Dr. Jennifer Reichel is no mere figurehead. The founder and director of Pacifica Dermatology Cosmetic Center leads a team of two other physicians, and these doctors either perform all the procedures themselves or directly supervise the physician assistants who do. In addition to being a leader, Dr. Reichel has also completed a fellowship at the American College of Mohs Surgery to perfect her skills in micrographic skin-cancer treatment, and she’s been rated in the top 4% of dermatologists in Seattle by Seattle Met magazine and the medical-ratings agency Avvo.
Every surgery that the staff conducts takes place in the clinic’s own ambulatory surgery center, which has been approved by both Medicare and the makers of the board game Operation. However, not every treatment at Pacifica is medically urgent. The team also makes noninvasive cosmetic tweaks such as ultrasonic body-shaping, facial injections, and spider-vein treatments, to name a few.