I have had several moles and skin
cancers removed over the years, under the care of various
dermatologists and physicians. One of those surgeries had a very
unsatisfactory result, leaving me with a deep scar, my nostril
collapsed and unable to breathe through that side of my nose. After
waiting for enough healing to have my nose reconstructed, I developed
another cancer on the other side of my nose. I was very nervous about
having another surgery and didn’t know who I should trust to help
me this time. A friend recommended Dr. Cottingham, because of her
expertise using the Mohs technique of cancer removal and dermatologic
surgery for reconstruction. Dr. Cottingham and her staff are an
team of highly skilled professionals. I
immediately felt comfortable in her office because they were caring
and took time to talk with me about my concerns. I have had two
surgeries with Dr. Cottingham and both went very well. My results
have been as good as I hoped for. If I develop other skin cancers in
the future, I know I can trust this office to provide the best care
because they are the best!
I have been a patient of Idaho
Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center for nine and half years. Dr.
Cottingham and staff are professional, courteous and highly
efficient. Dr. Cottingham, in my opinion, is a magician with the
scalpel. Her ability to suture in a way that leaves no or minimal
scarring is nothing short of amazing.
The staff at Idaho
Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center makes you feel at ease as soon
as you arrive at the office. From receptionist Linda’s smiling face
and friendly demeanor to her nursing staff’s competent, caring and
empathetic work ethic, you will feel at ease and confident that you
are getting the best care possible.
The lead nurse Wendy, with her bubbly
and enthusiastic personality, is not only very qualified but will
have you at ease in a moment about any surgery that is imminent.
On the other side of the office is the
amazing pair of Ashley Cafferty PA-C and her assistant Karmen. Ashley
takes care of all preventative and pre-surgery exams and identifies
potential and existing skin disorders. She is very thorough and has a
keen eye in her diagnosis of skin abnormalities.
Unfortunately, I am experiencing the
effects of sun damage fro my earlier years in the sun without
protection. I am grateful to have been referred to Dr. Cottingham and
her staff. I have complete confidence in the care and education I
receive at Idaho Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center, between the
early detection by Ashley Cafferty, the skillful hands of Dr.
Cottingham and the care given by her entire staff.-D.S
Dear Dr. Cottingham,
It is my pleasure to share with your patients my experience in having you and your staff as my Dermatologist. Idaho Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center has performed numerous procedures for me over the last ten years. Dr. Cottingham has removed cancer from both of my eye lids, lips and scalp, the Mohs procedure she performs has been unbelievable. I have virtually no scaring or visible effects from any of the surgeries. Her staff is as friendly and helpful as possible, they know you your name when you arrive and are totally professional. I would recommend Dr. Cottingham to anyone who may need her services.
Warm regards,-D.RMeridian, ID