dermatology in Washington DC

A board-certified dermatologist is trained to care for disorders of the hair, skin, nails and mucous membranes in children and adults.

Our board-certified dermatologist  is experienced in treating patients of all ages and skin types for dermatologic conditions including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, itchy skin, rash, eczema, dermatitis, and nail, hair and scalp conditions
  • Skin cancer screening and treatment, and mole evaluation
  • Skin biopsies and surgery: both shave biopsies (no stitches) and punch biopsies (deeper with stitches) for the purpose of diagnosing cancer (melanoma and other types of skin cancer) and other skin diseases which cannot be diagnosed by clinical appearance alone. Surgery to excise skin cancers and other lesions that were diagnosed from a biopsy.

Dr. Handfield is highly skilled in the use of dermoscopy, an important diagnostic tool for skin cancer detection.



Why dermoscopy for skin cancer detection?

A dermatoscope is the dermatologist's stethoscope. Dermoscopy is the most effective clinical tool for diagnosing skin cancer, however not even all dermatologists are trained to use it correctly. A dermatoscope allows the trained dermatologist to see features of a skin lesion that may not be visible to the naked eye or with a magnifying glass. When dermatologists like Dr. Handfield are skillfully trained in the use of dermoscopy, there are fewer unnecessary biopsies performed.

Skin Disease and Skin Conditions we treat:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Aging Skin
  • Alopecia
  • Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema
  • Autoimmune Skin disease
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cysts/lipomas
  • Dry skin / Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Hemangioma
  • Hives
  • Hyperhydrosis (increased sweating)
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloids
  • Lice
  • Milia
  • Mole Evaluation / Pigmented Lesions
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Nail Disorders
  • Nail Fungus
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes/Chronic inflammatory Skin conditions
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis/Dandruff
  • Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Skin cancer biopsies and excision/treatment
  • Skin disease
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Urticaria
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts




Anti-Aging & Aesthetic Skin Care Services 



Microneedling is a safe, effective, and inexpensive way of treating wrinkles, scarring, and dark spots anywhere on the body with minimal recovery.