Dr. Catherine D. Carretero, MD

Dr. Catherine D. Carretero, MD

Dermatology | Female | 43 years old

Dr. Catherine Carretero-Ferrufino was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Medical Degree in Detroit Michigan at Wayne State University. While at Wayne State she was a member of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Following medical school, she went on to complete her medical internship and dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. While at Henry Ford Dr. Carretero received both the Henry Ford Hospital and Michigan Dermatological Society awards for outstanding resident research. She presented at the American Academy of Dermatology in both 2004 & 2005, and published several scientific articles. Throughout medical school and residency Dr. Carretero served as a tutor and mentor to high-school students preparing for college entrance exams. She also had the opportunity to work in the health care system in Spain, on two separate occasions during both medical school and residency, so that she could improve her communication with her many Spanish speaking patients. Following residency Dr. Carretero moved to Colorado and started her own practice in the lower highlands (lowerhighlandsdermatology.com), where she also lives. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and does take special pride in being able to serve the large Latino community in the Denver area, as she is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Carretero is a past board member of the Level One Society of the Denver Health Foundation and Project PAVE(promoting alternatives to violence through education). She is an active member of Robby’s Friends (a non-profit serving children with cancer). She has also appeared in Elle magazine, The Denver Post, and on Colorado Fox morning news. Dr. Carretero is a board certified dermatologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the Colorado Medical Society, Denver Medical Society and the Colorado Dermatological Society. Read more

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The skin care professionals at Lower Highlands Dermatology at Prima Clinic are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want our patients across Denver, Lakewood and Arvada to be informed decision makers and to fully understand any health issues you face. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Lower Highlands Dermatology at Prima Clinic in Denver, you're working with specialist dermatologists and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Through our current suite of services, which includes Dysport treatments, skin cancer treatment, acne treatment, Botox injections and much more, we’re ready to help you achieve your ideal skin appearance.Read more

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Dr. Catherine Carretero-Ferrufino was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of...Read more

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in Parker CO |
I would NOT recommend this Dr. or office. My daughter went to her for an acne problem. She prescribed a medication that is no longer being produced and our insurance will not pay for the generic version. We made many calls to the office over a 2 week period and never received calls back. When we did finally get a call back, the person was rude and got angry when we couldn't come in on the day she wanted. (It was the first day of school). Very unprofessional.
in Denver, CO |
Not a good experience at all. I went there because I had acne issues and a situation with my scalp. I went in there very worried trying to get help to find a solution. She came in, I told her about my problem, she didn't even took a look at my face, told me that it looked fine to her, recommend Neutrogena face wash, saw my scalp, said I didn't have anything, left. SERIOUSLY?! literally 5 minutes. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL
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Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cyst
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Hair Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Itchy Skin
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pediatric Dermatologic Disorders
  • Poison Ivy Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Filler
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fraxel Laser Treatment
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Ultherapy®

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1994

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
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Dr. Catherine Carretero-Ferrufino was born and raised in Detroit Michigan.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Medical Degree in Detroit Michigan at Wayne State University.  While at Wayne State she was a member of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.  Following medical school, she went on to complete her medical internship and dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan.  While at Henry Ford Dr. Carretero received both the Henry Ford Hospital and Michigan Dermatological Society awards for outstanding resident research.  She presented at the American Academy of Dermatology in both 2004 & 2005, and published several scientific articles.  Throughout medical school and residency Dr. Carretero served as a tutor and mentor to high-school students preparing for college entrance exams.  She also had the opportunity to work in the health care system in Spain, on two separate occasions during both medical school and residency, so that she could improve her communication with her many Spanish speaking patients. Following residency Dr. Carretero moved to Colorado and started her own practice in the lower highlands (lowerhighlandsdermatology.com), where she also lives.  She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and does take special pride in being able to serve the large Latino community in the Denver area, as she is fluent in Spanish.  Dr. Carretero is a past board member of the Level One Society of the Denver Health Foundation and Project PAVE(promoting alternatives to violence through education).  She is an active member of Robby’s Friends (a non-profit serving children with cancer).  She has also appeared in Elle magazine, The Denver Post, and on Colorado Fox morning news.  Dr. Carretero is a board certified dermatologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the Colorado Medical Society, Denver Medical Society and the Colorado Dermatological Society. 

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Dr. Carretero's Care Philosophy

The skin care professionals at Lower Highlands Dermatology at Prima Clinic are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want our patients across Denver, Lakewood and Arvada to be informed decision makers and to fully understand any health issues you face. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. We want you to feel confident that when you choose Lower Highlands Dermatology at Prima Clinic in Denver, you're working with specialist dermatologists and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Through our current suite of services, which includes Dysport treatments, skin cancer treatment, acne treatment, Botox injections and much more, we’re ready to help you achieve your ideal skin appearance.