About the Doctor

Arianne E. Chavez-Frazier, MD

Skin cancer provides a challenge…removing it can be emotionally distressing to the patient and technically challenging for the surgeon, but the art of reconstruction with minimal scarring is the biggest challenge of them all. As a person driven by challenge, I strive for perfection and outcomes that are always pleasing for every patient.

Arianne Chavez-Frazier, MD, FAAD is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and specializes in Mohs Surgery (surgical removal of skin cancer). She is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgeons and the American Academy of Dermatology, and is also a member of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and the Jacksonville Dermatology Society.

Dr. Chavez-Frazier was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with a bachelor of arts in Human Performance and Health Science. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO where she received numerous Honors including the Distinguished Minority Student Scholar Award. She completed a transitional internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Southern California and then traveled to northern California to complete a fellowship in Phototherapy and Psoriasis Clinical Research from the University of California San Francisco. She then moved back to Houston to fulfill her dermatology training at the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Following this, she completed an ACGME procedural dermatology fellowship and is accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgeons. After her fellowship, she worked at Wright State University/Dayton Skin Surgery Center in the capacity of Clinical Faculty as a Procedural Dermatology/Mohs Surgeon. She has received numerous scholarships and honors throughout her training and has contributed to her field by authoring several publications and speaking at national meetings.

Her vast knowledge in general and procedural dermatology, clinical research and Mohs Surgery augments the clinical providers at Dermatology Southeast and Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee providing outstanding skin care to our patients.

On a personal note, Dr. Chavez-Frazier lives with her husband and 3 children in the greater Jacksonville area. She enjoys traveling, biking, dancing, diving, snorkeling and spending time with her family and friends.

Michael Bernhardt, MD, FAAD

Michael Bernhardt, MD, FAAD is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He also is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has practiced in the Jacksonville area since 1984. Dr. Bernhardt provides general dermatology services for adults, and pediatric dermatology services for children and infants, as well. He is a graduate of Emery University School of Medicine and did his Dermatology residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham where Dr. Bernhardt served as the chief resident. Previous accomplishments include serving as President of the Jacksonville Dermatologic Society and as President of the Duval County Medical Society. He previously was Chief of Dermatology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Throughout Dr. Bernhardt’s career he was honored as a Top Doctor within his field. Dermatology SouthEast welcomes Michael Bernhardt, MD and his vast amount of experience to our clinical team.