Dr. Plateroti Dermatology Associates Team are committed to providing complete dermatologic care to their patients in General, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Plateroti and his team looks at each patient as an individual providing the treatment plan to meet their particular needs.
Dr. Plateroti Dermatology Associates want to make a difference in the lives of our patients by providing the highest quality of care in a caring environment.
Dr. Carmelo Plateroti, D.O., F.A,O.C.D., F.A.A.D., MEDICAL DIRECTOR, BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST & Family Practice
Specializing in Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery
Dr. Plateroti, received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Plateroti brings more than 20 years of combined experience in Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Directorship and Complementary Medicine.
Dr. Carmelo Plateroti felt it was important to attend a Medical School that provided a “whole person, also referred to Holistic” approach to medicine and attended Osteopathic Medical School. Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard the body as an integrated whole.
Osteopathic physicians, also known as D.O.s, work in partnership with their patients. They consider the impact that lifestyle and community have on the health of each individual, and they work to erase barriers to good health.
Explore a specific concern, have an in-depth physical or just get started on a healthier track of prevention. Discover the best in traditional and non-Western healing disciplines, and become an active participant in your own health care.
Dr. Aracely Plateroti, O.M.D., Ph.D. MEDICAL DIRECTOR, BOARD-CERTIFIED CHINESE MEDICINE
Specializing in Detoxification, Beauty Rejuvenation & Weight loss
Being an Integrative Doctor, educator, licensed acupuncturist, holistic nutritionist, naturopathic and inventor, Dr. Aracely Plateroti received her Bachelor of Biological Science degree in Environmental Health and Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine. After garnering the said degrees, Dr. Aracely seized the opportunity to advance her knowledge. She decided to enter American Liberty University in Los Angeles California, which after completing the requirements for the doctorate program awarded her the diploma for Doctorate in Oriental Medicine and Dr. Aracely was Awarded Best Dissertation in Integrative Medicine. She had also undergone training from Integrative Nutrition – a school based in New York and is the largest nutrition school in the world.
Dr. Plateroti is a Licensed Acupuncturist by the California Acupuncture Board and National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Aracely Plateroti received her Naturopathic Medical Doctor postgraduate degree and continuing education with Bastyr University the largest university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., combining a multidisciplinary curriculum with a leading-edge research and clinical training in Naturopathic Medicine. Make sure to read her latest book submitted for her Naturopathic Degree, ” The Wisdom of Naturopathic Medicine and Treatment of 208 Medical Conditions”.
Mary Schaff, R.N., N.P.
A Nurse Practitioner with over 23 years of dermatology experience, Mary Shaff, works closely with Dr. Plateroti and is able to diagnose and treat a variety of dermatological conditions.
Rebecca McAlpin, M.S.N., FNP-C
Rebecca McAlpin graduated from Saginaw Valley University in 2010, with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked as an emergency room nurse for six years in Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, and California. In 2016, while working as an ER nurse in California, Rebecca obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in Family Nurse Practitioner. Rebecca joined Plateroti Dermatology in October, 2016
Diane Powell R.N., Certified Cosmetic Nurse
Diane has been in different aspects of the medical field almost all of her life. While working as a Respiratory Therapist and then an Optician, Diane had a strong desire to go back to school and finish her nursing degree. After her children were grown and graduated, she fulfilled that goal and graduated with her RN degree in 2011. She immediately fell in love with the Aesthetic world of nursing and worked for a company performing laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and fat reduction treatments.
In 2012, Diane continued her education and became a Certified Nurse Injector for Neuromodulators (Botox) and Dermal Fillers (Voluma, Juvederm, etc). With many years of personable service under her belt, Diane continues to strive in exceeding the wishes of her Patients in a caring, and professional manner.
As a dedicated member of the Plateroti Dermatology team, Diane acts as a warm and reliable resource for Aesthetic Treatments. Come meet Diane and you will see how devoted she is to restoring her patient’s natural beauty, while utilizing subtle procedures with the newest technology available..
Leah Clarke, M.S., PA-C
Leah graduated from Shenandoah University with her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007. She has also earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and an A.S. in Surgical Technology. Leah has work experience in other specialties as a PA but found she enjoys the field of dermatology the most. For the past 6 years she has worked in dermatology while providing energetic, thoughtful, and knowledgeable patient care. She specializes in general and surgical dermatology and sees both pediatric and adult patients. She also provides aesthetic services such as Botox and Sclerotherapy. She is currently accepting new patients.
Emily Tucker, Aesthetic Coordinator
Emily has played a pivotal role in the development of the Cosmetic Dermatology Department at Plateroti Dermatology since the New Location of the office expanded to their beautiful new office in the summer of 2015. Emily is thrilled to be in a position in which she can educate patients about the most innovative methods of skin rejuvenation while maintaining proper skin-care practices. She believes, “If a patient is ready for a Cosmetic transformation externally, but is struggling internally, I work with the patient to understand that the final product, no matter how flawless, may still leave them feeling strangely, let-down. The first step in Cosmetic transformation is to create a realistic set of expectations for each individual patient. Once a realistic outcome is realized, a truly magical thing happens. It’s like watching a butterfly blossom into their own unique self; each one a light to behold.” Emily is transparent in her desire to help Patients achieve Cosmetic goals that align with a higher-vibrancy of their true, inner-self. Our Cosmetic team is the best on the Central Coast and will leave each patient feeling better about their Cosmetic choices through a process of education, preparation and continued support.