When Dr. Anil Singal wanted to open a dermatology practice of his own closer to his family in Southeast Michigan than the Chicago-area practice where he got his start, he started looking around at waiting lists. In Chelsea, he found, some patients wait three months to see a dermatologist, and that was a statistic he hoped to change.
"When I did my dermatology rotations, I just fell in love with the field," says the University of Michigan graduate. "If someone has a severe rash, it changes the way they feel about themselves. If you can change them for that, it can make such a profound difference for people."
Singal recently celebrated the grand opening of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
, which opened in the renovated Clocktower Commons in Chelsea. The location, within a short walk of downtown, was exactly what he was looking for.
The 2,000 square foot space was in white box condition when Singal arrived, allowing him to customize the office to his needs. The office includes four exam rooms and an esthetician room.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology currently employs Singal, a medical assistant, esthetician and his wife as office manager. After working in a large practice, his aim is to keep the practice small and accessible.
"I'm aiming to keep it small to keep that close, personal touch," says Singal. "Access is a huge thing for me."
Singal says response to the new dermatology practice has been positive thus far, with appointments increasing weekly. He says patients have been particularly receptive of his online appointment system, as well as the quick availability of appointments.
Source: Anil Singal, Adult & Pediatric Dermatology
Writer: Natalie Burg