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NIHA Dermatologist Kent Handfield MD, MPH, Receives Certification in Functional Medicine

Posted by admin on Tue, Jun 04, 2019

Dr. Handfield dermatologist Wash DCNational Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) is pleased to announce that Kent Handfield, MD, MPH, is now board certified in functional medicine from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

Dr. Handfield is recognized nationally as an IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) and is part of over 1000 Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners in the United States and around the world.

Dr. Handfield is board certified in dermatology, and the IFM certification adds to his list of credentials. He treats skin, hair and nail issues for patients of all ages and skin types at National Integrated Health Associates in the Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase area. 

Dermatology Services at NIHA:

  • Medical Dermatology  which includes all skin diseases, hair and nail issues
  • Skin Cancer Screening  and treatment including surgery, biopsies, mole evaluation and skillful use of dermoscopy, a diagnostic tool for skin cancer detection
  • Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disorders  such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, and acne
  • Microneedling for skin rejuvenation

Dermatology with an Integrative and Functional Medicine Approach

All disease is caused by two factors, genetics and environment. "The environment of our skin is comprised of both internal and external stressors, and the skin is often a marker to what is happening in the body as a whole,” says Dr. Handfield.

Dr. Handfield offers full service medical dermatology, including skin cancer screening, biopsies and surgery, microneedling, and has a special interest in chronic inflammatory skin disorders. He is well versed in both traditional Western medicine and functional medicine and finds the functional medicine approach to dermatology  most effective for treatment of chronic inflammatory skin disorders.

Dr. Handfield uses a whole body, holistic approach and empowers the patient to make informed and appropriate choices for dermatology treatment. He is currently accepting new patients of all ages. To schedule, please call 202-237-7000, or use the form to request a dermatology appointment.


Topics: dermatology