Hours M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
For appointments 804.549.4040
Reynolds Crossing Office (formerly Patterson Office)
6946 Forest Avenue Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Colonial Heights Office
280 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway, Suite 4
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
The Winchester Building 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 309
Richmond, VA 23235
Mohs Surgery Center
The Winchester Building 10800 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23235
Nuckols Road Office
201 Concourse Boulevard, Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23059
7016 Lee Park Road Suite 100
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
Charles M. Caravati, Jr., M.D., a Richmond native, founded Dermatology Associates of Virginia in 1969. The original office started on Hamilton Street in the near West End, but was soon moved to a house on Grove Avenue. Since then, Dermatology Associates has grown to twenty-one providers practicing at six central Virginia locations. We have one office in Colonial Heights and five in the greater Richmond area.
Our doctors and physician assistants provide medical and surgical treatments for skin diseases occurring in patients of all ages. Although we offer cosmetic services, the treatment of skin diseases and skin cancers is our specialty. Furthermore, our highly professional team members address all of our patient’s skin diseases in convenient, comfortable and attractive settings.
Our dermatologists are all board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Additionally, all are members of our local, state and national dermatological and medical professional societies.
DAV is a founding member of MD Value Care, an organization of independent physician practices in Richmond, VA. We believe that we can excel in quality, patient experience, and cost-effectiveness.
Salmon over spinach salad
1966. My father was still alive and in pretty good health. Would love to talk to him again.
Going boat riding out of Hopewell Yacht Club with my parents and sister. Took trips to Norfolk and Florida on the boat.
Enjoy running and doing weight resistance classes
I love my patients and I love helping people.
To watch, college basketball. To play, tennis.
Reading books, gardening, music, exercise
The Sound of Music
The opportunity to see patients of all ages.
I enjoy calm water kayaking and biking with my husband and kids.
I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, and a bearded dragon. The dogs and cats are all rescue animals from shelters.
In Allegany, New York, a small town 90 minutes from Buffalo.
Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Brighton, England; New York City; Cleveland, OH; Austin, TX, and San Antonio, TX. I settled in Richmond in 2003.
The James River and the Capital Bike Trail.
One of the most enjoyable things about my work is the diversity of my patients. I like getting to know each unique individual over time.
I enjoy gardening, skiing, cooking, and just having fun.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is focused on the family and lacks the high stress and commercialism of Christmas.
Reruns of Star Trek, The Next Generation. When Star Trek, The Next Generation first aired, my husband and I were both in the military. We got hooked on the show because the creativity of the stories was impressive and we could relate to the many leadership challenges that the crew faced. Now we are enjoying them all over again, 20 years later!
I enjoy all types of food. It’s one reason why I like to cook!
I spent a large part of my childhood growing up on a small farm in New York State. One of my favorite childhood memories is the smell of freshly mowed hay on a beautiful summer day.
Monday mornings are never bad because I work alongside a great, caring staff and have wonderful patients!
Space physician like Dr. Bones and Dr. Crusher on Star Trek.
Scuba diving with sharks in the Bahamas
Play tennis and take Body Pump, Boot Camp, and Zumba classes
Cashier at Weis Market grocery store
Making somebody feel better!
Basketball and Soccer
None! I like the peace and quiet!
Watching my boys play sports
Great patients and working a team dedicated to providing exceptional care.
Firefighter and Dinosaur Bone Collector
NFL Football & College Basketball
Halloween, though Christmas is a close second
Balance – having a career that I love but also being able to have time for my family. This is somewhat rare in medicine.
Always a doctor. My mother is a registered nurse, and I think that sparked my interest in medicine.
Ice cream (if that is even a meal)
Probably Grey’s Anatomy when I was in medical school. We don’t even have cable now. With a young child there is no time for TV!
8th grade – Backstreet Boys
I grew up with a parent who has a chronic illness and know firsthand the complex physical, mental, and emotional roller coaster that patients can find themselves on. In medicine, I’m honored to help people navigate through health challenges. In dermatology, I love practicing in a varied and ever-innovating specialty, in which my patients can actually see the improvement in their health that we work together to achieve just by looking in the mirror. I cannot think of a more rewarding career.
I love to bake and try out new culinary techniques. I’m a big music enthusiast and especially enjoy singing. My husband and I enjoy camping and hiking, something we hope to do more of in Virginia. My very favorite, and most often enjoyed activity, is running around after and exploring with my rambunctious toddler.
I’m a huge fan of the silver screen, especially cinematic classics of the 1930s and 1940s. Who can resist Casablanca?
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My family celebrates this holiday in a big way and it features all my favorite things—lots of family, great food, homemade pies, and family hikes. I love that everyone takes an opportunity on this day to reflect on all we have to be grateful for.
I collect Morton Salt paraphernalia and rubber ducks.
Making a positive difference in my patients’ lives and being an advocate for them in the sometimes difficult-to-navigate world of healthcare.
An astronaut or the president.
Hummus and Wheat Thins. It has been my daily snack since childhood.
Cashier at PetSmart.
Spending time with family at the Pamlico River or Outer Banks of North Carolina.
In dermatology we have the ability to make patients happy, which is not the case in most fields of medicine.
A greeting card designer, an archeologist, and a florist.
Halloween! I love a good costume.
Gladiator. Then the Harry Potter movies.
Mugs. For my shameless coffee habit.
Dr. Alyson Ridpath will be joining DAV beginning December 1, 2019.
Mohs affords me the better half of the day to talk with patients. I am always amazed at how much I learn from them about travel, culture, food, sports…you name it.
Ride a bike!
Sully (it was given to me before Monsters Inc. came out).
The Girl on the Train.
I am NOT related to Ed Sullivan…I thought we should probably get that question out of the way to have time to get to the good stuff!
I am so honored to have a career that keeps me excited to come to work every day. Mohs surgery is a great combination of surgery, pathology, and reconstruction, each of which I am passionate about. I am blessed to have a fantastic team to help me care for my patients in the best way that I can. There’s nothing else I’d rather do!
Ride a bike! The farther the distance and the higher the hills the better.
I just learned how to make authentic Italian pasta from scratch, along with simple sauces, and my kids and I have a blast preparing this together.
The original Star Wars is my favorite, and anything by John Hughes is a close second.
Sports and athletics. We’re an active family, and I love cheering on my kids’ teams. I play squash, I golf with my husband, and I play a little tennis. I really enjoy running and competing in local events.
Getting to know my patients
Eating and traveling
Bungee jumping in New Zealand
Game of Thrones
3 – Mandarin, Cantonese, English
Ride a bike
Just one, English
I love meeting people and building friendships with patients and their families. My days are enriched by all the amazing things patients teach me, all while practicing my love for dermatology.
My pampered chef food chopper! I love cooking and that thing is the bomb. It is rare that I make anything without it.
Definitely ride a bike! You can enjoy the scenery, go off the beaten path and get fit at the same time!
I love traveling and seeing the world from different perspectives and through different eyes. Not to mention I love eating and trying new foods!
Yoga, yoga, and more yoga! I love that you can practice yoga anywhere. I also love that it fosters inner peace, love and strength! I’m always happy when I’m on my mat.
Casablanca. We even named our dog after Victor Laszlo!
“Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. I am fascinated by social psychology and how it affects everything we do as individuals, as professionals, and as a society.
YMCA summer camp counselor.
I’ve done a number of races over the last 10 years, but these days I do a lot of running after my toddler and my dog.
Long summer days spent with friends at the neighborhood pool, inventing games, dance routines, magic shows, and theater productions.