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Dr. Elizabeth Arthur

Dr. Elizabeth Arthur is a native of Scottsville, NY. She attended St. Pius Tenth in Chili and St. Agnes High School. Liz graduated from Villanova University with Honors in Biology. She then graduated from Hahnemann University Medical School with many honors. After completing medical school, Dr. Arthur initially began her residency in Internal Medicine, however decided to change to Dermatology. After completing her residency, she returned to Rochester to be closer to her family.

Dr. Arthur is Board Certified in Dermatology and is faculty at Rochester General and Strong Memorial Hospital teaching medical students and residents. She has conducted multiple clinical trials on acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, glycolic acid, and Botox.

In April 2004, Dr. Arthur opened her solo Dermatology practice and medical spa. The practice, Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa, is located off Empire Boulevard and 590 in the old Laurelton School on Helendale Road. Dr. Arthur has tried to maintain the style of the building by incorporating many antiques into the décor. Dr. Arthur is proud of the warm and home-like atmosphere of her office. She takes pride in the staff that over the years have become family and friends.

Dr. Arthur is active in the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/NY (NCMEC). She served on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014.

Dr. Arthur lives in Mendon with her husband Michael and two children Abigail and Evan.

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Dr. Rachel Conley

Dr. Rachel Conley is a native of Seneca Falls, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from William Smith College in Geneva. She attended medical school at Ross University where she graduated with high honors. Dr. Conley completed her Internal Medicine residency at Rochester General Hospital (RGH). She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Bariatric Medicine.

Dr. Conley joined Helendale Dermatology & Medical Spa in February 2014. Dr. Conley specializes in a number of cosmetic procedures and medically supervised weight loss.

Dr. Conley also oversees our Clinical Research studies.

Dr. Conley resides in Victor with her husband Tim. When not seeing patients, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with their two Siberian Huskies, Mylie & Maverick.
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Jennifer Tantalo, RPA-C

Jennifer was raised in Irondequoit and attended Eastridge High School. Throughout her life, Jennifer aspired for a profession in the medical field. She decided to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and attended Rochester Institute of Technology. While at RIT, she completed rotations in the Rochester area in various areas of medicine. Jennifer graduated from RIT in May 2004 and began working with Dr. Arthur at Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa in October 2004.

Jennifer treats clinical and study patients and performs many of the laser treatments offered at Helendale Dermatology: laser hair reduction, acne scarring, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions and blood vessels of the face and rosacea. She is a sub-investigator for many phase II and III clinical trials on rosacea, acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Jennifer’s hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews.

Jennifer has been Dr. Arthur’s right hand at Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa and is an integral part of the practice.

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Jill Purpura-Rotunno, F.N.P.

Jill earned her Master of Science Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Jill originally began her career as a Nurse Practitioner practicing in the field of Cardiology and really enjoyed taking care of her patients. Her focus eventually took a turn toward the field of Plastic Surgery where she spent the next eight years as a Nurse Practitioner in this field. While working in the field of Plastic Surgery, Jill had the privilege of obtaining extensive knowledge and training in the area of aesthetics, providing the treatment of dermal fillers, Botox injections, Laser Therapies, Sclerotherapy and Anti-Aging Skin Care. She has attended advanced courses in these areas and is now considered a specialist in the area of aesthetics.

Jill spent a year traveling throughout the country working for Bioform Medical. Her primary role was educating physicians and staff on safe practices of injecting the dermal filler, Radiesse. Jill is an educator for Allergan, Inc, manufacturer of Botox and Juvederm. Jill is committed to her work in aesthetics and enjoys the relationships she has with her clients seeing to it that they are well educated on the various options available to them.

Jill has been a lifetime resident of Rochester and enjoys spending time with family and friends at her lakeside residence.

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Katherine Decker-Parks, FNP-C

Katherine Decker, FNP is a native of Syracuse, New York. She obtained a B.S.N. from Syracuse University and her Master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She started her career as a Registered Nurse at Upstate Medical University working in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine until she completed her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Upon completion of her Nurse Practitioner degree, she began working in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Upstate Medical University. She has been working in Dermatology since 2009. Katherine and her husband relocated to Rochester, and she joined our practice in July 2013. Kate sees general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology patients. She is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, Dermatology Nurses Association and the Society of Nurse Practitioners. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Kathi Obi, Licensed Esthetician

Kathi has worked with Dr. Arthur since 1999 as a clinical assistant before joining our aesthetics staff as a Licensed Esthetician in 2006. She has taken numerous advanced courses in skin care, nutrition and overall health issues. Kathi brings to our spa a great knowledge of products and procedures both medical and cosmetic. She has extensive training in product lines of SkinMedica, Glytone, Avene and ColorScience Makeup. Kathi performs many of our laser treatments including Velashape and Refirm skin tightening. Dr. Arthur is proud to have someone with such diverse training as part of the spa team. Kathi lives in Webster with her husband Jim and has 4 grandchildren. Her hobbies include gardening, working outdoors and loving animals.

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Melissa Tambe, Licensed Esthetician

After several years of being a self-employed certified public accountant, Melissa decided to pursue her true passion in skincare. Melissa became a licensed esthetician after she received her training from the Continental School of Beauty. She joined Helendale Dermatology Medical Spa in March 2010. Melissa has received training and clinical certification for Candela Lasers and for product lines including Obagi, Skinceuticals, SkinMedica, Avene, Glytone, and Phytomer. She performs corrective skincare procedures, such as microdermabrasions and medical grade chemical peels, as well as hair removal methods. Melissa is very dedicated to serving her clients with professionalism, modern technology, and the finest in medical skin care. She resides in Rochester with her husband and three children.

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Robin Pagano, Licensed Esthetician & Permanent Makeup Artist

Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa welcomed Robin Pagano to our staff in October 2010. Prior to coming to Helendale, Robin owned Bella You Skin Care where she provided facials, waxing and makeup services. She received her training from Shear Ego School of Beauty. Since joining Helendale, Robin has been clinically trained by Candela lasers, SkinMedica, Glytone, Avene and Skinceuticals skincare. In the spring of 2012, Robin became a certified Permanent Makeup Artist. Robin was born and raised in Ontario, NY and the youngest of three children with 2 older brothers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, dancing, performing yoga, cooking and attending classes at the gym. She currently resides in Webster, NY.

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Stacey Tesch, Licensed Esthetician

Stacey is a licensed esthetician specializing in medical esthetics. She has always been interested in the esthetics field. After working for Bausch & Lomb for thirteen years, she was able to fulfill her true vocation. Stacey returned to school for esthetics and electrology. She was a top student in her class and was devoted to learning. Stacey was hired by Dr. Elizabeth Arthur in 2001 and during this time she has become a true professional who has a large and very loyal client base. Stacey has become certified in using various lasers for hair removal and facial rejuvenation. She also has advanced training in microdermabrasion, various chemical peels, oxygen therapy and numerous skin care lines. Stacey is a very highly respected paramedical Esthetician who displays outstanding techniques combined with excellent interpersonal skills. Stacey is married to her husband Ron and has two children, Amanda and Nicholas. Her hobbies include reading and gardening.

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Stephanie Savage, FNP-C

Stephanie is a native of Greece, NY. Stephanie sees general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology patients and assists with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients for dermatologic care. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degrees in Nursing and Nuclear Medicine Technology from University of Buffalo and a Master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from St. John Fisher College. Stephanie is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She previously worked at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the medical intensive care unit and dermatology department as a Registered Nurse. She currently lives in Webster, NY.

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Trish Hohman, Practice Administrator

Trish is a native of Ithaca, NY. She attended Brockport State University. After completing her degree in Business Administration/Management, she decided to reside in Rochester. Trish has worked with Dr. Arthur since 2001 and played an integral part in planning and transitioning Dr. Arthur’s private practice, Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa, in 2004. Trish is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers (ADAM) and is on the annual communications committee. Trish lives in Pittsford with her husband Mike. Her son Tyler attends St. Bonaventure University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at their cottage in the Adirondacks.

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    Dr. Elizabeth Arthur

    Dr. Elizabeth Arthur is a native of Scottsville, NY. She attended St. Pius Te...

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    Dr. Rachel Conley

    Dr. Rachel Conley is a native of Seneca Falls, NY. She received her Bachelor ...

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    Jennifer Tantalo

    Jennifer was raised in Irondequoit and attended Eastridge High School. Throug...

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    Jill Purpura-Rotunno

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    Katherine Decker-Parks

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    Kathi Obi

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    Melissa Tambe

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    Robin Pagano

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    Stacey Tesch

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    Stephanie Savage

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    Trish Hohman

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