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Our Providers


Dr. Diane Ford, President


Dr. Ford has been providing quality, personalized care for all of your dermatologic needs for 20+ years. Dr. Ford is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and currently gives public lectures on the topic of dermatologic health. She is a graduate of Bennett College and Wake Forrest University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Before going into practice, Dr. Ford completed a residency in Dermatology at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Ford enjoys helping patients achieve the healthy beautiful skin they have always wished for, and she is excited about the opportunity to help you.

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Dr. Sophia Reid


Dr. Sophia Reid is a Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in both medical and cosmetic dermatology as well as various surgical procedures with emphasis on aesthetically appealing results. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of ethnic skin as well as alopecia and cutaneous oncology.


She is well versed in multiple avenues of skin rejuvenation and aesthetics including the use of fillers, neurotoxins, platelet-rich plasma, medical grade chemical peels on all skin types, various body contouring technologies, and laser procedures.


Dr. Reid grew up in the Washington DC area and completed her undergraduate training at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her B.S. in Kinesiological Science. She then went on to complete her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and medical internship year with the University of California Irvine. She completed her dermatology residency at Albert Einstein's program in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Reid is happy to be joining Dr. Diane Ford's excellent team of medical providers. 

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Courtney Knowles, RN

Courtney Knowles received her registered nursing degree from Hagerstown Community College in 2017 and her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Stevenson University in 2020.  She has worked in dermatology since 2014.

Courtney has extensive knowledge of skin care products and procedures which she has accomplished through numerous certification programs from cosmetic device manufacturers including BTL Aesthetics, Aerolase, Cynosure, EndyMed Intensif, Botox, Hydrafacial, SkinBetter Science, SkinMedica, Topix, ISDIN & Latisse which ensures her patients receive the best treatment and results possible. She is also certified in Coolsculpting through Coolsculpting University where she learned the most up-to-date protocols and technique.


Kelci Crea, RN

Kelci Crea is a Registered Nurse with ten years of dermatological experience and is excited to be joining the team at DSF. She was raised in southern Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in Nutrition. Shortly after, she began working in Dermatology at the University of Utah and decided to return to nursing school. She completed her BSN at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. While working at the University of Utah, she received an offer to join the Dermatology Department at the University of Virginia as a Mohs Nurse, where she worked prior to relocating to Maryland.


She has experience assisting in Mohs Surgery and general dermatology. She is also certified in IPL and Hydrafacial treatments. Kelci is excited to continue expanding her knowledge and expertise in cosmetic dermatology and provide these services to patients. She is looking forward to meeting new patients in the community and calling Frederick home.

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