Patient-focused Cincinnati dermatologists

As a patient-focused, Cincinnati dermatologist, we provide high quality, state-of-the-art medical dermatology. We believe caring for our patients is a privilege, and treat each person with compassion and professionalism. Over the last decade, we have established a reputation among Cincinnati dermatologists for unrelenting service to our patients.

Acne

Acne is a common condition that affects many teens. However, many in their 30s and 40s also experience it. We know how frustrating it can be when acne starts affecting your appearance, and even your self esteem. Although a cause for pimples isn’t always clear, we have many proven treatment options to improve your condition and lessen the risk of scarring. Let our specialists help you get relief from persistent acne.

Moles

Moles are very common skin growths that are pink, tan, or brown. Moles change slowly as you age, but the vast majority are not dangerous. If you notice changes in a mole’s color, height, size or shape, call us to have it examined. Keep a watchful eye on moles that are larger than a pencil eraser and irregular in shape.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes scaly red patches on the skin, which may be itchy and sore. The patches can come and go and can last a long time. Our specialists are experienced in psoriasis and can help you choose a treatment program appropriate for you.

Rashes

When you have a rash, your skin is irritated and can be swollen, itchy, red, and painful. Rashes can be caused by many different things. If you have a rash that isn’t going away, contact our office, so we can determine the cause and start you on treatment. Some rashes can be hard to diagnose. Dr. Patel also specializes in skin pathology, so if a biopsy is needed, this enables us to provide the most accurate diagnosis for your skin rash.

Skin Cancer

The word cancer can be scary, but when skin cancer is found early, treatment almost always leads to a complete cure. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the most common, often appearing on hands, neck, face, and arms. Melanoma is a more serious type of skin cancer, but it is less common. If you notice changes in moles or see suspicious changes in your skin, come see us.

Warts

Warts are growths on your skin caused by an infection with human papilloma virus. Different types of warts can appear on your fingers, toes or other areas. Our clinicians specialize in many different wart treatments, including cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen treatment).

Our Cincinnati dermatologists offer services for the entire family.

Skin conditions affect your daily life. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you’ll have peace of mind. That’s why we are dedicated to quickly and accurately finding a diagnosis, for all members of your family.

The Dermatology Group specializes in the following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Moles
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Skin Cancer
  • Warts

Call us at 513.770.4212
to schedule an appointment.

Services for the entire family from a patient-focused Cincinnati Dermatologist.

Skin conditions affect your daily life. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner you’ll have peace of mind. That’s why we are dedicated to quickly and accurately finding a diagnosis, for all members of your family.

Call us at 513-770-4212
to schedule an appointment.

The Dermatology Group specializes in the following conditions:

Acne

Acne is a common condition that affects many teens. However, many in their 30s and 40s also experience it. We know how frustrating it can be when acne starts affecting your appearance, and even your self esteem. Although a cause for pimples isn’t always clear, we have many proven treatment options to improve your condition and lessen the risk of scarring. Let our specialists help you get relief from persistent acne.

Moles

Moles are very common skin growths that are pink, tan, or brown. Moles change slowly as you age, but the vast majority are not dangerous. If you notice changes in a mole’s color, height, size or shape, call us to have it examined. Keep a watchful eye on moles that are larger than a pencil eraser and irregular in shape.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes scaly red patches on the skin, which may be itchy and sore. The patches can come and go and can last a long time. Our specialists are experienced in psoriasis and can help you choose a treatment program appropriate for you.

Rashes

When you have a rash, your skin is irritated and can be swollen, itchy, red, and painful. Rashes can be caused by many different things. If you have a rash that isn’t going away, contact our office, so we can determine the cause and start you on treatment. Some rashes can be hard to diagnose. Dr. Patel also specializes in skin pathology, so if a biopsy is needed, this enables us to provide the most accurate diagnosis for your skin rash.

Skin Cancer

The word cancer can be scary, but when skin cancer is found early, treatment almost always leads to a complete cure. Basal cell and squamous cell cancers are the most common, often appearing on hands, neck, face, and arms. Melanoma is a more serious type of skin cancer, but it is less common. If you notice changes in moles or see suspicious changes in your skin, come see us.

Warts

Warts are growths on your skin caused by an infection with human papilloma virus. Different types of warts can appear on your fingers, toes or other areas. Our clinicians specialize in many different wart treatments, including cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen treatment).

Our dermatology team goes beyond the surface to give you peace of mind.

Our experienced professionals are led by Dr. Patel, who is board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology. This means he is both a skin doctor and a pathologist, a unique combination that enables him to see patients and examine biopsies to provide the most accurate diagnoses.

OUR LEAD PROVIDERS:

Samir Patel MD Cincinnati Dermatologist

Samir B. Patel, MD

Danielle Waymire MD Cincinnati Dermatologist

Danielle M. Waymire, MD

Kristine Zitelli MD Cincinnati Dermatologist

Kristine B. Zitelli, MD

Franceine Potter PA-C Cincinnati Dermatology

Franceine S. Potter, PA-C

Maria Weitfle CNP Cincinnati Dermatology

Maria Weitfle, NP

Samir B. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is a dual board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology. He founded The Dermatology Group (formerly Advanced Dermatology and Dermatopathology) in 2004. He is passionate about finding the precise diagnosis for every patient and goes the extra mile to ensure patients are served well.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Nominee for the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

  • Internship in Internal Medicine: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Honors and Associations

  • Consistently recognized by his peers in Cincinnati Magazine as a “Top Doctor.”
  • A past recipient of the Ruth and Mitchell Ede Award for Excellence in Dermatology awarded by the University of Cincinnati Department of Dermatology.
  • Served as the chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Resident Fellows Committee and as a member of the Council on Health Policy and Practice of the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Publications

  • High WA, Aranda J, Patel SB, Cockerell CJ, Costner MI. Degos’ disease is likely a common histological endpoint rather than a specific disease etiology. J A m A cad Dermatol 2004 J un; 50(6):895-9.
  • Patel SB, Mutasim DF. Yellow urticarial secondary to hyperbilirubinemia in a patient with end stage liver disease. Cutis 2002 Jul;70(1):41-4.
  • Patel SB, Sheth AP. Early onset cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: How it differs from adult onset cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Geriatr Dermatol 5:335-338, 1999.
  • Patel SB. Message from the chair. Dermatology Resident Roundup. August 2003

Patel Dermatopathology CertificationPatel Dermatology Certification

Danielle M. Waymire, MD

Dr. Waymire is a board eligible dermatologist. Her broad interests in general, surgical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology allow her to serve the variety of needs throughout the community. She joined The Dermatology Group in 2015 and shares in the group's dedication towards exceptional patient care.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Xavier University
  • Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

  • Internship in Internal Medicine: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati OH
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.

Honors and Associations

  • Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Georgetown University

Publications

  • Waymire DM, Ingraffea AI. The Use of Lasers for Skin Pathology. In: Truswell W. Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions for the Face in Health, Beauty, and Disease: A Comprehensive Guide. NY: Thieme; 2015.
  • Dubas LE, Waymire DM, Adams BB. Resident Rounds: Part II: Study Aid: Nutritional Deficiencies. J Drugs Dermatol 2013;12(7):816-7.

Kristine B. Zitelli, MD

Dr. Zitelli is a board eligible dermatologist who practices adult, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special clinical interest in psoriasis. Originally from Cincinnati, she shares Dr. Patel’s desire to provide excellent patient care to our community.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky
  • Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

  • Extended clinical research student internship in psoriasis: University of California, San Francisco, Psoriasis Treatment Center.
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: Kettering Medical Center, Dayton OH
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.

Honors and Associations

  • 2014 Humanism in Medicine Award, Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati
  • 2013 Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Kettering Medical Center
  • Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)

Publications

  • Zitelli KB, Fernandes N, Adams BB. Eosinophilic folliculitis occurring after stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia; A case report and review. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54(7):785-789.
  • Zitelli KB, Lucky AW. Psoriasis First Presenting Around an Enteral Feeding Tube in Three Pediatric Patients: An Important Consideration for Timely Diagnosis and Management. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014;31(1):68-72
  • Zitelli KB, Cordoro KM. Evidence-based evaluation and management of chronic urticaria in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Nov;28(6):629-39.
  • Zitelli KB, Bhutani T, Patel T, Chiang C, Wu JJ, Koo J. A clinical study comparing the efficacy of halobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment once daily vs. twice daily in combination with ammonium lactate lotion in the treatment of stable plaque psoriasis. PsoriasisForum 2011;17(1):2-8.
  • Busse (Zitelli) K, Bhutani T, North J, Koo J. Consider Excimer Laser for Extremely Recalcitrant Psoriasiform Plaques with Clinical Suspicion of MF? A Case Report of Successful Management. Practical Dermatology. Feb 2011;45-47.
  • Zitelli KB, Bhutani T. A Practical Approach to the Use of Ustekinumab. PsoraisisForum. 2011;17(2):132-139.
  • Zitelli KB, Alikhan A (2011). Current treatment options in psoriasis: topical agents. In: Current and Emerging Treatments for Psoriasis. Unitec House, 2 Albert Place, London N3 1QB, UK (Future Medicine Ltd). Pages 32-59. eBook ISBN: 978-1-78084-038-3

Franceine S. Potter, PA-C

Franceine has been a board certified Physician Assistant since 1985. She specializes in dermatology and is well versed in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of dermatology conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies, cryotherapy, and excisions.

Education

  • Undergraduate: Cardinal Stretch College, Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • PA Degree: Cuyahoga Community College

Honors and Associations
A member in good standing with:

  • The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Maria Weitfle, NP

Maria Weitfle has been a board certified Nurse Practitioner since 1997. She specializes in dermatology and is well versed in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of dermatology conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies and cryotherapy.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Masters Degree: Northern Kentucky

Honors and Associations
A member in good standing with:

  • The Ohio Board of Nursing
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center

Samir Patel MD Cincinnati Dermatologist

Samir B. Patel, MD

Samir B. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is a dual board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology. He founded The Dermatology Group (formerly Advanced Dermatology and Dermatopathology) in 2004. He is passionate about finding the precise diagnosis for every patient and goes the extra mile to ensure patients are served well.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Nominee for the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

  • Internship in Internal Medicine: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Honors and Associations

  • Consistently recognized by his peers in Cincinnati Magazine as a “Top Doctor.”
  • A past recipient of the Ruth and Mitchell Ede Award for Excellence in Dermatology awarded by the University of Cincinnati Department of Dermatology.
  • Served as the chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Resident Fellows Committee and as a member of the Council on Health Policy and Practice of the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Publications

  • High WA, Aranda J, Patel SB, Cockerell CJ, Costner MI. Degos’ disease is likely a common histological endpoint rather than a specific disease etiology. J A m A cad Dermatol 2004 J un; 50(6):895-9.
  • Patel SB, Mutasim DF. Yellow urticarial secondary to hyperbilirubinemia in a patient with end stage liver disease. Cutis 2002 Jul;70(1):41-4.
  • Patel SB, Sheth AP. Early onset cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: How it differs from adult onset cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Geriatr Dermatol 5:335-338, 1999.
  • Patel SB. Message from the chair. Dermatology Resident Roundup. August 2003

Patel Dermatopathology CertificationPatel Dermatology Certification

Danielle Waymire MD Cincinnati Dermatologist

Danielle M. Waymire, MD

Danielle M. Waymire, MD

Dr. Waymire is a board eligible dermatologist. Her broad interests in general, surgical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology allow her to serve the variety of needs throughout the community. She joined The Dermatology Group in 2015 and shares in the group's dedication towards exceptional patient care.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Xavier University
  • Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

  • Internship in Internal Medicine: The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati OH
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.

Honors and Associations

  • Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society at Georgetown University

Publications

  • Waymire DM, Ingraffea AI. The Use of Lasers for Skin Pathology. In: Truswell W. Lasers and Light, Peels and Abrasions for the Face in Health, Beauty, and Disease: A Comprehensive Guide. NY: Thieme; 2015.
  • Dubas LE, Waymire DM, Adams BB. Resident Rounds: Part II: Study Aid: Nutritional Deficiencies. J Drugs Dermatol 2013;12(7):816-7.

Kristine B. Zitelli MD Cincinnati Dermatologist

Kristine B. Zitelli, MD

Kristine B. Zitelli, MD

Dr. Zitelli is a board eligible dermatologist who practices adult, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special clinical interest in psoriasis. Originally from Cincinnati, she shares Dr. Patel’s desire to provide excellent patient care to our community.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky
  • Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

  • Extended clinical research student internship in psoriasis: University of California, San Francisco, Psoriasis Treatment Center.
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: Kettering Medical Center, Dayton OH
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.

Honors and Associations

  • 2014 Humanism in Medicine Award, Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati
  • 2013 Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Kettering Medical Center
  • Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)

Publications

  • Zitelli KB, Fernandes N, Adams BB. Eosinophilic folliculitis occurring after stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia; A case report and review. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54(7):785-789.
  • Zitelli KB, Lucky AW. Psoriasis First Presenting Around an Enteral Feeding Tube in Three Pediatric Patients: An Important Consideration for Timely Diagnosis and Management. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014;31(1):68-72
  • Zitelli KB, Cordoro KM. Evidence-based evaluation and management of chronic urticaria in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Nov;28(6):629-39.
  • Zitelli KB, Bhutani T, Patel T, Chiang C, Wu JJ, Koo J. A clinical study comparing the efficacy of halobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment once daily vs. twice daily in combination with ammonium lactate lotion in the treatment of stable plaque psoriasis. PsoriasisForum 2011;17(1):2-8.
  • Busse (Zitelli) K, Bhutani T, North J, Koo J. Consider Excimer Laser for Extremely Recalcitrant Psoriasiform Plaques with Clinical Suspicion of MF? A Case Report of Successful Management. Practical Dermatology. Feb 2011;45-47.
  • Zitelli KB, Bhutani T. A Practical Approach to the Use of Ustekinumab. PsoraisisForum. 2011;17(2):132-139.
  • Zitelli KB, Alikhan A (2011). Current treatment options in psoriasis: topical agents. In: Current and Emerging Treatments for Psoriasis. Unitec House, 2 Albert Place, London N3 1QB, UK (Future Medicine Ltd). Pages 32-59. eBook ISBN: 978-1-78084-038-3

Franceine S. Potter, PA-C

Franceine S. Potter, PA-C

Franceine has been a board certified Physician Assistant since 1985. She specializes in dermatology and is well versed in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of dermatology conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies, cryotherapy, and excisions.

Education

  • Undergraduate: Cardinal Stretch College, Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • PA Degree: Cuyahoga Community College

Honors and Associations
A member in good standing with:

  • The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Maria Weitfle, NP Dermatologist Cincinnati

Maria Weitfle, CNP

Maria Weitfle, NP

Maria Weitfle has been a board certified Nurse Practitioner since 1997. She specializes in dermatology and is well versed in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of dermatology conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies and cryotherapy.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Masters Degree: Northern Kentucky

Honors and Associations
A member in good standing with:

  • The Ohio Board of Nursing
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center

Insurance Accepted

We accept many health plans, but we recommend calling your insurance company to confirm that The Dermatology Group is an in-network provider in Cincinnati. At this time, we are not a participating provider in the Health Care Marketplace (also known as the Exchange Under the Affordable Care Act).

AETNA-PATIENT MAY NEED
REFERRAL
ALLIANCE PARTNERS
ALLIANCE SELECT
ANTHEM
BEECH STREET/ CAPP CARE
BRIDGE BENEFITS/ NATIONWIDE
CENTER CARE NETWORK –PPO
CHA (MOST PLANS)
CIGNA
DIRECT CARE AMERICA- PPO.

EMERALD- HMO-PPO
FIRST HEALTH
FLORA PPOM HEALTH
HEALTH SPAN
HUMANA (MOST PLANS) – Please
call to verify your plan
KLAIS HEALTH NETWORK- PPO
MEDICAL MUTUAL
MEDICARE – INCLUDING RAILROAD
MEDICARE HMO PRODUCTS
MULTIPLAN- PPO

NATIONWIDE
NPPN/NPN- PPO
OHIO HEALTH CHOICE PPO
PHCS NETWORK
PPOM
SAGAMORE- PPO
TRICARE (MILITARY)- Requires referral
UNICARE
UNITED HEALTH CARE
USA MANAGED CARE

Patients

To help make your visit with The Dermatology Group the best it can be, please take advantage of the patient resources we have available. Prior to your first visit, please download and fill out the Patient Information Form and bring with you to your appointment.

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To complete your patient experience with The Dermatology Group, you can visit our onsite pharmacy to fill your prescriptions. You’ll receive one-on-one attention from our staff and save time.

Pharmacy Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concerns

The Dermatology Group
5184 Socialville-Foster Rd
Mason, Ohio 45040-9842

Phone: 513.770.4212
Billing: 513.770.5812
Fax: 513.770.4213
Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI).
 

The Dermatology Group
5184 Socialville-Foster Rd
Mason, Ohio 45040-9842

Phone: 513.770.4212
Billing: 513.770.5812
Fax: 513.770.4213
Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI).