Each and every patient with hair loss has a unique "story" to share about his of her hair loss. No two people are the same. Even the pair of identical twins I saw this month each shared very different stories.
The Plot: Not Always Essential to My Diagnosis
For some patients, a precise and accurate story of the hair loss is extremely important to me and I need to collect all the details in order to help formulate a diagnosis. For other patients, the actual story of hair loss is interesting but it is the "up close" examination or results from some other testing that allows me to render the diagnosis.
The Plot: Always Essential to the Patient
But regardless of whether I deem the details of a patient's story as "important" or "unimportant" to my diagnostic work-up, it must always be remembered that to the patient every detail of his or her story is important. They live it!
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299