The dermatology professionals at New River Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all of our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a website loaded with valuable information about dermatology and dermatological problems and treatments.
Our website also provides you with background about our physicians, staff, office hours, financing policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Blacksburg and other useful information. 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 New River Dermatology, you’re working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.
Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for New River Dermatology’s capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call either of our offices at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.
Our goal is to provide you access to our highly trained staff in a timely, efficient manner. If, for any reason, you cannot keep a scheduled appointment or will be delayed, please call as soon as possible. If you are going to be delayed more than 10 minutes it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment for another time. Charges may be incurred for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours before scheduled appointment time.
We have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our website or through contacting our staff at 540.953.2210.
Insurance and Billing
We participate in a variety of different health care plans. While cosmetic procedures may not be covered, most medical procedures are. Please contact your insurance company prior to your appointment to verify that you are eligible for medical services and that we are an in-network provider. For your convenience, we have listed the most common insurance plans that we participate with. While this is not a guarantee of coverage and participation, that would have to be determined by your health care plan, this can be an effective tool for you to refer to prior to your appointment and contacting your insurance company.
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Dr. Daniel Hurd is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon. He is the President and CEO of New River Dermatology and New River Aesthetics and has been in private practice since 1999 where he serves the entire New River Valley and Wytheville with superior Dermatologic care.
A Marshall University graduate, Dr. Hurd attended medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with high honors. Dr. Hurd completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his Residency in Dermatology at Ohio University. He is double boarded in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and is the only Physician in Blacksburg, Virginia to provide this surgical subspecialty.
Dr. Hurd has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, he lectures regionally and nationally, and directs postgraduate Dermatology training to physicians from all over the United States. He is the past president of the West Virginia Dermatology Society and is currently the Dermatology Program Director and Discipline Chair for the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also an Associate Clinical Professor at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Hurd provides free Dermatology care on a continuous basis both regionally and internationally. He is married, has four daughters and lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Angie received her Physician Assistant Bachelor of Science degree from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2004. She then immediately began a career in dermatology in Bluefield, Virginia, because of her fascination with the many different conditions that can affect the skin.
She is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Steven R. Evans, MSPA-C graduated from Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant and a Bachelor of Health Science. Steven has over 10 years of experience as a Certified Physician Assistant, of which over seven years have been in dermatology.
RN, Licensed Master Esthetician
New River Aesthetics
Debra Farley is Registered Nurse with 19 years of experience as well as a Licensed Master Esthetician. She began her aesthetics career after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. Debra holds a degree in science as well as a degree in nursing. For the past 13 years she has been working in the aesthetics industry as a cosmetic nurse and has been with New River Aesthetics since 2008. She is fully certified in Coolsculpting® , lasers, and has extensive experience using cosmetic injectables such as Botox® Cosmetic, Voluma, Volbella, Juvederm®, Perlane and Restylane. She performs other facial aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, acne treatment and skin rejuvenation as well as IPL photofacials and permanent hair reduction. Debra is very passionate about her work and strives to help each client achieve their goal to look their best. She continually attends advanced education classes in medical aesthetics.
Dr. Gina Caputo is originally from Yardley, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. She completed her undergraduate training at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a one year internship at Delaware County Memorial Hospital and is currently Chief Resident, finishing her Dermatology Residency at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery/Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In Gina's spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, working out, and spending time with her husband, Patrick, as well as with family and friends.
Dr. Jacqueline Fisher is a third-year Chief dermatology resident through LewisGale Hospital Montgomery/Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree through Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to obtaining her medical degree, Dr. Fisher studied Medical Dietetics and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Professions from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology. She enjoys providing both adult and pediatric patients with competent, compassionate care while utilizing current treatments in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Trent Gay was born and raised in southeast Tennessee. He attended Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee for his undergraduate education where he majored in biology and graduated with honors. He attended medical school in Blacksburg, Virginia at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with honors in 2014. He completed his intern year training at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery and is currently in training as a dermatology resident. He is scheduled to finish his residency in June 2018.
Dr. Nathan G. Miller earned his undergraduate degree in 2007 from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and completed his intern year at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in 2012. Dr. Miller then spent four years as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy assigned to the 2nd Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps. As part of this assignment, Dr. Miller deployed with the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Africa (SPMAGTF-AF 14.1) and spent time in Chad, Italy, and Romania. Dr. Miller received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for his distinguished service with the USMC. Dr. Miller has been married for 12 years and has four beautiful children. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and reading a good book.
Dr. Robert Murgia, a Massachusetts native, received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University. He also holds a Master's degree in Medical Science from Boston University School of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Murgia completed a traditional internship at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio.
Dr. Sickles is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She received the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Outstanding Student Award for her graduating class. Dr. Sickles completed her traditional rotating internship at LewisGale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg, Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and hiking the Appalachian Trail with her husband.