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Qualifications and Experience
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 to be with her husband Mike Ferrufino (a Colorado native) who is in the radio industry. Since then she has 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).
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Carretero has been wonderful, fitting me in quickly to resolve an acne issue before my wedding. She made sure I could get in to have a cyst treated if needed at that time too which was so helpful to know as a stressed bride. Now that I've just had a baby she has also been very helpful in explaining and helping me find options that can help my skin and are safe for my baby. She is a very caring and considerate doctor.
I was able to get my issue resolved right away. The assistant, receptionist, and physician were all very accommodating and polite. Plus, the view from the office is spectacular, and so it's no wonder the office has such a nice atmosphere. I recommend using a specialist for your skin concerns. It was worth it for peace of mind.
My first experience with Dr. Carretero was extremely positive. She's very professional/ knowledgable, and has a very personable character. I was more than comfortable with her and will keep her as my primary dermatologist here in Denver (I'm new in town, feeling very lucky to have found her on my first go). Wait time was nearly non existent, I literally filled out the form, sat down, and she called my name. Thanks for such a great experience :)
Professional, understanding, and didn't waste time. I was in and out (for a routine acne check) in 20-30 minutes. I arrived early and they were able to take me early. Will continue to go to her.
Dr. Carretero was very knowledgeable and professional. She answered all of my questions and was very nice.
She is very professional and explain everything she was doing. I really enjoyed my experience
I have found a new Dermatologist for my wife and I.
I loved her! And the entire staff! She was so easy to talk to! :))...I'm tired of going to doctor and being treated like an appointment and I didn't feel like that at all! Great visit, good information :)
Professional and personable
I like Catherine's friendly manner and professionalism. She knows her stuff and I would recommend her to others.
Dr. Carretero is very personal and has very good memory. I love her
First visit, no procedures, just a checkup. Was a great checkup though!
It was great, all my questions were answered, I was given lots of information and left confidently and happy!
This was my 3rd year in a row getting a skin screening from Dr. Carretero and the first time I passed with flying colors! The office is beautiful and high-end feeling and while her bedside manner could be considered a bit "dry," I like it because I know that she is being real with me. She's very thorough, which is most important, making me feel safe that anything of concern will be detected.
Dr. Carretero is informative and personable--a true delight of a medical professional. Very highly recommended.
Love Dr. Carretero! Highly recommend.
The room was freezing. The assistant was very rude.
Dr. Carretero is great! Highly competent and informed and very caring.
The only problem I had was the front desk didn't have my ZocDoc info. pulled up. It took a little while, but after that Catherine was awesome and everything was super smooth. Front desk was very nice and helpful in getting the docs. Would recommend her to anyone in the Denver area!
Dr. Carretero was on time, extremely personable, and I trusted her instantly. Not trying to sell any fancy skincare products or push procedures, simply answered my questions, addressed any concerns, and sent me on my way! Will definitely recommend her to friends.
The office is very open and bright. Dr Carretero was prompt, courteous, and a very good listener. She clearly laid out all of my options.
No nonsense office! Super quick. Dr. Carretero was timely and didn't make me wait forever. HUGE plus. My perception was that she could have been perhaps a little more thorough by possibly asking more probing questions about my skin, but she did do a full body check which is what I went in there for. (skin cancer screening). I will be going to her again!
Quick and easy!
She was very friendly and informative. Also, there is an outdoor waiting room with a great view - doesn't hurt ;)
The Dr. was very pleasant and had a fun manor about her - she was informative and made me feel comfortable - would highly recommend.
Awesome and willing to answer prognostic questions and concerns in a professional yet understandable manner.
Quick skin screening appointment. Dr. Carretero was professional and friendly. I'd visit her again.
Catherine is very kind and personable. I felt as though I could openly discuss my skin concerns/issues with her. She's an excellent listener and gave some helpful advice. I definitely will return for another skin cancer check in a year! Thanks, Catherine.
It was my first visit to a dermatologist...ever...and I was certainly nervous, but Dr. Carretero was very friendly, kind and, most importantly, thorough. I would recommend her to anyone.
very quick and easy appointment!
Very efficient. Answered all questions and helpfully resolved issues.
I was in and out of the office in no time. Dr. Carretero was great - really professional and nice bedside manner. Definitely happy I found her!
Catherine was amazing! She answered my questions thoroughly and really seemed to care ab
She was helpful and suggested I try some topical creams for my hormonal acne - but I feel like the root cause of my acne were not addressed.
she was an extremely sweet and personable doctor. I had 2 moles removed and didn't even feel it! she was very professional and made me feel at ease, and we all know how hard that is sometimes when we're naked in a hospital robe. :)
the staff forgot about me on my first visit. but, the dr. is exceptional.
Very approachable and friendly. From front desk staff to tech to doc, it was a pleasant and informative visit.
great! Thank you for your direction. I will see her again!
She was incredibly sweet and knowledgable. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know. Her office is also beautiful and extremely relaxing!
I was very pleased with this visit. The staff were pleasant; I was taken right in to see the doctor. She came in within two minutes. We had a nice talk; she is professional but 'human'. Why can't all doctor visits be like this?
Professional, efficient and great bedside manner.
The doctor was great, but they don't take Am Ex as a form of payment which is a big problem for me.
I thought it was one of the most efficient appointments i've ever had
Great Doc...felt very comfortable with her and I was not rushed at all. The view from the waiting room is amazing...wish I had more time to wait.
It was nice.