I had developed an odd red/purple/brown pattern on my palms, and decided it was probably time to finally strike "get a skin check up" off my to do list. I was nervous, since I'm a bit self conscious about how I look, so I was a bit on edge when I got to the appointment. The assistant at the desk was very kind, and helped get me through the paperwork without a problem. No sooner was I done then the nurse was guiding me to the exam room. A few quick questions, a change into a patient gown, and it was time for the actual exam.
Dr. Obayan entered with a big smile and a warm greeting, removing whatever lingering fear I had. She listened to what concerns I had, and took everything seriously. She was very knowledgeable, and was keen on judging things relative to the rest of my skin. She wasn't just ticking symptoms off on a check list and spitting out a diagnosis, and trust me I've dealt with doctors of that caliber before. When she eventually decided I would likely need a biopsy on my hand, I was initially worried. I work with my hands, so I knew this would hurt me at work. However, those concerns were also taken to heart. We figured out a schedule and plan that fit my situation, and the fact Dr. Obayan was so flexible really struck me. I'm used to working around a doctor, not this.
Obviously, I thought highly of Dr. Obayan and her staff. But, if everything so far didn't convince you to seek her out for your dermatologist needs, perhaps this will. On her way out, she complemented my socks. And as kind the compliment was, the surprising part was that she saw them. I had taken them off, put them half in my shoe, and slid them under a seat in the far corner of the room away from the door. She was free to leave, her job was done, yet even then she was still observant enough to notice a small detail like that. Considering how important a doctors skill at observation is in dermatology, hopefully this moment helps show Dr. Obayan has the skills needed for her trade. I'd suggest her to anyone based on this first impression.