Mary T Pentel, MD
Dr. Mary Pentel is a board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who graduated from the Pennsylvania State University as a University Scholar with a major in Biology. She earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in the top of her class with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Pentel completed her residency in the dermatology department at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she served as chief resident.
Dr. Pentel began practicing in Jacksonville in 1998. She founded Southside Dermatology in 2000. Throughout the years, she has treated thousands of patients and is known for her energy, humor, and passion for dermatology. Her success can be attributed to her willingness to listen to each patient, taking time to understand their dermatological needs and to educate them on the practices that will promote healthy, beautiful skin.
Dr. Pentel strives to exceed her patient's expectations in medical, general, and cosmetic dermatology. She is skilled in a variety of lasers and injectables including BOTOX®/Dysport® and dermal fillers. At The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, Dr. Pentel performs all injections of Botox/Dysport/Xeomin and all filler injectables. Her cosmetic consultations are comprehensive and include a plan that will help you look your best at any age. Dr. Pentel enjoys combining aesthetic and science to achieve a natural and radiant appearance.
She is proud of her staff and believes they are a driving force behind the success of her practice. Her patients have always praised her for selecting a team of caring, friendly, and hardworking individuals. They strive to make each patient's experience a positive one.
Dr. Pentel is active in her community by volunteering in many community organizations and serving on several civic and educational boards. She is passionate about starting her fundraising event, "Purses with a Purpose" (www.pursewithapurpose.org) to benefit the abused women of Hubbard House. She is developing a program to raise awareness in children regarding skin cancers and sun protection with the Skin "Smart Kids Program."
Dr. Pentel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Society for MOHS Surgery (ASMS) and a member of the Jacksonville Dermatological Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASMLS). She has been featured in Jacksonville Magazines "Top Docs" edition for several years.
In her free time (if she has any), she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also likes to travel, cook, and read. Yes,...she loves to shop!
Ivette Sosa Seda, MD
Dr. Ivette Sosa Seda is Board-certified in dermatology. She earned a medical degree, and graduated magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Following a dermatology residency at that institution, Dr. Sosa Seda completed an advanced clinical dermatology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. While at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, she held the position of Assistant Professor of Dermatology.
As a fellowship-trained medical dermatologist, Dr. Sosa Seda specializes in the treatment of conditions such as:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Bacterial infections
- Connective tissue disorders
- Contact dermatitis
- Fungal infections
- Hair loss
She also performs skin cancer screening, biopsies, and skin cancer surgery.
- Immune-mediated inflammatory dermatitis
- Nail disorders
- Skin cancer
- Viral infections
Dr. Sosa Seda uses her bilingual (fluent in Spanish and English) communication skills to put patients at ease. She is pleased to provide comprehensive dermatology care to residents of Jacksonville, FL, and surrounding communities. She welcomes new patients.
Debbie Gloria, ARNP
Debbie is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a local of Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating with her Bachelors in Nursing she continued her education at The University of Florida and graduated with her Masters in Nursing. She maintains her licensure through the Florida Board of Nursing and is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Debbie joined Southside Dermatology in 2011. She is passionate about dermatology because she believes it truly blends the art and science of medicine. Her interests include the assessment and treatment of general and surgical dermatology conditions such as skin cancers, acne, rashes, cysts/lipomas, and more.
In her free time, Debbie enjoys traveling, routing for the Jaguars, and being physically active in our River City.
Lorie Carter, MSN, FNP-BC
Lorie is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive training in aesthetics. She received her Master’s degree from the University of North Florida. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked both in family medicine as well as aesthetics for many years.
Her goal is to help each patient feel and look better while maintaining a natural look that is not overdone. Her integrity, work ethic, and love for what she does have made her exceptional at her work.
Lorie has been in Jacksonville for over 20 years and is a proud wife and mother of three beautiful children. In her free time, Lorie enjoys quality family time, watching her kids in their sporting events, going to the beach, church, reading, and cooking. Lorie looks forward to helping make Jacksonville more beautiful, one face at a time!
Julia Clarkson, DNP, ARNP
Julia achieved her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from The University of Florida. Prior to entering the cosmetic field, she specialized in operating room nursing at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, as well as ICU nursing at the Mayo Clinic. Julia moved to Jacksonville in 2005 after achieving her Bachelors in Nursing from Florida State University. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) through the Florida Board of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
As an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Julia loves to share in the transformations of her patients achieving improved confidence, appearance, and overall well-being. Her passion for helping others combined with her technical skills from her operating room experience makes her the perfect fit for dermatology procedures.
In her time away from work, Julia enjoys spending time with her two girls and her husband. She enjoys going to the beach, yoga, eating delicious food, and traveling.
Katie Bernhardt, PA-C
Katie joins Southside Dermatology & Laser Cosmetic Center after graduating as Valedictorian with a Masters of Clinical Medical Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University. She received her Bachelors in Biology and Exercise Science & Nutrition from Florida State University. Katie is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the National and Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants chapters.
Katie has a passion for the field of dermatology. She loves attending specialized conferences to stay current on all the cutting edge advances in dermatology. Katie is excited to see her patients both for medical and aesthetic concerns and use her knowledge to tailor the perfect blend of both approaches for each individual patient.
Originally from the Tampa area, she now lives in Jacksonville with her husband and dog. She enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, completing DIY projects, and watching football games (especially the Florida State Seminoles).
May, Licensed Full Specialist and Permanent Make-Up Specialist
May has been in the aesthetic industry for over 15 years. She attended the American Academy of Cosmetology. In addition to her aesthetic skills she performs professional eyelash extensions, microblading, permanent makeup application and facial and body waxing. May utilizes her aesthetic artistry in her application of permanent make-up to achieve a natural look.
With her many skills, May truly delivers a head to toe exceptional treatment session. May enjoys getting to know her clients specific needs and tailoring a plan suitable for their specific skin type.
In her free time, May enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her husband and three children.
Ashley, Body Contouring Specialist
Ashley has worked in the healthcare field for over 18 years. She received her degree from Florida State College of Jacksonville, in Health Information Management and is a Certified Medical Assistant. She has also received certifications in CoolSculpting® and truSculpt®.
Ashley has a passion for the field of Dermatology and body contouring. Her goal is to assist patients in achieving maximum results to look and feel their best.
Ashley has three beautiful daughters. In her free time, she is involved in their cheerleading, weightlifting, and competitive dance activities. She also enjoys refurbishing vintage furniture, fishing, and camping.
Jenifer, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Jenifer Scott George is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Board Certified in Family Care (FNP-BC) and is a Health Practitioner Diplomate with the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Florida where she first earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then her Master of Science in Nursing for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Jenifer has dedicated her career to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, aesthetic and Integrative Medicine. Her 23+ years of experience include the first 13 years of her career at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville in the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, subsequently entering the private sector to expand her skill set. Her advanced repertoire includes Aesthetic and Integrative Medicine.
Jenifer’s commitment to health promotion and prevention earned her induction into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, plus an Award of Achievement from The National Scholars Honor Society. She is alumna of Mayo School of Health Sciences, and a professional member of The National Scholars Honor Society and Northeast Florida Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners.
“Aging is a multifaceted process which begins at the cellular level. Accelerated aging manifests in unwanted physical signs and symptoms, as well as undesired changes in our appearance. My medical experience allows me to implement an aesthetic plan to generate optimum age-related changes that build on and enhance my patient’s intrinsic beauty. I am pleased to join my energies, expertise and enthusiasm with Dr. Mary Pentel and her team.”
Colleen, Licensed Aesthetician
Colleen is a licensed aesthetician dedicated to providing customized skin care services to improve skin’s health and appearance for the long term. She is fascinated with the aesthetics industry and continues to keep up with the latest advancements. Her passion for skin care is why she loves going to work every day as an aesthetician. She takes pride in her ability to thoroughly analyze skin and determine a successful plan of treatment to achieve the best results possible.
From microneedling, chemical peels, dermaplaning, facials, microdermabrasion, as well as many other services, she takes pride in each procedure that she performs and provides an experience completely unique to each client. She finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to her client’s individual needs providing a level of service that is unmatched.
Lindsay, Licensed Aesthetician
Lindsay has been a licensed aesthetician for over twenty years. After graduating from Penn State University, she attended The Florida College of Natural Health in Fort Lauderdale.
Skin care is her passion and she has continued her education over the years to acquire advanced certifications in cosmetic procedures and products.
Lindsay truly believes in developing long term relationships with her patients to provide continuous care to achieve maximum results.
Lindsay is married with three children and has lived in St. John’s County for fifteen years.
Arleen, Licensed Aesthetician
Arleen received her degree from the Alpha School of Massage in Skin Care. She has twenty years of experience in the field of customer service. She believes in providing exceptional services to her clients by customizing plans based on individual skin types and conditions.
Her dedication to making her client’s look and feel their best has moved her career from fashion designer to aesthetician. Her goal is to educate her clients and provide treatments which will achieve long term results.
Arleen enjoys spending free time with her husband and two beautiful children. She is actively involved in community affairs and hobbies include designing, choreography, traveling, reading and meditation.