New here and looking for a dermatologist

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9/13/2017 4:01am
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Hi everyone,

    I am new to this forum as this is my first post. I have recently learned about melanoma due to having found a mole that was different then others and had grown over 2-3 years. It was removed a few weeks ago and came back as a mild dysplastic nevus. Hooray no cancer! Now from my reasearch I have found that i have a few risk factors for melanoma; blue eyes, blonde hair, pale skin, a few weird looking moles and now a dysplastic nevi.

    The reason I am posting is that I am looking for a good dermatologist in the montreal area. When I had the mole removed it was done at a private clinic. I don't have a general doctor (I have been on the waiting list for 3 years) to give me a recommendation and altough the private derm is good for quick biopsy I am pretty sure he mostly does esthetic procedures.I am looking for someone who is more experienced in screening for melanoma and that will be covered by RAMQ. I am only 22 years old and after dealing with my mom's breast cancer it has come to my attention that I need some good healthcare providers in my corner. Anybody here know a good dermatologist in Montreal for long term screening? 

thank you, I wish you all the best.