• Contact Us or Refer a Patient

    For more information about the Division of Dermatology, please call 513-636-4215.

    • Option 0, for physicians requesting consultation or patients with an emergent medical issue.
    • Option 1, to schedule, change or cancel a new visit or follow-up appointment.
    • Option 2, to schedule a procedure.
    • Option 3, to speak with the epidermolysis bullosa (EB) coordinator, one of Dr. Lucky's nurses or to schedule an EB visit.
    • Option 4, medication refills.
    • Option 9, for all other calls.

    Referrals

    Due to an extremely high demand for patient appointments:

    • Patients are scheduled by provider referral only; we do not accept self-referrals at this time.
    • Referrals should be made by going to www.cincinnatichildrens.org/consults or by completing the “Request for Specialty Services” form, and faxed to 513-803-1111.

    In order to allow us to prioritize patients with more complicated dermatologic issues who cannot receive appropriate care within the community, we request that patients with routine dermatologic issues such as acne, eczema, warts, tinea (ringworm), molluscum, folliculitis/furuncles, seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff, and diaper rash be initially evaluated and managed by their primary care provider.

    To ensure that our patients receive excellent care, our physician providers work closely with our advanced nurse practitioners, who have expertise in the diagnosis and management of many acute and chronic skin conditions in children.  The following diagnoses are scheduled with our advanced nurse practitioners: acne, alopecia (hair loss), diaper rash, eczema/dermatitis, folliculitis, molluscum, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea (ringworm), viral exanthem, and warts.

    Please note that we do not accept referrals for the following conditions.  

    • Acanthosis nigricans
    • Hyperpigmentation due to prior rash/trauma
    • Scars
    • Striae (stretch marks)
    • Urticaria (hives)

    Scheduling

    • All referrals are reviewed by our clinical staff and patients are scheduled based on assessment of acuity.
    • For pediatric patients with complicated or unusual dermatologic issues, appropriate triage and scheduling depends upon receiving a detailed summary of the patient’s issues and the specific dermatologic question on the referral.
    • Pertinent medical records should be included with the referral. For patients who have already been evaluated by another dermatologist or other specialist, we will need copies of the pertinent medical records and can assist the family or caregiver, with requesting records, if needed.

    Please allow two to three business days for the referral to be processed and reviewed by our clinical staff, before contacting the Division of Dermatology to schedule your appointment.