Sioux Center Health is pleased to announce Dermatologist Patrick Safo, MD, PhD;  Emily Kruse, PA-C; and Crystal Oberle, PA-C of Dunes Dermatology in Dakota Dunes will begin seeing patients on September 27.

Specialties include:

Comprehensive skin care for adults and children:

– Acne and Rosacea

– Warts

– Moles and Lesions

– Eczema and Psoriasis

– Rashes and Infections

– Hair and Nail Problems

– Skin Cancer

– Screening

– Prevention

– Biopsies

– Treatments

Patrick Safo, MD, PhD

Dr. Patrick Safo is a board certified dermatologist providing comprehensive dermatologic care that encompasses general dermatology, pediatric, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Safo completed his undergraduate training with a BSc degree in Chemistry and Pharmacology from Stony Brook University in New York.  He obtained both an MD and PhD training from Harvard Medical School in Boston and transitioned to Johns Hopkins Bayview center for his internship training.  His dermatology residency was completed at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been practicing comprehensive dermatology in Central Wisconsin over the past 9 years in addition to intermittently lecturing at the Central Wisconsin campus of the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Crystal Oberle, PA-C

Crystal Oberle is a Certified Physician Assistant who was born and raised in the Siouxland area being from Ida Grove, IA. She attended the University of South Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, while competing for the Coyotes in Track and Field. She obtained her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Wichita State University and had the privilege to move back to Siouxland where she has been practicing dermatology for the last eight years. You may also see her face at a few urgent care clinics in the area. She treats patients of all ages with psoriasis, warts, eczema, skin cancers, acne and any other skin, hair and nail conditions.

Emily Kruse, PA-C

Emily Kruse is a certified Physician Assistant with 5 years of experience in Dermatology. She graduated from  Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Nutrition and a secondary major is Gerontology. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant degree from Wichita State University. Emily has a passion for Dermatology and her patients.

We are excited for Dr. Safo, Emily, and Crystal to join our Specialty Clinic to provide dermatology services to our patients!

To schedule an appointment, call 712.722.8374.