Vision, Mission Statement & Philosophy – Dermatology in San Diego

Vision

"The Vision of Art of Skin MD is to shape beauty as the pre-eminent leader, patient partner, and passionate educator in dermatology and cosmetic surgery."

Art of Skin MD was founded by Dr. Melanie Palm to provide the new standard of full-spectrum dermatologic care using the latest technological advances with an emphasis on patient safety -- delivering superior patient results in an inviting, contemporary environment.

Mission

"The Mission of Art of Skin MD is to be a full spectrum dermatology and cosmetic surgery center delivering natural, comprehensive, and ground-breaking solutions to patients in a safe, caring, and state-of-the-art environment."

Dr. Palm and her staff are committed to providing comprehensive and unparalleled dermatologic care in a welcoming and engaging environment. She seeks to make each patient experience unique by combining superior patient safety and privacy standards in treating dermatologic and cosmetic concerns. She strives to combine the best of the art of medicine with the latest advances in research and technology in formulating individualized treatment plans to achieve a unique, desired, and aesthetically-pleasing result.

Philosophy

Dr. Palm and her staff practice under several premises in regards to your experience as a patient in our practice.

  • 1. Patient Experience: Dr. Palm and her staff’s goal is to make this your best physician visit ever. We hope to elevate the bar in delivering an authentic patient experience. We strive to treat every patient with respect, value, and privacy. We feel privileged that you have entrusted your care with Dr. Palm and take that responsibility very seriously.
  • 2. Patient Safety: Your safety is our highest priority. Dr. Palm has committed to an education and staff resources to exceed current standards for patient safety. Dr. Palm is a board-certified dermatologist and completed a cosmetic surgery fellowship as a commitment to patient safety during aesthetic procedures. She utilizes minimally invasive techniques and local anesthesia to avoid the risks associated with procedures performed under general anesthesia.
  • 3. Patient Education & Communication: Dr. Palm’s hope is that you will gain a new appreciation of your dermatologic and cosmetic concerns. Our goal is to explain treatment options, risks, benefits, and alternatives of treatment for each of your concerns. Patient education leads to treatment success. Our staff and Dr. Palm are available to answer patient questions in clinic and after hours. Your care does not end once you leave our clinic, it continues with complete follow-up care.
  • 4. Medical Advances: Dr. Palm strives to offer the latest procedures and technology to her patients.