Skin disease specialist Maarit Vaalamo is an experienced general dermatologist who treats skin diseases of all kinds. She is particularly interested in allergies, skin diseases among children and young people, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Maarit became a doctor due to her desire to make a difference and do important work with people.
“I chose skin diseases and allergology as my specialisms soon after graduation. I took to this field quickly, partly because diagnostics is based on a visual examination of the patient, and partly due to the rewarding nature of successful treatment. Many skin diseases are long term and have a major effect on the patient’s quality of life. My work is most rewarding when I succeed in planning effective, long-term management of the disease alongside the patient. Rare, challenging cases and allergy diagnoses bring variety to my work, in the form of problem-solving. The best things about my work are meeting people and forming patient relationships.”
Maarit’s treatment emphasises the patient’s needs and finding just the right kind of treatment for their life situation. Maarit is popular with patients due to her conversational approach and forward-looking treatment, as well as her solid professional expertise. Since her early years as a researcher, her career has involved spells as a chief physician and head physician in both the private and public sectors.