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Protect, Don’t Neglect Your Skin

During the pandemic, there has been an influx of folks who have moved to the Sunshine State and are now calling Central Florida home. And while there are undoubtedly many things about this area they find alluring, the favorable weather conditions are certainly at the top of the list. But as they have eagerly taken advantage of the warm climate, many aren’t accustomed to the year-round abundant sunshine and the toll all that time soaking up the rays... Read More

Keeping Your Skin Safe

With the arrival of spring, more and more Central Floridians will be eager to spend their time outdoors and enjoying the favorable weather conditions. However, all that time soaking up the sunshine is not without risk and it can ultimately lead to serious skin damage and dangerous outcomes.  Skin cancer rates are steadily rising in the United States, where more than 3.5 million cases are diagnosed each year, equating to more than all other cancers... Read More

Protecting The Skin You’re In

As the summer sun beats down on Central Florida, staying cool and protected from the abundant sunshine’s harmful rays should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. After all, one bad sunburn isn’t just a temporary inconvenience: Skin damage accumulates with time, and each burn increases your risk of skin cancer.  The 17-location, award-winning team at Associates in Dermatology, led by president and medical director Dr. Michael Steppie, are... Read More

Serious About Skin Cancer

With the spring season inching ever closer and summer not far behind, many Central Floridians are surely eager to spend some quality time outdoors to help break from the doldrums of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, without taking the proper precautions, all that time spent having fun in the sun can cause some real damage to your skin and lead to some dangerous outcomes. Because the skin is the largest organ in the body, it’s crucial to know how to correctly... Read More

Love Your Skin

Florida has always been an attractive place to call home, but during the course of the pandemic the Sunshine State has welcomed hundreds of thousands of new residents in one of the biggest population increases seen across the entire country. And while there are undoubtedly several things these new Floridians find alluring, the favorable weather conditions are certainly at the top of the list. But as they have eagerly taken advantage of the warm climate,... Read More

Top Physicians 2022

  It’s easy to marvel at modern medicine and the advancements being made to improve peoples lives. One needs to look no further than the rapid speed at which COVID – 19 vaccines and preventive medicine were developed to try and combat the ongoing pandemic . Here in Central Florida, we are considerably lucky to have so many talented and skilled medical providers who consistently raise the bar for patient care and outcomes. Our annual... Read More

New Year, New You

Many of us were eager for the chance to spend gather with family and friends around the holidays given these trying times. But now that the New Year has arrived and resolutions are being made, many are switching their focus to their overall health and wellbeing. For those looking for a fresh start in 2022, a visit with a trusted skin care specialist should be on your checklist. In Central Florida, a high level of expert care can be found close by.... Read More


While the pandemic has been the topic of conversation for the medical world for well over a year now, the fact of the matter is many area doctors have been going above and beyond to treat their patients well before COVID-19 ever became a part of daily lexicon. That is why each year we like to celebrate these selfless individuals for the trusted care they provide and the manner in which they do so. Our Top Physicians list—as chosen by their peers... Read More

Best of the Best 2020

92 reasons why there’s no place like Orlando. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and after the past few months, we’d say we’re more fond of the Orlando area than ever before. Now that our favorite places are reopen(ing), it’s the perfect time to dive into our annual Best of the Best, featuring the top spots for food, drinks, shopping, health and beauty services, and more. Whether it’s biting into a fluffy croissant, sipping your... Read More

An Eye Opener

The stress of the pandemic can lead to poor skin conditions, but the expert team at Associates in Dermatology can put you on a path to recovery. With daily reminders of the harsh realities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been hard to hide the worry and fatigue so many of us are dealing with. As both our professional and personal lives have been turned upside down, the levels of increased anxiety we are experiencing can have a very dramatic... Read More

Putting Patients First

In the midst of the pandemic, Dr. Michael Steppie and the experts at Associates in Dermatology remain committed to providing the utmost care. Dr. Michael Steppie is not your average dermatologist. As president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology, founded in 1989, he has an unrivaled passion for serving Central Florida’s community through clinical, general and cosmetic dermatology. A board-certified physician who has completed residencies... Read More

Top Physicians 2020

364 of Central Florida’s leading doctors. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our everyday lives, the renewed focus on our health and overall well-being has been increasingly important. Of course, that means not only keeping ourselves safe from the virus, but also staying on top of our other medical needs. Thankfully, Greater Orlando is full of amazingly skilled physicians from all areas of medicine who are more than capable of... Read More

Put Your Best Face Forward

When it comes to dealing with adolescent acne, the experts at Associates in Dermatology take an individualistic approach to provide the proper treatment. There’s a lot about adolescence that can weigh on a teenager’s everyday existence, but one of the biggest growing pains is dealing with acne-prone skin. These unwanted blemishes can cause undue stress and a lack of self-confidence that can only further complicate those coming of age. But it doesn’t... Read More

Health and Wellness at Your Fingertips

Patients are in good hands with Associates in Dermatology, which provides top-notch nail care among a wide range of services. There is no doubt that one of the major benefits to living in Central Florida is the ability to enjoy gorgeous weather year-round and take advantage of the many outdoor activities our area has to offer. Whether you’re making a trek to the beach, splashing around at a water park or just taking the kids to the local playground,... Read More

A Medical Legacy

Dr. Michael Steppie has been on the forefront of skincare services for decades and is now leading the way on advancing research and educating patients. Dr. Michael Steppie is not your average dermatologist. As president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology, founded in 1989, Dr. Steppie has an unrivaled passion for serving Central Florida’s community through clinical and cosmetic dermatology. A board-certified physician who has completed... Read More

Top Physicians 2019

254 of Orlando’s leading medical minds. From the pediatricians who keep our children in good health, to the family doctors and specialists that play a direct role in our daily lives, Central Florida is full of leading medical providers making a difference. For our annual Top Physicians list we turned to our readers and asked them for some help and in turn we received thousands of votes across numerous specialties for doctors who have made a lasting... Read More

Top Physicians 2018

251 of Greater Orlando’s leading medical minds. From the family physicians we see for routine checkups to the specialists who help guide us through challenging times, finding doctors who not only care for you, but also care about you is no small feat. For our annual Top Physicians list this year we once again tapped our readers and asked them to vote for the doctors who have made an impact in their lives and keep them in good health and good spirits.... Read More

Best Doctors For Women

Meet the medical professionals making a difference in female health care. Read More  Read More

Best Doctors

The health care world is constantly changing, and in Greater Orlando, it’s one of the fastest growing industries as local providers seek to stay on the cutting edge of the field. That means local doctors have to stay ahead of the curve so they don’t get left behind. That’s good news for Central Floridians, who regularly seek out the best medical care they can find. In order to make the search a bit easier, we’ve partnered with the global health... Read More

Comfortable in Your Own Skin

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which might not mean much to you—until you consider how widespread the disease really is. “Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing, both in the U.S., where more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually, and around the world,” says Dr. Michael Steppie, president and medical director of the Orlando-based Associates in Dermatology. “In fact, one in five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer at some... Read More

Leading the Way

Providing high quality care that is both convenient and cutting edge has helped Associates in Dermatology become a pioneer in the field of skin care. Central Florida is blessed with a dermatology practice committed to offering experienced providers, cutting-edge treatment and the latest technologies. For over three decades, Associates in Dermatology has been synonymous with high quality dermatological care in the local community. As the president... Read More