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NIHA Now Offers Dermatology and Welcomes Dr. Kent Handfield

National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) expands the medical and dental center’s comprehensive services to include dermatology and welcomes Kent Handfield, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.D., to the integrative medical team.

Handfield is board-certified in dermatology and trained in functional medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Handfield will treat all skin, hair and nail issues, skin cancer and chronic inflammatory skin disorders, which is an area of special interest. He has worked as the dermatology residency program director in the national capital region and at the same institution served as the chief of functional/integrative dermatology.

Scientific evidence supports the influential role diet has on skin disease. “The skin is often a marker to what is happening in the rest of the body,” Dr. Handfield says. Therefore, diet is usually the first place Dr. Handfield starts when he addresses the long-term cure or management of chronic inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne and more. His approach is to use natural therapy in the treatment of skin disease, or conventional pharmacotherapy preferably as a bridge to a long-term natural remedy.

Dr. Handfield is committed to providing dermatology care for the whole person by blending a conventional and functional medicine approach to help patients achieve their best skin possible- healthy and free of disease.

Location:  5225 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 402. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 202-237-7000 or visit



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