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Reagan Anderson, DO, FAOCD
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Dr. Reagan Anderson specializes in general dermatology and in Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. After graduating from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Dr. Anderson moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he attained his Bachelor of Science and Biology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College.

Dr. Anderson was then invited to attend the founding Osteopathic Medical School, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Upon matriculation, Dr. Anderson was commissioned in the United States Navy where he spent the majority of his time serving the United States Marine Corps as the First Reconnaissance Battalion Surgeon. Dr. Anderson left the military in order to pursue dermatology. During his three-year dermatology residency at the Michigan State University Consortium/Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, he was actively involved in academic pursuits which included national and international lecturing as well as publishing several dermatologic articles. From October 2008-October 2009 Dr. Anderson represented all osteopathic dermatology residents as the resident liaison for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Since opening the Colorado Dermatology Institute in July, 2010, Dr. Anderson has been recognized as a board-certified dermatologist by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology; as a Fellow Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgeons; and is one of approximately 40 Mohs surgeons in the U.S. to attain the prestigious American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology Certificate of Added Qualification in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Anderson is on staff at Memorial and Penrose/St. Francis hospitals and is a member of the El Paso County Medical Society and the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. He is also an assistant professor at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO and in conjunction with Rocky Vista University, has founded the Colorado Dermatology Institute/Rocky Vista University Dermatology Residency program–the only one of its kind in Southern Colorado.

What is an Osteopathic Dermatologist Anyway?

This lecture will describe osteopathic principles and practice and how that relates to dermatology.

Objectives:

  1. Define what an Osteopathic Dermatologist is
  2. Encourage new thought on treatments
  3. Start a dialogue of what osteopaths offer the world of dermatology

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment.
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment.
  3. Development of new technology.
  4. Advances in medical knowledge.

References:

“Defining the DO” Dermatology World, 2015 June.

“Dermatology Incorporated” Dermatology World, 2012 August.

Core Competencies: 3, 4, 5, 6

Disclosures: Novartis, AbbVie, Kao, Galderma

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