Charleston Dermatology is expanding its presence within the tri-county area to better serve the rapidly growing Mount Pleasant community. As one of the fastest growing areas, Mount Pleasant is now the third largest city in the greater Charleston metropolitan area, with more than 70,000 residents and growing. Additionally, according to Prevention Magazine, South Carolina is one of the top 20 states with the highest concentration of people diagnosed with skin cancer.
“The team at Charleston Dermatology is committed to providing the best possible dermatology health care to residents who have lived here for years, as well as those who are moving from outside the area and experiencing coastal living for the first time,” said Lee Yarborough, MD.
In addition to opening the new office, Charleston Dermatology is adding a new physician and physician’s assistant to its team. Mackenzie Gwynne, MD is the practice’s first female doctor. She completed her residency at West Virginia University, where she served as chief resident in the dermatology department. Gwynne received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston and doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Sarah Fender is also joining to support the medical team as the practice continues to grow. Fender is a board-certified physician assistant with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Medical University of South Carolina.
This new location will replace the current Mount Pleasant satellite office on Chuck Dawley Boulevard and will offer Mohs surgery, widely considered the most effective technique for treating the most common kinds of skin cancer, along with comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic skin care services.
Charleston Dermatology will open its new Park West location in North Mount Pleasant at 1090 Park West Blvd., Suite 101 in August.