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Michael R. Baze, DO, PhD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
As a dermatologist, I strive to partner with my patients to effectively identify and address their medical, surgical or cosmetic dermatologic concerns and needs. My goal is to provide each patient with the most up-to-date personalized evidence-based care possible. The health of our skin is at the mercy of our genetic composition and environmental factors. Through good skin care and preventative measures we can enhance skin health, potentially reducing the need for medical intervention. With the same high level of care that I would provide for my friends or family, I remain fully committed to helping my patients achieve optimal health of their skin, hair and nails.
Field of Study
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University/Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
Lewis-Gale Medical Center
Broward Health Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
Clinical Interests
  • abrasion
  • acanthosis nigricans
  • acne
  • acne scar
  • acquired lipodystrophy
  • actinic cheilitis
  • actinic keratosis
  • acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • ainhum
  • albinism
  • allergic contact dermatitis
  • allergic urticaria
  • allergic vasculitis
  • alopecia
  • alopecia areata
  • anal warts
  • angioma
  • angiosarcoma
  • angular cheilitis
  • anhidrosis
  • aphthous ulcers
  • atrophie blanche
  • atypical mole
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • bedbugs
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • benign neoplasm of skin of lip
  • biopsy of external ear
  • biopsy of eyelid
  • biopsy of lip
  • biopsy of nail
  • birthmark
  • blau syndrome
  • blister
  • blistering disorder
  • brittle nails
  • bruising
  • bullous disease
  • burns
  • cafe au lait spots
  • calcinosis cutis
  • cancer of eyelid
  • cancer of skin
  • candidiasis
  • carbuncle
  • cellulite
  • cellulitis
  • cellulitis of buttock
  • cellulitis of neck
  • cellulitis of trunk
  • chemodenervation eccrine glands of axilla
  • cherry angioma
  • cold sore
  • condylomata acuminata
  • congenital dermal melanocytosis
  • contact and allergic dermatitis of eyelid
  • contact dermatitis
  • corns
  • cosmetic botox
  • crabs
  • cradle cap
  • cryotherapy of skin
  • cutaneous amyloidosis
  • cutaneous horn
  • cutaneous larva migrans
  • cutaneous lymphoma
  • cutaneous vasculitis
  • cyst
  • dermabrasion
  • dermatitis
  • dermatitis herpetiformis
  • dermatofibrosarcoma
  • dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • dermatographism
  • dermatomycoses
  • dermatomyositis
  • dermatophytosis
  • destruction benign lesions
  • destruction premalignant lesion
  • drug reaction
  • dry scalp
  • dry skin
  • dyschromia
  • dyshidrosis
  • dyskeratosis congenita
  • dyskeratosis follicularis
  • dyspigmentation of eyelid
  • dysplastic nevus
  • ear melanoma
  • eczema
  • eczematous dermatitis of eyelid
  • edema of eyelid
  • electrolysis
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epidermolysis bullosa
  • erythema
  • erythema migrans
  • erythema multiforme
  • erythema nodosum
  • erythematosquamous dermatosis
  • erythroderma
  • erythromelalgia
  • excessive sweating
  • excision of lesion
  • face melanoma
  • facial veins
  • first degree burns
  • folliculitis
  • freckles
  • furrowed tongue
  • furuncle
  • generalized hyperhidrosis
  • genital herpes, female
  • genital herpes, male
  • genital warts
  • geographic tongue
  • glomangioma
  • glomus tumor
  • glossitis
  • graft versus host disease
  • granuloma annulare
  • granuloma inguinale
  • growth on head
  • growth on neck
  • hair diseases
  • hair transplant
  • hairy tongue
  • hand dermatitis
  • hand melanoma
  • head and neck melanoma
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head papilloma
  • hemangiomas
  • henoch-schoenlein purpura
  • herpes
  • herpes zoster
  • herpetic whitlow
  • hidradenitis
  • hirsutism
  • hyperhidrosis
  • hyperkeratosis
  • hyperpigmentation of eyelids
  • hypertrichosis
  • hypertrichosis of eyelid
  • hypopigmented nipple lesion
  • hypotrichosis of eyelid
  • ichthyosis
  • impetigo
  • incision drainage abscess
  • inclusion cyst
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • ingrown hair
  • insect bites
  • intertrigo
  • isotretinoin
  • itching
  • itchy ear
  • keloid
  • keratin cyst
  • keratoacanthoma
  • keratoderma
  • keratosis
  • keratosis pilaris
  • kerion
  • lentigo
  • leukocytoclastic vasculitis
  • leukoplakia
  • lice
  • lichen nitidus
  • lichen planus
  • lichen sclerosis
  • lichen sclerosus of penis
  • lichen simplex
  • linear atrophy
  • linear iga bullous disease
  • lip disease
  • lipoma
  • liquid nitrogen
  • livedo reticularis
  • livedoid vasculopathy
  • liver spots
  • localized scleroderma
  • lymphangiomas
  • malassezia furfur
  • malignant melanoma
  • malignant melanoma of eyelid
  • malignant neoplasm of lip
  • malignant neoplasm of skin appendages
  • mastocytosis
  • melanoma
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • melasma
  • merkel cell carcinoma
  • milia
  • miliaria
  • miliaria rubra
  • mole examination
  • mole removal
  • molluscum contagiosum
  • mongolian spot
  • mucinosis
  • mucklewells syndrome
  • mycosis fungoides
  • nail diseases
  • neck papilloma
  • necrobiosis lipoidica
  • nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
  • neurofibromatosis
  • nevus
  • ocular dermatitis
  • ocular eczema
  • ocular rosacea
  • onychia
  • onychomycosis
  • panniculitis
  • papa syndrome
  • papule
  • parapsoriasis
  • parasitic eyelid infestation
  • paronychia
  • patch tests
  • pemphigoid
  • pemphigus
  • perioral dermatitis
  • pernio
  • petechiae
  • photodamage
  • photosensitivity
  • pickers nodule
  • pigmented hairy epidermal nevus
  • pigmented lesion
  • pilar cyst
  • pimples
  • pityriasis
  • plantar wart
  • poison ivy
  • poison oak
  • porphyria
  • port wine
  • pre-cancers of the skin
  • pressure ulcer
  • prurigo
  • pruritus
  • psoriasis
  • purpura
  • pustule
  • pyoderma
  • pyoderma gangrenosum
  • pyoderma skin infection
  • pyogenic granuloma
  • razor bumps
  • ridged nails
  • rosacea
  • salmon patches
  • scab
  • scabies
  • scaly skin
  • sebaceous hyperplasia
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • seborrheic keratosis
  • sebum
  • sensitive skin
  • sezary syndrome
  • skin abnormalities
  • skin biopsy
  • skin bullae
  • skin chemosurgery
  • skin eruption
  • skin examination
  • skin spots
  • skin tag
  • skin ulcer
  • sneddon wilkinson
  • soft tissue radionecrosis
  • solar dermatitis
  • squamous carcinoma in situ
  • squamous cell carcinoma of skin of lip
  • squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • staphylococcus
  • stasis dermatitis
  • strawberry mark
  • striae
  • subacute cutaneous lupus
  • subcutaneous lipomas
  • sun damage
  • sunburn
  • sunburn of second degree
  • sunspots
  • sweating problem
  • sweet's syndrome
  • tattoo removal
  • telangiectasia
  • telogen effluvium
  • tetracycline
  • tinea
  • tinea blanca
  • tinea capitis
  • tinea corporis
  • tinea cruris
  • tinea manus
  • tinea nigra
  • tinea pedis
  • tinea versicolor
  • tongue pain
  • tongue sores
  • toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • trachonychia
  • trichilemmal cyst
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • urticaria
  • variation in hair color
  • vascular lesions
  • vasculitis
  • viral exanthem
  • vitiligo
  • warts
  • whitlow
  • wrinkles
  • xanthoma
  • xerosis

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (224 Ratings, 55 Comments)


Not only was he over 40 min late but he was obviously rushed. Asked questions but interrupted me and clearly didnt care. Offered no hope or solution. Prescribed a medication that I had already stopped due to side effects but didnt tell me or ask if I had taken the medication before. Was very rude and didnt make eye contact. I had lots of questions to ask him but was never given the chance before he left the room. He also ordered lab tests but never told me where or how to have those completed so I left the facility without having that done. Overall the worst doctor visit i have ever had!

Written follow up instructions including non-prescription medications recommended were really useful. [...]

I prefer to be in a room alone with the provider (doctor), not with the addition of someone there taking notes. He told me he would give me a more extensive examination at my next appointment, and I feel uncomfortable that someone else will be there. The doctor seemed to be hesitant in his discussion with me. I don't know if he was unsure of what he was saying to me, or if this is how he generally speaks. I felt somewhat uncomfortable. I want a doctor who is more sure of what he is saying to me. The doctor seemed stressed to me. I want a doctor who makes me feel more relaxed, not one that adds to my stress.

I did not feel that this provider was concerned with my condition. He asked me questions that I felt were important to determining my course of care. I felt like the entire visit was about 3 minutes and he was half way out the door as he was asking if I had any other questions. I felt that he could not be bothered with anything I might have had to say.

He is a fabulous doctor. I am very thankful for his treatment and care. He is so kind and amazing.

Dr. Baze seemed to be in a rush and did not explain what I should expect after the treatment. He did say there would be redness to the area but did not say what to do if certain things happened. I did not receive a sheet with an explination nor a offer of a follow-up appointment.

Dr. Baze is one of the most outstanding physicians I have ever had the pleasure to work with! He is a great talent and a compassionate healthcare provider!

MD was very rushed during his appointment. He did not address my son directly, just made comments to his typist speaking in medical terminology that we were unfamiliar with. When asked a question he very quickly answered that the info would be in the information sheet. We waited for 45+ minutes to see the Dr. for 5 minutes. I know the Dr comes highly recommended and I am glad he was able to tell me that my son doesn't have a skin concern at this time-but the experience was very rushed and we didn't get good guidelines for future skin care.

I was treated in a pretty clinical, detached way. No warmth, not treated as an individual. This is uncommon. for Swedish care providers I've been with.

This doctor inappropriately prescribed medication for women who are either trying to get pregnant or pregnant already. This doctor knew I was on prenatal vitamins but did not ask me my current plans for pregnancy. Fortunately the pharmacist who I picked up the medication from informed me when I asked if it would be harmful to women trying to get or who we're already pregnant. this doctor moves too quickly and does not perform thorough enough assessments in order to prescribe. I will never recommend him.

I will not return or recommend Dr. Baze or his office to anyone. I am seriously questioning my other providers at Swedish as the experience was so poor.

I like Dr. Baze and he is an excellent doctor. I did not like that he could not recall my name nor that his scribe, who he kindly introduced me to, acted like I was not present in the room

I tell all of my friends and family to see Dr. Baze. He is the best doctor I've seen.

very thorough and respectful....

The doctor rushed through checking my skin and wasn't personable. I didn't feel confident in him providing a thorough exam. He then left the room without asking if I had any questions.

Dr. Baze never apologized for running late. He seemed disconnected and not very concerned. My legs were red and raw from the ointments I was using and his solution was for me to get more sun. He provided little in the way of options for treatment and blamed this on insurance coverage. I was given no relief for my discomfort. I wanted to explore other treatment options and I left feeling as if I had just wasted a lot of my time for nothing. I will not return to him for treatment and will be seeking out a new dermatologist outside of this practice.

Long wait, the appointment felt rushed.

The doctor scolded the nurses in front of me and asked for an instrument that the nurses had mentioned still needing time in the autoclave. When the nurse returned with the instrument, I was left wondering if the instrument was clean. I nearly fainted during the procedure (no one took my blood pressure) and the Doctor simply laid the chair down and continued the procedure. No one ever explained to me who the man on the laptop was or his involvement with my appointment.


At one point, there were 5 people in the room, not including me. I kind of felt like I was a subject in a medical school environment.

I have had a few people ask me if my apt went well so they could see him if so, I made sure I told them it was the worst apt I've ever experienced. He left the room without saying anything then I waiting and then I realized he wasn't coming back.

I asked about something. He said well it could be this thing or that thing and talked about them for maybe 15-20 seconds before mentioning that both of them are benign and nothing to worry about. I might have mentioned that they were both benign before explaining what they were as I wasn't really able to focus on the explanation until I knew that everything was ok.

He seemed knowledgeable, and not only this, he did not jump to the first or obvious diagnosis but rather gave a very careful diagnosis, and made time to meet again in only a week's time. 100% satisfied patient!

I like Baze but the Privacy issues are paramount. Plus, his staff - his Nurses are exceptionally clueless. I don't want to go back [...].

I have never been treated so well by a doctor or their staff


I left like I didn't get to spend enough time with the provider.

Good doctor. [...]

This provider may be excellent, but given the fact that he failed to apologize for my 43 minute wait in the exam room, I could not recommend him to any of my friends or colleagues.

[...] Doesn't finish sentences and struggles for words. However, called to respond to email I sent that evening at 7pm. Appreciate that!

i will certainly return to Dr. Baze for my annual exam and any problems I may have.

Since my last exam was with him alone, I was taken aback to find two other people walk in with him. He did not explain their role in my exam well, so I was not sure whether they were administrative, students, or something else. Eventually I figured out they were taking notes as he dictated his findings during my exam and I felt more comfortable with that. They could have introduced themselves and explained what they do (AIDET) when they first walked in the room.

This particular day, they were running a bit behind. However that was only a one time thing in my short experience with this provider. Some days just get a little backed-up.

Dr. Baze was late and rushed, but overall I felt he did a good job of addressing my concerns.


The Doctor seemed extremely overworked/busy. I felt he was making a good effort to be a "people person" even though it probably isn't his natural inclination (I didn't find him rude). He seemed massively intelligent and focussed on finding suspicious/active moles, which I appreciated. He scanned me all over with his viewer without first explaining what he would be doing and asking permission (as I have become used to in Seattle). I didn't mind because I went there to have all my moles thoroughly examined and he got to it very quickly (which I was pleased about after waiting for a while in the exam room). I wanted to be examined and I don't have much shame about being naked, but it felt a little bit haphazard. (I did arrive 8 minutes late.) He was very good at showing and explaining to me what concerned him about the one mole. He seemed caring and selfless in how he got to his knees to get close to every spot on my legs. He ordered the anaesthetic before asking if I'd like the moles removed. I noted that, but I was heading in the direction of wanting them off, so went with it. Just hadn't fully decided, but I know I can dither. Feels like he is used to working with so little time, was quite intuitive about what I wanted and didn't have time to spend chatting, so it all went ahead very quickly. [...] I'm glad it could all be done that day and I didn't have to come back, but I didn't go in expecting there'd be any incisions happening that day and I felt very shakey and dizzy in the car in the parking lot (even though I only have 2 tiny cuts taken out of my skin). I'd recommend him to a friend because I think he was very thorough and bent on finding active moles, but probably tell my friend it might be rushed

Dr. Baze is an excellent doctor.

1. Dr Baze was over 20 minutes late. 2. No discussion with me before he treated the keratosis with cryotherapy. 3. I felt rushed out of the exam room, and that I wasn't given time to ask follow-up questions. 4. Unclear treatment recommendation on the solar lentigos. He said just Google [...], but when I did, I found more than one product with similar names from the manufacturer. 5. He wants me to make a follow-up appointment despite the fact that he was >20 minutes late for this one and couldn't spend 10 minutes to discuss the issues I have while I was there.

I was very pleased with Dr Baze. Easy to talk to. Very attentive. He took my issue seriously, I didn't have to give any additional explanation. Overall it was an excellent appointment.

Dr Baze was very kind, gentle and reassuring. He had to do a procedure that was scary and I felt very calm because of his manner.

Dr. Baze is great, glad to under his care.

Greatly appreciated Dr. Blaze and the steroid shot he gave me that alleviated some of the itching. Two other dermotologists had not suggested this. He was also very specigic with his instrucions to me. I.e. cool showers,

I waited an hour to be seen by the doctor only to have him spend about 10 minutes addressing my issue. I had several questions about the medication and his diagnosis only to be given simple yes and no answers. The doctor was in an obvious hurry to conclude the appointment and made no effort to provide information about my issue. I felt that this appointment was a complete waste of time, and have never felt so disrespected and negelcted by a medical proffessional.

I think this is as very good dr. with real concern for his patient.

Dr Baze was terrific, as well as his assistant!

Dr. Baze speaks to you in a very straightforward manner. Some people may need a bit more "hand holding", but I appreciate how he was direct and to the point about my condition.

This was the worst doctor I have ever seen in all my 60 years of life.

Dr. Baze did a wonderful job removing my Cysts. My only complaint is that he spent minimal time. I understand he probably had lot's of appointments but I felt rushed.

As typical with dermatology care, the appointment was brief. I experienced bleeding from the biopsy site for more than an hour after leaving the doctor's office. This was easily manageable by me but could have been minimized or avoided by keeping pressure on the area while still at the doctor's office and waiting for bleeding to stop before simply applying ointment and a bandaid, which subsequently totally soaked through.

Dr. Baze has excellent people skills and bedside manner; he is thorough and well-paced. He explains things well and involves one with the procedures going on: the how and the why.

when I have something uncommon, it feels very good to be validated that it has an actual diagnosis

[...] main issue was that I stated I was sick of meds and lotions and wanted to understand what was going on. he failed to explain the physiology or cause and instead just prescribed a bunch of meds/lotions. (exactly what I said the first sentence that I had enough lotions and did not want more). they also were not congruent with the meds i am already on.

I have Stage 4 Melanoma and came to see Dr Baze for a second opinion/check up in view of a recent tumor. I could not have been more impressed and have recommended my two daughters, who have not yet been screened for Melanoma, go to see him.

Dr. Michael Baze and his staff are the best I have seen at Swedish.

Dr. Baze is very careful/thorough and I did not feel at all rushed.
Swedish Center for Comprehensive Care
515 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Affiliated Facilities
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