Since 1985, Dr. Brenda Dintiman has offered patients a caring environment and the latest in research-based, innovative medicine. She has been widely recognized for excellence, particularly since she began specializing in dermatology in 1991.
“Dermatology requires listening to and understanding your patients, as well as being committed to clinical medicine and cosmetic treatment,” Dr. Dintiman notes. “I’ve always believed some things don’t go out of style: being on the cutting edge of knowledge and skill, advocating for medical and cosmetic advancements, and most importantly, giving patients of all ages a truly care-based experience.”
After graduating from the University of Richmond (VA), she was accepted into the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). Following graduation, Dr. Dintiman completed her internship training at the University of Hawaii and her dermatology residency at the University of New Mexico. Then, as a new physician in the Northern Virginia area, she founded the Fair Oaks Skin Care Center.
Outside of her daily practice, Dr. Dintiman has volunteered as a physician and as a board member for Project Access of Northern Virginia (PANV), which provides pro-bono specialty care for underprivileged patients. Similarly, she has also been president of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia (MSNVA), and remains a dedicated member, working to better the medical community for doctors and patients, as well as improve access for patients in underserved areas. Moreover, in 2015, Dr. Dintiman started a lectureship at the University of New Mexico in honor of Dr. Walter H. C. Burgdorf to enhance the education of dermatology residents and the community.
Dr. Dintiman understands that limited access to care is a significant issue that must be overcome. As a result, she explored solutions to expand access in Virginia, and persistent research led her to the innovative telehealth arena and, specifically, teledermatology. For instance, she participated in telemedicine for the American Association of Dermatology (AAD) and, in 2010, received the Presidential Award for Volunteerism in Telemedicine. Additionally, as a member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and other telehealth groups, Dr. Dintiman became a driving force in establishing the teledermatology program, DermUtopia.
From Dr. Dintiman’s 2014 testimony at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on telemedicine to support further advancing telemedicine and access of care:
“I have seen first-hand a number of patients that could have had the consultation done virtually and prevented an onerous trip to the office, to an urgent care or to the emergency room. For example, included are specific patients who could have a teledermatology consultation and receive treatment at their home or facility.
An 89-year-old woman who lives alone at home, with no family in the area, and who would need to be brought to the doctor via wheelchair and transport vehicle, may be more easily evaluated via telemedicine. A nursing home patient with dementia, who requires a nursing aid and transportation and coordination costs from the nursing home to evaluate a leg ulcer or an early infection, could be effectively evaluated via teledermatology. Finally, a 2-year-old with severe eczema and infections who cannot get in to see a dermatologist due to lack of access to a Medicaid dermatologist and inability for parents to transport her during their work hours across the city, two bus rides away, could be easily evaluated and/or monitored via teledermatology.”
Dr. Dintiman achieved the prestigious Top Doc Award from Washingtonian Magazine each year from 1999 through 2015. Additionally, the American Academy of Dermatology formally recognized her involvement in telemedicine in 2013. Furthermore, in 2016, she received the Top Doc Award from Northern Virginia Magazine and, again, from Washingtonian Magazine in 2017. Moreover, in 2017, she received the Virginia Living Top Doc Award.
The MSNVA Foundation recognizes physicians for their dedicated volunteer services and support of Project Access of Northern Virginia (PANV). Doctor Dintiman has received top awards for donating her time over the years.
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