Our team includes two people who can see you on short notice

What are we talking about?

Shorter wait times, high quality dermatology care, a compassionate provider, and accurate diagnosis and treatment are some of the reasons our patients often choose to see a physician assistant (PA) or nurse practitioner (NP). When you have a problem, you want to get it treated quickly. You also want someone who knows your skin and how to get you better. Dr. Moore recognizes this and found a way to help you.

He has hand-picked two individuals as Advanced Practice providers for his office. Each has gone through highly intensive educational training at DermacenterMD, above and beyond becoming certified PAs and NPs. A typical week would include one hour of educational lecture from Dr. Moore, educational and reading time and proficiency examinations.In addition, they have daily access to Dr. Moore to ask any questions. The training program here is designed to get you rapid access to high quality dermatology care. We also respect those who want to see only Dr. Moore, and if this is you, simply let our scheduling staff know. It does often take a few weeks longer to get in to see Dr. Moore.


What is a Physician Assistant?

 "A Physician Assistant (PA) works in concert with physicians, complementing the physician’s ability to deliver a comprehensive range of medical services. PAs often obtain a bachelor’s degree and must be accepted into a highly competitive 26 month PA training program where they earn a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies upon completion. In total, PAs have finished a total of six years of schooling. After completing their training, PA’s work jointly with their supervising physician to hone their skills in their specific field. PAs’ rigorous education, versatility and commitment to individualized treatment help physicians function more efficiently and enhance continuity of health care."       
                                                                                                     - American Academy of Physician Assistants


Dr. Moore has worked with physician assistants for years.  His training program, combined with their strong work and study habits, provide our clients with true excellence in care. Meet our current physician assistant below:

Meet our PA:

Mariah Lefforge 

Mariah has been a part of the DermacenterMD team since 2007. She grew up in Bluffton, Indiana were she graduated valedictorian of her high school class. She was awarded a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship to the University of Indianapolis where she majored in chemistry. While at the University of Indianapolis, she volunteered at St. Francis Hospital and worked as a chemistry tutor and lab assistant, as well as a home health care CNA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was in the top 10% of her class. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of St. Francis where she served as vice president of her class. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).

In her spare time, Mariah enjoys playing tennis, volleyball and is an active member at her local church. She is the resident office comedian and enjoys making everyone smile and laugh.



What is a Nurse Practitioner?

"Nurse Practitioners are medical clinicians that hold a master's degree or doctoral degree, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term health care settings. NPs are quickly becoming the health partner of choice for millions of Americans. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care. Americans make over 916 million visits to NPs every year."
                                                                                                            -American Association of Nurse Practitioners


We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our dermatology family, Josh Holewinski, NP. He will be working closely with Dr. Moore for the next few months to learn the ins and outs of how DermacenterMD operates. He will train with Dermwise, the advanced dermatology training system developed by Dr. Moore, to ensure he will provide the best possible care for his patients. 

Meet our NP:

Josh Holewinski

Josh joined DermacenterMD in 2015. He grew up in Nashville, TN. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving as an infantry squad leader during deployments to the Middle East, Japan and the Philippines. He went on the earn a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science at Middle Tennessee State University and was recognized as the outstanding senior in dietetics for his class. Subsequently, he completed an internship in dietetics and also obtained a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition, writing a thesis on diet and acne at the University of Memphis. While completing his internship and master's degree, he also worked as a graduate assistant in cardiology research and as a technician for a laboratory investigating gastrointestinal conditions in pre-term newborns.

In 2009, he obtained a position at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for their department of clinical research where he learned techniques of advanced body composition assessments, bone density testing and exercise testing. He has helped carry out research studies on numerous conditions including gluten intolerance, bipolar disorder, AIDS, eating disorders, schizophrenia, PCOS and ALS and was the lead dietitian for several randomized, placebo-controlled trials investigating peanut allergy desensitization in children and adults. Wanting to have a broader impact in patient care beyond dietetics, he decided to return to school and pursue a degree to become a Nurse Practitioner.

In 2015, he graduated from Boston College with a M.S. in Nursing. He trained as a NP focusing on dermatology with the goal of incorporating his dietetics background into patient care. He is currently a member of the American Nurses Association and the Dermatology Nurses Association.

When he is not at the office, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and family, gardening, cooking and exercising.