“A lot of dermatologists see a lot of patients and don’t have time for small talk,” says Dr. Emily Porter Gerson, 41. “I see fewer patients and talk more.”
Porter Gerson says her best moments are when teen patients come in with clear skin. “So many kids who have acne go on meds and their skin clears and you see their whole personalities blossom,” she says.
The Tamjidi Skin Institute, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1045, Chevy Chase, 301-652-4828, www.tamjidiskininstitute.com