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How We Picked
To reduce the possibility of getting unwanted diseases or horrible infections, the cleanliness of a clinic should be considered. Additionally, to help you with your healing process, we also think the atmosphere should be taken into account.
We think it’s important that you’re able to trust the doctor who will do your procedure. That being said, we considered their education, any awards they might have, and past experiences.
A doctor should be able to understand your concerns and explain the process to you clearly so you’re both on the same page. Because of this, we also considered the doctor’s communication skills in picking the right ones to add to the list.
|Caveat: Our use of the word “best” is still based on subjective opinion, at the end of the day. Others may disagree with our assessments, particularly as objective ranking for medical or healthcare service centres doesn’t really exist.|
1. Cascade Medical Spa & Tattoo Removal Center
ADDRESS: 1292 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR
CONTACT DETAILS: +1 503-395-7736
- Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8 AM – 7 PM
- Tuesday and Wednesday 8 AM – 8 PM
- Saturday and Sunday 9 AM – 7 PM
One of the reasons why we added Cascade Medical Spa & Tattoo Removal Center to our list of best mole removal clinics in Portland is their affordable pricing.
We took the time to reach out to several of their clients to see what they have to say about this clinic. Most of them said that they like how compared to other clinics, this one has quite fair pricing.
They took the quality of the service they received into consideration too. In other words, they described the experience as noteworthy and the rates as budget-friendly.
When we went to the clinic to see it for ourselves, we noticed that it was really clean. A lot of clients agreed with us on this, so it doesn’t seem to be a rare observation.
We think that entering a clinic and seeing how much they put importance on sanitation puts people at ease. It’s also a sign that the clinic is credible.
We’d also like to add that some clients we’ve talked to identified as queer. We believe that there are a lot of queer people who have a hard time looking for a clinic that will treat them like any other client.
We’re glad to hear that this clinic didn’t mistreat them and that they were treated with the amount of respect every person is entitled to.
There were also a lot of clients who mentioned that the mole removal was painless and the healing process happened smoothly. A lot of them were happy with the staff assigned to them, so we think it’s safe to say that the service the clinic provides is spectacular.
However, we also heard from a few clients that it’s hard to rebook the staff they like. This makes them feel that the service they receive is inconsistent because different people may do their jobs differently.
We think this is an important thing to consider if you’re looking for a clinic you can also continuously go back to for any skin-related concerns.
2. NW Dermatology Institute
ADDRESS: 2525 NW Lovejoy St Suite 400, Portland, OR
CONTACT DETAILS: +1 503-223-1933
- Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday and Sunday Closed
When the clients of NW Dermatology Institute gave us their insight about this clinic, we were surprised by how enthusiastic they were. Most of them had a lot of nice things to say and said they would recommend this clinic to anyone who asked.
When we asked what they most loved about going here, a lot of people said that it was accessible. NW Dermatology Institute is in a great location and it was quite easy for them to find parking.
We also found out that a lot of them didn’t have any experience waiting in line for too long. When they arrived at the clinic expecting an appointment at a certain time, the doctors accommodated them right on the dot.
We think that one of the dreadful things people expect at clinics is the idea that they have to wait a long time. This is true for a lot of places, so we were glad that no one we talked to had this experience.
Additionally, the staff and the doctors were accommodating. A lot of clients mentioned feeling welcome in this clinic.
The people who work there were also great at communicating. We discovered that this is because clients felt that procedures were explained thoroughly to them.
Moreover, even the people at the front desk provided concise and accurate information that clients think was important.
There were a lot of people we’ve talked to who can only say nice things about NW Dermatology Institute. That being said, there were a few who had complaints.
A few mentioned that their calls are not being answered. Sometimes, the person on the line would tell them that they can expect a callback, which would never happen.
Some commented on the thin walls as well. There was little privacy in some places because you could hear what was happening in the next room.
3. Defining Dermatology
ADDRESS: 1129 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR
CONTACT DETAILS: +1 503-227-3640
- Monday, Wednesday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday Closed
Defining Dermatology made it to our list of best mole removal clinics in Portland because of the service the doctor provides.
We were glad to hear from the people who had experiences in this clinic that doctors took the time to listen to their concerns. Unfortunately, there are a lot of doctors who rush consultations because they have a lot of clients to see.
We think this isn’t entirely the doctor’s fault, but we understand that a lot of clients want to be heard and want to hear thorough explanations from their doctors.
That’s why if you’re someone who likes it better when they have a few more minutes with their doctors, this place is worth checking out.
There were a few who complained about them being closed at times when it’s supposedly within their business hours. This is because this clinic is strictly appointment-based and would close if they don’t have appointments for the day.
We understand this could be inconvenient for some, especially if you’re looking for a place that accepts walk-in clients.
Fortunately, it’s very easy to schedule with this clinic because the staff is quite skilled and efficient.
We find it quite convenient that once you already have a schedule, the clinic would also message you several reminders so that you won’t miss your appointment.
4. Doctor Mole PDX
ADDRESS: 11030 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR
CONTACT DETAILS: +1 503-245-6516
- Monday and Wednesday 8 AM – 4 PM
- Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday and Sunday Closed
If you’re looking for a place that specifically targets skin moles, then you might not need to look further.
Having served Portland for 35 years, Dr. Elaine Gillaspie has proven her expertise in aesthetic medicine. She says her approach is holistic and depending on the person, this might be an advantage or disadvantage.
If you think this sounds good, just keep reading.
We reached out to the clients Doctor Mole PDX had over the years to investigate what makes this clinic so great.
A lot of clients said they liked the healing process the most. It happened very quickly. Although they weren’t sure if it was because of the doctor, we think that she was also able to help.
They also expressed their gratitude about the fact that there were little to no scars after they healed. We know that a lot of people are concerned about getting scars after removal, but we think that you don’t need to worry about that here.
We found that the procedure was also painless, making the experience pleasant for a lot of clients. When asked if they would recommend this place to other people, a lot didn’t hesitate in saying yes.
However, we’d like to add that this clinic doesn’t have a wide range of services compared to other clinics. We added this because those interested in mole removal might also be interested in other beauty and skin related services.
Overall, we think that checking out this clinic would be worth your time.
5. Peach Skin North Portland Healthcare
ADDRESS: 3537 N Williams Ave Suite: 102, Portland, OR
CONTACT DETAILS: +1 971-413-3207
- Monday – Friday 7 AM – 7 PM
- Saturday 7 AM – 6 PM
- Sunday 6 AM – 7 PM
We think one of the reasons why Peach Skin North Portland Healthcare stands out from the rest is because of the quality of care you can get from their doctors.
When talking to their clients, a large number of them mentioned that the doctors they’ve talked to were empathetic. The doctors also seemed genuine as they showed their concern.
We believe this is important because clients need to feel that they are being understood. It also doesn’t hurt if the doctor shows that they see you as a human being first and a customer second.
A lot of clients also mentioned that the doctors assigned to them were flexible with their schedules. The clinic was able to adjust the client’s free time, which we think is quite commendable.
We think one of the reasons why this could be is that they’re open every day. By being open every day, they can also accommodate more people.
Not most clinics are open from Monday to Sunday, but they are, and this can give them an edge in convenience against the competition.
Anyway, we were not surprised that when we asked the clients if they would recommend this clinic, most of them said yes.
We discovered that a lot of them even swear by this clinic and have been going here for years. We think this proves the clinic’s credibility and great quality of care.
However, it’s also worth noting that they’re on the pricier side. If you’re on a specific, tight budget, this could be a cause for concern.