About Associates in Dermatology


Our Orlando dermatology practice's mission statement is "Dedicated, caring dermatology professionals with the skills, training and technology to provide you with the best medical care in Central Florida."

Among Orlando dermatologists, our practice enjoys a stellar reputation with both patients and peers. With 15 Central Florida locations, our clinics offer a full range of skincare services for both clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Our doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and clinical aestheticians help patients overcome all sorts of skin-related conditions from an irritating but harmless rash to benign moles and malignant skin lesions.

At Associates in Dermatology, we treat a variety of medical conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails. Under the guidance of Dr. Michael Steppie (President and Medical Director), our specialists offer cutting-edge clinical and cosmetic dermatology services. Aging may be inevitable by nature, but our physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and paramedical clinical aesthetician can keep your skin healthy and looking great for years to come.

Dr. Steppie is a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatologic surgery and is a highly qualified MOHS micrographic skin cancer surgeon. He is a dedicated member of the prestigious Amonette Circle of Skin Cancer Foundation and has been honored with multiple American Medical Association Physician Recognition Awards, received the Patient’s Choice Award for the last three consecutive years and was voted one of America's Top 10 Physicians in Orlando in 2014*.

Michael Steppie, MD, also serves as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Central Florida and as Clinical Assistant Professor in Dermatology at the Florida State University College of Medicine (Orlando Regional Campus). His work is often referenced and his expert opinions have been quoted in publications such as Men's Health Magazine and The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal.

Skin Cancer Surgeons

We offer a full range of both clinical and cosmetic services to keep our patients' skin, hair and nails healthy and attractive. Our nationally recognized MOHS micrographic skin cancer surgeon has 30 years of experience, and we have served as Orlando's preferred skin cancer surgery center. Now, we proudly offer a non-surgical approach using low-energy radiation to treat non-melanoma skin lesions and tumors.

NOTE: This cutting-edge skin cancer treatment is performed in one of our in-office laboratories, which is subject to stringent quality and personnel requirements established by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). The practice is also proud to be a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratory.

Orlando Dermatologists

In addition to our superficial radiation therapy, surgical excisions of melanoma, skin tumors, cancers, benign moles and skin lesions, we offer a number of general dermatological therapies. We treat common conditions such as allergic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, eczema and disease of the hair and nails.

Our doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants also perform a variety of cosmetic procedures that include injections for Botox® and dermal fillers as well as medical strength chemical peels, electrocautery and acne treatments.

Thank you for visiting our website and please continue to browse to learn more about our services. We can't stop the aging process but many skin conditions are both preventable and reversible. Contact one of our centers near you and let our experts develop a skincare plan designed to keep your skin radiant and virtually ageless. You can also visit our online store for Steppie MD® - ETHEREAL BEAUTY skincare.

Giving back to the Community

Through affiliations with numerous charities and foundations for years, Our Orlando dermatology practice has been providing free medical care to Central Florida’s uninsured and indigent, including performing free skin cancer screenings during the Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour and within the practice, particularly during May, designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month nationwide.

Albert Einstein once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Our dermatology team firmly believe this and are passionate about living lives that serve their patients and their community.

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DISCLAIMER: The information provided by this site is intended solely for educational purposes. This information is not to be used for medical diagnostic purposes and is not intended to serve as a recommendation for treatment and/or management of any medical/surgical condition. Most of all, this information should not be used in place of a physician or other qualified health provider. If you believe you have a medical condition, please contact your physician immediately.

I recently saw Annette at the Altamonte office for a skin screening. I was greeted by Carol, who was very pleasant and upbeat. She made me feel at ease from the moment I walked in and explained the paperwork and co-pay questions I had. My appointment was at 9:30am and Annette's nurse called me back at 9:35am. I was pleasantly surprised that my appointment was on time. Not that I would have minded waiting, since that is normally how that goes at a doctor's office. The medical assistant was very professional, explained procedures and answered any questions I had with knowledge. Annette is a very smart and detail oriented person, she was very pleasant to talk to and answered my questions and concerns. She gave me information brochures, samples of creams and I left with a good peace of mind. I felt that all of my concerns were addressed and Annette listened to all of my concerns. I would highly recommend this office to everybody. It is a great team, the have a great work ethic and dynamic going on! Thank you all for a great experience.

— Carol G.

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