Optima Dermatology opens in new location

by Laura Bednar

Optima Dermatology, a dermatology and medical aesthetics center, opened in its new location at 8183 Golden Link Blvd., Macedonia in mid-January.

The practice was housed temporarily at 911 East Aurora Rd. for 14 months starting in November 2021. Dr. Meredith Reimer, board certified dermatologist at the practice, said construction took longer than expected on the new facility. A grand opening was held on Feb. 2.

Reimer said Macedonia was chosen because there was a need for a dermatology practice in the area. “It is centrally-located for us to serve multiple communities,” she said.

Optima Dermatology’s services include evaluation and treatment of skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, rashes and warts, among other skin conditions. The practice also offers Mohs surgery, which according to its website “involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached. This allows the removal of all cancerous cells for the highest cure rate while sparing healthy tissue and leaving the smallest possible scar.”

On the cosmetic side, Optima’s offerings include injectable treatments for wrinkles, chemical peels, laser hair removal and CoolSculpting, a non-surgical treatment for body fat reduction.

Reimer said general dermatology services are covered by insurance and Optima accepts most major insurance providers and Medicare. She is one of two dermatologists on staff; Dr. Amy Polster is the other. Also on staff is board-certified nurse practitioner Shelley Plescia. Reimer said the practice will welcome a general dermatology physician’s assistant in February.

Optima Dermatology services were limited in its temporary location, but Reimer said the new facility has more space for cosmetic offerings, with lasers and a clinical space for Mohs surgery. She added that exam rooms are done and the facility is running to full capacity.

The practice is planning to add more physicians to manage its patient base. “We have long-term relationships with [patients],” said Reimer. “Our general approach is to treat patients as family.” ∞

Staff members (l-r)
Brennen Barnett, PA-C;
Amy Polster, MD;
Shelley Plescia, NP;
Meredith Reimer, MD.
Photo by Jack Kananian.