In one of your comments you noted that there are certain dermatologists that specialize in the treatment of alopecia areata. Could you please provide the names of any that you are aware of (particularly those on the east coast as I live in the DC Metro area). Thanks.
You need to go to your family doctor and ask that question. Each doctor in each city has worked out the referral patterns for their patient’s best interests. I have a good doctor referral that has built a reputation — Dr. Richard Strick at UCLA in Los Angeles. You might check with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation for other sources.