Ruth M. Vergara, D.D.S.Universal Dental Spa
Ruth M. Vergara, D.D.S., maintains a state-of-the-art private practice — Universal Dental Spa — with a focus on cosmetic dentistry, implants and family dental care. Dr. Vergara offers digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, Zoom whitening and nitrous oxide sedation. While receiving dental services, patients can enjoy a movie on monitors positioned above each dental chair. Dr. Vergara is certified in Invisalign clear braces and recommends early orthodontics intervention for younger patients and traditional braces for adults. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University. Dr. Vergara has practiced all aspects of general dentistry for more than 25 years and has completed extensive training on the latest dental techniques. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, The Dental Society of Greater Orlando, and International Association for Orthodontics. Dr. Vergara receives great satisfaction knowing she can make a difference in her patients’ lives by alleviating their pain and giving them beautiful smiles. Universal Dental Spa is accepting new patients.
6000 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 109, Orlando • 407-248-0484www.universaldentalspa.com
Keith Vevera, D.M.D.Vevera Family Dentistry
Keith Vevera, D.M.D., has practiced dentistry for more than 17 years. He owns and operates Vevera Family Dentistry, offering the latest in diagnostic imaging to thoroughly educate each patient about their own preventive and oral health. Dr. Vevera graduated from the University of Florida in 1994, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine. He is an Invisalign preferred, Fastbraces and obstructive sleep apnea appliance provider; he performs implants; and he is skilled in advanced smile design and sedation. Dr. Vevera is a Central Florida native. He provides excellent care for his patients by incorporating the most advanced treatments in dental care.
7602 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando • 407-826-1234www.veveradental.com
Jason J. Sotto, D.M.D.Pediatric Dentistry
Anyone who spends five minutes in the kid-friendly office of Jason J. Sotto, D.M.D., quickly understands Dr. Sotto’s ability to communicate with children and his special talent for making every dental visit a fun experience. A native Floridian, Dr. Sotto is extremely dedicated to the community and enjoys visiting elementary schools to reinforce good dental hygiene. Dr. Sotto is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he also completed a pediatric residency. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and recently received an award for his article published in the Journal of Dental Education.
3720 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden • 407-347-5956www.drsotto.com
Associates in Dermatology
Associates in Dermatology is an established, growing medical and surgical dermatology practice that has served Central Florida for the past 20 years. In its nine locations, Associates in Dermatology boasts a staff of dedicated, caring professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and a paramedical clinical aesthetician. Associates in Dermatology is under the leadership of President and Medical Director Michael W. Steppie, M.D., who is board-certified in dermatology and internal medicine, and is a Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon. The Mohs micrographic procedure is the most precise method available to remove skin-cancer tumors, which can have difficult-to-detect roots that spread into the skin, along blood vessels, nerves and/or cartilage. It is the surgical technique that offers patients who have skin cancer the most minimal recurrence rate, in addition to maximum preservation of uninvolved tissue, and, therefore, minimal scarring. In addition to surgical excisions of melanoma, skin tumors, cancers, benign moles and skin lesions, the practice offers a number of general dermatological therapies. Common conditions treated at Associates in Dermatology include allergic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, eczema, and diseases of the hair and nails. The facility, located in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando, also offers safe, effective laser treatments, including photorejuvenation, which is designed to remove age spots and redness because of broken capillaries; and Pixel Skin Resurfacing that dramatically improves skin texture and tone, while visibly minimizing wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance. Botox Cosmetic injections also are available in a number of locations. The practice accepts most health plans.
7932 W. Sand Lake Road, Suite 202, Orlando • 407-239-7546530 Ocoee Commerce Parkway, Ocoee • 407-239-75461655 E. State Road 50, Suite 201, Clermont • 407-846-7546400 Celebration Place, Suite A-120, Celebration • 407-846-7546725 E. Oak St., Kissimmee • 407-846-75463106 17th St., St. Cloud • 407-846-75467824 Lake Underhill Road, Suite J, Orlando • 407-239-7546106 Boston Ave., Suite 100, Altamonte Springs • 407-239-75462205 North Blvd. W., Davenport • 863-421-4158www.dermorlando.com
Janet Beres, P.A.-C.Sand Lake Dermatology Center
Board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, Janet Beres, P.A.-C., has practiced under licensed dermatologists for more than 12 years. After extensive training with Christopher P. Crotty, M.D., she began seeing patients at Sand Lake Dermatology Center in 2006. Beres received her bachelor’s from West Virginia University and her physician assistant degree from Pennsylvania’s Saint Francis University, one of the nation’s top-rated physician assistant schools. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Beres specializes in the treatment of skin, hair and nail disorders of children and adults. She is particularly proficient and knowledgeable in all areas of skin care, skin-care products and a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic injections and cosmetic fillers.
7575 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 370, Orlando • 407-352-8553www.sandlakedermatology.com
Christopher P. Crotty, M.D.Sand Lake Dermatology Center
Board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology, Christopher P. Crotty, M.D., trained at New York University and the Mayo Clinic. Named as one of Orlando’s top doctors by Orlando magazine, Dr. Crotty is a past president of the Central Florida Society of Dermatology and professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Specializing in complex medical and surgical dermatology for adults and children, Dr. Crotty is one of the few dermatologists in Central Florida who offers Mohs micrographic surgery for difficult skin cancers, as well as the Excimer laser for treatment of vitiligo and psoriasis, and new Fraxel CO2 laser for scarring and skin rejuvenation. At Sand Lake Dermatology Center, Dr. Crotty and his skilled staff, including Janet Beres, P.A.-C., offer Botox Cosmetic and fillers, including Restylane, Radiesse, Juvéderm and Sculptra; laser skin rejuvenation; hair removal; SkinMedica and Obagi products; Vitalize Peel; and microdermabrasion. Cosmetic consultations are complimentary.
Jeannette Hudgens, M.D., F.A.A.D.Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
Jeannette Hudgens, M.D., F.A.A.D., is a new board-certified dermatologist in the Dr. Phillips area. She was born and raised in Central Florida and graduated from Lake Brantley High School. Dr. Hudgens received her medical degree and completed her internship and residency in dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia. She has started a solo dermatology practice in Central Florida, treating patients of all ages. In addition to medical and surgical dermatology, she offers cosmetic procedures, including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Restylane and Juvéderm; chemical peels; and spider-vein treatments.
7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 200, Orlando • 407-704-7546www.hudgensmd.com
Kathleen M. Judge, M.D., F.A.A.D.Central Florida Dermatology Associates
After receiving her medical degree from the University of New Orleans, Kathleen M. Judge, M.D., F.A.A.D., earned a medical degree from Louisiana State University and became board-certified in dermatology. Dr. Judge has training in general and pediatric dermatology and has extensive experience in skin-cancer surgery, mole removals and cosmetic procedures, including Restylane, Botox Cosmetic, laser treatments, dermabrasion, chemical peels, earlobe repair, hair removal and Thermage, a nonsurgical alternative to traditional face-lifts. Dr. Judge is medical director of the VitaliaMed Spa, located on the second floor of her practice, Central Florida Dermatology Associates. The spa offers facials, waxing, microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, Pellevé treatments, eMatrix sublative rejuvenation and the VitaliaDerm skin-care line, which is made from natural botanical extracts. Dr. Judge is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, Central Florida Society of Dermatology, Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.
700 E. Michigan St., Orlando • 407-481-2620www.centralfloridaderm.com
Caridad Lopez, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C.Central Florida Dermatology Associates
Caridad Lopez, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C., earned dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida in entomology/nematology and microbiology. She earned her master’s in clinical medical science and physician-assistant studies from Barry University, where she graduated as salutatorian and received the President’s Award in the physician-assistant program for outstanding service, and academic and clinical achievement. Lopez practices at Central Florida Dermatology Associates, which offers a full range of medical dermatological, surgical and cosmetic procedures for the entire family.
John L. Meisenheimer, M.D.The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa
John L. Meisenheimer, M.D., treats diseases of the skin, nails and hair. A dermatologic surgeon for 25 years, he has treated more than 22,000 skin-cancer surgery patients and offers Mohs micrographic surgery. He provides cosmetic services, including nonablative laser facial rejuvenation for sun-damaged skin, peels, sclerotherapy, Botox Cosmetic and fillers. In addition, The Meisenheimer Day Spa, with its medical aestheticians and massage therapists, also provides a variety of facials, microdermabrasion, customized massages and reflexology. Dr. Meisenheimer earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and served his dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Contact Dermatitis Society, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and American Medical Association. Dr. Meisenheimer serves as chief of dermatology at Orlando Health. He is in private practice at The Meisenheimer Clinic and Day Spa, where all patients are seen by the doctor.
7300 Sandlake Commons Blvd., Suite 105, Orlando • 407-352-2444www.orlandoskindoc.com
Alexandra Shigo, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C.Central Florida Dermatology Associates
Alexandra Shigo, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C., obtained her associate of arts degree from Valencia College in Orlando, then went on to earn both her bachelor’s in health science and master’s in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida. She practices at Central Florida Dermatology Associates, which offers a full range of medical dermatological, surgical and cosmetic procedures. Before joining Central Florida Dermatology Associates, Shigo worked in a family practice office for several years.
Deepa Taneja, M.D.Florida Diabetes, Thyroid & Endocrine Center
Deepa Taneja, M.D., is board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and she practices evidence-based medicine, providing a full range of endocrinological services. She has a special interest in thyroid, diabetes, calcium, bone diseases and pituitary disorders. With her specialized training, Dr. Taneja strives to improve awareness and provide state-of-the-art management of endocrinological ailments. Dr. Taneja graduated with honors from medical school in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Cleveland Clinic Health System and fellowship training in endocrinology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. She received awards for academic merit and was the chief fellow of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program. Dr. Taneja routinely teaches medical and nursing students. She is on staff at Orlando Health and is an active member of The Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
9430 Turkey Lake Road, Suite 214, Orlando • 407-574-5161www.floridaendocrinecenter.com
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