Kristiina Hintsanen is a specialist in skin diseases and allergology, treating a variety of skin conditions. Kristiina, who considers herself a general dermatologist, became a doctor because the field enabled working with and helping people.
“I like to work with people and enjoy the interaction that comes with helping patients. The best thing about skin diseases is that the condition is usually clearly visible and you can start solving the patient’s problem right away. On the other hand, skin conditions may be related to other diseases, which could require more background work. But the best thing is when I can help patients and make them feel better.”
In Kristiina’s opinion, the most important part of a doctor’s job is to genuinely be there for the patients. She also thinks that doctors must keep up with the latest developments in their field: a doctor can never know too much. Kristiina is a well-liked and efficient doctor whose patients go home feeling better and with clear instructions on what to do next.