‘Grandfather of Integrative Dermatology’ to Teach His Methods: “I encourage anyone living with unsolved chronic skin conditions to make an appointment and see how we can help you.”
Dr. Alan Dattner
When Dr. Alan Dattner spoke at the first Integrative Dermatology Symposium last October, one of the attendees at the California event dubbed him “The Grandfather of Integrative Dermatology.” The experience inspired Dattner to start teaching the methods he’s learned over the past 40 years, and to extend this teaching to help a wider audience. He’s currently looking for an aspiring integrative dermatologist to train and join his practice.
“I find that people have individual issues as well as environmental and disease-associated causes, so successful holistic treatment has to assess and correct an entire person,” he says. “I encourage anyone living with unsolved chronic skin conditions to make an appointment and see how we can help you.”
He says he was excited by a recent success with a patient he was treating for acne, who revealed that she had severe cervical dysplasia induced by chronic human papillomavirus (HPV). The condition required regular biopsies to look for cancer. “Additional treatments we added, in combination with the acne therapy, appeared to have cleared her cervical dysplasia,” he says. “This exciting success leads me to seek to help more patients with the condition involved.”
Although he has moved his entire practice to his New Rochelle office, Dattner still sees ongoing and new patients from New York City, Westchester, the surrounding area and elsewhere in the United States, both in his New Rochelle office and online. Meanwhile he is continuing to spread the word about integrative dermatology. His article “Holistic Help for Skin Problems” appears in the February 2019 issue of Bottom Line Health.