About Our Providers
Dr. Richard Ferrara, Jr.
Following in the footsteps of his father, who founded the practice, Dr. Richard Ferrara, Jr., MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist with an extensive background in general medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr Ferrara is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating skin conditions including skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and eczema. Dr. Ferrara, Jr., is a native of Grosse Pointe and graduated from the University Liggett School. He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University with distinction and Wayne State University School of Medicine in the top of his class. He completed both his internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, Michigan Dermatologic Society, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
He is the section chief of dermatology at Ascension St. John Hospital and also on staff at Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Ferrara has been an instructor and an advanced level injector through Allergan. Learning and offering the latest techniques in dermatology whether it is new fillers and neuromodulators or laser and radio frequency devices keeps the practice fresh and exciting. Dr. Ferrara was also fortunate to have served on the tribunal overviewing the process which lead to Father Solanus’s beatification.
Dr. Katherine L. Caretti, MD, FAAD
Katherine L. Caretti, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the practice of both cosmetic and medical dermatology. Dr. Caretti graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science. She then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated at the top of her class. At graduation, she received the following awards for academic excellence: Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, Class of 2011 Academic Achievement Award, the Robert Rutzky Award and the Senior Award in Dermatology.
She went on to complete her dermatology residency training at Wayne State University where she served as chief resident. Upon graduation from residency, she received the coveted Resident Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Caretti is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and Michigan Dermatologic Society. She specializes in treating psoriasis, eczema, acne and screening for skin cancer.
Dr. Caretti is well-trained in the surgical management of skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology including botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and a variety of laser procedures. She prides herself in providing the best possible medical and surgical care to her patients, while keeping up with the latest treatment options. Dr. Caretti grew up in Grosse Pointe and currently resides there with her husband and two young daughters. She looks forward to serving the community she loves and taking care of your skin care needs.
John Sobotka, MS-PA-C
John has earned a Bachelors Degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wayne State University. He has more than 16 years of dermatology experience. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and specializes in medical dermatology.