Newman supports skin health

Name: Sarah Newman, MMS PAC, founder of Sun City Dermatology and Ahwatukee Skin & Laser.

age: 48.

Business Name: Sun City Dermatology, 13843 W. Meeker Blvd., Suite 101, Sun City West; Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 3pm (hours may vary). Visit suncitydermaz.com or call 623-377-7546.

Town/neighbourhood: Sun City West.

Personal background highlights: I was born and raised in rural Wisconsin, learning early on the definition of hard work, persistence, and Midwestern values. I first became interested in dermatology when I was suffering from bad acne as a young adult. The town I grew up in was so small that I didn’t see a dermatologist until I went to college, and it was a life-changing experience for me. After treatment, I went from a person who was not comfortable looking in the mirror to a person who was confident. My interest in dermatology as a profession, however, really took off when I worked as an exchange student in Belize, Central America, during my undergraduate years. During that time, I witnessed infectious diseases, parasitic infections, and cellulitis due to third world living conditions. I also saw how grateful patients were after they were treated. It was then that my love for this area of ​​medicine just blossomed. I went to physician assistant school as soon as I returned to the states. I’ve been practicing PA for over 20 years now and those years go by quickly!

Professional background highlights: In the late 2000s I was working for a large practice, but I was not happy when I saw patients being rushed through appointments and treated like “numbers”. I wanted to be able to provide care in a warm, inviting environment. In a complete leap of faith, and an unusual move for a PA, I opened my first practice, Ahwatukee Skin & Laser, in 2010, followed by Sun City Dermatology in 2018. I am proud to say that we have been awarded for “. Best in Skincare” and “Best Medical Specialist” in local polls for several years in a row, and we were recently voted the No. 2 Dermatology Practice in the Valley in a citywide competition. Was voted for.

What shall I do: Sun City Dermatology is a full service general and cosmetic dermatology practice. With a staff of surgeons, physicians and estheticians, we treat all hair, skin and nail ailments. We also specialize in skin cancer surveillance and MOHS surgery. I personally split my time between both practices.

What I love most about doing business here: I really enjoy the relationships we have built with patients from Sun City and the surrounding areas. It is beneficial to us to be able to provide meticulous care, especially in the case of skin cancer management and treatment.

Previous occupation and why I left: Before becoming a PA, I was a registered dietitian. I found myself wanting more medical knowledge in dermatology, so I went back to school and got my Master of Medical Science in 2000.

I’d like to see changes in this area: I wish health care options today were easier for senior citizens to access and navigate.

What I’m promoting: Our motto is “Results You Can See; You can feel the care. For this reason, we focus on building a healthy provider-patient relationship while delivering care and effective treatment. We want our patients to feel like they are family.

Preferred Community Reasons and Why: Skin cancer awareness, for obvious reasons, and animal rescue causes – I’m a long time dog lover.

When and why I started my business/employment here: I believed that Sun City and the surrounding area were an under-served community in terms of advanced dermatology care. It makes sense to start your second practice in this growing part of the Valley.

My family: They still live in the small town in Wisconsin where I grew up and I can see them whenever.

My interests and hobbies: Playing with my dogs, Stella, a 2 year old playful rescue pit bull, and Charlie (a girl). one year old doodle; cooking; hiking; And riding my bike.

People who inspire me (and how): I’m inspired by high-quality physicians’ dedication to health care, and I’m a huge fan of author and Food Network hostess Ina Garten.

My Guiding Philosophy: always do the right thing

My advice to today’s youth: Appreciate your family, your education and learn the values ​​of hard work, honesty and humility.

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