Winter 2020 Newsletter

PDP Welcomes New Northeast Philadelphia Office Staff

Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners (PDP) Northeast Philadelphia-Lexington Park office opened recently. Led by Deirdre Wood, MD, the PDP staff is hard at work taking care of patient needs. Pictured (below) from left to right: Angelica Iby, Lisa Lukasienski, Alexis Turbin, Corin Kleinbrahm, Sarah Bowers, Caitlin Madden, and Jessica Ferguson. For an appointment, call 610-288-2908, or skip the phones andbook online now.


Deirdre Wood, MD, Northeast Phila. Lexington Park

Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners Plan Further Growth 


Sarah Todd, MD, West Chester, PA
Pennsylvania Dermatology Partnersis looking forward to an active summer as the burgeoning dermatology network plans to add two more practices, expanding its presence to 16 offices in the Greater Philadelphia region and Lehigh Valley.
The two offices, located in West Chester and Exton, Chester County PA, are scheduled to open under the PDP name in July. The West Chester office was aquired from Drew McCausland, MD, who is retiring after nearly 50 years of providing dermatologic care to the community. PDP's Sarah Todd, MD, will be the practicing dermatologist upon his retirement. The Exton office is leased and will be led by Brandon Rowe, MD. 
Both providers are highly skilled, trained, and board-certified Fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology. 
The West Chester and Exton expectant openings fall on the heels of PDPs acquisition of Boulevard Dermatology, the Northeast Philadelphia-Lexington Park practice of Deirdre Wood, MD, earlier this year. Dr. Wood is now the lead provider of the Lexington Park office.
In addition to Mohs Surgery, PDP provides a full range of dermatologic care to people of all ages including children and teens. PDP is committed to providing superior care -- even offering online billing and urgent same-day and next-day appointments.
Look for more information on PDP's newest practices and providers in future PDP patient newsletters.

Brandon Rowe, MD, Exton, PA

Free Skin Cancer Screenings For New Patients in May">Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners (PDP) is proud to announce free skin cancer screenings for new patients only during Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May.              
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with one in five Americans developing the cancer in their lifetime. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the five-year survival rate for Melanoma is nearly 100 percent if caught early. However, it allowed to grow, melanoma can spread quickly with dangerous results.
Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers. PDP providers stress that early detection is critical for successful treatment of skin cancers, so they urge anyone who has not had a recent exam to call PDP for a complimentary screening.
Appointments are required. For more information on participating PDP providers, please call 610-288-2908, and mention this article.

PDP to Celebrate King of Prussia Opening on March 17                Chance win $200-off any Botox treatment



Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners (PDP) plans to hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its King of Prussia office next month. 
The King of Prussia practice, led by Olga Radkevich-Brown, MD, is one of PDP's newest offices.  Guests will enjoy light food, refreshments, and a chance to win $200 off any *Botox treatment.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, March 17, from 5 to 6 pm at PDP, 492 Allendale Road in King of Prussia. The festivities will be held in the lobby. 
If you plan to attend the event, please RSVP to Michael Reisman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 610-288-2908.
*Botox recipients cannot be pregnant, nursing, have infection, or have history of neuromuscular disorder or previous sentivity to botulinum toxin.

Here are Some Tips and Treatment for Acne                                     

By Daniel Shurman, MD, Reading Eagle contrbutor
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects up to a staggering 50 million Americans annually.
To make matters worse, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts and other acne-related blemishes seem to occur at the most inconvenient times: before a date, a meeting, class photos, you name it. Although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to disfiguring and permanent scarring.
Why do I have acne? Acne is most commonly linked to the changes in hormone levels during puberty, but can start at any age. Certain hormones cause the grease-producing glands next to hair follicles in the skin to produce larger amounts of oil, or abnormal sebum. This abnormal oil changes the activity of harmless skin bacterium called P. acnes, or propionibacterium acnes, which becomes more aggressive and causes inflammation and pus. Certain medications, stress and a poor diet can also contribute to acne. There is also evidence of a genetic component to acne as well.  
For Dr. Daniel Shurman's full article on tips and treatments for acne as it appeared in the Reading Eagle, visit the PDP website "About Us" tab click here.

Do You Need Sunscreen in Winter?


By Ivy DeRosa, DO, Bucks County Herald contributor

Although you may bundle up and tend not to spend as much time outdoors during the cold Pennsylvania winter months, your hands, face, ears, and neck are still exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays on a daily basis.

UVA rays are not filtered by glass or clouds and are consistent throughout the year. They also penetrate deeper, causing those pesky brown spots and accelerate the aging process.

The risk of sunburn is actually higher than you realize, during winter because ultraviolet light from the sun is intensified when it reflects off snow, making exposed skin extremely vulnerable to sun damage.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, snow reflects up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV light, so the rays hit you twice, further increasing your risk of sun cancer and premature aging.

Moreover, harmful UV rays are present year-round, and can even filter through dark cloud coverage to reach your skin. As reported by MD Anderson, several studies indicate an effect called cloud enhancement of UV radiation. This phenomenon happens when the sun’s beam reflects off the sides of clouds causing radiation to be more focused and dangerous.   
For Dr. DeRosa's full article on the importance of sunscreen in winter as it appeared in the Bucks County Herald, visit the PDP website "About us" tab or click here.

Dr. Jason Schoenfeld Masters an Internet Craze 

Pennsylvania winter months, oooooohands, face, ears, and neckre still exposed to the sun’s
Jason Schoenfeld, MD, who leads Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners Northeast Philadelphia --Torresdale office, takes time from his busy schedule to engage in an activity that took the internet by storm recently - the broom challenge! Videos and pictures of people standing up their broomsticks on the bristles have flooed social media, and now Dr. Schoenfeld is part of the craze! Oh, and by the way, it looks like he has succeeded!

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