The practice of dermatology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail disease. These diseases include rashes, infections, allergies and benign or malignant tumors. Treatments may include medicines, surgery or ultraviolet radiation.

A Dermatologist:

  • Completed medical school
  • Completed at least one year of internal medicine, pediatric or general surgery residency
  • Was accepted to a dermatology residency program (often more than 100 applicants per position)
  • Completed 3 years of advanced specialty training in dermatology
  • Successfully completed a rigorous written and microscopic exam to become certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Thomas R. Andrus, Jr., MD

Residing in Raleigh, NC since 1964, Dr. Andrus is a graduate of North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School. He completed two years of internal medicine residency and two and a half years of dermatology residency at The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He returned to Raleigh in 1982 to begin his practice. Dr. Andrus earned lifetime dermatology certification in 1983. He voluntarily completed the re-certification examination in 2009. Each year he participates in an average of fifty hours of continuing medical education. He loves his profession and expects to practice dermatology for many years to come. Some facts about Dr. Andrus:

  • Provider of Dermatological Services for NC State Athletics
  • Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association
  • Member of the Wake County Beekeepers Association
  • Friends of the J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Dr. Andrus is an avid gardener, an aggressive cook and a fledgling beekeeper.

Rebekah M. Oyler, MD

Dr. Oyler completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Penn State University. During medical school she received awards for her academic achievement including, four Hammond Scholarships, the Lange Medical Publishers Award and the J. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during her third year of medical school, serving one year as president of the ETA chapter.

Following her internship in internal medicine at Penn State's Hershey Medical Center, she moved to North Carolina to complete her dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Education continues, with approximately 50 hours of continuing medical education each year, and maintenance of her dermatology board certification.

Dr. Oyler has resided in Raleigh, NC since completion of her dermatology residency in 1998. She joined Andrus & Associates in 2002 and loves serving her patients, specializing in general and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery and psoriasis.