Praise from Our Wonderful Patients

“Dr. Zellis is the only dermatologist I have ever seen, but one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have – and I have a lot at my age! My first visit, several years ago, was because of a place on my leg that my primary was uncomfortable about and therefore referred me for a dermatological screen. Dr. Zellis removed the area; it turned out that it was a melanoma. Dr. Zellis called me FROM HER CAR ON THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT for a vacation in Paris to deliver the news and tell me she wanted to see me as soon as she got back to remove further tissue. At first she told me to call the office and tell them I wanted an appointment as soon as she returned; she then said she would call the office herself to make sure this was expedited. HOW MANY DOCTORS WOULD DO THAT – call from her phone herself on the way to the airport, then call the office herself from her car to confirm that all was done correctly? I find this a truly amazing demonstration of compassion, responsibility, and going above and beyond what would be expected even in this situation! I have continued to be followed by Dr. Zellis twice a year. She is unfailingly cheerful, upbeat, willing to answer questions, patient, and funny! She has removed other bits of me over the years – some benign, some precancerous – and is competent, efficient, and always explains what she is doing and what to expect. Not only would I recommend Dr. Zellis highly, many of my friends already see her and feel as positive as I do. Thank you, Dr. Zellis!”

A. P.


  • "I’ve been seeing Dr. Motel for years! He is just wonderful – and very, very thorough, which is so important. No one ever told us years ago how bad the sun is – lesson learned! Thank you, Dr. Motel, for preventing what could have been very bad!"
  • "My family has used Dr. Zellis for 15+ years and we can only sing her praises!! She is always professional and focused on the needs of her patients. Being of Irish heritage, we are prone to skin cancer, so quarterly checks are mandatory and her monitoring of our skin has prevented any major issues to date. Her staff is extremely helpful and professional on every encounter. They always have a cheery, upbeat attitude, and are always patient-centered. The business office is very efficient and always easy to work with regarding any insurance issues. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the services and attention provided, and would not consider any other dermatologist!"
  • "I am a patient of both Dr. Motel and Cara Cohen. I would be remiss if I didn’t first mention the office staff. To a person, they are friendly, welcoming, and helpful, both at the office and over the phone. And that sets the tone for the entire office. Visiting the dermatologist can be stressful, especially if you have an issue that is causing you to worry, but Dr. Motel is so calm, pleasant, and thorough, you leave feeling that you are in good hands, which you are. I see Cara Cohen for Botox treatments. She is not only very competent and professional; she also makes you feel as if you are her most important client. She always takes the time to ask how you’re doing and to chat a bit, and she makes the entire experience relaxing and pleasant. I am more than satisfied with the results each and every time. In a nutshell, Phoenixville Valley Forge Dermatology is the best."
  • "Dr. Zellis and all of the staff at Phoenixville Valley Forge Dermatology Associates go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and understand how important it is to explain what they are doing and why it is necessary. They take their time in answering all your questions and ensure that you comprehend issues, procedures, treatments, and any after-care needed. My family has been seeing Dr. Zellis for 20 years and wouldn’t consider seeing any other dermatologist – she’s the best!"
    N. G.
  • "I am happy to have this opportunity to write about Cara Cohen. I am very particular about my face and won’t let just anyone touch it. I have been coming to Cara for years. I have sent my husband, son, and daughter to Cara. She is a perfectionist and makes sure you leave feeling 100% confident. People ask me all the time for her telephone number. Thank you, Cara!"
    L. B.
  • "There was a time that I would not even consider leaving the house without completely covering my skin with makeup. Cara changed all of that for me and I am most grateful! She has a gift of identifying all of the ‘right’ products that work to keep my skin clear and younger looking. I suffered from severe acne as a teenager and young adult. The acne continued to haunt me until Cara was able to help bring it under control several years ago. I am 61 now and actually get compliments about looking younger than I am. Thanks to Cara, my acne, rosacea, and wrinkles are nearly invisible. She is just WONDERFUL!"
  • "Dr. Zellis and the entire practice have made going to the dermatologist a positive experience. Always prompt and efficient with beginning the appointment, always a thorough and careful exam. Everything is explained and related. With our pending move to the West Coast, this practice will not be able to be replaced. I think we will have to arrange to fly here for appointments!"
  • "I cannot express how happy I have been with the cosmetic treatments received by Cara Cohen! I have had concerns with enlarged pores, and deep tear troughs, and Cara is always so informative. She takes the time to not only explain the process, but what causes the changes in my skin. Cara is very professional and compassionate, and I have the utmost confidence in her, that it allows me to just relax and feel comfortable. I have referred my friends to Cara Cohen for a consultation! Thank you, Cara, for all you've done!!!"
    G. L. D.
  • "Dr. Zellis has been our dermatologist for many, many years and my wife and I have always found her to be very caring and professional. She always greets us with a smile and is genuinely interested in us as people as well as patients. She knows her business and is always willing to answer your questions. She has on several occasions gone out of her way to stay after hours to treat us. She is very personable and wants the best for us."
  • "I saw Dr. Miller to remove a basal cell on my scalp where hair seems to twirl from a primary area. I was concerned I would be left with a bald spot once the basal cell was removed. Dr. Miller shaved only the hair necessary for Mohs surgery and somehow seemed to weave the hair as he closed up the incision and, thankfully, I had no bald spot whatsoever. Dr. Miller is professional, yet friendly, and gave me peace of mind from the beginning. He took time to talk with me so I felt like a person, not just a patient. If I ever need more Mohs surgery, I will definitely schedule with Dr. Miller. I want to give a shout out, as well, to Dr. Zellis. She and her staff are top notch!"