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 runway supermodels who then pose for our camera after getting their 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.

We provide medical and surgical treatment for skin disorders of the hair and nails. Along with traditional surgical therapy, non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments for skin cancer are also available. We offer 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. 

We are located only a short drive from Mount Vernon, Burlington, Bellingham, Whidbey Island, and Camano Island.  We also have many patients from Seattle, Everett, Marysville, Arlington, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver, Victoria BC, and even Alaska.  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 online reputation management companies (ORMC's) to artificially manipulate their reviews on Google, Yelp, and other sites?  The ORMC's accomplish this by e-mailing every patient, and asking them for a review. The patient erroneously believes they are posting an online review of the dermatologist, where in fact the results of this review are only accessible to office staff on their "internal" system.  It's only if the patient submits a 5 star review with this internal process that the ORMC's will help the review being posted on Google and other sites.  In other words, unbeknownst to patients, the company creates a filter that promotes only 5 star reviews be submitted for public viewing.   In our opinion this borders on unethical, because it artificially manipulates online ratings. For all practical purposes, it guides and exploits a public review process only for those patients with positive things to say.    This is one small example of how ORMC's manipulate data for dermatology practices. The problem is actually much worse, and you can read more about it here.  

At Anacortes Dermatology, every patient is given the opportunity to review us directly on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and other websites, 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 the President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Skagit County, which is the largest grass roots organization in the USA to provide support and education for those with mental illness and their families.  Dr. Hines is 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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