Dermatology Associates of Virginia

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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

Midlothian Office
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

Hanover Office
7498 Right Flank Road
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

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About Us

Dermatology Associates of Virginia’s mission is to provide compassionate, high quality, and cost-conscious dermatologic care to the central Virginia region.

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. While the treatment of skin diseases and skin cancers is our specialty, we also offer a variety of cosmetic services. 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.

Our Providers

Lawrence E. Blanchard, III, M.D.

Lawrence E. Blanchard, III, M.D.


Georgia K. Seely, M.D.

Georgia K. Seely, M.D.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

I love my patients and I love helping people.

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

To watch, college basketball. To play, tennis.

What are your hobbies?

Reading books, gardening, music, exercise

What’s your favorite type of foreign food?

Turkish

What’s your favorite movie?

The Sound of Music

If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?

The Beatles

Kim M. Panzarella, M.D.

Kim M. Panzarella, M.D.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

The opportunity to see patients of all ages.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy calm water kayaking and biking with my husband and kids.

Do you have any pets?

I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, and a bearded dragon. The dogs and cats are all rescue animals from shelters.

Where did you grow up?

In Allegany, New York, a small town 90 minutes from Buffalo.

Where have you lived before moving to Richmond?

Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Brighton, England; New York City; Cleveland, OH; Austin, TX, and San Antonio, TX.  I settled in Richmond in 2003.

What are your favorite things about the Richmond area?

The James River and the Capital Bike Trail.

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Suzanne G. Spadafora, M.D.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

Monday mornings are never bad because I work alongside a great, caring staff and have wonderful patients!

What did you want to be when you were small?

Space physician like Dr. Bones and Dr. Crusher on Star Trek.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Scuba diving with sharks in the Bahamas

What is the last book you read?

Die With Zero

What’s your favorite movie?

Aliens

What do you do to keep fit?

Play tennis, cycle, and strength training with Body Pump

What was your first job?

Cashier at Weis Market grocery store

Christopher T. Aleman, M.D.


Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Aleman enjoys being outdoors fishing, hiking, and whitewater kayaking on the James River. He also enjoys international travel and is active in medical volunteer projects around Richmond and abroad.

Lisa C. Edsall, M.D. PhD.

Lisa C. Edsall, M.D. Ph.D.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

Making somebody feel better!

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

Basketball and Soccer

What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?

None! I like the peace and quiet!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chocolate

Who is your favorite author?

Frank Herbert

What are your hobbies?

Watching my boys play sports

Adam A. Martin, M.D.

Adam A. Martin, M.D.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

Great patients and working a team dedicated to providing exceptional care.

What did you want to be when you were small?

Firefighter and Dinosaur Bone Collector

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

NFL Football & College Basketball

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Subway

What’s your favorite holiday?

Halloween, though Christmas is a close second

Angela M. Sprigle, M.D.

Angela M. Sprigle, M.D.


What is your favorite thing about your career?

Balance – having a career that I love but also being able to have time for my family. This is somewhat rare in medicine.

What did you want to be when you were small?

Always a doctor. My mother is a registered nurse, and I think that sparked my interest in medicine.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ice cream (if that is even a meal)

What was the last thing you recorded on TV?

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!

What was the first concert you attended?

8th grade – Backstreet Boys

Raj Agarwal

Raj Agarwal, M.D.

Amanda K. Schmitt

Amanda K. Schmitt, M.D.


Alyson V. Ridpath

Alyson V. Ridpath, D.O.


What did you want to be when you were small?

An astronomer or a marine biologist working with dolphins.

What was your first job?

Slow pitch softball umpire for young girls league.

Do you collect anything?

Christmas ornaments!

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?

Rattlesnake pierogies

What’s your favorite movie?

Pink Panther with Steve Martin!

 

Gabriella J. Melson, M.D.

Cosmetic Specialists

Carol Byrd, M.D.

Carol Byrd, M.D., Laser Specialist

Mohs Specialists

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Ashley N. Sullivan, M.D., Mohs Surgeon


What is your favorite thing about your career?

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.

Would you rather ride a bike, horse, or drive a car?

Ride a bike!

Who is your favorite author?

William Styron

Have you ever had a nickname?  What is it?

Sully (it was given to me before Monsters Inc. came out).

What are your hobbies?

Pinterest-ing.

What was the last book you read?

The Girl on the Train.

Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?

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!

Julpa Padgett

Julia K. Padgett, M.D., Mohs Surgeon


What is your favorite thing about your career?

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!

Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?

Ride a bike! The farther the distance and the higher the hills the better.

What’s your favorite type of foreign food?

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.

What’s your favorite movie?

The original Star Wars is my favorite, and anything by John Hughes is a close second.

What are your hobbies?

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.

 
Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Nikoo Cheraghi, M.D.

Nikoo Cheraghi, M.D., Mohs Surgeon


What is your favorite thing about your career?

I am so blessed to be a Mohs surgeon for many reasons.  There are very few treatments in this world that offer as high cure rates as Mohs surgery does and I am very grateful to be able to provide such a service.  My favorite part of what I do is the time I get to spend getting to know my patients and learning about their lives.

What is your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving is a big deal in my family.  I love gathering together and reflecting on being grateful without the pressure of gift giving.  And, you can’t forget about the delicious foods!

What’s your favorite type of foreign food?

I’m biased, but my favorite foreign food is Persian food.

What are your hobbies?

My husband and I enjoy traveling and trying new foods from all over the world.  I really enjoy learning about where others have traveled so I can plan my next destination.  I also love spending time with my cat, Freckles.  He’s the cutest.

Emeritus

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E.M. Hudgins, M.D., Emeritus

Joan E. Rountree, M.D.

Joan E. Rountree, M.D., Emeritus


If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Salmon over spinach salad

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?

1966. My father was still alive and in pretty good health. Would love to talk to him again.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Going boat riding out of Hopewell Yacht Club with my parents and sister. Took trips to Norfolk and Florida on the boat.

What do you do to keep fit?

Enjoy running and doing weight resistance classes

Laura Pratt

Laura L.K. Pratt, M.D., Emeritus


What is your favorite thing about your career?

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.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy gardening, skiing, cooking, and just having fun.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is focused on the family and lacks the high stress and commercialism of Christmas.

What was the last thing you recorded on TV?

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!

What’s your favorite type of foreign food?

I enjoy all types of food.  It’s one reason why I like to cook!

What is your favorite childhood memory?

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.

What was your first job?

Waitress

Advanced Practice Providers

Jennifer D. Bauer, MPA, PA-C

Jennifer D. Bauer, MPA, PA-C


What is your favorite thing about your career?

Getting to know my patients

What are your hobbies?

Eating and traveling

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Bungee jumping in New Zealand

What was the last thing you recorded on TV?

Game of Thrones

If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?

Aerosmith

How many languages do you speak?

3 – Mandarin, Cantonese, English

Rathi T. Blankenship

Rathi Blankenship, MPA, PA-C


What is your favorite thing about your career?

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.

Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not go a day without?

My pampered chef food chopper!  I love cooking and that thing is the bomb.  It is rare that I make anything without it.

Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?

Definitely ride a bike!  You can enjoy the scenery, go off the beaten path and get fit at the same time!

What are your hobbies?

I love traveling and seeing the world from different perspectives and through different eyes.  Not to mention I love eating and trying new foods!

What do you do to keep fit?

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.

Kristen A. Albright, PA-C

Kristen A. Albright, PA-C

Michele Rhoe

Michele R. Rhoe, MPA, PA-C


What two radio stations do you listen to in the car the most?

I listen to finance podcasts and the Vance Joy Station on Amazon Music or Pandora.

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?

College football is my favorite sport to watch.  Golf is my favorite to play.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sushi

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

Coffee!

Shelley Woodley

Shelley B. Woodley, DNP, FNP-BC


What is your favorite thing about your career?

I enjoy providing thorough, patient centered care.  I like to individualize treatment plans which involves getting to know the patient and partnering with them.  I think this statement sums up my career:  if you love what you do then you will never work a day in your life!

What did you want to be when you were small?

A teacher

Do you collect anything?

Christmas ornaments from places we visit when traveling

What radio station do you listen to the most in the car?

Most often, I listen to country music.  Since I drive pretty far to work, I listen to many podcasts and audiobooks too!

E. Berkeleigh Ladd, MSN, FNP-C


What are your hobbies?

Volleyball, running, and fishing.

How would your friends describe you?

My friends would describe me as kind, loyal to a fault, and competitive.

What was the first concert you attended?

Alanis Morrisette

What was the first record album you bought?

When I was 4 years old my parents gave me a Barry Manilow record and I still have it!

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Growing up we had a place down in the Outer Banks.  My family would go down there almost every weekend.  My dad would take us driving out on the beach at Oregon Inlet and we would fish all day.  I still enjoy going to Oregon Inlet because it has such good memories for me!

Suzanne N. West, MSN, FNP-BC

Brooke E. Harmon, MPA, PA-C


An advance practice provider (APP) enhances the patient service provided by Dermatology Associates of Virginia by offering a team approach to healthcare delivery. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are able to provide a wide range of examinations and procedures under the direction and close supervision of the patient’s normal physician. This clinical partnership allows for additional time to be spent with patients by the physician-APP team depending on the treatment, education, and follow-up care needed. Many treatments are of a nature which allows follow up assessment by the APP, and appointments with the APP can often be scheduled sooner than with the supervising physician. In general, the supervising physician is always working in the same clinic with the APP and is readily available should further collaboration be needed.