Over the course of 2018 and 2019, Dr. Kents completed a Diploma in Practical Dermatology through Queen Mary University (London, England) and a year of high-level supervision in dermatology with Drs. Giroux and Freeman. In July, 2019, Dr. Kents was excited to open her dermatology practice at Medical Aesthetics of Muskoka – Muskoka finally has a local option!
Conditions we can assist your family doctor or nurse practitioner (also known as your primary care provider) in managing include – but are not limited to:
- Skin cancer screening and treatment
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Urticaria and itch
- Rashes and lesions of unknown cause or diagnosis
If you feel that you may benefit from seeing Dr. Kents for a dermatological condition, you are first required to see your primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) for an assessment and a referral.
Once a referral has been made to our clinic, your primary care provider will be informed and our clinic will contact you with the appointment details. If you received a message regarding your appointment, please call the clinic within two weeks to confirm your appointment.
Unconfirmed appointments will be made available to patients on the waiting list.
At this time, dermatology appointments are only available on Mondays.
In preparation for your dermatology appointment, the following will help Dr. Kents and her team to investigate and diagnose your skin concerns:
- Take photos of your condition while it is still active, as sometimes your skin condition may have changed by the time you have your appointment
- Bring any medications you are currently taking
- Bring a list of previously used medications for your current problem
- Bring a list of products you use on your skin, such as soaps, lotions, scents, etc.
On the day of your appointment, please arrive on time. As dermatological conditions can require extensive investigation, Dr. Kents is often running late. Consequently, wait times can be unpredictable. Although Dr. Kents strives to see patients as soon as possible, patients may be required to wait in the waiting room for extended periods of time – please feel free to bring a snack, drink, e-reader or book to help pass the time.
Following your appointment, a summary of Dr. Kents’ findings will be forwarded to your primary care provider.