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Clear Choice Dermatology Welcomes New Dermatologist to the Practice

Hillsboro, OR., Feb. 7th, 2023- Clear Choice Dermatology, LLC proudly announces the newest addition to their experienced team- Stephen Austad, DO.

Dr. Stephen Austad will accept patient appointments starting February 14th, 2023, at four Clear Choice Dermatology locations, including Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Salem, and Sandy. In addition, he will offer free skin cancer screenings for new patients at the Hillsboro location until 4/30/2023. 

“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Austad with us," said dermatologist and Fellow Mohs Surgeon, Collin Blattner, DO. "He has unparalleled dermatologic skills and will be a valued member of the Clear Choice Dermatology Team.”

Dr. Austad has over ten years of combined clinical experience as a physician. He has a passion for procedural dermatology, including surgical and cosmetic modalities. In addition, Dr. Austad is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Austad lived in Mexico for two years before his medical training. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and with the growing demand for bilingual providers, this makes him an invaluable asset to the team. 

"I'm so excited to be a member of the Clear Choice Dermatology family and to serve the amazing community of Portland and surrounding areas.” Says Dr. Austad. ”My goal is to ensure every patient feels valued and leaves the office confident that their needs and concerns have been addressed." 

Steve Austad, DO, graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, with a degree in Spanish and a double minor in Chemistry and Zoology. Before completing a transitional year internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego, he attended medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. 

Following his internship, he completed the Naval flight surgery training program in Pensacola, Florida. He subsequently served as a flight surgeon and medical department head for VMA-211 and VMFA-121 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, and later with VX-9 in China Lake, California. While on his last assignment, he attended UCLA and completed a Master’s in Business Administration. After that, he separated from active-duty service, earning his Fleet Marine Force qualification and receiving the National Service medal, the War on Terror medal, multiple Commendation medals, and rifle and pistol qualifications. He continued his military service as a Navy reservist while completing his Dermatology residency training at Prime Health Consortium/Chino Valley Medical Center and graduated residency in 2022.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Austad, patients are encouraged to visit or call the office at (503) 905-9006.

Tuesday February 7, 2023