***Please note – Dr. Bailey is not currently accepting new patients. Her associate, Dr. Deborah Altemus currently has openings. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Altemus***
Meet Dr. Cynthia Bailey.
When looking for a dermatologist, what’s the #1 trait you look for?
Most people want a doctor who has experience and a trusted reputation. They also want a physician whom they feel comfortable with – especially with skin issues that can be embarrassing.
Knowledge, experience and personality are really important for a dermatologist… especially, since skin problems are often confusing, worrisome and embarrassing.
When a skin problem happens to you (whether it’s a bad case of acne, a worrisome mole or anything in between), there’s a sense of urgency, and you want someone to ease your concerns, explain what is happening and expertly remedy the problem.
With more than 25 years of dermatology experience, Dr. Cynthia Bailey has both the knowledge and personality to help patients feel safe and secure.
She takes the time to explain your skin problem and the treatment options so that you are empowered to make good decisions. Dr. Bailey is impeccably thorough and takes a uniquely holistic approach to skin problems, too, offering medical, surgical and cosmetic skin treatments that work.
“We like Dr. Bailey! We live over 2000 miles away but there just isn’t a dermatologist like her there so we keep coming back to Sebastopol and that’s the bottom line. She’s so real.“ — SG & DG
“Dr. Bailey found a melanoma on my leg and I still don’t know how she figured out it was bad when my legs are covered with freckles. I didn’t even come in for something on my legs, she just found it. I feel like she saved my life.“ — CM
Dr. Bailey knows firsthand how it feels to suffer from skin problems.
As a teen, she had acne. She was also a teen tanning-addict who began to notice wrinkles and sun damage in her mid-twenties. Sensitive skin, rosacea and seborrhea are also skin conditions that Dr. Bailey has always had. And of course, she has openly chronicled her breast cancer journey and the impact it, and chemotherapy, has on the skin.
Patients love Dr. Bailey’s tireless enthusiasm when she teaches them about their skin. In the office, in her blog articles, on her web pages, and as a member of the clinical teaching faculty at the University of California-San Diego Medical School, she explains dermatology in terms you can understand.
This has added to her demand as a hard-to-get-into-dermatologist. She is sought after by discerning people who want thorough and expert, dermatologic care delivered patiently, compassionately and custom-designed for their values and priorities.
“People from everywhere know Dr. Bailey and many would like to get into her practice but her practice has been full for years. She’s known as the dermatologist you can’t get into unless you have friends or family already in the practice who can ask her for you.“ — RG
“Every time I tell someone about the surgery on my face they look and they can’t find the scar. I say, hey man, I have a specialist, and she knows what she is doing!“ — FW
“My friend who used to come here and moved out of state said, ‘I just can’t find a dermatologist here like Dr. Bailey.“ — SB
Skin care is an important tool Dr. Bailey always includes as part of her holistic approach to healthy skin.
She created products and routines for the full range of problems and skin types that she sees in her practice. Due to strong demand, she now offers them on the web to people all over the world.
Every skin care product Dr. Bailey offers has been carefully tested on herself, her family and patients over the years. Whether her products solve problems like rosacea or acne, or help rejuvenate the skin, they get real results. If they don’t work, she doesn’t offer them. It’s as simple as that.
If you know Dr. Bailey, you know she thoroughly enjoys being a dermatologist.
She considers it a privilege that she gets to “tidy, fix and improve” the part of a person’s body that everyone sees. And she knows that when a person’s complexion is healthy, it helps to build self-confidence and adds to their enjoyment in life.
Dr. Bailey’s ultimate goal is to help people to be happy and healthy. Whether through her work in the office, on her blog, or in some other form of media, she works tirelessly to that end.
She and her team of dermatologists and staff are here to help you with your skin’s health because Dr. Bailey wants you to fall in love your skin every single day!
Here’s a bit more about Dr. Bailey’s dermatology background and the professional organizations she is involved with:
1. Graduate of Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans.
2. Member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
3. Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.
4. California Medical Association (member of the Board of Trustees 2000-2003, Member of the House of Delegates 1993-2003.)
5. Sonoma County Medical Association (President elect and President) 1998-2000-Member of the Board of Trustees 1996-2000, Creator and Co-Chair of the Sonoma County Health Care Summit 2001-2003.)
6. Board of Trustee and Committee member on numerous, Sonoma County health care organizations since 1991.
7. Staff privileges to practice at 3 Sonoma County hospitals: