Our mission at Fayetteville Dermatology is to provide competent, comprehensive and compassionate dermatologic care to patients of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. We emphasize patient-centered care and strive to take a team-based approach focused on mutual respect and collaboration. We take pride in our staff as well as in the products and services we provide to the community.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment options for many medical dermatologic conditions for adults, seniors and children. Some of the conditions that we treat include atopic dermatitis or eczema, psoriasis, acne, warts, cutaneous t cell lymphoma, rosacea, cysts and other skin irregularities.
We specialize in skin cancer diagnosis treatment solutions for both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers. We offer a variety of treatment options for skin cancer including Mohs micrographic surgery, excision, curettage and topical chemotherapy.
With aging and sun exposure, the skin forms fine lines and wrinkles. Common areas of concern include crows feet, expression lines and forehead lines. We offer neurotoxin (Botox or Xeomin) to help slow and minimize the effects of aging on the skin. We also offer laser based treatments for unwanted spots and hair.
Dr. James Prezzano is a native of Rochester, NY.
He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with his bachelor’s in chemistry and biochemistry, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national honor society, reserved for the top 10% of graduating medical students. He completed his transitional year internship at Bassett Medical Center, affiliated with Columbia University, in Cooperstown, NY.
Dr. Prezzano spent five years in dermatology specific post graduate training. He spent two years in a dermatology fellowship, at the forefront of medical and surgical dermatologic clinical trials and research. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Rochester. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics of surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology. He has also presented nationally and internationally, receiving multiple awards for his research.
Dr. Prezzano is a fellow of the American Association of Dermatology (FAAD) and is a board certified dermatologist as well as a board certified Mohs micrographic surgeon.
Dr. Prezzano brings his expertise and passion for patient-centered dermatologic care to Syracuse and the Central New York region.
In his free time, Dr. Prezzano enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two small children, as well as exploring the local parks and the occasional round of golf.
Katharine Shields, NP
Katie was born and raised in Central New York.
She graduated magna cum laude and as valedictorian from Upstate Medical University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. There she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.
She then went on to receive her Master of Science, Nurse Practitioner degree from Upstate Medical University, graduating summa cum laude.
Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner Katie worked in both the adult and pediatric intensive care units at Upstate as a Registered Nurse. Katie has spent the last several years as a dermatology nurse practitioner in a busy, local dermatology practice prior to joining Fayetteville Dermatology in the fall of 2022.
Katie enjoys treating a variety of dermatologic conditions in patients of all ages. She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
In her free time Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending local sporting events and relaxing with a good book.
"Dr. Prezzano was very thorough & really listened to my concerns when prescribing treatments. He made me feel more at ease about them. The staff were very pleasant & welcoming."
"We had such a wonderful experience at Fayetteville Dermatology. Not only is Dr. James Prezzano an amazing doctor, his entire staff is always helpful and kind. From the initial phone call and consult, through the surgical procedure and follow up visits, they were tru professionals. We are so glad that we found Fayetteville Dermatology and Dr. Prezzano and would highly recommend them to anyone."
"Very professional, courteous staff. Took me right in as a new patient Didn't wait long in the office before being seen. I would highly recommend this practice."
We are a family friendly dermatology practice that takes pride in giving the best care possible to every individual who walks into our office. We are always striving to make our patients feel comfortable, informed and meet all of their dermatology needs.
We participate with the following commercial insurances: AARP, Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Empire, Fidelis, GEHA, MVP, UMR, United Healthcare, and Univera. We participate with Medicare and most supplementals. Please call to confirm that we take your insurance.
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