness. 

Education and training

  • Medical degree - Sidney Kimmel Medical College, 2005
  • Residency - Sidney Kimmel Medical College
  • Internship - Prom Christiana Healthcare

Dr. Keller’s practice

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

833 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(302) 477-1991

3. Dr. William D. James, MD

Dr. James has been practicing dermatology for over twenty years. His main areas of expertise include acne and rosacea treatments. Dr. James served as a president of the American Academy of Dermatology and is currently the vice chairman of the Department for Education and professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 

Education and training

  • Medical degree - Indiana University School of Medicine, 1977
  • Residency - Letterman Army Medical Center

Dr. James’ practice

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

3600 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 662-7883

4. Dr. Monica R. Boyle, MD

Dr. Boyle has over fifteen years of experience in the areas of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Her specialties include skin biopsy, rosacea, psoriasis, rashes, moles, skin cancer, and excision.

Education and training

  • Medical degree - Drexel University College of Medicine, 2006
  • Residency - Drexel University, Hahnemann University Hospital

Dr. Boyle’s practice

Drexel Dermatology

219 N Broad St Fl 4

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 762-5550

5. Dr. Mitchell A. Anolik, MD

Dr. Anolik has been providing personalized care for acne, psoriasis, and other skin conditions for over twenty years. He practices dermatology at the Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia and is highly rated by his patients.

Education and training

  • Medical degree - State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, 1972
  • Internship - Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York 
  • Residency - University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Anolik’s practice

Jefferson Torresdale Hospital

10800 Knights Rd

Philadelphia, PA 19114

(215) 612-1028

6. Dr. Edward E. Bondi, MD

Dr. Bondi is a Pennsylvania dermatopathologist with more than 20 years of experience and a professor of dermatology at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He is known as a highly professional, empathetic physician who shows intense interest in his patients. Dr. Bondi was recognized for his achievements by America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs. 

Education and training

  • Medical degree - Drexel University College of Medicine, 1974
  • Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Dr. Bondi’s practice

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

South Pavilion, 1st Floor

3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 662-2737 

7. Dr. Glen H. Crawford, MD

Dr. Crawford specializes in medical, surgical, and esthetic dermatology. His interests include the impact of environmental allergens on the skin, laser treatments for rosacea, and treatments for acne scarring. Dr. Crawford is a clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Education and training

  • Medical degree - New York University School of Medicine, 1996
  • Residency - University of Pennsylvania Health System Program
  • Internship - Wilford Hall Medical Center 

Dr. Crawford’s practice

Schweiger Dermatology Group

822 Pine Street, Suite 2A

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(267) 519-0154

8. Dr. Alain H. Rook, MD

Dr. Rook has been practicing dermatology and internal medicine for 39 years. He is known as a professional, knowledgeable, and caring physician. Dr. Rook also serves as professor of dermatology and director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Education and training

  • Medical degree - University of Michigan Medical School, 1985
  • Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, McGill University Affiliated Hospitals 
  • Internship - McGill University 

Dr. Rook’s practice

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

South Pavilion, 1st Floor

3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 662-2737 

9. Dr. Stephen D. Hess, MD

Dr. Hess has extensive experience in various aspects of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, as well as the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. In addition to his practice, Dr. Hess serves as a clinical associate of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Education and training

  • Medical degree - University at Buffalo, 2003
  • Residency - University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hess’ practice

Center City Dermatology

1500 Walnut St Ste 1240

Philadelphia, PA 19102

(267) 687-4437

10. Dr. Paul J. Honig, MD

Dr. Honig is a pediatric dermatologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who has been practicing for more than 50 years. He is known as a compassionate and trustworthy physician and is highly recommended by his patients.

Education and training

  • Medical degree - State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1965
  • Residency - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Internship - Herbert C Moffitt Hospital

Dr. Honig’s practice

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

3401 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 590-1000