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.
Lauren, Licensed Aesthetician
Lauren’s career began 8 years ago in West Palm Beach, FL in the special effects makeup industry. In 2011, Lauren enrolled in Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty where she began her education in the skin care program. Lauren continued her studies at the Dermatology Institute while also establishing her own mobile spa business. In the course of this time she worked closely with celebrity makeup artists and aestheticians and continued to further her skill level. In 2013 Lauren relocated to Jacksonville where she acquired the position of Aesthetician/Management at a local day spa and salon. In the spring of 2014 Lauren joined our aesthetic team to help her clients improve the health of their skin and enhance their natural beauty.
Her strength lies in her passion for skin care and building a strong relationship with her clients. She enjoys keeping up with the latest in skin care and beauty and educating her clients.
In her free time, Lauren is an avid fitness enthusiast. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
April, Licensed Aesthetician
April is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician from Heritage Institute, and an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. She has been in the aesthetic field for over 6 years.
She has a passion for what she does, and the drive to continue learning all of the latest and newest procedures, products and technologies. April is both highly skilled in all the technical aspects of aesthetics as well as exceptionally creative to provide her clients with unparalleled service and quality. Her goal is to make you the best you that you can be!
In April's free time, she enjoys spending time with her son Liam. Her hobbies include crafting, interior decorating, and any type of DIY project! Her favorite season is football season!