Dr. Joel Cohen – 2015 Englewood Winner in Dermatology
Congratulations to you Dr. Joel Cohen on being the City Winner of Englewood in Dermatology 2015! How do you feel about it?
I feel very honored to have won this award.
You have received great reviews from your peers in the industry. So what was the one thing that decided you to join our Doctor’s Choice Awards?
One of my colleagues recommended me for it.
What inspired you to become a dermatologist?
Dermatology is an exciting field with lots of innovation all the time. I really focus my practice on cutting-edge treatments and devices. I do a lot of clinical research at our office on new treatments going through FDA study, and that really keeps everything exciting and fresh.
What conditions are commonly treated by you in your office?
My personal practice focuses more on aesthetics and skin cancer. So I do a lot of laser resurfacing, laser for blood vessels, and laser for freckles and discoloration. I also do a lot of injectables like Botox, JuveDerm and Restylane and teach courses on these things often a few times a month. And, I perform Mohs surgery and skin cancer reconstruction many times a week as well. I just finished my 3rd textbook as a co-author and I have published over 180 scientific articles — so I really like the academic focus.
What are the key challenges in the field of dermatology today?
Insurance plans that keep changing patient’s access to their established doctors as well as rising costs of prescription drugs are two things that make it very tough for our patients these days.
Do you believe collaboration and networking among doctors through services and programs such as Doctors’ Choice Awards play a significant role in the success of a modern medical professional?
I think these awards help us learn a lot about our colleagues, and can be very helpful in many situations — such as when a patient moves to a different region of the country, we can help locate the physicians who have won these awards.
What are your future plans?
I am doing a lot of exciting research on new lasers and new devices to better able address not just aesthetic goals for patients, but also to help with scar minimization — such as from a traumatic injury.
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I enjoy hiking, biking and skiing. I read a lot of spy thrillers. And I really like to follow collegiate and professional hockey.