Meet Our Cool Warrior CoolSculpting® Contest Winner
Meet our Cool Warrior winner, Stephanie! We were beyond touched by the remarkable stories that we received through the nominations.
Our mission was to find someone with a warrior spirit who keeps a positive, cool attitude through tough times or who always puts others’ needs before their own. Because we think this courage is beyond cool, we teamed up with CoolSculpting® to give away a CoolSculpting® Makeover (a $9,000 value) to a deserving “Cool Warrior” in our community.
This was a difficult decision as all candidates are so deserving of this win! We thank everyone for submitting stories about loved ones, people who have demonstrated strength and have been supportive to others in times of need. We are inspired.
Stephanie has spent the last ten years putting others first. From her mother who had a stroke and needs 24/7 care, to her husband who struggled with his own difficult health battle that took him a full year to recover, she has persevered to remain strong in giving time, support, and comfort to those needing her the most. While managing to care for their children and her parents with disabilities during this unimaginably challenging time, she started the only nonpartisan grassroots group in the city, “Tucson Vote Riders” to drive people who could use a helping hand (those with disabilities, parents who need car seats, etc.) to vote. She has also been working on improving her own life, losing 25 pounds in the process.
In her husband’s words, “This woman is a superhero and doesn’t know it. She has been saving up to get Coolsculpting® for two years. Instead, she gave the money to the Tucson Food Bank this summer. I just want to help her feel like the hero she is.”
We will share Stephanie’s journey with CoolSculpting in the coming weeks!
We thank CoolSculpting® for teaming up with us to honor and celebrate someone so deserving. In addition, our runner-ups will be receiving special prizes for their demonstrations of courage and love out there! We are in awe!
Dr. Gerald Goldberg Returns!
At long last! Dr. Goldberg returns to Pima Dermatology after a Spring and Summer hiatus. Due to Covid-19, Pima Dermatology made many strategic decisions for safety and perseverance, while adapting to an entirely new world of health care.
To say that we have missed Dr. Goldberg is an understatement. We (and all of his patients) have missed him immensely – his warmth and energy – brilliant knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for his craft and patient care are such a happy and welcomed return!
Dr. Goldberg is offering his world-renowned Laser services again – including Laser Skin Rejuvenation and treating complicated birthmarks and various skin challenges. He is also performing Cosmetic injections and some additional Cosmetic treatments. His schedule is now Tuesdays and Thursdays, with special focus on Laser Surgery.
With each day, and every week that goes by, we are slowly starting to feel like we are a little more back to normal – and Dr. Goldberg’s return really gives us that much more affirmation of brighter days ahead!
Accepting New Patients
Tracy A. Jeck, MD is a board-certified Dermatologist and fellow of the American Board of Dermatology. With over 14 years of diverse experience, she is an expert in medical and surgical dermatologic care. Prior to joining Pima Dermatology in 2020, Dr. Jeck practiced at the office of Norman Levine, MD, in Tucson, Arizona for over 11 years.
Dr. Jeck graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning academic distinction and honors with the Harvard College President’s Scholarship, Harvard College Research Fellowship, and the Mind Brain Behavior Thesis Grant. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine Degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She completed her dermatology residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Scottsdale, Arizona where she was co-chief resident. Continue reading …
NEW! MOBILE CHECK-IN
We are providing the SAFEST and FASTEST check-in possible, getting you in and out of your appointment quicker.
IT’S AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3! Learn more HERE.
Departure Announcement: Maria Cano, CMLT, Aesthetician
The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought many challenges that we, and our community, continue to endure. These turbulent times have required all of us at Pima Dermatology to dig deep mentally, physically, and spiritually so that we can meet the moment and do our best to protect our patients and purpose-driven practice. Throughout this pandemic, we have had to strategically restructure our service delivery and staffing model to adjust to a very different environment. It has come with some real and heartbreaking decisions. This month, we had to eliminate one of our Cosmetic Provider positions.
With a heavy heart, we are saying goodbye to a talented and beloved colleague and friend, Maria Cano, Aesthetician, CMLT. After nearly a decade of service, we recognize and appreciate Maria’s dynamic skills and dedication to aesthetics – her many contributions to Pima Dermatology – and the deep relationships she has built with our staff and our patients. In pursuing new opportunities ahead, we wish her well-deserved success in her journey.
It is our promise to Maria and to our loyal and wonderful patients to continue to provide you with the Cosmetic Services and the care you have been accustomed to through our team of four Cosmetic Providers. We welcome you to contact us at 520-795-7729 or click here to request an appointment, or connect with us if you have any questions or concerns during this transition.
Truly, we are in this together and look forward to better days ahead.
THE TIME IS NOW. OUR U.S. DOCTORS AND NURSES NEED OUR HELP.
As the national shortage of face masks becomes severe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says doctors and nurses can use bandanas as makeshift masks when caring for COVID-19 patients — although it’s unclear whether they would protect medical workers. Used “as a last resort”, the CDC acknowledges that its recommendations are out of step with standards of care in the United States.
WE CAN DO BETTER! Let’s do our part to provide our healthcare professionals the equipment they need to fight COVID-19.
We can do this! We challenge you, our patients, our friends in the community, to search your medicine cabinets, garages, workshops, and workplaces to find these heroes the PPE they so desperately need.
Go to donatePPE.org to see what supplies you may have at home and learn how to get it to the people who need it NOW. You may also call Pima Dermatology at 520.795.7729, Ext. 203 and we can arrange a donation drop-off time at our practice.
We vow to wear the bandana so that our doctors and nurses don’t have to. Help share this message and support this effort by posting a bandana selfie. SHARE THIS MESSAGE! Get the word out NOW.
#whatstheholdup #donthebandana #getmePPE #Covid-19 #savelives #coronavirus #pimaderm #PPEtucson #PPEUS #getthewordoutnow
Pima Dermatology Closed Temporarily as We Help to “Flatten the Curve” to Fight COVID-19/Coronavirus
As the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation develops, the safety of our community is our top priority. This is an unprecedented and challenging time for all of us, but we are committed to your health and well-being as our patient. We’ve made the decision to do our part to “flatten the curve” (reducing the viral spread to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system) and cease all in-person patient visits effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will reopen in the future, as soon as we safely can.
IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT SCHEDULED IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS: If you are a patient who has an appointment scheduled anytime now through mid-April 2020, please be assured we will call you with new appointment options and to address any urgent needs you may have (i.e. medication refills, suture removal, etc.).
ALL OTHER PATIENTS: If you do not have an urgent need, we kindly request patients to not call our office at this time. We must keep our lines open to attend to rescheduling those with immediate upcoming appointments.
STAFFING PHONES DURING OUR CLOSURE: Phone hours of operation are from 10AM – 2PM. Members of our front office and clinical teams will be available to you to help with your urgent needs.
Preceptee Experiences a Week of Incredible Cases at Pima Dermatology with Dr. Gerald Goldberg
The ASLMS Preceptorship Program provides a unique opportunity for ASLMS members, in their careers, to learn new perspectives in lasers and hands-on techniques through the mentoring of Laser professionals and practices. “I was genuinely surprised by the cases he lined up for the week”, said Haitham Algzlan, MD. Read more here.
As a NIA24 retailer and partner for over a decade, it is sad news to share that effective December 1, 2019, NIA24 is closing. Read more here …
Laser Aesthetics Course
December 7-8, 2019
Watch the video here
Pima Dermatology, in Tucson, Arizona, in partnership with American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), hosted nationally renowned laser surgeons, faculty, and students to advance the field of cutting-edge laser medicine December 7 – 8, 2019. The allure of Southern Arizona’s intimate setting and a long professional history with Gerald N. Goldberg, MD, Founder of Pima Dermatology and distinguished laser surgeon for over three decades, directed the annual course to Tucson. Clinicians, scientists, and industry professionals who use or are investigating the use of lasers and other energy-based technologies took their synergizing to new heights in the casual setting of the Old Pueblo. Continue reading …
Liza Byrne, PA-C, Board-Certified Physician Assistant has Resigned
With much love and careful consideration of her patients and Pima Dermatology family, Liza Byrne, PA-C, board-certified Physician Assistant at Pima Dermatology since 2008, has resigned from our practice to care for a dear family member. We are so very grateful for the incredible care she has provided to our patients and the genuine friendship forged with us over the years.
Ms. Byrne has a proven track record of patient safety and satisfaction, providing diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and various skin conditions, surgical excisions and biopsies, and laser tattoo removal. She has always placed great importance on providing her patients with outstanding care and the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their skin.
We honor her many contributions as a provider and hope that we will work with her again one day! For now, it is not “Goodbye” – but rather, “Until we meet again”!
Journées Parisiennes du Laser
Novotel Paris Eiffel Tower
June 7 – 8, 2019
Gerald Goldberg, MD attended this year’s Journées Parisiennes du Laser meeting (Paris Laser Days) in Paris, France in June. This Laser Group annual meeting gathers dermatologists and all other specialists interested in the practice of lasers and energy-based devices from all over the world. Dr. Goldberg was an integral part in helping to make this the first international session by representing ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery) at the meeting. Over 300 dermatologists, cosmetic doctors, practitioners, and assistants attended. It is also the annual appointment of all members of the Laser Group.
Watch Dr. Goldberg’s interview on Agora TV, filmed during the meeting in Paris. It highlights Dr. Dieter Mannstein, current President of ASLMS, Dr. Hans Laubach, Director of ASLMS meeting 2020, and Dr. Goldberg, Preceptor for laser physician education for both ASDS (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery) and ASLMS and a frequent speaker and session moderator for the ASLMS:
We Are Champions Event
“Staying Ageless”: Presented by Gerald Goldberg, M.D.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
La Paloma Country Club (La Paloma Dining Room)
3660 E. Sunrise Drive
Grab your friends and join us for happy hour to learn how you can turn back the clock on sun damage and aging with world-renowned skin expert, Gerald N. Goldberg, M.D., recipient of two national awards for his masterful laser work.
Discover the newest treatments and products for total skin rejuvenation for men and women, and what is best for your skin as you age. Learn more about head-to-toe options for healthier and more vibrant, youthful skin.
Enjoy cocktails and light fare, an informative lecture, live-demonstrations, raffle prizes, and mini cosmetic consultations for exciting and skin-enhancing takeaways!
$25 members/$35 non-members
Includes hors d’oeuvres and a No Host Bar. Limited seating available.
Gerald N. Goldberg, MD Receives Second National Award for Laser Medicine Advancement
Gerald N. Goldberg, MD, Laser Surgeon, Dermatologist, and Founder of Pima Dermatology, is the 2019 recipient of the Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award. This lifetime achievement award honors Dr. Goldberg for his masterful contributions to the field of laser and energy-based medical devices. This is one of the highest level of awards that can be received in the world of Lasers. The recognition is especially momentous as Dr. Goldberg won the other most prestigious award of this caliber, the Leon Goldman Award, in 2017.
Presented to Dr. Goldberg on March 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado at the 39th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS), this award honors him for his masterful work in Lasers. This award was established in 1995 to recognize a practicing physician who has contributed to innovative laser procedures and/or laser products for medicine. It is given in memory of Ellet Drake, MD, co-founder of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Lynne Blaser (formerly Coulter) is Relocating to Michigan
After 23 years of outstanding service and friendship, it is with a heavy heart that we announce our Cosmetic Provider and former Cosmetic Director, Lynne Blaser (formerly Coulter), will be relocating to her home in Michigan in May. Lynne’s last day at Pima Dermatology is Friday, April 26, 2019.
While Lynne will be greatly missed, we are delighted about her decision to move closer to her husband, daughter, and grandchildren. We are very grateful for the outstanding care she has provided to you, our patients, and the friendship she has extended to us, her Pima Dermatology family.
After over two decades of providing exemplary care and extraordinary leadership, we honor Lynne’s contributions as a provider, skin wellness expert, and beloved colleague and friend. Many of you have experienced Lynne’s professionalism and skill demonstrated through her compassionate care, skin wellness expertise, and warmth. Receiving care and treatments from Lynne has always felt like sitting with a friend over a hot cup of tea. Her ability to put patients at immediate ease, unflappable demeanor, active listening skills, and creative skin care solutions will be greatly missed.