Our country continues to face the ongoing threat from the coronavirus (COVID-19). As always, our #1 goal is patient care, and, in an effort, to ensure patient safety and the well-being of our staff, we are asking that you proactively reschedule your existing appointment if you are experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days by dialing 919-876-9576. As medical professionals, we are trained to place the well-being and safety of our patients above all else, and that commitment to your health and safety is driving every decision we are making during this challenging time. We are closely monitoring all developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are strictly adhering to all guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and our local and state governments.
As our offices are now seeing all appointment types, urgent and elective, and again offering cosmetic services, we encourage high-risk patients as listed by the CDC (as of 11/02/2020, see the full list of CDC high-risk patients below) to make informed decisions about their care.
CDC List of High-Risk Patients (as of 11/02/2020):
Adults aged 65 or older
Adults of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness:
Adults of any age with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness:
Children with the following conditions might be at increased risk for severe illness:
It has always been our standard practice to follow strict infection control measures at each of our clinic locations to prevent patients from being exposed to illness or infection. However, at this point in time, many additional infection control measures have been put into place. Below please find a link of some of these additional measures:
Steps We Are Taking To Protect Our Patients: Click Here.
COVID-19: General Information, Common Symptoms & Prevention Strategies: Click Here.
For Patients on Biologics or Other Immunosuppressive Medications: Click Here.
Dr. Puente is board-certified in dermatology and family practice.
Fernando R. Puente, M.D., a native of Central America, moved to Raleigh from New York City at the age of 12 and graduated from Broughton High School in 1971.
Dr. Puente established Raleigh Dermatology Associates, P.A., in 1990 and began practicing general and cosmetic dermatology at that time. He received his B.A., Master of Science and M.D. from East Carolina University, then completed a family practice residency at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine and a dermatology residency at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he served as chief resident.Learn More about Dr. Puente
Dr. Shearer is board-certified in dermatology.
Steffany Brooke Shearer, D.O., was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2003, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Dr. Shearer received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and was elected into the Sigma Sigma Phi medical honor society. Dr. Shearer completed her traditional internship at University Hospitals in Richmond Heights, Ohio and graduated from Larkin Community Hospital dermatology residency in South Miami, Florida in 2013, serving as chief resident her senior year.Learn More about Dr. Shearer
Courtney has been a North Carolina licensed Aesthetician for over 6 years. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill and is always looking forward to learning new skills in this growing industry…
Erika has been a licensed esthetician with the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art since 2015. She has been working in Raleigh Dermatology / Skin & Cosmetic Solutions since 2007 as a medical assistant and laser…
Skin & Cosmetic Solutions has been in business for over 20 years, and we are proud to be recognized as the first medical spa in Raleigh! Under the supervision of Fernando R. Puente, M.D., our skin care specialists are excited to develop a personal skin care plan for you. Skin & Cosmetic Solutions offers a full menu of aesthetic services to help you achieve more youthful and beautiful skin. From hair removal to tumescent liposuction, we’ll help you feel your best!Learn More About Our Practice »