|Grouping||Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians|
|Level||Level II - Classification|
|Definition||A dermatologist is trained to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult patients with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair and nails, as well as a number of sexually transmitted diseases. The dermatologist has had additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles and other tumors of the skin, the management of contact dermatitis and other allergic and nonallergic skin disorders, and in the recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic (including internal malignancy) and infectious diseases. Dermatologists have special training in dermatopathology and in the surgical techniques used in dermatology. They also have expertise in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin such as hair loss and scars and the skin changes associated with aging.|
|Medicare Specialty Code Medicare Specialty Code Crosswalk|
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|07 - Physician/Dermatology|
|Notes||Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: added definition, added source] Additional Resources: American Board of Dermatology, 2007. http://www.abderm.org/ Board certification is provided by the American Board of Dermatology.|
|Version||NCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 20.1 - July 2020|
The code 207N00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for dermatology grouped under allopathic & osteopathic physicians. NPI records indicate a total of 23,044 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is dermatology of which 8,381 are registered as females, 8,222 registered as males and 6,441 are organizations.
207N00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.
Dermatology Health Care Providers by State
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