Welcome to Anacortes Dermatology

Attention prospective and current patients:
During this unprecedented global health crisis, we are only evaluating true dermatology emergencies in the office.  Unless a skin condition is felt to be life-threatening, options for assessment and treatment are limited to Telehealth visits using two-way audio/video conferencing. You may contact our office for these visits.  Our practice is following the guidance of the Washington State Department of Health, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the Governor's Proclamation 20-05 to RCW 43.06.220(1)(h). 

Welcome to Anacortes Dermatology
If you are searching for a dermatologist near Anacortes, you have arrived at the right place.  On this website you will not find stock photos of professional models with perfect skin and overemotional smiles.  We do not treat supermodels who pose for our camera after getting a cosmetic procedure. Rather, Anacortes Dermatology is a real dermatology practice for hard-working families. We provide unparalleled and customized treatments for medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology in a practical no-frills manner. We treat patients of all ages. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Anacortes (the 'gateway' to the San Juan Islands), just a short drive from Mount Vernon, Burlington, Whidbey Island, and Camano Island.  We provide medical and surgical treatment for skin disorders of the hair and nails. Along with traditional surgical treatments, we offer non-invasive, and minimally invasive, treatments for skin cancer. On the aesthetic side, we perform permanent laser hair removal, laser treatments for rosacea, sun spots, chemical peels, Intense Pulsed Light, tattoo removal, and surgical correction of eyelid aging.  Prepare yourself for a highly individualized experience. Imagine having 'concierge' style office visits, where they are un-rushed, thorough, and your doctor actually listens to your concerns.  Our clinic hours vary throughout the week but we are closed on Fridays.  Please call to schedule your appointment with a board-certified dermatologist in Anacortes, WA.

FACT:  Did you know that some dermatology practices in Washington pay $1000's per month to artificially manipulate their online reviews on Google, Yelp, and other websites?  They do this by paying an "online reputation management company" to e-mail every patient and ask for a review after their visit.  However, this review is only accessible to office staff and NOT the general public.   If, and only if, the patient submits a 4 or 5-star review, does the company facilitate and encourage the review to be posted on public sites such as Google. In other words, the company filters out bad reviews and promotes only excellent reviews to be accessed by the public.

 In our opinion, the practice of selective review inclusion borders on unethical because it artificially manipulates online ratings. For all practical purposes, it exploits a loophole in the public review process and filters results to include only patients with positive things to say.    This is one small example of how dermatology practices can artificially manipulate their reputation. 

At Anacortes Dermatology, every patient is given the opportunity to review us directly on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and any other website they choose, with no intermediary.  There is no filtering, no manipulation, and no exploitation. Please keep this in mind when you use online reviews to choose your dermatology provider.

Experience counts

Our dermatologist, Wirt (Andy) Hines Ph.D., M.D., has experience in nearly every aspect of medical, surgical, and aesthetic treatment of skin disorders.  Dr. Hines is frequently asked to educate our residents on disorders of the skin (click here for a sample article in the Anacortes American), and actively engages our community through volunteer work.  Recently, Dr. Hines began instructing Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP's) in dermatology for the University in Seattle.  

Dr. Hines is a past President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Skagit County, which is the largest grassroots organization in the USA to provide support and education for those with mental illness and their families.  Dr. Hines was also on the Advisory Board of Directors for Compass Health and the PACT Program (Program for Assertive Community Treatment).  Compass Health is the #1 provider for mental health in Skagit County.  

Please click on the links above for details on our cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels, and treatment of acne scarring.  Dr. Hines brings his skills and experience to patients in Skagit County. Please see the CV section for biographical information and further details on his career.

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