Dr. Denise Forte-Pathroff, a Bismarck, ND dermatologist, treats a range of skin disorders, as well as conditions that affect your hair & nails.

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Denise Forte-Pathroff MD, PC  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Denise Forte-Pathroff is accepting new patients at this office.


(701) 223-8728


225 N. 7th Street, Suite B, Bismarck, ND 58501-4415

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Dermatology
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Dermatology
Languages Spoken English

Lot parking is available.

Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Forte-Pathroff
Dr. Forte-Pathroff


Denise Forte-Pathroff, M.D. is a Board-Certified dermatologist who attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She interned in Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania and she completed her Dermatology residency at Temple University in Philadelphia and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forte-Pathroff is a Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of North Dakota and is the president of DFP Inc., a cosmetic company that develops and markets skin care products. Dr. Forte-Pathroff  has a patent for a child anti abduction system. She is a member of a number of professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the North Dakota Medical Association.  Dr. Forte-Pathroff has previously served 11 years on the Board of Medical Examiners for the state of North Dakota, 15 years on the Board of Sanford (Medcenter One) nursing school, 11 of those as Chairperson. She was a director at BNC National Bank and BNC Holding Company for many years and has been a member of the Burleigh County Extension Service advisory board.

DFP, Inc. is a corporation formed to serve her dermatology patients. While a resident in Dermatology at Temple University, Dr. Forte-Pathroff witnessed the development of Alpha Hydroxy Acids for topical use. She was able to use and test these Alpha Hydroxy Acids on various skin conditions and was very impressed with the results. This began her interest in topical therapy for skin health. Today, Dr. Forte-Pathroff evaluates new ingredients as soon as they are available and directs the formulation of new products using these ingredients. In addition to her complete therapeutic line, there is a great line of color cosmetic available.

After many years of use, Dr. Forte-Pathroff has found these products to be extremely well tolerated. With proper use, irritation rarely occurs. As with any skin product, patients are asked to begin slowly, first applying the products to the inner arm to make sure there are no irritations or allergies. The products should then be applied every other day, working up to daily use according to the directions for your skin type. Remember your daily sunscreen, avoid peak sun time, cover up, don’t burn, and never use tanning booths. Please enjoy our wide selection of therapeutic products.


Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PA
    Residency in Dermatology

  • University of Minnesota
    Residency in Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Alexius Medical Center

Languages Spoken  

  • English

Dr. Forte-Pathroff's Medicare Fee‑for‑Service Data (2014)  

Please Note: The information displayed below is sourced from the 2014 Medicare Physician and Other Supplier National Provider Identifier (NPI) Aggregate Report. It's important to remember that the statistics below are not inclusive of all patients treated by Dr. Forte-Pathroff, but only those who participate in Medicare.

  • Doctor participates in Medicare?: Yes 
  • Number of HCPCS Codes: 1 
  • Number of Services: 995 
  • Medical Suppress Indicator:  
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Medical Services: 1 
  • Number of Medical Services: 995 
  • Number of Medicare Patients with Medical Services: 50 
  Medicare Patient Demographics
  • Total Number of Medicare Patients: 50 
  • Average Age of Medicare Patients: 75 
  • Number of Patients Under Age 65: 0 
  • Number of Patients Age 65 to 74: 21 
  • Number of Patients Age 75 to 84: 18 
  • Number of Patients Over Age 84: 0 
  • Number of Female Patients : 0 
  • Number of Male Patients: 0 
  • Number of Non-Hispanic White Patients: 50 
  • Number of Black or African American Patients: 0 
  • Number of Asian Pacific Islander Patients: 0 
  • Number of Hispanic Patients: 0 
  • Number of American Indian/Alaska Native Patients: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Race Not Elsewhere Classified: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare Only Entitlement: 0 
  • Number of Patients with Medicare & Medicaid Entitlement: 0 
  Medicare Patient Condition Demographics
  • Percent of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Asthma: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Cancer: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Heart Failure: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Depression: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Diabetes: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hyperlipidemia: 36% 
  • Percent of Patients with Hypertension (High Blood Pressure): 46% 
  • Percent of Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Osteoporosis: 24% 
  • Percent of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Osteoarthritis: 44% 
  • Percent of Patients with Schizophrenia / Other Psychotic Disorders: 0% 
  • Percent of Patients with Stroke: 0% 
  Medicare Payments Data
  • Total Submitted Charge Amount: $27,560.00 
  • Total Medicare Allowed Amount: $12,666.35 
  • Total Medicare Payment Amount: $8,550.25 
  • Total Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $8,367.76 
  • Total Medical Submitted Charge Amount: $27,560.00 
  • Total Medical Medicare Allowed Amount: $12,666.35 
  • Total Medical Medicare Payment Amount: $8,550.25 
  • Total Medical Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $8,367.76 
  Medicare Prescription Drug Data
  • Drug Suppress Indicator: n/a 
  • Number of HCPCS Associated With Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Drug Services: 0 
  • Number of Medicare Beneficiaries With Drug Services: 0 
  • Total Drug Submitted Charge Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Allowed Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Payment Amount: $0.00 
  • Total Drug Medicare Standardized Payment Amount: $0.00 

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