Satu Wastimo is an experienced specialist in skin diseases and allergology, treating a variety of skin conditions from rashes to skin alteration, acne and rosacea. She became a doctor due to the combination of practical work with problem-solving.
“I found skin diseases intriguing because the field was so diverse: there are thousands of diagnoses, and the results of your work can be clearly seen as the patient’s skin improves. Some cases are very clear, but I sometimes have to do a lot of detective work to get to the root of the problem. The best aspect of this work is being able to help people. I want patients to feel confident that things progressed as planned, and to know why and how a certain treatment was chosen and what the next step is.”
Originally from Helsinki, Satu is Chief Dermatologist at the North Karelia Central Hospital. Satu discusses the patient’s complaint thoroughly. There are often many treatment alternatives and the best option for the patient is jointly agreed. It is important for Satu that the patient knows what will be done and why. Understanding the condition and treatment are the keys to getting the best result.