What does it mean to be board certified?

According to the American Board of Family Medicine, medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. While medical licensure sets the minimum competency requirements to diagnose and treat patients, it is not specialty specific. Board certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.  Certification by an ABMS Member Board involves a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation that is designed and administered by specialists in the specific area of medicine.


Certification Matters.

If your doctor is certified by an ABMS Member Board, it means he or she is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning through board certification.


In addition to completing years of schooling, fulfilling residency requirements and passing the exams required to practice medicine in your state, your board certified specialist participates in an ongoing process of continuing education to keep current with the latest advances in medical science and technology in his or her specialty as well as best practices in patient safety, quality healthcare and creating a responsive patient-focused environment.


What does a dermatologist study?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that is linked to conditions with the skin, nails, hair. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist treats a wide spectrum of conditions and diseases, and even handles some cosmetic procedures to enhance or treat problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.


What are the main conditions a dermatologist treats?

There is such a wide spectrum of systems and specialized areas of the skin, nails, and hair that dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3000 different diseases and conditions. Our dermatologist treats patients with common diseases that many people get, such as acne and warts as well as rare diseases and skin conditions and disorders. These diseases can include several types of skin cancer or warning signs, eczema, rosacea, acne, bites, psoriasis, nail infections and other skin conditions.


Skin, Nails, and Hair Doctor in Humble TX

At Wellspire Medical Group, Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama is a Board Certified Dermatologist practicing in Humble, TX. Dr. Ikpeama has gone through the additional training required to become board certified and is well rounded in her approach to dermatology. She has stated that her primary interests are in medical, surgical, cosmetic, and skin of color dermatology. She is skilled in the treatment of all skin cancers and is proficient in filler injections and Injections.



Wellspire Medical Group 

8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101  

Humble, TX 77338  

(281) 446-7173