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Pediatric Dermatology

We offer the only pediatric-focused dermatology program in the greater Akron area and one of only a few programs in Ohio. We are specially trained to diagnose and treat infants, children and teens with a range of skin, hair and nail conditions - from acne, eczema and warts to more complex genetic skin disorders and vascular malformations.

We have one focus: kids.

We are dedicated to helping you and your child better understand skin ailments and how to treat and cope with them. Among the many conditions we treat are:

  • acne
  • atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • birthmarks
  • keloid scars
  • melanoma
  • molluscum
  • pot-wine stain (capillary malformation)
  • psoriasis
  • unwanted hair growth (hirsutism)
  • vitiligo 
  • warts

 

Vascular Anomalies Clinic.

Our vascular anomalies clinic includes pediatric specialists in dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery and interventional radiology. Together, we address the complex needs of children with vascular birthmarks, hemangiomas and other vascular malformations.

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Locations

Contact Dermatology

330-543-3376

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Dermatology
Akron Children's Hospital Dermatology
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Dermatology, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Dermatology, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Dermatology, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Dermatology, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Dermatology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Dermatology, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Nicholas Nguyen
Nicholas Nguyen, MD

Director, Pediatric Dermatology; Pediatric Dermatologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Natalie Bilinovich, MSN, APRN-CRNA

Family Nurse Practitioner

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Denise Costanzo, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

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Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.

Treatments

We offer the most advanced treatments to give your child the best possible results, including many non-invasive procedures such as:

  • Laser treatment of vascular birthmarks and warts
  • Cryotherapy to remove warts and other non-cancerous skin lesions
  • Treatment of keloid scars
  • Candida antigen injections for the treatment of warts or molluscum
  • Laser hair reduction
  • Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, for atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo and other inflammatory skin diseases
  • Microneedling
  • Acne scar treatment

We also offer skin biopsy and the surgical removal of skin lesions, and work closely with pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons to treat children with certain types of birthmarks and other pigmented skin lesions.