ABOUT

Our clinic has incorporated the specialty of dermatology and allergy into one clinic, as we believe many allergic conditions present as dermatological symptoms. 

Our providers perform general dermatological exams, management of any dermatological condition and multiple procedures which include skin biopsies, skin cancer excisions and PRP wound care. We do offer pediatric dermatology care. 

We are able to provide complete allergy scratch testing for common Arizona airborne allergens. We do NOT provide food testing and our allergy clinic does NOT treat pediatric patients. Our allergy lab provides a flexible schedule at both office locations so patients on immunotherapy have options convenient to their schedule. 

TEAM

Bryan R. Updegraff, M.D.

     Dr. Bryan Updegraff graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1966 and then received his medical degree from the New York College of Medicine in 1970. He did his medical internship and allergy training at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, Texas and his Dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He also did additional training in Dermatopathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. Dr. Updegraff left the army as a Lieutenant Colonel after 8 years of active duty service. During his military service he was Chief of Allergy and Dermatology at the U.S. Army Hospital in Nuremberg, Germany. 

     Dr. Updegraff is board certified in Dermatology, is a past president of the Maricopa County Medical Society, a past president for the Greater Phoenix Allergy and Asthma Society and the treasurer for the Arizona Allergy Association. He is also a diplomat for the National Board of Medical Examiners.

His memberships and affiliations include:

  • American Medical Association

  • Arizona Medical Association

  • Maricopa County Medical Society

  • American Academy of Dermatology

  • Phoenix Dermatological Society, Past Secretary

  • Dermatologic Society for Allergy and Immunology

  • Association of Military Surgeons

  • Greater Phoenix Allergy and Asthma Society, Past President

  • Arizona Allergy Association

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Devon Updegraff, PA-C

Physician Assistant

     Devon Updegraff received her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland in May of 2003. She went on to receive a Master’s degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in August of 2008 and is currently working toward a doctorate degree . She is trained in general and surgical dermatology, allergies and numerous cosmetic procedures such as Botox, facial peels and fillers (Juvederm, Restylane and Silk). It has been her long-time dream and goal to have the opportunity to work along-side her mentor and father.

    During her free time, she is either spending time with her husband and 3 children or riding her horse Kamea. Devon has recently become very involved in her local k-12 public school district policies, fighting for parental rights and forming a community group designed to impact and improve local public school standards. 

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

  • Arizona State Association for Physician Assistants

  • American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants

  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

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Eric Day, PA-C

Physician Assistant 

     Eric Day graduated from Texas Tech University School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas in 1998. He went on to train at Medical College of Virginia from 1998 to 2001 before moving to Arizona to obtain his Master's degree as a Physician Assistant from A.T. Still University in August of 2003. He is a certified surgical physician assistant with extensive training in infectious dermatology and traumatic skin repair. Having a passion in both dermatology and emergency medicine he is able to juggle between shifts at the Updegraff Clinic and a Dignity Health standing ER.

 

     As a father of two boys and firecracker little girl, he keeps busy during his free time managing kid sports. Even while working two jobs and being a great father, he somehow manages to keep a 1.3 handicap in Golf.

Affiliations:

  • NCCPA Surgical Physician Assistant

  • Society of Dermatolgy Physician Assistants

  • Arizona Dermatolgy Physician Assistants Society

  • Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants

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Matthew Lamca, PA-C 

Physician Assistant

    Matthew Lamca spent the majority of his childhood in Peru.. He graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. Later on, he received his Masters degree as a Physician Assistant from the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He enjoys medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He loves educating patients on their conditions and having them walk away with a greater understanding of their condition. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with his family.

 

Affiliations

American Academy of Physician Assistants 

Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants