Virginia Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center
Mark Eid, MD, identified and fulfilled a vital need in the Fredericksburg, VA, area when he opened his dermatology practice in January of 2012. Virginia Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center provides Fredericksburg area residents with comprehensive dermatology care and skin cancer surgery. It is the only dermatology practice in the area which offers Mohs micrographic surgery to its patients. This procedure, credited to Dr. Frederic Mohs in the 1930’s, is a surgery that can cure basal cell melanoma and squamous cell skin cancers.
Dr. Eid received his bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and his Medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2006. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Cabrini Medical Center/Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and a Dermatology residency at the Pennsylvania State University Milton Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Eid followed his residency with a Procedural Dermatology Fellowship from the Medical College of Virginia/VCU Health System in Richmond.
While working in Richmond, Dr. Eid considered where he should establish a private practice. His research indicated that the Fredericksburg area was underserved with regard to dermatology care. He contacted the University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center (UMW-SBDC) for purposes of writing a business plan, creating a cash flow forecast, and developing a loan proposal. The UMW-SBDC requested demographic research for Dr. Eid from SBDCNet. The UMW-SBDC also assisted Dr. Eid in evaluating loan options. Dr. Eid opted to purchase and renovate an existing commercial building on Route 1 in Fredericksburg, and he obtained an SBA-guaranteed loan for this purpose.
A little more than a year after opening, Virginia Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center is a flourishing medical practice. One key to his success is Dr. Eid’s ability to analyze tissue and perform surgery on the premises. This provides him a unique advantage over other local dermatology practices. Additionally Dr. Eid credits a quality staff for their personalized attention to patient care as another reason for his success. On the wall of Dr. Eid’s office is the motto is “May those who enter as guests leave as friends.”