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Virtual Awards and Recognition for 2020

September 30, 2020


During these unprecedented times, Associates in Dermatology has remained committed to caring for our patients while implementing the highest levels of COVID-19 safety measures. Although many of the abrupt changes in your life may have left you feeling somewhat isolated, Dr. Michael Steppie and the doctors, nurses, and physician assistants at Associates in Dermatology remain dedicated to delivering the healthcare you need with the same level of professional engagement in today’s physical and virtual workplace. For our higher risk patients that need an extra layer of protection, we offer telehealth medicine by requesting a Telehealth Visit or calling us at 800-827-7546 to discuss your specific needs.

Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the way we deliver healthcare, digital communication has taken center stage in recognizing and rewarding companies and individuals for their unique accomplishments. In the absence of traditional awards ceremonies and physical events to express face-to-face congratulations, online conferencing and digital links are being utilized to deliver recognition culture in the today’s workplace. Throughout our Central Florida communities, nearly everyone is experiencing change, but recognizing how entities are adapting to serve their mission creates new hope as we continue down the road to normalcy. We proudly invite you to celebrate our recognized successes for 2020, which would never have been possible without your support.

Orlando Family Magazine TOP PHYSICIANS 2020

“This award matters a great deal to me, as doctors from 50 different disciplines were nominated by the magazine’s readers,” says Michael Steppie, M.D., president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology. “It is a reflection of the loyalty and love that our patients have for our dedicated team of healthcare providers who serve all sixteen Central Florida communities.” Dr. Steppie is a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon who has made it his mission to educate the community about leading-edge dermatologic solutions and life-saving skin cancer interventions. Associates in Dermatology currently provides a broad range of clinical and cosmetic treatment options for common conditions, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, hair loss, age spots, nail disease, moles, aging skin, and unwanted skin blemishes.

In a recently published article (Putting Patients First by John Anthony), Dr. Steppie thanked those who Associates in Dermatology serves by recognizing people’s commitment to improving their communities under these challenging circumstances. “Telemedicine has made it possible to stay connected with our patients, which is very important during these uncertain times,” says Dr. Steppie. “While adjustments had to be made due to the pandemic, our goal was to make sure patients in all of our communities were treated like family members.” For the third consecutive year, Dr. Michael Steppie was nominated and selected as one of Central Florida’s leading physicians. Click on the link for the August issue of Orlando Family Magazine TOP PHYSICIANS 2020 to access your digital copy.

American College of Physicians Fellowship Award

Although highly recognized as one of Central Florida’s leading dermatologists, Dr. Steppie completed residences in dermatology, dermatology surgery, and internal medicine. “My focus is on healthy lifestyle habits and raising awareness and prevention,” remarked Dr. Steppie in a recent media interview. “My most important goal is to help patients in any way I can.” Throughout his time at Associates in Dermatology, Dr. Steppie's highly influential work and unparalleled effort to educate communities about life-saving dermatologic solutions has earned him a mantle full of prestigious awards and recognitions, including numerous Vitals Patient's Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards.

Recently, Dr. Michael Steppie was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Physicians during a virtual ACP Convocation Ceremony presented by ACP President Robert M. McLean, MD, MACP. American College of Physicians is the largest medical-specialty organization in the United States comprised of internal medicine physicians who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise for the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the full spectrum from health to complex illness. In addition, he is also one of a select group of elite dermatologists and Mohs skin cancer surgeons who is a member of the Skin Cancer Foundation's Amonette Circle. Honored with multiple Distinguished Physician Recognition Awards from the AMA, the American Association of Physicians Specialists (AAPS), Dr. Steppie was appointed to and served on the Board of Directors for the AAPS for 2017-18.

ACDS Permanent Membership Status

The American Contact Dermatitis Society recently conducted its Annual Business Meeting virtually, of which Dr. Michael Steppie is a member of the ACDS Society. The mission of the American Contact Dermatitis Society is to be the premier organization cultivating advancements in the diagnosis and care of dermatitis through the promotion of education, research, and advocacy. The ACDS Contact Allergen Management Program (CAMP) is designed to help patients with allergic contact dermatitis. The industry-leading database system is available to ACDS members like Dr. Steppie to help patients with contact dermatitis to avoid allergens with ingredients lists for more than 5000 common products. With this ability to offer personalized medicine, Dr. Steppie can generate a patient’s safe list based on results of patch skin testing.

Through affiliations with numerous civic organizations, foundations, and charities, Dr. Steppie has brought free medical services to uninsured and indigent Central Florida patients. In the past, our Sumterville location assisted with area needs for services to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations through a Federally Qualified Health Center, where qualified patients received enhanced coverage from Medicare and Medicaid. Moreover, free dermatology services continue to be provided through the Orange County Government Special Care and Osceola County Council on Aging. Other charities where Dr. Steppie actively contributes include Bridges of Light Foundation, Universal Orlando Foundation/Supporting the Sunshine Foundation, Shepherd's Hope and Runway to Hope.

 

Associates in Dermatology is committed to caring for our patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are also taking the recommended steps to protect the health and safety of our patients as well as our dedicated team members to prevent the spread of coronavirus. For the latest scheduling information for any of our 16 Central Florida locations, please visit our website as we will continue to update and prioritize office procedures as this situation continues to evolve.

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