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    Dermatologist Dr. Morgan O'Donoghue's accreditations include:  Graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Graduate of Tulane University Medical Internship and Georgetown University / Washington Hospital Center Dermatology Residency.



    O'Donoghue Dermatology
    1952 Field Rd. Sarasota, FL 34231


    O'Donoghue Dermatology Now Offers 3D Digital Skin Analysis

    Top Sarasota dermatology practice announces the addition of Reveal® Imager.

    SARASOTA, Florida (October 8, 2013) – Driven by their commitment to offering patients the most advanced treatment options available, O'Donoghue Dermatology, one of the area's leading medical and cosmetic dermatology practices, is pleased to announce the addition of 3D digital skin analysis assisted by the Reveal® Imager to their newly renovated 1952 Field Road, Sarasota office.

    The Reveal® Imager uses Canfield Scientific's exclusive RBX technology to uncover skin damage undetectable to the naked eye. This state-of-the-art technology uses cross-polarized filters to produce a digital image that shows the unique color signatures of red and brown skin components below the skin surface.

    Red areas can represent a variety of conditions including acne, inflammation, rosacea, and spider veins. In contrast, brown areas which are caused by an excess in melanin, and are often associated with sun damage, represent lesions such as hyperpigmentation, freckles, lentigines or melasma on or below the skin surface.

    "In just a few minutes, the Reveal® Imager produces a report that allows us to analyze hyperpigmentation, photo damage, vascular disorders, rosacea, acne, texture and wrinkles so that we can develop a skin care regimen that specifically targets the patient's needs" said Dr. O'Donoghue.


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    O'Donoghue Dermatology now offers the state-of-the-art LightSheer™ Diode Laser System

    Leading dermatology practice sets a new standard for laser hair removal in Sarasota.

    SARASOTA, Florida (January 16, 2014) – In response to their patient's ever-increasing demand for the removal of unwanted hair, O'Donoghue Dermatology, one of the area's top medical and cosmetic dermatology practices, has recently purchased the new LightSheer™ Diode Laser System. This high-powered laser is the most versatile and pain-free long-term hair removal system available today.

    With a library of clinically documented successes, the LightSheer™ Diode Laser System sets a new standard in permanent hair reduction technology and it can safely and effectively treat all skin tones and virtually any area of the body. The LightSheer's patented Chill Tip™ hand piece minimizes patient discomfort by providing a cooling, anesthetic effect while compressing the skin with its integrated sapphire tip to allow the laser to come closer to the base of the hair follicle without causing thermal damage to the surrounding skin.

    The LightSheer™ Diode Laser System emits a nearly infrared laser light that is pulsed for a fraction of a second, just long enough to damage the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding epidermis. "This revolutionary laser system was specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably and with fewer visits than any other product on the market, and it works on any skin tone because you can adjust the fluence and pulse width of the laser." said Dr. O'Donoghue.

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    O'Donoghue Dermatology Doubles in Size

    Leading Sarasota dermatology practice announces the completion of a major renovation and expansion to their Field Road office.

    SARASOTA, Florida (June 25, 2013) – Driven by continued growth and their commitment to offering the most advanced treatment options available, O'Donoghue Dermatology, one of the area's top medical and cosmetic dermatology practices, is pleased to announce the completion of a major renovation and expansion to their 1952 Field Road office which nearly doubles its square footage.

    The expansion includes a separate waiting room where patients undergoing Mohs surgery for the treatment of skin cancer can relax between stages, a phototherapy room for the treatment of chronic skin disorders like psoriasis, vitiligo and eczema, and an aesthetician suite for cosmetic procedures including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning.

    The expansion also includes 2 new patient rooms, an additional on-premise sterilization laboratory, a physician assistant office, and a larger reception area which is equipped with a projection screen and can comfortably accommodate 25 patients.

    "The newly renovated reception area will allow us to offer regular dermatology lectures and free educational seminars on topics such as the prevention and treatment of diseases of the skin, the latest advancements in skin care products and technology, and how to take care of our skin in order to age gracefully" said Dr. O'Donoghue.

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    Burnt and broken hair, and sensitive burnt scalp may be symptoms of your hair smoothing treatment

    Dr. O'Donoghue was quoted in an article on WWSB MySuncoast

    Posted on October 17, 2013 by Alix Redmonde

    Hair products can contain a tremendous number of chemicals in them.

    Sarasota dermatologist, J Morgan O'Donoghue, M.D. said chemicals in these products can cause a number of health risks. "An airborne or an irritant reaction which can cause wheezing, dry eyes, irritated eyes, even headaches."

    Be cautious of certain products says Fred Romano of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota because they may contain ingredients hazardous to your health causing these symptoms and others."Sometimes pain, shortness of breath, just wheezing, difficulty catching your breath." He explained why some of us have such reactions to these hair products. "Anything that's artificial doesn't exactly work well with the body especially with some of these, I think they do use formaldehyde."

    Yes, formaldehyde is in some hair straightening and smoothing treatments, and there may be other reactions to direct contact with some products.

    "A red, itchy, scaly rash usually in the areas where the product is being used or close to those areas" Said Dr. O'Donoghue may be symptoms of dermatitis. And, you can also develop an irritating, red, scaly rash from sensitivity to overuse. "If the dermatitis is severe enough or chronic enough, that can lead to a deeper process and ultimately lead to a burn like rash or a scar." he concluded.

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    Dr. O'Donoghue Visits Pre Kindergarten

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    Exerpt from Pre Kindergarten Newsletter
    November 19, 2010

    ..."Our week in Pre K was filled with many special parents and community helpers. Thank you to Morgan Bentley, Blaine's dad, for telling us about being a lawyer and sharing the wooly mammoth story with us. Thank you to Dr. Morgan O'Donoghue, Kevin's dad, for explaining the importance of protecting our skin and what he does as a dermatologist. Thank you for giving us each a bottle of sunscreen."...

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    Moffit's Sun Safety Tour

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    Spring Swing – Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour – is a partnership between the Tampa Bay Rays and Moffitt Cancer Center dedicated to increasing skin cancer awareness, prevention and detection.

    Moffitt Cancer Center’s Mole Patrol®  will travel with the Rays during the month of March to provide free skin cancer screenings at select Spring Training games in search of the early signs of skin cancer, promoting sun safety and skin cancer education.

    The 2008 campaign kicked off in St. Petersburg on March 1 at Progress Energy Park, home of Al Lang Field. Sam Donaldson (pictured, right), veteran ABC newsman,  melanoma survivor and chairman of Moffitt’s Board of Advisors, threw out the first pitch.

    Swing 3Click here  for more information about the 2009 Spring Swing schedule.

    Several of Moffitt’s Affiliate Hospitals will be assisting with the on-site screenings and education initiatives, including:

    Broward Health
    Martin Memorial Health Systems
    Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
    Riverchase Dermatology 

    Melanoma Facts

    • Florida has the second-most reported cases of melanoma nationwide.

    • Skin cancer is one of the most common and fastest growing cancers in the United States.

    • Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.

    • It is estimated that nearly 1 million new cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in 2007, approximately 60,000 of those cases were a form of melanoma.

    • Skin cancer can show up anywhere on the body.

    • Skin cancer affects all races, ages and genders.

    Source:  American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2007

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    Sun Safety Tips

    • Avoid unprotected exposure when the sun is at its strongest (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). UV rays pass through clouds and water, so don’t assume you’re safe if it’s not sunny or you’re feeling comfortable in the cool water.

    Spring Swing 1• Check the UV Index for your area before planning a day outside. This number between 1 and 10 is a measure of the amount of radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. The higher the number, the greater the exposure. You can find the UV Index by visiting


    and entering your ZIP code.

    • Wear UV-blocking sunglasses. Ideally, glasses should have 99 percent to 100 percent UV absorption. Darker lenses are not necessarily better because the protection comes from an invisible chemical applied to the lenses. Look for an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) label.

    • Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher that protects against UVA and UVB radiation. Apply generously and properly – 30 minutes before sun exposure. For most sunscreens, reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming, toweling dry or perspiring. Guard against loss of your sunscreen’s effectiveness from heat by keeping it in your cooler.

    ObjectRender• Stay in the shade as much as possible or cover up with protective clothing. Dark colors provide better protection than light colors. Choose tightly woven fabric and select a hat with a broad brim to protect your neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose and scalp.

    • Regular skin examinations are key. This includes monthly self exams as well as an annual skin examination by a health care practitioner to identify any changes in your skin or the development of anything new. Click here to see images and information on what malignant melanoma can look like.

    Source: American Cancer Society

    The Mole Patrol® is on the move! The screeners are preparing for a very busy month in March. BusPartnering with the Tampa Bay Rays and local affiliates, the Moffitt Mole Patrol® is swinging into spring with the Spring Swing, a series of screening events at Major League Baseball Spring Training games throughout Florida.

    The series begins with the Rays vs. Yankees game in Tampa. It is expected that dozens of people will be screened at each event while staff members provide sun safety educational materials and sunscreen samples to participants.

    ManAbout Mole Patrol 

    The Mole Patrol® skin cancer screening program travels to venues around Florida to offer free skin cancer screenings and cancer education to the public. In its 12 years of operation, the Mole Patrol® has screened thousands of Floridians, identifying hundreds of suspicious skin lesions that have resulted in the diagnosis of melanoma, basal and squamous cell cancers.

    The Mole Patrol® frequently works in tandem with Moffitt's affiliate institutions to provide oncologists and dermatologists who specialize in skin cancer to conduct the screenings.

    The Mole Patrol® is comprised of medical doctors who specialize in skin cancer and/or dermatology, as well as registered nurses and support staff. Some physicians and nurses are based at Moffitt, while others come from its affiliate institutions and practices in the community.

    Screenings are provided free of charge to the public and are conducted in an area that allows for some measure of privacy when needed (two rooms are available on the screening bus and portable privacy screens are often used). 

    If suspicious lesions are found, patients leave the screening area with specific follow-up instructions that should be taken to their primary physician. In addition, participants receive educational information about skin cancer prevention and early detection and often receive free sunscreen samples and other related giveaways.