Protecting Your Skin: UV Safety Awareness Month

As summer unfolds, it’s a perfect time to highlight a crucial aspect of our health – UV Safety Awareness. July is UV Safety Awareness Month, a dedicated time to educate and remind everyone about the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the steps we can take to protect ourselves. At Clear Choice Dermatology, we are passionate about skin health, and we want to ensure you have the knowledge to enjoy the sun safely. 
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Clear Choice Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Nikki Tang to The Dalles Location

Clear Choice Dermatology is excited to announce the addition of Nikki Tang, MD, to our esteemed team of dermatologists. Dr. Tang, a double board-certified and fellowship-trained dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon, will be serving patients at The Dalles location, where she will focus on excisions and Mohs surgery. 
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Celebrating Actinic Keratosis (AK) Global Day: Raising Awareness and Promoting Skin Health

Each year, millions of people around the world observe Actinic Keratosis (AK) Global Day. This special day, dedicated to raising awareness about AK, highlights the importance of early detection and prevention of this common skin condition. At Clear Choice Dermatology, we are committed to educating our patients and the broader community about AK and how to protect your skin from its harmful effects. 
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Understanding Skin Cancer: Shedding Light on Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May marks Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of sun safety and skin cancer prevention. At Clear Choice Dermatology, we are committed to promoting skin health and educating our community about the risks of skin cancer. In this blog post, we delve into the significance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and provide essential information on skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
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Understanding Rosacea: Shedding Light During Rosacea Awareness Month

As April marks Rosacea Awareness Month, we aim to shine a light on this common yet often misunderstood skin condition. Rosacea affects millions of individuals worldwide, causing discomfort, embarrassment, and even impacting their quality of life. Let's delve deeper into what rosacea is, its symptoms, triggers, and most importantly, how to manage and treat it effectively. 
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Clear Choice Dermatology Welcomes Jonathan Kiser, PA-C, to Its Team

Clear Choice Dermatology proudly announces the addition of Jonathan Kiser, PA-C, to its team of healthcare professionals. Beginning in March, Jonathan will be serving patients at the Lake Oswego, Longview and Hillsboro locations, bringing his expertise and passion for dermatology to the Pacific Northwest.

Jonathan Kiser brings with him a wealth of experience in dermatology. His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Microbiology with a minor in Portuguese from Brigham Young University, followed by the completion of his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

A native Oregonian, Jonathan is thrilled to return to his roots in the Pacific Northwest. His dedication to patient care is evident in his special interest in the treatment of skin conditions and the prevention and treatment of skin cancer.

Jonathan is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish, allowing him to effectively communicate with patients from diverse backgrounds. Jonathan is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients and ensuring their satisfaction with every visit.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team with Clear Choice Dermatology and to serve those in the Portland metro area,” says Jonathan Kiser PA-C. “It is my goal to ensure every patient feels like they are listened to and is satisfied with the care they receive.”

Jonathan Kiser is an active member of professional organizations such as the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Jonathan enjoys spending quality time with his family, exploring new destinations around the globe, and engaging in sports and board games.

"We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Kiser to our team at Clear Choice Dermatology," said Collin Blattner, DO-FAAD,  Chief Medical Officer at Clear Choice Dermatology. "His expertise, dedication to patient care, and passion for dermatology will undoubtedly enhance the level of service we provide to our patients."

Patients can schedule appointments with Jonathan Kiser, PA-C, starting in March at Clear Choice Dermatology's Lake Oswego, Longview and Hillsboro locations.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit www.clearchoicederm.com or contact 503-905-9006.

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Celebrating Dr. Blattner's Prestigious Certification in Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Clear Choice Dermatology is delighted to announce a significant achievement by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Collin Blattner. He has successfully passed the American Board of Dermatology's 2023 Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (MDS) Subspecialty Certification Examination, solidifying his expertise and dedication to advancing the field of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. 
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Clear Choice Dermatology Expands to Longview, WA with New Dermatology Clinic

Longview, Washington – Clear Choice Dermatology, a trusted provider of premier dermatological services, is excited to announce the grand opening of its brand-new clinic in Longview, Washington. This facility will offer a wide range of dermatology services, including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
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Clear Choice Dermatology Welcomes Physician Assistant Shiva Norouzi PA-C to the Team

Lake Oswego, OR — Clear Choice Dermatology is delighted to introduce our newest team member, Physician Assistant Shiva Norouzi PA-C, who brings a wealth of expertise and a profound commitment to delivering exceptional dermatological care to our valued patients. 
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Healthy Habits, Healthy Skin: Daily Routines for Beautiful Complexion

As we celebrate National Healthy Skin Month, Clear Choice Dermatology is excited to join the movement and highlight the importance of daily routines for achieving and maintaining a beautiful complexion. Healthy skin is not just about genetics; it's about the habits you cultivate. In this blog, we'll explore some key habits that can help you achieve a radiant complexion while focusing on the beauty of healthy skin. Plus, we'll introduce you to some fantastic skincare products from Zo Skin Health and trusted sunscreen from EltaMD, conveniently available at our clinic locations. Let's unlock the secrets to daily routines that will keep your skin looking its best. 
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Celebrating National Healthy Skin Month with Clear Choice Dermatology

November is a special month for all skin enthusiasts as we celebrate National Healthy Skin Month! At Clear Choice Dermatology in Oregon, we're excited to join the nation in promoting the importance of healthy skin. Healthy skin isn't just about looking good; it's a reflection of our overall well-being. To mark this special month, we're here to share essential tips, insights, and information to help you achieve and maintain healthy, radiant skin. Let's dive into the world of skincare and discover how you can unlock the secret to beautiful, healthy skin!  
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Heal Your Skin on World Psoriasis Day: Tips from Clear Choice Dermatology in Oregon

October 29th marks a significant day for millions of people around the world - World Psoriasis Day. At Clear Choice Dermatology in Oregon, we understand the physical and emotional challenges that come with psoriasis. As your trusted dermatology clinic, we are committed to spreading awareness and offering support to those who are affected by this chronic skin condition. In this blog, we'll discuss the importance of World Psoriasis Day and share some valuable insights on managing psoriasis effectively.
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Clear Choice Dermatology Celebrates Eczema Awareness Month: Understanding, Managing, and Healing

October is not just for Halloween festivities; it’s also Eczema Awareness Month, an opportune time to shed light on this skin condition that affects millions worldwide. At Clear Choice Dermatology, we're dedicated to educating our community on the importance of understanding, diagnosing, and treating eczema. 
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June Acne Awareness Month: Discover Clear Skin with Clear Choice Dermatology!

Are you tired of battling acne and searching for the perfect solution? Well, look no further! June is Acne Awareness Month, and we're excited to introduce you to Clear Choice Dermatology – your ultimate partner in the journey towards clear and radiant skin. In this blog post, we will dive into the world of acne, explore the market of Clear Choice Dermatology, and reveal why it's the go-to solution for acne sufferers everywhere.  
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Now Accepting Veterans Affairs Community Care Network Insurance

We are thrilled to announce that our dermatology clinic is now contracted with the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network. This means that veterans can now receive high-quality dermatology care at our clinic, covered by their insurance. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve those who have served our country, and we look forward to providing veterans with the best possible care for all of their dermatological needs.
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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Clear Choice Dermatology in Hillsboro, Oregon

Hillsboro, Oregon - May 5, 2023 - Clear Choice Dermatology is pleased to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of its new clinic located at 349 SE 7th Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon, 97123. The event will take place on May 12th, 2023, from 8am to 12pm, and the entire community is invited to join in the celebration. 
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Protect Your Skin this Melanoma Awareness Month with Clear Choice Dermatology

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and it's a great opportunity to learn more about this deadly skin cancer and take steps to protect yourself. Clear Choice Dermatology is a top-tier dermatology practice that offers a range of services to help you prevent and treat skin cancer, including melanoma.  
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Unleash the Power of Neuromodulators: A Guide to Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Juveau at Clear Choice

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. Fortunately, there are neuromodulators that can help reduce these signs of aging and restore your youthful appearance. Clear Choice Dermatology offers some of the best neuromodulators on the market, including Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Juveau. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at each of these neuromodulators and how they can help you achieve your beauty goals.  
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Say Goodbye to Rosacea: Clear Choice Dermatology's Expert Solutions for Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments to Consider During Rosacea Awareness Month

April is Rosacea Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to a common but often misunderstood skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. If you suffer from rosacea, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with persistent redness, bumps, and flushing on your face. Fortunately, Clear Choice Dermatology is here to help.  
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Clear Choice Dermatology giving back to the community with Red Cross blood drive in Sandy, Oregon

Sandy, Oregon (4/11/2023) -- Clear Choice Dermatology will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on April 25th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at 37587 Hwy 26 Sandy, Oregon
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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. 
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Clear Choice Dermatology Announces Grand Opening of Warrenton Clinic    

Warrenton, OR., January 4th, 2022 – Clear Choice Dermatology opened its doors for the first time on December 5th, 2022 in Warrenton, Oregon. The company is celebrating the occasion with an Open House event on Friday, January 13th, from 11:30 AM to 1:30PM at 1609 S Main Ave.
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Optimizing Your Complexion With Professional Acne Treatments Near Portland

Don’t allow breakouts to control you. While everyone experiences acne in their own way, it can affect your self-image and prevent you from appreciating your true beauty. If you’ve been struggling to address breakouts on your own, it’s time you take the leap and work with a skincare specialist!

Not sure where to start? Here’s a rundown of the premier acne treatments near Portland from the experienced team at Clear Choice Dermatology. 
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The Vampire Facial: The Premier Facial in Lake Oswego, OR

With 59% of Americans aiming to fight the effects of aging, 56% say that it’s a constant uphill battle. Looking to take the exhaustion out of anti-aging without the price and hassle of surgery? Meet your golden ticket, the Vampire Facial (AKA microneedling with PRP). 
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Clear Choice Dermatology partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive in Sandy, Or

Sandy, OR (12/2/22) -- Sandy Clear Choice Dermatology will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on 12/21/22 from 9 am - 2 pm at 37587 US-26, Sandy, OR. 
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How to Celebrate National Healthy Skin Month

You may not realize it, but your skin reveals a lot about your overall health. This month is dedicated to sharing what it takes to keep your skin healthy.

The skin has vital job functions like protecting against trauma, regulating body temperature, keeping crucial nutrients in the body, and helping to prevent dangerous substances from entering the body. So, it is only fitting that there is a whole month to keep it healthy. Here are a few ways you can celebrate this month 
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7 Summer Skincare Tips

While a perfect skincare routine is important year round, here are eight fundamental skincare steps you should keep in mind as the weather gets warmer. 
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How To Treat Different Types of Acne

Acne is a very common skin condition that causes pimples. You’ll usually get pimples on your face. Clogged pores cause acne. Teenagers and young adults most often get acne, but it can also occur during adulthood for many people. Treatment is available to clear acne from your skin and prevent scarring.
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Clear Choice Dermatology partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive

Salem, OR., May 16th, 2022 –  Clear Choice Dermatology will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on June 1st, 2022, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at 1610 12th S SE Salem OR, 97302.  
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Clear Choice Dermatology Announces Opening of New Dermatology Clinic in Sandy, Oregon.

Sandy, OR., May 3rd, 2022 – To meet the needs of an ever-increasing number of patients seeking dermatology services, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Collin Blattner is pleased to announce the addition of a new Clear Choice Dermatology Clinic in Sandy, Oregon. The clinic will be opening its doors for the first time on June 1st, 2022, located at 37587 HWY 26, Sandy, OR, 97055. 
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Meet the Aesthetics Expert with Dr. Will Kirby: Collin M. Blattner, DO, FAAD

Check out this month’s “Meet the Aesthetic Expert” column, where Will Kirby, DO, FAOCD, talks with Collin M. Blattner, DO, FAAD, about perspective-changing complications, the future of aesthetic conferences, and the importance of allied health care providers. https://www.dermatologytimes.com/view/meet-the-aesthetics-expert-with-dr-will-kirby-collin-m-blattner-do-faad

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Multimedia’s Influence on Dermatology Education

Read The Dermatologist latest article about Multimedia’s Influence on Dermatology Education. The article mentions our very own Dr. Collin M. Blattner, DO:


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Dr. Collin Blattner, DO. Des Moines University 2015

Meet the owner and Chief Medical Director of Clear Choice Dermatology, Dr. Collin Blattner.  
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Clear Choice Dermatology partners with American Red Cross to host a community blood drive

Lake Oswego, OR., February 8th, 2022 — Amid the national blood shortage crisis, Clear Choice Dermatology will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, February 24th, from 10 AM to 3 PM at 123 C Ave Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  
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Salem Grand Opening Event

Salem, OR., January 11th, 2022 – Clear Choice Dermatology will be opening its doors for the first time on January 18th, 2022. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion on Friday, February 4th, 2022. The event will start at 1PM PST at 1610 12th St. SE Salem.  
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2022 Blood Drive

Clear Choice Dermatology is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday 2/24/2022 from 10AM-3PM.

Free skin cancer screenings will be offered to all new patient donors. Visit link to schedule your time slot: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=ClearChoiceDerm

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Benefits of Chemical Peels

When your skin becomes textured and discolored, it can make you look dull, tired and older than you really are. To get your youthful look back, you might need to give your complexion a pick-me-up with a chemical peel. This exfoliation technique treats many skin concerns, such as rough texture, sun damage, acne and enlarged pores. Here are the top five major benefits of chemical peels  
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Are Facial Steamers Good for Your Skin?

Check out this article by Life&Style where Dr. Blattner and other dermatologist give their thoughts on facial steamers.


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How to Combat Dry Skin

Check out this Life&Style article where Dr. Blattner and other skincare experts discuss ways to manage your dry skin!


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The ABCDE's of Melanoma and When to See a Dermatologist

Finding melanoma at an early stage is crucial, and early detection can vastly increase your chances for cure. Therefore, it is important that you can identify any growths on your skin that may be harmful and worth getting checked by your dermatologist. For melanoma specifically, a simple way to remember the warning signs is to memorize the A-B-C-D-E's of melanoma. This is an acronym designed to help the public and clinicians identify features in a skin lesion that may suggest an early melanoma.  
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Clear Choice Dermatology Welcomes New PA-C to the Practice

Clear Choice Dermatology, LLC is proud to announce the newest addition to their experienced team— Taylor Pottratz, PA-C.  
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Sunscreen: What SPF do you need?

The number one question we get in the summer time is what SPF sunscreen you need to use and how often should you reapply. Today, we will answer these questions and also make some general recommendations.
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