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Currie Custer, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist who grew up in Georgia and Louisiana. Dr. Custer completed her undergraduate education at Emory University, where she graduated Magna cum laude in May 1999. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine where she completed her medical and dermatological training in June 2005. Dr. Custer was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society, during her medical training at the University. She completed her dermatology residency at The Ohio State University as well, where she held the title of Chief Resident from January2008-April 2009. She performed her internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Traci Long, Certified Physician Assistant, joined the Current Dermatology provider staff in late 2012.  She grew up in Kentucky and North Carolina, and graduated from Campbell University with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. She is a also a graduate of  George Washington University (PA, MSHS) .  During her clinical training she worked at Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University Hospital, and several other hospitals in the greater DC/Baltimore area, and is now delighted to apply her medical skills and eye for detail to the practice of dermatology.  Traci has proudly served as a stay at home mom and a public high school teacher, and is now enjoying her new career as a Physician Assistant.  She is married to Gary and they have three kids, one dog, and a shared love of traveling.

 

 

Claudia Sotomayor, Certified Physician Assistant, is originally from Lima, Peru and brings experience in the fields of family medicine and dermatology.  She completed her undergraduate education at University of Tampa before graduating Magna cum laude with a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami.  Claudia then spent three years practicing medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology in Los Angeles, California prior to relocating to Western North Carolina.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.  Claudia diagnoses and treats common dermatologic disorders, performs skin cancer screenings and in-office procedures such as biopsies, cryosurgery, and laser therapy.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and standard poodle, Mancha.

Rebecca Manring, DNP, NP-C, is a board certified nurse practitioner from Jackson County and she is committed to serving the people of our community.  Along with her nurse training from Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University, she brings eight years of healthcare experience to Current Dermatology.  She also holds her master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing from The University of South Alabama. Rebecca’s passion is treating skin disorders and her doctoral project focused on increasing skin cancer knowledge and prevention as well as improving sun protection behaviors in the younger population.  Rebecca has been trained in dermatology by Dr. Custer and sees patients of all age ranges and skin conditions. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Nurses Association, the Dermatology Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.  Rebecca and her fiancé, Blake, enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, experiencing different cultures, and exploring the outdoors.  She also has a bachelor’s degree in music education, plays clarinet in the local “Mountain Winds” Community Band, and is a classically trained pianist.