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Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics Opening New Office in Utica

Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics, the premier dermatology and aesthetics practice in upstate New York, is expanding again, and will soon offer its signature quality and personalized services to patients in the Utica area. Michelle Tagliaferri, RPA-C, who has served the dermatological needs of Utica community for many years, will join the practice when it opens.

Vestal, NY, August 26, 2012 --( “This new facility will bring high-quality, personalized dermatological care to patients in and around Utica,” said Colleen Crandell, D.O., F.A.A.D., co-owner of Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics with Curt Fenkl, D.O. “We treat every one of our patients as if they were our friends or family – not just a medical record number. We know that when new patients visit us once, they will experience what sets our practice apart from others.”

“The need for quality dermatological care in Utica is especially great,” Dr. Crandell said, “due to the fact that one of the areas longtime dermatology providers recently retired, leaving those patients with limited options to continue their care.” Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics is known for its excellence of care and its personalized, professional service. Patients at any Southern Tier’s facilities can receive the most advanced medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatological treatments, she added.

Michelle Tagliaferri, RPA-C, who has served the dermatology needs of patients in the Utica area for more than 10 years, will be joining the new Southern Tier Dermatology practice and will be booking appointments for patients when the new office opens Oct. 1.

“Having Michelle’s invaluable expertise and experience treating the dermatological needs of patients in the area of our new office will ensure patients will be greeted by a trusted, friendly face from their hometown,” said Dr. Fenkl.

The practice moved its headquarters from Vestal to Endwell, where a $1.5 million facility is nearing final completion, on August 6th. A second office is located in Big Flats; the Utica location, to be located at 6 Rhoads Drive, will be Southern Tier’s third location.

The state-of-the-art Utica facility is slated to open Oct. 1, and represents a $250,000 investment by Drs. Fenkl and Crandell in the local community. Included will be Southern Tier’s full line of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services. This new building will be fully built-out and customized to Southern Tier’s needs and will include the most advanced, modern equipment and technology available. The new location is expected to result in an additional five jobs to start.

“We are looking forward to bringing excellence in dermatology care to the residents of Utica,” said Dr. Fenkl. The practice is an approved provider for many of the health insurance plans currently covering New York residents.

Founded in 2006, Southern Tier Dermatology & Aesthetics is one of the fastest growing medical practices in upstate New York. Starting out as a single location in Vestal, N.Y., the practice has expanded to multiple locations, and recently announced a $1.5 million investment in a new flagship facility in Endwell, N.Y. Southern Tier specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and lists nearly 25,000 patients.

More information on the company can be found at To begin scheduling appointments at the Utica practice, please call our Endwell location at 607-729-2777.

Members of the media, please call Stephen Donnelly at 719-337-8238 for more information.
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