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R1 Medical Center Dermatology

REGION 1 MEDICAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF DERMATOLOGY
1 st and 5 th floor, Out Patient Department Bldg.,
Arellano Street, Dagupan City
Pangasinan, Region 1
Tel. no. 075-5158916 local 135/348

Consultant Staff 2022

May F. Gonzales, MD, FPDS, MPH

Department Chair

Maria Aurora Teresa H. Rosario, MD, FPDS

Training Officer

Consultants (First row, standing L-R): Bernadette M. Villaflor, Eunice Kaye M. Rayos-Lopez, Camelia Faye R. Tuazon, Francesca Mari S. Sy-Alvarado, Mary Grace Anne A. Calvarido, Gladys Maxima M. Rayos, Nica Minerva Q. Olivar

(Second row, seated L-R): Mari Carlota B. Najera, Maria Aurora Teresa H. Rosario, May F. Gonzales, Lucille Sabrina F. Ferrer, Janelle G. Go

Active Consultants:

Lucille Sabrina F. Ferrer, MD, FPDS, FPSVI
Assistant Department Manager
Sexually Transmitted Infections Head

Gladys Maxima M. Rayos, MD, FPDS, FPLS, CFP
Assistant Residency Training Officer

Mari Carlota B. Najera, MD, FPDS
Residents Monitor
Phototherapy Head

Mary Grace Anne A. Calvarido, MD, DPDS, DDSP
Dermatopathology

Janelle G. Go, MD, DPDS
Academic Coordinator

Eunice Kaye M. Rayos-Lopez, MD, DPDS
Research Coordinator

Nica Minerva Q. Olivar, MD, DPDS
Assistant Research Coordinator

Michelle D. Sim, MD, DPDS
Assistant Academic Coordinator

Visiting Consultants:

Camelia Faye R. Tuazon, MD, DPDS
Pediatric Dermatology

Francesca Mari S. Sy-Alvarado, MD, FPDS
Dermatologic Surgery

Bernadette M. Villaflor, MD, FPDS
Laser/Cosmetic Dermatology

Pioneer Graduates

(L-R) Nica Minerva Q. Olivar, MD, DPDS Nicole Bianca D. Tan, MD, DPDS

2020 Graduates

(L-R): Janice D. Garcia, Maria Roma I. Gonzales, Maritess P. Macaraeg

Resident Staff 2022

Third Years Residents

Pearl Diane L. Aves, MD

Krizza D. Singson, MD
Chief Resident

Third Year Residents (L-R): Pearl Diane L. Aves, Krizza D. Singson

Second Years Residents

Christine Azalea B. Alonzo, MD

Stefanie Mae S. Belmes, MD

Celina Faye C. Manalastas, MD

Jenika Gracia P. Simbillo, M

Second Year Residents (L-R): Christine Azalea B. Alonzo, Celina Faye C. Manalastas, Jenika Gracia P. Simbillo, Stefanie Mae S. Belmes

First Years Residents

Roice Angel C. Caguioa, MD

Marion D. Meneses, MD

First Year Residents (L-R): Roice Angel C. Caguioa, Marion D. Meneses

Nursing and Administrative Staff 2022

(Clockwise) Venissa Ann E. Maramba, Angelica R. Dasig, Lee Marvin P. Padilla, Jyne M. Fernandez

Lee Marvin P. Padilla, RN, MAN (Left)
Nurse Manager

Venissa Ann E. Maramba, RN (Right)
Nurse

Jyne M. Fernandez, RN (Left)
Nurse

Angelica R. Dasig (Right)
Department Secretary

Facilities

Out-patient Department Consultation Area (Ground floor)

Hansen’s Disease Unit (Ground floor)

Dermatopathology Unit (5th floor)

Phototherapy Unit (5th floor)

Smoke evacuator, Fractional CO2 Laser and Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser (5th Floor)

I. Mission:

The Region 1 Medical Center Dermatology shall provide affordable and quality services for patients with skin problems enhanced by competent training in a patient centered environment.

II. Vision:

The Region 1 Medical Center is the premier Advanced Comprehensive Center in Dermatology of Northern Luzon by 2024

Activities:

A. Training:

  1. Weekly Conferences (Grand Rounds, Ward referral conferences, Teledermatology conferences and Journal reporting)
  2. Didactic Lectures
  3. Small Group Discussions
  4. Slide readings and Dermpath lectures
  5. Exams (Fitzpatrick, Orals, Practical/Kodachrome, CME quizzes)
  6. Outside rotation- Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery/Plastic Surgery, HIV, Rheumatology
  7. Research
  8. Community Dermatology

B. Gender Awareness Development Activities/National Skin Health Program

  1. Leprosy week (February)
  2. National Allergy Day (July)
  3. National Psoriasis Day (October)
  4. National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week (November)

III. Facilities/ Services

  1. Out patient Department Consultation
  2. Teledermatology Consultations through R1MC E-Pacheck up
  3. Hansen’s Disease Unit (Slit skin smears)
  4. Dermatopathology Unit/Special stains
  5. Pediatric Dermatology consultations
  6. Dermatologic Surgery Unit (Biopsies, surgeries)
  7. Phototherapy
  8. Patch testing
  9. Acne Surgery
  10. Mycology(KOH)/Gram Stain, Tzanck smear
  11. Chemoexfoliation
  12. Electrodessication
  13. Microdermabrasion
  14. Monopolar + Bipolar Radiofrequency Microinsulated Needling
  15. Fractional CO2 Laser
  16. Q switched Nd:YAG Laser

IV. Support Groups

  1. Psoriasis Club
  2. Leprosy Support group

 

Details for Applying into Residency Training (Requirements)
1. Letter of application addressed to:
JOSEPH ROLAND O. MEJIA, MD, FPSMS, MBAH, CESE, DCDM
Medical Center Chief II
Region 1 Medical Center
MAY F. GONZALES, MD, MPH, FPDS
Chairperson, Department of Dermatology
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume/Personal Data Sheet (official form)
3. Photocopy of the following:
a. Official Transcript of Records
b. Medical School Diploma
c. Post Graduate Internship Certificate
d. PRC License
e. Board Rating PRC Results

The Region 1 Medical Center, a Department of Health accredited tertiary training, teaching and
research hospital is located in the business, education and health center of Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It
has been delivering affordable and accessible healthcare services for almost a century, working on a 600
bed capacity, and is the first DOH hospital in Northern Luzon to be ISO: 2015 accredited.
The Department of Dermatology was established in January 2018 upon the initiative of Dr. May
Gonzales, with the approval of the Medical Center Chief, Dr. Joseph Roland O. Mejia. This move was to

address the increasing number of patients and their awareness of dermatological concerns and needs and
in line with the Department of Health’s memorandum for establishing Regional Dermatology Centers to
serve as milieu for medical services in far- flung areas in Pangasinan and Northern Luzon. This then led to
the opening of doors to more Philippine Dermatological Consultants as well as residents in training.
The department started with just 3 consultants and 2 residents. Now, a total of 14 accredited
dermatologists are manning the different units such as the Dermatopathology, Dermatological Surgery ,
Contact Dermatitis, Photocutaneous Medicine, Hansen’s Disease, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology,
Pediatric Dermatology, Research and Community Dermatology. To answer the need for alternative and
safe consultations during the pandemic, the department pioneered the Telemedicine service in the
institution. To date, it has been giving the hospital the highest census of Teledermatology consultations
through the R1MC E-Pacheck up.
After having successfully met all the requirements as training institution and with the pioneer graduates
passing the Diplomate Boards, the Board of Accreditation and Board of Directors of the Philippine
Dermatological Society recognized the department with full accreditation in July 2021, making it the 13 th
accredited institution of the Society and the 1 st in Northern Luzon. The department is set forth to be and
Advanced Comprehensive Dermatology Center in Northern Luzon.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Arellano Street, Dagupan City
Pangasinan, Region 1
Tel. no. 075-5158916 local 135/348

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