Submitted by: Associates in Dermatology, Featured Provider, One Senior Place Senior Resource Library

Excerpt from Dr. Steppie’s article in The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal published in May 2012. President & Medical Director of Associates in Dermatology – 12 Central FL locations

did-you-knowDid you know that about half of all melanoma skin cancers occur in men over age 50?


Also, if you’re a male baby boomer, you are at twice the risk of dying from melanoma as your female counterparts.


As they grow older, many engage in outdoor recreational activities such as golf, fishing, boating, etc., especially in our Sunshine State. Unfortunately, men are far less likely to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing than women.

Compounding their failure to protect their skin, men are also less likely to check their skin for lesions or have regular skin exams. In many cases, it is a man’s wife who has to force her husband to visit a dermatologist.

Maybe it is time to make a commitment to take care of your skin’s health. Remember that when caught early, most skin cancers are curable.

Read the entire article at:

ABCDEs of Melanoma





Established for over 25 years, Associates in Dermatology has now grown to 12 locations to meet the growing demand for advanced skin cancer treatment. It has become the leading skin cancer practice in Central Florida and accepts most health plans. Each office has a staff of dedicated, caring professionals including board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and paramedical clinical estheticians.

Dr. Steppie, the president and medical director, is a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatologic surgery.   He has been honored with multiple awards from the AMA (American Medical Association). In 2012, he received The “Physician of the Year” Award and in 2014, The Patient’s Choice Award for the third consecutive year as well as the Top 10 Doctor Award, from Vitals, for Dermatology Specialists in the Orlando area.

The practice specializes in:

  • The treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, nails and of excessive sweating
  • Surgical excision of benign moles, skin tumors, cancers, lesions and tags
  • PUVA & UVB phototherapy for psoriasis and eczema
  • Photo-Dynamic Therapy for pre cancers, acne and acne scarring

Cosmetic Dermatology Services are performed in a number of our 12 locations: 

Botox® & Fillers • Laser Facial Rejuvenation • Skin Tightening • Intense Pulsed Light • Medical Strength Chemical Peels • Acne / Electrocautery / Sclerotherapy / Electrolysis Treatments