BEST OF HEALTH Sarah Neumann and Brittany Kasprzyk with Ahwatukee Skin and Laser and Sun City Dermatology
Ahwatukee Skin & Laser provides both general and cosmetic dermatology services to patients of all ages. They pride themselves on providing premium skin care with an honest attentive approach. They are leaders in skin cancer surveillance and in designing preventative skin care regimens.
ASL provides a full complement of clinical and esthetic services and treatments including skin cancer surveillance exams, acne evaluations including natural alternatives to oral antibiotics and topical medications, anti aging skin care regimens and a focus on skin health mirroring overall health and well being.
Sarah Neumann has been a practicing dermatology PA since 2000. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and learned early on the importance of hard work and determination to achieve success. After completing her undergraduate degree in Community and Medical Dietetics and Psychology and receiving her Registered Dietitians (RD) license, she traveled and found her true passion for medicine. While completing a medical mission in Belize, Central America, where she worked at the local hospital, she found herself needing and wanting more advanced training in medicine to better serve the people. Sarah wanted to treat the entire person.
After returning to the United States and moving to Arizona, Sarah received her Master’s of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University.
Sarah’s passion for skin started as a teenage girl who battled severe acne for many years and it shaped how she felt about herself. Her practice style is one of compassion, understanding and commitment to quality care. Sarah takes pride in developing meaningful relationships with her clients and strives to create a positive welcoming environment in her office and practice style.
Brittany Kasprzyk is a board certified Physician Assistant. Born and raised in Arizona, she attended Arizona State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics. She initially started her medical career at Ahwatukee Skin and Laser as a CNA, only to later attend Northern Arizona University where she completed her masters in Physician Assistant Studies.
Brittany then went on to complete a fellowship in Emergency Medicine in Sun City West, where she grew to love the community and reconnect with her passion for dermatology. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, reading, and spending time with her dog Ollie.
WHY BEST OF HEALTH?
I am a Physician Assistant who has been caring for patients for over 20 years and Family Practice (cradle to grave) is my specialty.
Following the footsteps of three generations of family practice physicians (my father, grandfather and great grandfather) this was a natural and genetic calling that I do not regret.
Given this, I have a unique perspective and it’s time to share that perspective through Ask the PA. As a health care provider, teacher, business owner, patient, and advocate for my family and friends throughout the years, it has been painfully apparent there are disconnects within the current state of health care in the US and throughout the world. It can be confusing and frankly very scary.
It is my goal though this series, Best of Health, to bring people together that are passionate about their roles in the business of health care… and yes, whether or not you want to hear that it’s a business, it is — and that’s the fact. I will introduce to you great, dedicated practitioners and people with a passion for getting the word out about their personal journeys and causes. I will provide information about navigating through a confusing system, asking the right questions and share ways for saving money and time along the way.
It’s time to create change by partnering, empowering, and focusing on the patient, their families and their providers of care. It’s time for you to take the driver’s seat rather than leave your health care solely in the hands of entities such as insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.
Stay tuned. Here’s to your Best of Health.
Barb is a Physician Assistant (PA) and a primary care provider with a passion for education and advocacy. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant (PA), Barb was an accomplished musician and teacher. In 1992, Barb made the conscious decision to leave teaching and her musical career in pursuit of a career in medicine. She graduated from AT Still University’s first PA class in 1997 with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Barb has spent several years working in clinics and family practices. Currently, Barb works for Premise Health at Insight Enterprises in Tempe, AZ as a solo practitioner providing primary care to employees and families on campus. She was also a partner in Renaissance Medical Group and Renaissance Medical Properties in Chandler and Maricopa, AZ and had a dual role of Chief Operations Officer and practicing PA for 14 years.
Along with being a PA, Barb is the author of the book Surviving the “Business” of Healthcare, Knowledge is Power! She is a certified Medical Professional Legal Consultant and Patient Advocate, speaker and influencer for change in healthcare for the patient, provider and family members. Barb is also certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
In her spare time, she loves to travel, maintaining an active lifestyle that includes running, biking, swimming. She loves to spend time outdoors with her family and friends, whether it’s walking on the beach or hiking in the desert.
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