In The Media
Dr. Steppie's reputation and expertise in the field of Dermatology has led him to become a favorite interviewee in the media. Here are some of his most recent TV interviews, news coverage and articles.
Discovery Channel's Discovery Health
Mystery Diagnosis - April 2010In April 2010, Dr. Steppie appeared on the Discovery Channel's Discovery Health - Mystery Diagnosis, in Episode 808 - "The Girl Who Was Covered With Bumps," where he unveiled a rarely diagnosed case of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX). CTX is a genetic disorder, which prevents the body's...production of enzymes needed to absorb cholesterol and other fats. Because of case studies like this one, the FDA finally approved the medicine in 2010 required for treatment of CTX in February 2010. This medicine saved not only the life of "The Girl Who Was Covered With Bumps," but also the other members of her family who also had this rare disease.Read More | Watch Video
Orlando Doctor diagnoses a rare disease - April 2010Here is the article published in the Orlando Sentinel in April 4th 2010 about the Discovery Health Channel broadcast of Dr. Steppie's Mystery Diagnosis.
Orlando's Fox 35 News
H&M's apology to the Swedish Cancer Society - May 11th 2012Last Spring, Dr. Steppie was interviewed on Fox 35 to comment on the recent apology from the worldwide clothing retailer H&M to the Swedish Cancer Society regarding a campaign where models appeared too tanned. He explained that Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in...the United States, with more than one million Americans developing it each year. This means that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Though the skin is our first line of defense from the outside environment, its location on the surface of our body makes it susceptible to damage from the sun's radiation.Read More | Watch Video
Like other types of cancer, skin cancer often starts with DNA damage. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun causes the most damage to our DNA. Long-term sun exposure can lead to severe DNA damage that may not be repaired. If the damage occurs in genes that are responsible for controlling the division of skin cells, these cells may begin to divide uncontrollably, which can result in skin cancer.
Dr. Steppie expressed that hopefully the "extreme tanning" fad is fading out and that more health conscious people do realize that their skin's health and beauty focus should be on promoting their own natural skin glow.
The Healthy Skin Tour
from the Skin Cancer Foundation - March 3rd & 4th 2012Dr. Steppie is also a compassionate doctor. He also frequently participates each year in outreach programs, including the Healthy Skin Tour from the Skin Cancer Foundation which provides free skin cancer screenings all over the country. Over the course of the most recent two-day event, Dr....Steppie and his staff found 38 suspected skin pre cancers, 15 suspected basal cell carcinomas, eight suspected squamous cell carcinomas, and two suspected melanomas on 110 patients.Read More | Watch Video
On Friday March 23rd 2012, Dr. Steppie was interviewed in the Skin Cancer Foundation's RV by Fox 35 News Good Morning Orlando.
Later in the day, a reporter from Telemundo interviewed Dr. Steppie; during one of his skin cancer screenings.
Then on Saturday March 24th 2012, the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper met with Dr. Steppie for another interview.
Dr. Steppie: Featured skin cancer expert
WebMD®'s Skin Cancer/Melanoma Community®Dr. Steppie's dedication to skin's beauty, health and overall skin cancer prevention reached a much wider audience in the first half of 2012 when he became the featured skin cancer expert at WebMD® among the Skin Cancer/Melanoma Community®. | View Website
Skin Cancer Foundation Journal
Skin Cancer & the Gender Gap - May 2012In May 2012, Dr. Steppie's article "Skin Cancer and the Gender Gap," was published in the Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. He explained that male baby boomers have about twice the risk of dying from melanoma as their female counterparts. Melanoma is one of only three cancers with an...increasing mortality rate for men. If not detected and treated promptly, skin cancers can cause disfigurement or even death, and in keeping with the aforementioned facts, men are far and away less likely than women to go in for timely checkups.Read More | View Article
Men are in a sense literally dying to be outdoors. Growing up, most males are encouraged to get exercise and play outside, while other aspects of their health are ignored. They are more likely to take jobs that require outdoor work. As they grow older, many engage in outdoor recreational activities such as golf. Men over age 40 in particular receive the greatest amount of UV exposure. Unfortunately, this demographic is also far less likely to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing than women.
Men's Health Magazine
Health, Her Way - November 2012Dr. Steppie is an award-winning doctor and a dedicated lifetime member of the prestigious Amonette Circle of the Skin Cancer Foundation. As part of the few elite physicians who make an outstanding commitment to the foundation's mission and programs, Dr. Steppie was again the expert of...reference from the Skin Cancer Foundation quoted in an article published in Men's Health last November 2012.Read More | View Article
Early detection of skin cancer and removal offer the best chance for a cure. Dr. Steppie indicated that any change in the appearance, shape, borders or color of a mole or skin lesion should be noted and to see a dermatologist is you spot anything suspicious.
What Men Can Learn About Health from Women - December 2012ABC News also featured Dr. Steppie's quote from his recent Men's Health Magazine interview.
Channel 9 - WRDQ Channel 27
Introducing a Revolutionary Treatment - September 2012Last September 2012, Dr. Steppie's practice, Associates in Dermatology, was the first in Central Florida to introduce a cutting-edge technology - Superficial Radiation Therapy - which provides an alternative to surgical procedures for specific types of skin cancers. Besides being featured in local...newspapers and magazines, TV spots were also aired on Channel 9 and WRDQ Channel 27 between Dr. OZ shows.Read More | Watch Video
Orlando Style Magazine
Wow Factor - May 2012Last May 2012, Dr. Steppie was profiled in the Wow Factor section from Orlando Style Magazine that recognizes dynamic and prominent individuals.
UV Index Sponsor - 2011 & 2012Dr. Steppie is dedicated to skin's beauty and health while preventing sun damage and skin cancer. His practice, Associates in Dermatology (10 locations in Central Florida) is the sponsor of the UV index on Fox 35 for two consecutive years.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - July 2011In this article, Dr. Steppie stresses how crucial daily sun protection with a broad-spectrum sunscreen is for a healthy and youthful skin as daily exposure to both UVA and UVB rays accelerates skin aging and increases your risk of skin cancer. He explained that UVB rays, also called "burning"...rays, are shorter. Their intensity varies depending on the season, the time of the day, altitude as well as the distance from the equator. UVA, "aging" rays penetrate about twice as deep into the skin and are more constant year-round. Simply walking from your house to your mailbox and driving in your car exposes you to almost 70 percent of UVA radiation!Read Less | View Article
The UV ("Ultraviolet Ray) Index" on the amount of sun-damaging UV radiation that is in your region and uses a numerical scale to rate the strength of the sun's UV exposure level. The higher the UV Index level, the greater the strength of the sun's UV rays - and the faster you can burn!