A referral from a primary care doctor is typically a good way to find a local dermatologist, according to WebMd. The American Academy of Dermatology and local medical schools are also good resources.
On the home page of the American Academy of Dermatology website, a user can enter a ZIP code in the Find a Dermatologist search box. WebMd also provides a physician directory through which users can search for a dermatologist by name, specialty, city, state or ZIP code. To find a medical school using the World Directory of Medical Schools website, users can select a country from the drop-down menu, and then enter the city, click Yes, and hit the Search button. The search returns a list of medical schools in the area, along with contact information.