Meet our Physicians

 

 

Our physicians are board certified and specialize in the latest medical and cosmetic procedures. They perform all the medical and cosmetic procedures insuring you the optimal results.

Michael Babcock, M.D.

Michael Babcock, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, 2009 and the National Board of Medical Examiners 2006.

Education

  • University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 2005.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Medical Dean’s Academic Scholarship; Ranked first in medical school class.
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, B.S. Zoology, 2000.
  • Cum Laude; Golden Key National Honor Society.

Training

  • Case Report Reviewer, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2009-present
  • Chief Resident of Dermatology, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2008-2009
  • Residency in Dermatology, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2006-2009
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2005-2006

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Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgeons
  • National Psoriasis Foundation

Areas of Expertise/Cosmetic Procedures

  • LIST

Publications:

  • Cohen J, Babcock M. Ablative Fractionated Erbium: YAG Laser for the Treatment of Ice Pick Scars due to Neodymium:YAG Laser Burns.  Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2009; 8:65-67.
  • Babcock M, Usatine R.  Pitted Keratolysis.  In Usatine R, Smith M, Mayeaux EJ, Chumley H, Tysinger J (eds.): The Color Atlas of Family Medicine. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2008.
  • Babcock M, Usatine R.  Genodermatoses.  In Usatine R, Smith M, Mayeaux EJ, Chumley H, Tysinger J (eds.): The Color Atlas of Family Medicine. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2008.

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
  • Sunday School Teacher

Cheryl Marcus, M.D.

Cheryl Marcus, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, 1996/2006 and the National Board of Medical Examiners 1993.

Education

  • University of Iowa Medical School, 1992, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • University of Wisconsin, B.S. Zoology, 1988, Summa Cum Laude

Training

  • Residency in Dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County, 1993-1996
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center, Phoenix, AZ, 1992-1993

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Professional Associations

  • Alpha Omega Honor Society
  • El Paso County Medical Society
  • Women's Services Advisory Council for Penrose Hospital
  • American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow
  • Colorado Medical Society – Member

Areas of Expertise in Medical Dermatology

  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lupus, Vasculitis, Pemphigus/Pemphigoid, Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Allergic Rashes

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Born in NYC, raised in Iowa
  • Hiking, biking, skiing, camping

Ginger S. Mentz, M.D.

Ginger Mentz, MDGinger S. Mentz, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, 2009, and the National Board of Medical Examiners 2004.

Education

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, B.S. Biology, 1998, cum laude.

Training

  • Dermatology Residency, Tulane Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA, 2006-2009.
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Louisiana Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, 2003-2004.

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Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgeons
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society

Publications/Presentations

  • Assessment of Efficacy of the Treatment of Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea with Topical Oxymetazoline.  Lead Investigator Clinical Trial – Tulane University Health Sciences Center 2009.
  • Mentz GS, Hodari K, Boh EE: Child with vesicles and erosions in mouth and on body, Self Assessment.  J Am Acad of Dermatol.2008.
  • Mentz GS, Lupo M, et al. Cosemeceuticals in Hirsch R, et al. Regional Approach to Aesthetic Rejuvenation: McGraw-Hill  2008.
  • Mentz GS, Ruiz A, Mentz HA: The use of cultured fibroblasts for facial rejuvenation, Poster Presentation: International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons, Houston, Texas August 2004.
  • Overview of American Dermatology Residency. Peking Hospital Beijing China 2005.

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Born and raised in the San Luis Valley Dr. Mentz returns to Colorado after completing her medical training in New Orleans, LA.   Dr. Mentz enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her husband and 19 month old daughter.

Patrick Sniezek, M.D.

Patrick J. Sniezek, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, 2006 and the National Board of Medical Examiners 2000.

Education

  • University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Memphis, TN, 1999, AOA
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, B.A. Biology, cum laude, 1993

Training

  • Mohs Surgeon, Mohs Surgery and Skin Cancer Center, Colorado Springs Dermatology Clinic, 2009-present
  • Fellowship in Mohs Surgery/Procedural Dermatology, Directors: John Zitelli M.D. & David Brodland M.D., Pittsburgh, PA 2008-2009
  • Residency in Dermatology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 2003-2006
  • U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon, U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL, 2000-2001
  • Internship in Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, 1999-2000

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Publications

  • Sniezek PJ, DeBloom JR, Arpey CJ.  Treatment of granuloma annulare with 585 nm pulsed-dye laser.  Dermatol Surg. 2005;31:1370-3.
  • Sniezek PJ, Kristjansson A, Stone MS.  Annular Elastolytic Giant Cell Granuloma.  Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(6):775-80.
  • Sniezek PJ, Chang L, Arpey CJ.  Surgical Pearl:  Crescentic excision with hinge flap for treatment of pilar cysts.  J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006;55(1):126-7.
  • Sniezek PJ, Walling HW, DeBloom JR, Arpey CJ, Whitaker DC.  A Randomized controlled trial of high viscosity 2-octyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive versus sutures in repairing facial wounds following Mohs micrographic surgery.  Dermatol Surg. 2007;33(8):966-71.

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Drums, reading, golf, water skiing, hiking

Brian Sperber, M.D., Ph.D.

Brian Sperber, M.D., Ph.D. is a board certified with the American Board of Dermatology and National Board of Medical Examiners.


Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D
  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA., B.S., Biology

Training

  • Residency in Dermatology, University of Iowa
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Director, Skin Disease Research Clinic of Colorado, CITY, ETC.

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Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgeons
  • Colorado Dermatology Society – Member
  • Colorado Medical Society – Member

Areas of Expertise in Medical Dermatology

  • Psoriasis: Nationally recognized speaker and researcher
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lupus, Vasculitis, Pemphigus/Pemphigoid, Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Allergic Rashes

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Coach, Youth Soccer and Basketball
  • Skiing, Biking

Nathan Trookman, M.D.

Nathan S. Trookman, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, 1996/2006 and the National Board of Medical Examiners 1993.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, B.S. Biochemistry, 1988, Summa Cum Laude

Training

  • Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Laser Center, 1996-present
  • Chief Resident of Dermatology, University of Arizona, 1995-1996
  • Residency in Dermatology, University of Arizona, 1993-1996
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1992-1993

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Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgeons
  • Colorado Dermatology Society – Member
  • Colorado Medical Society – Member

Publications:

  • Trookman N, Snyder R: Parinaud’s Oculoglandular Syndrome in Diseases of the Eye and Skin, Raven Press, New York, NY, 1996.
  • Salasche S, Giancola J, Trookman, NS: Surgical Pearl: Hydroexpansion with Local Anesthesia. JAAD, 33:510-512, 1996.
  • Compton C, Tong Y, Trookman NS: TGF-A Gene Expression in Cultured Human Keratinocytes is Unaffected by Cellular Aging. Archives of Derm., 131:683-690, 1995.
  • Korc M, Haussler CA, Trookman NS: Divergent Effects of the Epidermal Growth Factor & Transforming Growth Factors on a Human Endometrial Cancerous Cell Line, CANCER RESEARCH, 47: 1987.

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Skiing, Biking
  • Collections: Sports Memorabilia, Art Glass.

Michael Turner, M.D.

Michael Turner, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, 1997/2007 and the National Board of Medical Examiners 1994.

Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1993
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A. Physics, 1989, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar

Training

  • Residency in Dermatology, Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1994-1997
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 1993-1994
  • Instructor, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Dermatology, Baltimore, MD, 1999-2000
  • Cosmetic Dermatology, Maryland Skin, Vein and Laser Institute, 1998-2000

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Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology – Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgeons
  • Colorado Medical Society – Member
  • El Paso County Medical Society

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Chemical Peels (glycolic, etc.)
  • Laser treatments for wrinkles, blood vessels, age spots, scars
  • Sclerotherapy (treatment of leg veins)
  • Collagen injections, Restylane®, Juvederm™
  • BOTOX® injections
  • V-Beam laser treatment for rosacea, broken blood vessels, fine lines

Special Interests & Affiliations

  • Bicycling, motorcycling, skiing, archery
  • Mandolin
  • Colorado Springs Chorale tenor

Mary Medina, RMA

  • Registered Medical Assistant - 33 years
  • Aesthetic industry – 17 years
  • Working with Rocky Mountain Laser Center since 1999
  • Certified Laser Technician and advanced training in injectables

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Hershberger, R.N.

  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, BSN 1984
  • Working with Rocky Mountain Laser Center since 2004
  • Certified Laser Technician and advanced training in injectables