Dermatology Associates in Alpena, part of Advanced Dermatology, is proud to service our rural patients in Eastern Northern Michigan. Located on the pristine shore of Lake Huron, we bring our ever-expanding dermatologic expertise to this small town. We offer a vast amount of services ranging from acne treatment to skin cancer surgery. Dr. Brian Gelb graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan and attended both medical school and residency at Ohio State University. He worked as an emergency room physician in Petoskey for 14 years before joining our dermatology family. Dr. Gelb divides his time between the Alpena and Petoskey locations. Heather Birmingham PA-C received her Bachelors in Science in Biology from Oakland University. She furthered her studies at Grand Valley State University with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, graduating in 2018. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Heather grew up in Alpena and married Alpena native Zachary Birmingham. They both desired to return to and serve their hometown community. They are looking forward to raising their family in the area. Heather is fellowship trained in general and surgical dermatology and she looks forward to her career in dermatology and is happy to be able to provide skin care and education in her hometown.