News For
Medical Practioners

Celebrating Women in Dermatology

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in Dermatology

Women have significantly contributed to medicine, particularly in specialized areas such as dermatology. From early pioneers like Madam Curie and Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in the United States to receive a medical doctorate, women have made great strides in representation, leadership, and pioneering advancements in treatment. 

At DermCare Management, we’re proud to support many female dermatologists and dermatology medical providers at all stages of their careers. About 1 in 3 of our partnered practices are women-owned and women-led, and we’re also proud of our female-led research branch, which helps to advance how we care for our patients. 

With opportunities for physicians early in their careers and custom partnership pathways for retiring dermatologists looking to preserve their legacies, DermCare Management is excited to continue supporting the growing industry and the women helping to lead the way.

Why are Female Physicians Drawn to Dermatology?

Today women comprise nearly 50% of practicing dermatologists in the United States, one of the highest concentrations of female physicians by subspecialty. With the ability to practice nearly anywhere in the country, demand projected to continue increasing in the coming years, and greater capacity for work-life balance than some other medical fields, the appeal is clear. 

Women in Dermatology

Social Interaction and Meaningful Contributions

Skin health and aesthetic medicine allow dermatologists to get to know their patients on a more personal level. Unlike other medical fields which only allow for limited patient interaction, dermatologists oversee ongoing treatment, building long-lasting relationships and making a significant difference in each patient’s self-confidence and quality of life.

Competitive Salary and Regular Hours

In 2023, dermatology ranked in the top 20 highest-paying medical specialties. While factors like location and services provided affect individual wages, the opportunity for career advancement is a major factor in why women in medicine opt for dermatology. 

Since most practices follow the typical business structure, dermatologists tend to work 40-hour weeks. This opens up opportunities to enjoy regular family dinners, extracurricular activities, and hobbies for a healthy work-life balance.

In Her Words: Two Women in Dermatology Share Their Experiences

Dr. Bertha Baum practices at Aventura Dermatology in Aventura, Florida, and is a member of numerous associations, including the American Academy of Dermatology. Along with over a decade of experience, Dr. Baum has a background in both medicine and art to offer a unique approach to care while focusing on patients.

Dr. Bertha Baum

Dr. Bertha Baum Aventura Dermatology

Dr. Baum began her medical journey interested in becoming a pediatrician. After having her children and longing to blend her artistic and scientific interests, Dr. Baum realized that dermatology was a better path for her. Her interest in skincare allows Dr. Baum to offer exceptional guidance to her patients.

“I think that’s very important, that we’re not trying to create a cookie-cutter look,” states Dr. Baum, “We’re trying to enhance what you already have. That’s one of the things that we emphasize at my practice. We work together with the patient to see what we can do to enhance their beauty and make them look more refreshed, but still like themselves.”

While Dr. Baum’s patient base may be expanding, she still offers each individual the same time and attention as she did when her practice was smaller. 

If her patients are nervous or fear judgment, she offers the following advice:

“There’s no judgment here. Whatever works for you and you feel good about it, that’s what matters. That’s what makes a difference in how it’s perceived by others.”

Dr. Jacquelyn Medina

Dr. Jacquelyn Medina

Dr. Medina practices at Jacksonville Beach Dermatology and enjoys working in a field with many strong female figures. In her words: 

“While I have experienced the occasional challenge that is unique to women in medicine, I find that dermatology has such a strong and inspiring female presence that those rare and minor events do not overshadow my overall experience.” 

Dr. Medina also recognizes the need to represent women in dermatology.

“I feel it is important to continue to see women not only in dermatology but in all fields of medicine because we will inspire the next generation of girls to pursue their dreams,” states Dr. Medina, “I think female doctors are in a special position to motivate young women just with the fact that we have shown it is possible.”

How DermCare Management Can Help You

DermCare Management was founded by dermatologists, for dermatologists. We have a deep understanding of the everyday challenges and obstacles that can contribute to physician burnout and interfere with your life outside of the office. That’s why we focus on providing a comprehensive suite of support services to help you focus on what matters most: giving your patients the top-quality care they deserve. 

No matter where you are in your career, DermCare Management is here to help support you and your goals. Whether that’s increasing your patient reach, finding more time to spend on passion projects or with family, or preparing for retirement, we can help. 

Contact us today to see how our team can serve you. We can’t wait to hear from you.


Let’s Talk

SMS/Mobile Phone Usage
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

* All indicated fields must be completed.
Please include non-medical correspondence only.


Our Office Locations

4000 Hollywood Boulevard

Suite 215-S
Hollywood, FL 33021


Interested in Partnering With Us?

Let's Talk

SMS/Mobile Phone Usage
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Scroll to Top