31 Dec BLUE STAR DERMATOLOGY BY LISA JENKINS-MOORE PHOTO BY SHELLY NIEHAUS PHOTOGRAPHY
Blue Star Dermatology in Prosper offers high level patient care with expertise in prevention, correction, and treatment of skin conditions including skin cancer, as well as cosmetic dermatology. Residents of Prosper and nearby communities, now have the best care available without having a lengthy commute or long wait times to get an appointment. Dr. Michael Caglia, the founder of Blue Star Dermatology, is one of the few board-certified dermatologists in North Texas to complete a research fellowship in pediatric dermatology and psoriasis and is committed to patient care above all else.
While many new dermatology facilities are owned and operated by private equity firms, Blue Star Dermatology is a family owned and run practice. He and his father, Dr. Anthony Caglia, work together to provide the kind of relationship with their patients that extends beyond the office visit. Dr. Michael Caglia says, “We want to get to know our patients. Not just their medical history and treatment plans, but who they are outside the office. Establishing a comfortable and trusting relationship between patient and doctor is key to a successful, thriving practice. We care about people and we want them to know that.”
Many don’t realize the importance of establishing a relationship with a board-certified dermatologist, but it’s imperative to start early as prevention is far better than the alternative. “One in three Caucasians and one in six of all americans will develop basal cell carcinoma. One person dies every hour of metastatic melanoma. People need to be educated, know what to look for, and have annual appointments with a dermatologist.”
Dr. Caglia reminds us about the “ABC’s” of mole inspection: Asymmetrical, Borders that are irregular, Color variations within the mole, Diameter bigger than a pencil head eraser, Evolving—if the mole/mark has any of the ABC’s it is recommended to have them evaluated.
The new facility in Prosper is modern and fully equipped with the latest technology, staffed with competent, efficient, and friendly professionals eager to make your visit comfortable, informative, and thorough. While Dr. Michael Caglia’s primary focus is skin conditions such as skin cancer and psoriasis, Dr. Anthony Caglia provides cosmetic dermatology, including Botox, fillers, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing, vein surgery, and more. Between the two, every possible dermatological condition is fully covered.
Dr. Michael Caglia is passionate about his work and one of the most highly trained in his field. He shares, “I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of San Diego. I then graduated from medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, in 2010. Following medical school I completed my Internal Medicine internship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. I then went on to complete a one year clinical research fellowship in pediatric dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, as well as a one year clinical research fellowship in psoriasis at the University of Utah. I completed my dermatology residency training at New York Medical College in New York City, where I was Chief Resident my final year. Because of my extensive training, I am able to treat patients of all ages from eczema in children and acne in adolescence to patients with skin cancer.”
Dr. Caglia was born and raised in Texas, so his roots run deep in the Lone Star State. He and his wife Jessica along with their two beautiful children—son, Knox and daughter, Aspen will make Prosper home. Dr. Caglia says, “Prosper has the perfect balance of a small town feel but close to the big city that will make it a great place for raising our family. After moving multiple times during my medical training, my family and I are looking forward to finally establishing some roots and being part of a growing community. It’s also very important to be in an area with a high demand for dermatological services. I want to be able to fill those needs in Collin County and the North Texas area to reduce the time people are currently waiting to see a dermatologist. Social responsibility is an important corner- stone to the culture of Blue Star Dermatology. Jessica and I are looking forward to being involved in community programs to raise awareness and educate children and adults on skin cancer prevention.” When not in the office, Dr. Michael Caglia enjoys time with his family. They love to snow ski, and he is involved in flying large scale model airplanes competitively.
Dr. Anthony Caglia has advanced training in cosmetic dermatologic and laser surgery procedures and is one of the best practitioners in his field. Dr. Anthony Caglia says, with this ever- changing, relatively new and rapidly expanding area of medicine, it is imperative to be abreast of new tech- niques and improved technology to ensure excellent outcomes for patients and deliver the best possible care.
Blue Star Dermatology is accepting new patients and works with most insurance providers. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Blue Star Dermatology
301 N. Preston Road, Suite D
Prosper, TX 75078