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Presenting The Core (CO2RE) Intima fractional CO2 Resurfacing System


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The Core (CO2RE) Intima fractional CO2 Resurfacing System is a versatile resurfacing technology that enables physicians like us at Dermatology and Skin Health to precisely target and treat the skin’s surface, middle, and deep dermal levels and effectively resurface and rid the skin of unwanted and/or unhealthy lesions. The treatment is lighter, faster, and more versatile for resurfacing needs as well as traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions. The Core (CO2RE) Intima fractional CO2 Resurfacing System has the ability to treat both superficial and deep skin layers simultaneously with precision-control over the intensity, pattern, and depth of ablation.

Patients can experience improvement of:

  • Skin tone and texture
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots

Common questions:

How do I know if CO2RE treatments are right for me?

Ideal candidates for CO2RE are in their 30s or older with skin damaged by exposure to the sun, age spots, fine lines, discoloration, rough texture, and other skin imperfections. It is ideal for anyone seeking younger looking skin without the long downtime associated with conventional resurfacing procedures.

What is the CO2RE procedure like?

You can expect some moderate discomfort during the treatment, but the anesthetic applied prior to the procedure typically makes any discomfort tolerable. For more aggressive, higher powered treatments, we’ll likely recommend a subcutaneous anesthetic, oral pain relievers and/or sedatives during the treatment session. Over the counter pain relievers may be taken in the days after the procedure to alleviate any residual discomfort.

Is CO2RE safe?

Yes. It absolutely is. During your consult we’ll go over your complete medical and skin history to minimize the potential for any negative reactions to your CO2RE resurfacing treatment.

How many CO2RE treatments will I need?

Generally you will see the difference you want after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. The age spots and uneven textures will start to show immediate improvement.

How long will the results last?

The durability of CO2RE results approaches that of surgical procedures. However, there are a number of variables that will determine how long you can expect the results to last, including your health, age and how you care for your skin after treatment.

What can I expect after my procedure?

Immediately following the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to a sunburn, lasting several hours. You can expect peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last seven to ten days.

Do I need to take any special precautions after treatment?

Depending on the unique situation, we may recommend a short course of antibiotics to minimize any risk of infection. Use of a moisturizer and sunscreen is recommended during the healing process and for the weeks and months following treatment.

Are you self-conscious or weary of blemishes and age related spots on your skin that you’d like to rectify? There are ways to remedy those concerns. Let’s have a conversation today to learn a little more about each other and how we can get you on a path to healthier skin and an overall healthier you. Contact us today to set up your consult. You have options. Let’s explore. The Core (CO2RE) Intima fractional CO2 Resurfacing System is one option we’re excited about and we’d like to share it with you.

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Nov 14 // 2017

The Core (CO2RE) Intima fractional CO2 Resurfacing System is a versatile resurfacing technology that enables physicians like us at Dermatology and Skin Health to precisely target and treat the skin’s surface, middle, and deep dermal levels and effectively resurface and rid the skin of unwanted and/or unhealthy lesions. The treatment is lighter, faster, and more versatile for resurfacing needs as well as traditional ablation and minor dermal excisions.

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Restoring Youthfullness: Understanding the PicoWay Laser


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The PicoWay laser takes care of the minor imperfections present on your body – restoring your skin to the youthfulness you remember and strive to experience yet again. PicoWay Resolve is a new technology that we’ve brought in to the practice here at Dermatology and skin health that is a fractional treatment capability introduced to the advanced PicoWay laser device that takes care of benign pigmented lesions such as:

  • Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Tattoos
  • Lentigines
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Café-au-lait
  • and other assorted skin irregularities

This breakthrough technology uses the shortest laser pulse available – measured in picoseconds (trillionths of a second) – to breakdown the pigment into the smallest particles possible. As mentioned, the pulses treat pigmentation, skin irregularities, and the overall signs of aging. The benefit of such short laser pulses is in the optimization of the delivery of energy to the pigmented particles which ensures that the pigmentation in question is effectively treated, while the least amount of heat gets transferred into the skin – minimizing or ultimately removing an amount of discomfort stemming from the treatment.

Frequently asked questions:

Why PicoWay treatments?

PicoWay treats a wide range of pigmented lesions with clear results in just a few treatments that are better served than other laser treatment options with minimal discomfort and heal time.

How does the PicoWay work?

Laser light is targeted at unwanted pigment in ultrashort picosecond pulses. These pulses shatter the pigment into very tiny particles which are then easily eliminated by the body’s natural processes. The PicoWay laser emits less heat energy than traditional lasers, providing a more comfortable treatment.

Does the PicoWay treatment hurt?

The degree of discomfort varies with each person depending on the nature and location of the pigmented lesions on the body.

What should be expected and what precautions would be taken throughout the process?

During your first visit, your skin’s reaction to the laser will be tested to determine the most effective treatment. Immediately following treatment, a cold or cool compress may be applied to soothe the treated area. A topical antibiotic ointment may be recommended. In the first few days, take care to avoid scrubbing the area or using abrasive skin cleansers. Over a few days the lesions will darken and sluff off.

How many PicoWay treatments will I require?

The effectiveness of the treatment depends on many factors such as the location, depth, size, and type of pigmentation. Some lesions will require several treatments for optimal results where some can be resolved in a single treatment.

Are PicoWay treatments safe?

PicoWay treatments selectively treat the melanin pigmentation while leaving surrounding skin undamaged.

Are there any side effects?

After treatments, patients will experience temporary discoloration or reddening of the skin around the treatment site. Some patients may also experience a temporary lightening or darkening of the skin. Not to worry though, the skin will typically resolve to normal pigmentation color in due time.

Can the PicoWay also treat tattoos and other discolorations?

Yes, PicoWay can also treat multi-colored tattoos. 

For questions or to schedule an appointment please contact us today.

Oct 20 // 2017

The PicoWay laser takes care of the minor imperfections present on your body – restoring your skin to the youthfulness you remember and strive to experience yet again.

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Dr. Mendese and Dermatology & Skin Health Team up with Impact Melanoma


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We’re pleased to partner with IMPACT Melanoma – a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness in hopes of reducing the incidence of melanoma around the country. They provide a variety of educational programs targeting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma for both children and adults. One such initiative is the Skinny On Skin Program which is an educational "curriculum" geared towards teaching professionals about spotting suspect moles while they go about their daily work of closely examining skin on a regular basis. Such professional include stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and other skin professionals.

The program is largely an online educational up, however, on select few occasions, the Skinny On Skin program is brought to these professionals in the flesh in a “classroom” type environment. That said, we’re happy to announce that the next installment of our in-person Skinny on Skin training series will be presented by our own Dr. Gary Mendese.

The event will take place at the Newburyport Senior Center in Newburyport, Massachusetts on September 11th from 6:30-8:30pm. This installment of the Skinny On Skin program will, once again, educate and create awareness of how to screen for suspicious moles while performing common salon service practices.

“I'm excited for this engagement and to become more involved with IMPACT Melanoma,” said Dr. Mendese. “It’s a great organization with tremendous outreach and a mission I fully support. This is a great opportunity for me to offer up some of the knowledge I’ve collected over the years, and to work closely with IMPACT Melanoma and estheticians in a professional setting is valuable to me. I strongly believe that those in the aesthetics field can play a vital role in identifying skin cancer – they look at patients/clients for a lot longer than we do! I'm really looking forward to discussing ways they can impact and potentially save patients' lives by simply continuing to do what they already do. Skin cancer is a real epidemic and physicians could certainly benefit from the input of all who have the ability to advise our patients.”

Full Details:

Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Presented by the City of Newburyport and the Newburyport Health Department
The Newburyport Senior Community Center
331 High Street, Newburyport, MA
with Dr. Gary Mendes of Dermatology Skin Health, Dover, NH
To register and learn more, click here.

Sep 08 // 2017

We’re pleased to partner with IMPACT Melanoma – a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness in hopes of reducing the incidence of melanoma around the country. They provide a variety of educational programs targeting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma for both children and adults. One such initiative is the Skinny On Skin Program which is an educational "curriculum" geared towards teaching professionals about spotting suspect moles while they go about their daily work of closely examining skin on a regular basis. Such professional include stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and other skin professionals.

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Tips to Rid Your Skin from Acne


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It’s that time of year again – Time for kids and young adults far and wide to head back to the land of academia. That is to say, school days are upon us once again.

Teenagers around the country are looking in the mirror and all thinking the same exact thought: How do I get rid of these zits.

Ah, yes. Acne – the most common skin condition in the United States. It’s a wonder it’s a wonder at all. But alas, clear skin is an important feature to not only teenagers, but also many people struggling to keep their skin clear of the condition. In short, if you’re reeling from the development of acne on your face, rest assured, you’re not alone.

Common Truths about Treating Acne:

The most certain truth about pesky pimples is the myths that surround them. The most common myth is the idea that you simply have to let acne “run its course.”

False.

Dermatologists exist (in small part) to steer you away from this “lack” of action. The truth is; it’s important to treat acne so it doesn’t develop into a larger issue.

Here’s why:

  • Without treatment, dark spots and permanent scars can appear on the skin as acne clears.
  • Treating acne often boosts a person’s self-esteem – which is precisely what students are looking for, quite honestly.
  • Many effective treatments are available. If you don’t ask, you can’t know.

Let’s take a note from the American Academy of Dermatology:

You can reduce your acne by following these skin care tips:

  • Wash twice a day and after sweating. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, can make acne worse, so wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.
  • Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything else can irritate the skin.
  • Be gentle with your skin. Use gentle products, such as those that are alcohol-free. Do not use products that irritate your skin, which may include astringents, toners and exfoliants. Dry, red skin makes acne appear worse.
  • Scrubbing your skin can make acne worse. Avoid the temptation to scrub your skin.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Shampoo regularly. If you have oily hair, shampoo daily.
  • Let your skin heal naturally. If you pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of getting acne scars.
  • Keep your hands off your face. Touching your skin throughout the day can cause flare-ups.
  • Stay out of the sun and tanning beds. Tanning damages your skin. Seriously. It’s a terrible, terrible thing. In addition, some acne medications make the skin very sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, which you get from both the sun and indoor tanning devices.
    • Using tanning beds increases your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 percent.
  • Consult a dermatologist if:
    • Your acne makes you shy or embarrassed.
    • The products you've tried have not worked.
    • Your acne is leaving scars or darkening your skin.

Today, virtually every case of acne can be successfully treated. Dermatologists like us here at Dermatology & Skin Health in Dover, NH, can help treat existing acne, prevent new breakouts and reduce your chance of developing scars. If you have questions or concerns about caring for your skin, you should make an appointment or schedule a quick consultation today!

 

Sep 07 // 2017

Acne – the most common skin condition in the United States. It’s a wonder it’s a wonder at all. But alas, clear skin is an important feature to not only teenagers, but also many people struggling to keep their skin clear of the condition. In short, if you’re reeling from the development of acne on your face, rest assured, you’re not alone.

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XTRAC Laser Therapy - Treat Your Skin from Psoriasis, Eczema, or Vitiligo


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We’ve recently replaced the old Excimer laser here at Dermatology & Skin Health with a state-of-the-art XTRAC laser, which will help us to more effectively treat:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo

What is XTRAC laser therapy?

The XTRAC laser works by penetrating the patient’s skin and breaking up the cells that form harmful, unwanted plaques. The treatment is proven to allow long periods of comfort and remission between outbreaks.

The working laser component of the XTRAC concentrates a single band of ultraviolet B (UVB) light ray on the patient’s psoriasis lesions. The ray penetrates the skin and “breaks the DNA of the T cells, which are what have multiplied to create psoriasis plaques. The 308-nm wavelength is found to be the most effective in clearing psoriasis lesions.”

What are the benefits of XTRAC therapy?

The benefits of the XTRAC laser are vast, and the results are proven as well as longstanding. Such benefits include:

  • Each treatment takes only minutes, right in our office
  • The surrounding healthy skin isn’t affected
  • In general, fewer sessions are experienced than some of the other treatments on the market
  • The therapy clears up mild to moderate plaques from psoriasis faster than natural sunlight or artificial UV light

Because of XTRAC’s concentrated light source, the XTRAC laser can focus only on the affected, plaque-laden area. As mentioned, this means that it does not affect the surrounding, healthy skin. It’s known to make it much easier to provide a remedy for hard to treat area, such as:

  • Knees
  • Elbows
  • Scalp

What are the side effects?

As with any laser-based procedure, mild to moderate side effects are entirely possible when utilizing XTRAC laser therapy. Potential side effects you may notice around the treated area include:

  • Redness
  • Blistering
  • Itchiness
  • Burning sensation
  • Increase in pigmentation

But don’t let the side effects deter you; XTRAC patients by-and-large have no documented side effects, and the good news? Patients achieve greater than 95% clearance with 10 in-office treatments.

Since receiving FDA clearance in 200, the XTRAC Excimer Laser has come to be recognized by dermatologists worldwide as the market leader in treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and atop dermatitis. It uses a sophisticated liquid light guide system to deliver a targeted, super-narrow UVB band to affected areas. Highly effective, safe, and painless, the laser clears unsightly psoriatic skin plaques quickly and effectively. The concentrated light allows the healthcare technician to deliver high doses necessary for rapid therapeutic clearing without the worry of harmful side effects of invasive, systemic agents. – www.xtracclear.com

So, if you’re ready for some relief from psoriasis, eczema, or vitiligo and want to explore your options and/or learn more about our new XTRAC laser, give us a call and to set up a consult anytime.  

 

Aug 25 // 2017

The XTRAC laser works by penetrating the patient’s skin and breaking up the cells that form harmful, unwanted plaques. The treatment is proven to allow long periods of comfort and remission between outbreaks.

The working laser component of the XTRAC concentrates a single band of ultraviolet B (UVB) light ray on the patient’s psoriasis lesions. The ray penetrates the skin and “breaks the DNA of the T cells, which are what have multiplied to create psoriasis plaques. The 308-nm wavelength is found to be the most effective in clearing psoriasis lesions.”

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Pleased to Announce the Addition of Dr. Stephen Moyer


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We’ve got a big announcement to make!

Are you ready?

We’re excited to let everyone know that we have a new addition coming soon to the practice! Dr. Stephen Moyer, DO, will begin here at Dermatology & Skin Health on August 1st. His addition will further bolster the growth of our practice, strengthening and adding to the collective service set provided to the organization’s existing patients, as well as opening the door to new people in need of dermatological care.

Board certified in Dermatology, Dr. Moyer is passionate about treating patients and building relationships through healing. Dr. Moyer earned his D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and completed a residency in dermatology in 2002 at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following his residency, Dr. Moyer went on to practice dermatology at Hartford Dermatology Associates (from 2002-2008 – where he was bestowed with the “Top Docs” honor), Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (from 2008 to 2013), and most recently at Elliot Dermatology prior to agreeing to continue on with his practice here at Dermatology & Skin Health.

Dr. Moyer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

“I’m very excited to join the Dermatology & Skin Health team,” Moyer said. “The practice has a great reputation and offers a very diverse range of services such as general dermatology, cosmetics, and Mohs surgery. This is a great fit for me personally and professionally and I’m excited to practice with such a great group of people. I have a deep appreciation for dermatology and have always been fascinated by how the skin can be a window to internal health. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to really get to know the patients that utilize Dermatology & Skin Health for their dermatological needs, and am committed to continue the trend of excellence and to build good relationships.”

For more information and to schedule appointments visit: www.dermskinhealth.com or call 603.742.5556.

 

Jul 21 // 2017

We’re excited to let everyone know that we have a new addition coming soon to the practice! Dr. Stephen Moyer, DO, will begin here at Dermatology & Skin Health on August 1st. His addition will further bolster the growth of our practice, strengthening and adding to the collective service set provided to the organization’s existing patients, as well as opening the door to new people in need of dermatological care.

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We'd Appreciate Your "Best Seacoast Dermatologist" Vote


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Hey Everyone!

We’d like to take a moment to thank ALL of you for all the support you’ve given us over the years. We pride ourselves on providing exemplary dermatologic services to everyone that walks through our doors.

That said, we’ve recently been nominated for 2017’s “Best of the Seacoast” Poll put on by Seacoast Media Group. If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to cast a vote for us (under “Best Dermatologist”) at any time during Monday, June 26th and Friday, July 14th, we’d be ever grateful!

 

 

 

 

Here’s the link: http://promotions.seacoastonline.com/l/Seacoast-Media-Groups-Best-of-2017/Ballot/Health

Sincerely,

The Entire Team at Dermatology & Skin Health

Jun 26 // 2017

We’ve recently been nominated for 2017’s “Best of the Seacoast” Poll put on by Seacoast Media Group. If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to cast a vote for us (under “Best Dermatologist”) at any time during Monday, June 26th and Friday, July 14th, we’d be ever grateful!

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Let’s Not Forget the Men – (And Men, Don’t Forget the Dermatologist)


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As Father’s Day approaches, we thought we’d take a moment to talk about the men in our lives and the importance of not being shy about utilizing the services of a dermatologist. We realize that it may not have anything to do with “being shy” at all. This is certainly anecdotal, but let’s face it, there’s a large percentage of the male populace that probably don’t spend a second thinking about their skin and if there exists potential ailments on their own person. Anecdote, but not without some degree of merit considering males are 24% less likely to have visited their general practitioner in the last calendar year. If men aren’t visiting their regular doctor, why on earth should we assume they’re seeking out a specialist such as a dermatologist?

According to the Dermatology Times (and, quite frankly, we’re in agreement): “This is especially concerning, because men have been found to be particularly in need of a derm’s guidance and care! Only 34% of men wear sunscreen, according to one studyAnother study found that 70% of men didn’t know the warning signs of skin cancer. And men over 50 are twice as likely as women to develop and die of melanoma.”

We need to be fostering awareness and the importance of skin care with the men living among us.

Here’s what we know about our own practice:

About 36% of our current patient base is male. Not bad – a smidge over a third, but this number can certainly grow, and is probably high in nationwide statistics.

Five common reasons men visit us here at Dermatology and Skin Health are as follows:

  • Unknown lesion(s)
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Full skin check/moles
  • Rash (could also be psoriasis/vitiligo)
  • Warts

“Men should not - but often do - underestimate the seriousness of skin conditions, or resign themselves to life with discomfort. Some can be extremely serious in themselves, like melanoma or psoriasis, and others can be suggestive of underlying issues - like hair thinning suggesting thyroid malfunction, or skin darkening as a symptom of Addison’s disease or insulin resistance.”

So, this weekend, while we’re celebrating our fathers, let’s remind men everywhere that skin health is vital. It’s the largest organ we’ve got and without it, well, we’d cease to exist. We need to protect it, and, from time-to-time, we may need a professional to weigh in just to be sure our skin is happy and healthy and not fighting back and leading us down a path of medical misfortune.

Ready to book your consultation? We're here when you're ready.

Jun 16 // 2017

As Father’s Day approaches, we thought we’d take a moment to talk about the men in our lives and the importance of not being shy about utilizing the services of a dermatologist. We realize that it may not have anything to do with “being shy” at all. This is certainly anecdotal, but let’s face it, there’s a large percentage of the male populace that probably don’t spend a second thinking about their skin and if there exists potential ailments on their own person.

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Dermatology & Skin Health Sponsers Sunscreen Dispensers in Newburyport


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You remember the bright yellow sunscreen dispensers we’ve been working on getting placed throughout the state and beyond in recent years, right? Of course you do!

Sunscreen Dispensers from IMPACT Melanoma on Vimeo.

Well, we’re back teaming up with our pal Laurie Seavey and IMPACT Melanoma to aide in the installation of those same dispensers down in Newburyport, Mass. So, if you’re out enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend, and happen to be in or around Newburyport, take notice that you’re likely to see three brand new installs in the downtown area.

“The Newburyport Health Department is so excited to partner with Dermatology & Skin Health, and Impact Melanoma to be able to provide free sunscreen for our residents and visitors during the busy summer months, said Newburyport Public Health Nurse, Pamela Palombo. “The dispensers are a great way to help raise awareness about the importance of regular sunscreen use in the reduction of skin cancer, and make sunscreen readily accessible to everyone.”

We’re so pleased to be continually involved with our surrounding communities and helping to facilitate the education and remedial efforts associated with protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays. There’s not need to hide from the sun, just use caution and slather on that sunscreen to prevent the growing incidences of skin cancers. Okay? Okay.

“One thing I deeply appreciate about our work here at Dermatology & Skin Health, is how we’re able to partner and work with great community driven organizations,” said Dr. Gary Mendese of Dermatology & Skin Health. “It’s inspiring to me to forge these bonds and to collaboratively work for the good of everyone throughout our greater communities. As a Mohs Surgeon, I deal firsthand with the removal of existing melanomas and other skin cancers that can significantly affect patients' lives. Impact, in this case, comes in the form of pushing forward, and by helping to install these sunscreen dispensers in Newburyport to help inform people that exposure to the sun needs to be approached in a safe, routine manner. The adverse effects are very real, and can be very scary. Deadly, in fact…”

The specially designed dispensers, which are being purchased and installed across the country, are part of Practice Safe Skin, a program that offers sunscreen as an effective preventive measure to help avoid sun over-exposure year round. Each sunscreen dispenser is equipped with four 1000 mL bags of sunscreen and contains an all-natural blend of 6% zinc and 6% titanium SPF-30 sunscreen, safe for people aged 6-months and up. Ingredients are printed on the machines upon installation.

May 26 // 2017

You remember the bright yellow sunscreen dispensers we’ve been working on getting placed throughout the state and beyond in recent years, right? Of course you do!

If you’re out enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend, and happen to be in or around Newburyport, take notice that you’re likely to see three brand new installs in the downtown area.

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Employee Spotlight: Stephanie Grant


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Tell us a bit about the responsibilities of a Clinical Nurse Manager? What’s your day-to-day look like?

Grant: There is really no typical day for a Clinical Nurse Manager. This role involves a lot of day-to-day management of clinical staff and office resources to ensure quality care is being provided to each and every one of our patients. I am not only here to support our clinical staff, but also as a direct resource for our patients. I want patients to know that I am here to help with whatever their need may be; weather it is a question, concern, or just a listening ear.

What do you enjoy about being a working professional/resident in the Seacoast?

Grant: I live in the Seacoast area and absolutely love it (Well… maybe everything other than the cold winters, but I do take advantage of that time to do some skiing). I think working and living in the seacoast area is a unique opportunity for me, as I know the great people of this area and have the privilege of serving them.

What brought you to Dermatology and Skin Health?

Grant: I came to Dermatology and Skin Health because of their unwavering reputation as one of the best dermatology practices in the region, and I wanted to be a part of that.

How long have you been in the healthcare field? What got you interested in pursuing this type of “service”?

Grant: I have been a registered nurse for 6 years. My interest in the healthcare field started when I was young, I would take my mom`s old anatomy and physiology textbook from college and I remember just flipping through the pages being fascinated by the human body. My dad is also in healthcare and I grew up having so much respect for him and his profession, so I guess I would have to thank my parents for sparking my interest. I ultimately decided to pursue a career in nursing because I love how multifaceted it is. It’s a career where I can challenge myself academically while caring for those in need.

I got into the field of Dermatology specifically out of curiosity, and once I was in it I fell in love. The skin is the largest organ of the body and its also really complex. I think a lot of us take our skin for granted, but it is truly amazing all the things it does for us. We need to take really good care of our skin, and as a nurse it is fun helping people do just that.

Do you have any sort of professional “mantra” or philosophy that fuels the work you set out to do?

Grant: “You got this.” I use this a lot because I think whether we say it to ourselves, or someone else, it helps ignite that boost of confidence and positive mentality that we all need to be successful.

What excites you about working with the team at Dermatology and Skin Health?

Grant: Gosh… where do I start? I am excited to become of part of the Dermatology and Skin heath team because they are the total package. From the medical, surgical, and cosmetic services they provide to the pride each and every employee takes in their job – it makes for a great atmosphere to work in. As a nurse, it’s really exciting to also be working with some amazing advance practice nurses. These nurses have taken the profession to the highest level, so I really look forward having them as mentors.

What’s the importance of “working as a team”?

Grant: Teamwork is key in any work environment, but critical in the medical field. Delivering quality care to every patient that walks in the door is accomplished with many hands. Synergy between the different roles in the office ensures a positive experience for each of our clients.

What kind of team player do you consider yourself?

Grant: I consider myself to be somewhat of the "peacemaker." I like to avoid conflict, but I also know in some cases it is inevitable. I like to be the person on the team who can see alternative viewpoints and work towards a solution that benefits everyone.

What’s one thing that everybody needs to know about you?

Grant: Mexican food is the key to my heart!

May 01 // 2017

Introducing Stephanie Grant, our Clinical Nurse Manager.

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