Meet the Apex Dermatology Team: Dr. Steven Taub

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This summer, Apex Dermatology founder Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga welcomed Dr. Steven J. Taub to the team. He will be seeing patients in the Mayfield Heights office. (Photography by Benjamin Margalit/Margalit Studio)

By Laura Briedis

Apex Dermatology has grown to become an area leader in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology by helping patients feel good in their own skin.

For some people, this means clearing up their acne and psoriasis, or diminishing wrinkles and scars. For others, it means making them cancer free.

“We transform people’s lives through our work,” says Apex founder Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga. “Our culture is unique because we have drawn caring individuals into the practice who are driven by one common purpose: to empower patients through healthy skin.”

And the staff is on the grow. This summer, Dr. Garcia welcomed Dr. Steven J. Taub to the Mayfield Heights office. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Taub moved to Ohio to train as a dermatology resident at Case Western University in 1979, and served as chief resident in his last year of residency. Upon completion of his residency, he joined Dermatology Associates of Cleveland where he has practiced for the last 37 years before merging with Apex Dermatology.

Dr. Taub is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. His expertise in dermatology includes both adult and pediatric medical dermatology, as well as skin cancer treatment and prevention.

“My approach to patient care is that every patient deserves the time and full attention of the doctor when they come into the office, whether they are concerned about acne or something more serious like a suspicious mole,” says Dr. Taub. “I look at the whole patient and listen to their concerns.”

“In addition to performing comprehensive full body exams and skin cancer checks, I educate my patients about different skin lesions and teach them to watch for the ABCDEs of melanoma,” he says.

Dr. Taub tells his patients to look for asymmetry, borders with jagged or notched edges, spots with multiple colors, diameter that exceeds the size of a pencil eraser and any areas that are evolving—either by getting larger, bleeding, crusting, itching, shrinking or becoming bumpy.

All of the doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the five Apex offices do thorough mole checks and, if necessary, have a MelaFind optical scanner to analyze any questionable skin lesions.

“We take pride in our SPOTCheck program that guarantees an appointment within 72 hours for any patient with a suspicious lesion,” says Dr. Garcia, who served with distinction as a U.S. Marines flight surgeon prior to relocating to Cleveland for his dermatology residency. He also earned an MBA from Case Weatherhead School of Management and is fellowship trained in Mohs surgery for skin cancers.

“It is part of our commitment to partnering with patients to deliver exceptional and compassionate care.”

“Addressing patients’ needs is of paramount importance and why we took the Hippocratic oath to take care of patients to the best of our abilities,” adds Dr. Taub.

Apex Dermatology has five locations to serve the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas. To schedule an appointment in your area, call 855-440-DERM (3376):

• Mayfield Heights
• Concord
• Solon
• Hudson
• Parma

Visit ApexSkin.com for more information. Flexible weekday hours are available. Saturday appointments are available at some locations.

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