Your trusted skin care provider in Columbus

Compassionate care from experienced,
board-certified dermatologists.

Visit Our Board-Certified Dermatologists in Columbus

At Forefront Dermatology, our expert team offers a highly personalized approach to meeting all your skin care needs. We offer a full-service array of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatological services.

Our clean, updated Columbus office is located at 1830 Bethel Road, Suite C, just 5.7 miles from The Ohio State University campus. We’re easily accessible to residents of Columbus, Northwest Columbus, Upper Arlington, and other nearby communities, with a large parking area that makes your visit even more convenient.

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Meet our team

What our patients have to say

Why Choose Forefront Dermatology?

At Forefront, we’re dedicated to caring for the health and well-being of each of our patients. If you find yourself asking others or searching online for “The best dermatologist near me,” you can feel confident that we’ll provide the most advanced care possible. Our large network of board-certified dermatologists has the experience and knowledge to treat even the most difficult cases.

Many of our offices are equipped to handle advanced dermatology needs and are supported by Mohs surgeons, who are experts in the treatment of skin cancers affecting the face, neck, hands, and feet. With our dermatopathology lab, we’re able to carefully examine biopsy results and view the full medical history of each patient.



Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Closer Look at a Rare Skin Cancer

Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer accounting for less than 1% of all skin cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, around 2,500 new cases of MCC are diagnosed in the United States each year. The incidence of MCC has been steadily rising, possibly due to increased awareness […]


Skin Care Options Designed for You

Forefront Dermatology has two board-certified Columbus dermatologists on staff—Michael Chen, MD, FAAD and Hershel Dobkin, MD, FAAD—as well as Aesthetician Jacqueline Bates. We’re proud to provide comprehensive dermatology care and exceptional patient experiences while meeting your skin care needs. Our team will create a customized treatment plan to keep your skin as healthy and radiant as possible.

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Your Skin Health Is Our Top Priority

Our Columbus dermatologists can evaluate, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of skin, hair, and nail conditions. Backed by years of training, education, and experience, we literally take care of you from head to toe. Our specialties include treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, and more. We also offer many types of cosmetic services and treatments designed to improve and beautify your skin.

Are you due for an annual skin check? The American Academy of Dermatology recommends having a full-body skin cancer exam each year. You should also make an appointment to see our dermatologists in Columbus if you notice any changes in your skin’s appearance, such as redness, itching, or pigment changes. Over-the-counter treatments can do more harm than good—instead, let our experts help.

Skin Cancer Screenings Save Lives

Our knowledgeable Columbus dermatologists can carefully examine and diagnose cancerous or pre-cancerous skin patches to detect melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. If we find any signs of cancer, the immediate next step will be developing an effective treatment plan that meets your specific needs.

Forefront Dermatology provides an array of skin cancer treatments, including standard excision, scraping and burning, cryotherapy, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). We also offer Mohs surgery—which has a success rate as high as 99%—at several nearby locations.

Explore Cosmetic Dermatology in Columbus

Everyone’s skin concerns are different, but most patients have one common goal: for their skin to look as healthy, bright, and young-looking as possible. With so many skin care products and cosmetic procedures available today, it’s often hard to know where to begin. Our dermatologists in Columbus offer a variety of cosmetic options to choose from, including CoolSculpting, microneedling, chemical peels, waxing, facials, and more. We even have private-label skin care products.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to rejuvenating skin. You can count on our board-certified Columbus dermatologists to create a plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you achieve the look you want.

Our Columbus Dermatologists Provide Comprehensive Care

Super-friendly, professional, caring—these are just some of the words that patients use to describe our Columbus dermatologists and staff. Thousands of patients trust us each year to provide them with customized solutions and expert skin care, and we hope you’ll be next. Reach out to our Columbus office today to learn more about our all-inclusive medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological services.

At Forefront Dermatology, we make it easy to find the care you need, when you need it. Our belief is that no patient should have to wait weeks for an appointment, so you can expect an appointment within days of contacting us.

Use our simplified online booking system to make an appointment now, or call our Columbus office directly at
(614) 754-8781 to schedule your visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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Anthem Blue Cross Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance
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Medical Mututal Insurance
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