Karen Nern, M.D. founded Vail Dermatology in 2004, and expanded her practice to the Basalt area in 2010. She continues to offer appointments and treatments there today. Until November 1, 2012 the company will operate from their current location in the Willits Medical Center.
Vail Dermatology and Aspen Dermatology will become independent clinics as of November 1, 2012. Each practice will continue to offer appointments with Board Certified Dermatologists Karen Nern, M.D., and Clare Foss, M.D., as well as Sarah Youngblood, PA-C. Both clinics will offer dermatologic care including medical procedures such diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, psoriasis, acne, warts, hair conditions, moles, excema, rashes, as well as Mohs surgery. Cosmetic services offered include photofacials, dermal needling, fractional resurfacing, CoolSculpting, chemical peels, and more.
“The local support of our clinic has been overwhelming;
“We try to take as much input from our patients, local doctors, and community leaders as possible. We have been listening and taking notes for the past two years and when we found a space that would allow us to build what the Roaring Fork Valley wanted, we put the plan into action,” said Tom Nern, CEO. “One of the final pieces was to do a focus group with a number of the people who have been providing us input for the last few years. We are so humbled by the support of this community we can say nothing but thank you and we will do our best in the years to come to keep all of you safe, healthy, active, and beautiful. We love Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, and of course Glenwood Springs.”
“We are proud to have Dr. Nern and her practice close to home, it’s very exciting to have a new location and new brand name for Aspen,” said Sandy Iglehart, Aspen local and patient of Vail Dermatology.
The change to Aspen Dermatology was inspired by Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs’ patients’ recommendations. The change is being made to express a brand more tailored to locals’ wants and needs.
“There will be a number of similarities between the two practices; the wide open spaces, waiting rooms with beautiful windows looking out on the mountains of Colorado, the warm welcoming staff, and the newest equipment and technologies. However, Aspen Dermatology will have larger examination and treatment rooms, a greatly expanded Skin Shop for patient’s prescription and non-prescription skin care needs. There is also one fun new item for the cosmetic patient who wants to keep a low profile; our new ‘secret door’,” Tom Nern continued. “We have become more local in our services, and feel that the name of our practice should reflect the changes, patients will no longer need to drive to Vail for any services we offer.”
After the name change, the Vail Valley division in Edwards will continue to be known as “Vail Dermatology.”
The company has also adopted a new visual identity to help position Aspen Dermatology as a leader focused on providing innovative skin care solutions, but at the same time, create a distinction between the new location name and the leading Vail Dermatology brand. The identity will be instilled throughout the organization and will include a new website, www.aspendermatology.com.
About Vail Dermatology and Aspen Dermatology:
Vail Dermatology was founded in 2004 by Karen Nern, M.D., a Board Certified Dermatologist to meet the skin care needs of Eagle Valley. The clinic expanded to Basalt in fall of 2010, and re-named that location to Aspen Dermatology in the fall of 2012. Karen Nern, M.D., Clare Foss, M.D. and specially trained dermatologic Physician Assistant Sarah Youngblood, PA-C practice at Vail Dermatology and Aspen Dermatology.
Dermatology care includes diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, moles, rashes, psoriasis, acne, warts, eczema, nail conditions, hair issues, and Mohs surgery. "Skin", the cosmetic extension to the clinic, offers cosmetic procedures such as spider vein therapy, Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, fractional resurfacing, dermal needling, photofacials, and chemical peels. Skin also offers skin care products only available in dermatology and plastic surgery clinics such as Obagi, Skin Medica, and Epionce lines.
Current locations include Edwards (near Vail), Basalt (near Aspen), and our retail location in Vail Village, Colo.
To learn more or schedule an appointment please visit www.vaildermatology.com or www.aspendermatology.com.