Your Dermatology
Questions Answered

Home » Medicare Resources » Your Dermatology Questions Answered

By now, you’ve probably heard that skin is the largest organ of the human body. It protects us from scalp to sole, but, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we always know how to care for it. Thankfully, there are medical professionals to help!

What Can Dermatologists Do?

Dermatologists are specialists in skin, nails, and hair. They can screen for problems and treat issues including:

  • skin cancer
  • acne
  • eczema
  • allergies
  • spider and varicose veins
  • cysts
  • moles
  • and more!

Some of these concerns are irritating and others can be life-threatening.

When Should You See a Dermatologist?

If you’ve never visited a dermatologist, you should schedule your initial visit now! Regular visits to a dermatologist ensure they can identify any concerns with your skin, especially possibly cancerous spots. Not all skin cancers are dangerous, but undetected melanoma cancer can rapidly spread to other parts of your body and cause serious health problems.

Once you’re established with a dermatologist, they will recommend an appointment cycle, usually 6 months or 1 year before visits. At each visit, they can check for skin cancer, address any rashes, allergies, or other skin issues that may have popped up, and provide tips for better skin care.

If you mention your skin concerns in an appointment with your primary care physician, they may be able to refer you to a dermatologist who is accepting new patients or is in your insurance network.

Is Dermatology Covered by Medicare?

Some dermatological treatments are covered under Medicare Part B. Dermatology deemed medically necessary for the evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of a specific medical condition is likely covered. For example, routine skin exams would not be covered, but skin exams performed as a result of the symptoms or indication of skin cancer would be covered. As with all Medicare-covered services, you are responsible for the 20% coinsurance as well as your part B premium. Cosmetic treatments or non-medical issues such as acne, injections, fillers, microdermabrasion, peels, and masks would not be covered.

Are You Eligible for a Medicare Advantage Plan with Additional Benefits?
Get a Free Quote from a Licensed Insurance Agent.

Enrollment Eligibility

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs each year from October 15 to December 7. What is the Annual Enrollment Period vs. Open Enrollment Period?

Speak to a Licensed Insurance Agent Today

1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711

Mon-Fri 8am-9pm ET

Aetna® Anthem® Cigna Healthcare® Humana® UnitedHealthcare®

e-TeleQuote Insurance Inc. (“e-TeleQuote”), an affiliate of Primerica, Inc., does business as easyMed Insurance Services in all states other than New Mexico. e-TeleQuote is a duly licensed insurance agency appointed by Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS plans and stand-alone prescription drug plans and insurance companies holding Medicare contracts approved by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). e-TeleQuote is not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare Program. Enrollment in any plan for coverage is subject to insurance company approval. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. By using e-TeleQuote’s easyMedicare website, you understand and agree that in New Mexico, we operate as e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. (Your IP address and/or location coordinates may be gathered to verify your location.) Sales agents may be compensated based on your enrollment in a health plan. Medicare Supplement plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare program. e-TeleQuote complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. is a non-government site, powered by e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. e-TeleQuote provides a secure way to purchase Medicare insurance from the comfort of your home or workplace. We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently we represent 5 organizations which offer 3,291 products in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact or 1-800-Medicare (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048) 24 hours day/7 days a week, or your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), to get information on all of your options. Not all plans offer all of these benefits. Benefits may vary by carrier and location. Limitations and exclusions may apply. To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.