Dr. Minal Patwardhan Andrade
I passed my Masters in Dermatology from Mumbai in 1990 which in those days meant not just intensive medical training to treat Diseases and Disorders of the Skin, Hair, Nails, Venereal Diseases and Infectious Diseases, but also training in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. We were trained to be Skin Physicians in a complete sense as we honed our aesthetics’ knowledge, through joint trainings of OPD with Plastic surgery which gave us a wider insight into Cosmetic Surgical procedures.
In the United Arab Emirates I started my practice in Ajman in 1993. Skin is the largest organ in our body with hair and nails as its appendages. My patient spectrum includes males and females of all ages, as I treat everything from diaper rash and eczema in babies, to acne and spots in teens to anti-ageing. In adults treatments vary from treatment for old age skin changes, sun induced reactions, Psoriasis, Pigmentation, Urticarial, Itching, Hair loss, Allergies and Venereal diseases. The list of patient indications in my clinic is vast and ever-going. Cosmetology was a small but important part of my medical practice and use of Peelings and Minor Cosmetic Excisions has always been a dermatologist’s forte.
In 1997 I established Minal Medical Centre in Sharjah and introduced Laser Hair reduction in this part of the world and Asia. Patient trust, confidentiality, true compassion and an honest approach has always been the foundation of my practice. Science above all and treating every patient as a unique individual has enabled me to tailor treatments and procedures to suit a patient in entirety.
All the doctors on my team, the nurses and my administrative staff share my principle and each one of them have enhanced my practice in unique ways.