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Psoriasis Center
Henrietta Red Creek (Calkins Corporate Park)

Part of Strong Memorial Hospital
Exterior of 400 Red Creek Drive at Calkins Business Park


400 Red Creek Drive
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14623

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Monday – Friday 8 a.m.−5 p.m.

Our clinic is located at UR Medicine Dermatology. We are conveniently located just off the 390 Expressway, south of Marketplace Mall. Parking is free.


The Psoriasis Center is one of the very few centers in the country entirely dedicated to the treatment of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and related conditions. With our multidisciplinary approach, we bring together a complete team of specialists to evaluate your condition and give you the best possible care.

We also perform research on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. As a result, we not only can provide the very latest treatments; in many cases, we can help patients participate in clinical research on the very latest medications and treatments. A recent study showed that only 43% of patients with severe psoriasis are getting the treatment they need. Through UR Medicine’s Psoriasis Center, we are working toward helping far more people overcome the challenges of psoriasis.

Patient & Visitor Information

Psoriasis is a disease that causes a great deal of stress for many people. By telling you what you can expect at your first visit, we hope to relieve much of that anxiety.

If you suffer exclusively from psoriasis on your skin, we'll have you meet with our dermatologist, Dr. Francisco Tausk. Dr. Tausk has over 20 years of experience in treating psoriasis and is head of the Center for Integrated Dermatology.

If you suffer exclusively from psoriatic arthritis, you'll meet with our rheumatologist, Dr. Christopher Ritchlin. Dr. Ritchlin is a highly respected clinician and researcher, and the Director of the Clinical Immunology Research Center.

If you have a combination of these conditions, both doctors will examine you separately. Then they will meet with you together to discuss their findings, answer your questions and review treatment options.

Regardless of your symptoms, our goal is to help you understand this disease and make you part of the decision process. We understand that psoriasis may have caused you years of frustration. We want to start relieving that—beginning with your very first visit.

Depending on your situation, Dr. Tausk and Dr. Ritchlin may recommend that you speak with our nutritionist or psychiatrist, who are also located on site. Should you need to see other specialists—such as a cardiologist or gastroenterologist—they are also available right here at our medical center and have experience working closely with Dr. Tausk and Dr. Ritchlin.


Our experienced specialists provide the following services to adults.

  • Phototherapy
  • Excimer laser treatment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Psychiatric counseling

Appointment Information

If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis—or if you believe you have one of these conditions—call us now.

You can ask your doctor for a referral. Or you can call us directly—if we determine that you will need a referral, we will let you know. Either way, we will be able to schedule an appointment for you with very little delay.