druska salisbury-milan, pa-c
PERFECTLY IN TUNE WITH HER PATIENTS…
Druska Salisbury-Milan’s musical prowess paid her way through college. But while playing in an orchestra and working in a women’s-only health club in the ’80s, she realized she didn’t want to play music for a living — she wanted to help those legwarmer, leotard-wearing performing artists who came to the gym, and treat their work-related injuries.
So she changed her tune, and began a path toward occupational therapy. She worked as an advanced certified hand therapist for years before deciding to go back to school to become a Physician Assistant. After graduation, a round of clinical rotations sold her on dermatology. She's been practicing exclusively in dermatology for 17 years, the past 4 of those years at Strother Dermatology.
She says she enjoys, “Connecting with my patients, educating patients on how best to care and treat their skin disease, and seeing them improve.”
She was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, when it was more of a “boho” state than it is today. Her parents were both educators and she was the youngest of four kids, always nurturing the animals of the small family farm.
Salisbury-Milan does so much more with her hands than treat patients — leather working, knitting, calligraphy, and dip pen copperplate writing that she uses to make tags, cards, and address envelopes. And if you happen to see her walk by with a gorgeous handbag, she probably made that, too.