Children’s Dermatology Services & Acne Treatment Center
Children's Dermatology Services & Acne Treatment Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of skin disorders. In our Wexford, PA location, we also house the first Acne Treatment Center in the region.
Douglas W. Kress, MD, and Robin P. Gehris, MD, are specially trained to treat skin disorders in children—they are the only dermatologists in the region certified in the subspecialty of Pediatric Dermatology.
By appointment only.
To schedule an appointment, call 724-933-9190. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled initial appointment to allow enough time for patient registration. Please allow at least 60 minutes for the entire appointment - check-in, pre-visit, visit, and check-out. Because treatment cannot be provided without consent, all minors (patients under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.
Appointments are confirmed by phone four days and three days prior to the scheduled date. Please allow at least 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment.
We follow an academic patient appointment model in which our new patients are initially seen by a member of our medical care team member and then seen by the attending pediatric dermatologist. Return patients, depending upon the diagnosis, may be seen by the physician assistant, or by one of our medical team members and the attending pediatric dermatologist.
What to Bring
All patients, new or returning, must bring proof of insurance, co-pay, actual topical medications (just throw them in a bag), and a list of all other medications.
After-Hours Care and Emergency Service
If there is an emergent situation during office hours, please call our office to speak to a clinician. If you have an emergent situation after hours, dial 911 or go to your closest pediatric emergency room, or call 412-647-2345 and ask to have the dermatology resident on-call paged.
Patients with Gateway or United Healthcare Community Plan and some Aetna and Tricare plans are required by their insurance carrier to obtain a referral form from their pediatrician or primary care physician in order to be seen by a specialist. The referral form must be faxed to our office prior to your visit. Our fax number is 724-933-9194. If you present without a referral, your child's appointment will need to be rescheduled.
To ensure accurate and efficient billing, please check with your health insurance carrier for a complete understanding of coverage and payment responsibilities prior to your visit. The policy holder is responsible for understanding his/her insurance policies.
How to Meet Us
If you would like to meet our doctors and staff, please call the office nearest you to schedule a courtesy visit.
Prescription refills will be considered only if the patient has been seen in the past six months. When requesting a refill, please provide the following information:
- child's first and last name
- date of birth
- prescription name
- pharmacy name and phone number
Most prescriptions are refilled within 24 hours of a request. At times, prescription refills may require insurance preauthorization. Following notification by the pharmacy, we will initiate the process with the insurance company. Prescriptions requiring preauthorization will have a longer turnaround time.
Billing and Insurance
Many insurance plans require a co-pay at the time of service. Patients are responsible for payment of all co-pays and any outstanding balances at the time of visit. Payment may be made by cash, personal check, MasterCard, or Visa. A $5 billing fee will be applied to your account if the co-pay is not paid at the time of the visit.
Our physicians are board-certified Pediatricians, and Diplomats of the American Board of Pediatrics, and are Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They are on staff at the following hospitals
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