LEADING LADIES 2021 • SPONSORED SECTION

The Leading Ladies of Aspire Dermatology

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Meet the team of board-certified dermatol- ogists, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants at ASPIRE DERMATOLOGY who are here for you and your skin care needs.

Dr. Sarah Belden, has volunteered her time in the US and beyond to provide complimentary skin cancer screenings and skin education. She decided to pursue a career in dermatology after helping patients with end-stage melanoma receive experimental treatments. “It was heart- wrenching yet inspiring,” says Dr. Belden, who then entered a field of medicine where she could play a role in skin care prevention.

Dr. Amylynne Frankel has a background in clinical trials, an interest in complex medical dermatology and the latest treatments, and published extensively on topics like atopic dermatitis, skin cancer, and more. Dr. Frankel sees her career in dermatology as her calling, and loves that she can foster long-term, multi- generational relationships with patients.

Dr. Victoria Comeau holds a degree in Osteopathic Medicine, which allows her to practice in all medical specialties. She can tackle any skin, hair, or nail problem, and every “thank you” from a patient means more to her than any award. As COVID-19 cases decline, she looks forward to getting your skin back on track.

For Susan Bordonaro, being a nurse was never a question. Susan, whose mother was also a nurse, started as a hospital volunteer at age 13 and went on to work as an RN for  9 years in various settings, including oncology and vascular surgery. Today, she is a dermatology certified nurse practitioner and preceptor with a passion for patient care and education.

As a certified physician’s assistant, Rebbecca Shea evaluates, diagnoses, and treats a wide variety of skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis, plus skin cancer screenings and cosmetic treatments. She’s inspired by the profound impact practitioners can make, whether it’s improving the way a patient feels about themselves or even saving their life. Rebbecca’s most excited for the opening of Aspire’s Coventry office later in 2021.

“I’ve always found meaning and satisfaction in caring for others, so making my career in health care was a no-brainer,” says Meghan King, nurse practitioner. Meghan, who received the Spirit of Nursing award for her graduating class, believes in a holistic approach to caring for patients, going above and beyond just dermatological care.

For nurse practitioner April Brosnan, a typical day varies from skin wellness exams to acute issues such as rashes and chronic skin problems. “A visit with a dermatology provider can quite literally be life-saving or life-changing,” says April, who dedicates herself to patient care and learning every day, with a collaborative approach to achieving patients’ skin care goals.

Amanda Fredette brings a unique background in professional dance to the medical field, and so while studying to be a PA, naturally fell in love with the aesthetic artistry and clinical expertise of dermatology. Her gentle nature and snippets of humor put patients at ease. “I’m proud to be in a career I love, in a state I adore.”

While Pamela Gadbaw brings 10 years of nursing experience to her role, she didn’t set out to be a nurse practitioner. However, at the encouragement of her father, an infectious disease doctor, she changed course and never looked back. “When I can help someone not only look but feel better, I know I am doing the right thing!”

With a background in both plastic surgery and hospitalist medicine, Jennifer Fisher brings a well-rounded approach to dermatological care. Jennifer is passionate about promoting skin cancer awareness in addition to cosmetic dermatology, and sees a wide variety of patients with clinical needs. “Skin is the largest organ, and proper skin health is integral to overall health and well-being.”

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