Virginia Maher-Wiese, MD, FAAD
Dr. Maher-Wiese is a board certified Dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology with more than 25 years of experience in her field. She completed her residency at Brown University and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Connecticut. She continues to attend courses in both medical and aesthetic dermatology. She is a member of the AMA, NEDS and CSMS.
Ann Coric, MD
Dr. Coric is a graduate of the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed her internal medicine residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital with 20 years of experience as a Medical Doctor. She has received extensive training in medical and cosmetic dermatology and is a member of the American Medical Association.
Lynn Smith, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Lynn Smith is a certified nurse practitioner with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has been nursing since 2006 after earning her BSN from Salve Regina University and later her MSN from Quinnipiac University.
She spent six years working in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital and then specialized in aesthetic dermatology for seven years afterwards, concentrating on lasers, dermal fillers and neuromodulators. She attends multiple conferences around the country annually to learn the most up to date treatments for her patients. She is an active member of the Dermatology Nurse Assocation and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Lynn lives in Old Lyme (born and raised) with her husband and three children.
As the Practice Manager Corin works behind the scenes to make sure the office runs smoothly. Her top priority is fostering a positive, welcoming environment to anyone that walks through the door.
Corin has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years and has an educational background in Anthropology and Public Health. She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and has professional training in Practice and Operations Management, Positive Leadership, Customer Service and Mindfulness Meditation. Prior to joining Essex Dermatology, she worked in community healthcare.
Maria Hazuka, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
Maria is our lead Licensed Practical Nurse who provides a variety of cosmetic services including chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, IPL, Vanquish ME, and BTL Exilis. Maria works in partnership with our physicians to support our patient’s medical needs as well. She is experienced in both the BLU-Light Photodynamic Therapy for actinic keratoses, and the XTRAC excimer laser for psoriasis.
Maria fulfilled her lifetime dream of becoming a nurse in 2007. She graduated in the top of her class with the loving support of her husband and three children. Maria didn’t realize at the time that she would end up working in Dermatology, as the Integumentary system module was her favorite. She would continually investigate deeper into our very impressive and vital organ – the skin.
When meeting patients, Maria listens to their main concerns and devises a plan that will work for that individual, factoring in their lifestyle and budget. If there is any question, Maria will seek the advice of our MD to ensure the best outcome. It is not uncommon to see patients leaving her treatment room with smiles and a hug. Maria’s genuine love for her patients is evident every day. She has embraced graduations, weddings, births and inevitable sadness in her patients. As Maria states, “My patients are my family away from home. I look at my schedule in the morning, and can’t wait to catch up!” Not surprisingly, Maria’s display case proudly houses a saying, “May All Your Wrinkles Come From Smiles”.
When Maria is not at the office, she enjoys biking, hiking and kayaking with her husband, reading a good thriller, family dinners, gardening, and her two Himalayans.
Kelly’s passion for skin care started when she was just a little girl. Knowing that all patients are different, Kelly spends countless hours creating innovative and customized treatments for each individual. As a mother of two active boys ages 14 and 9, she recognizes that both men and women face tremendous demands every day.
Kelly understands her patients’ needs to be healthy and happy, both inwardly and outwardly. Her patients have placed her in the top of her field and forefront of her profession because of her passion and ability to change their skin beyond their expectations.
From Kelly, “My patients are not just my patients, they are my friends. Their feelings, expectations and results are very important to me. I enjoy sharing knowledge and educating them on skin care and treatments to enhance their beauty and confidence in their appearance.”