After seeing a handful of providers who failed to accurately diagnose her, a young Black woman with severe psoriasis that would often interrupt her sleep came to Kindred Hair & Skin Center outside of Baltimore.

She had been struggling with intense itchiness for 2 years, but was never biopsied. Instead, she was diagnosed with eczema and repeatedly prescribed topicals that did not work. At one point, the woman was even prescribed psychiatric medication and told her condition was a symptom of anxiety, said Chesahna Kindred, MD, who operates the clinic in Columbia, Maryland.

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