Longest Serving Spanish-Speaking Dermatologist in Sarasota

ADF Dermatology is a Hispanic-owned and operated dermatology practice fully staffed by bilingual medical providers and supporting staff. Founded by Dr. Alfredo D. Fernandez, we are the longest-serving, Spanish-speaking dermatology practice in the Sarasota area.

We recognize the importance and value of connecting with our patients in their native tongue to ease the treatment process.

Spanish-Speaking Dermatology Providers

Dr. Fernandez is originally from Argentina and completed his Bachelor of Science, medical degree and residency training in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. After coming to the US, he also completed additional residency training in Pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident during his final year, and in Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Now, Dr. Fernandez is proud to provide personalized, culturally inclusive care for all patients in Sarasota and Port Charlotte, FL. From pediatric skin care to skin cancer, ADF Dermatology is your resource for effective healthcare treatment for all your skin concerns.

Skin Cancer in Hispanic Communities

Skin cancer prevention is important for all Floridians, regardless of your ethnic identity. Prevailing myths about who gets skin cancer and the effectiveness of melanin in preventing skin cancer leave many Hispanics at risk. While the occurrence of skin cancers is lower among Hispanic populations than non-Hispanic white populations, when it does occur, it tends to be diagnosed in later stages.

Access to effective care is a primary factor: language barriers in healthcare could lead to misdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, or patients not seeking care.

Early diagnosis gives you the best chance of successful recovery, so Dr. Fernandez and ADF Dermatology strongly encourage annual skin checks. If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, you can rest assured that ADF Dermatology offers the latest in effective treatment options.


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