Associates in Dermatology Giving Back to the Community and Dedicated to Top Quality Care
August 15, 2013
For nearly 25 years the leaders and staff of Orlando-based Associates in Dermatology have dedicated themselves to delivering an unrivaled level of care to patients and to serving the Central Florida community. Founded in 1989, the practice offers both cosmetic and clinical dermatology to help keep patients looking their beautiful best. But its specialty is saving lives.
Skin cancer is the No. 1 most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. That is why Associates in Dermatology, led by Dr. Michael Steppie, specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin cancer. One thing is for sure – the people of Central Florida, where the practice has grown to ten locations, are in very capable hands.
In fact, Dr. Steppie is a nationally recognized expert in skin cancer and advanced skin cancer treatment – namely, Mohs surgery. He was also Central Florida’s first to introduce Superficial Radiation Therapy, a cutting edge technology that provides a less invasive alternative to surgical procedures for specific types of skin cancers.
Steppie’s highly influential work has earned him a mantle full of prestigious awards and recognitions but it is not accolades that drive Dr. Steppie and his dedicated support staff. He and his team of health care providers are passionate about spreading the word about skin cancer and saving lives.
Through affiliations with numerous charities and foundations for years, Associates in Dermatology has been providing free medical care to Central Florida’s uninsured and indigent. Each year, Dr. Steppie and his dedicated staff also perform 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.” Dr. Steppie and the Associates in Dermatology team firmly believe this and are passionate about living lives that serve their patients and their community.