Joshua Sparling, MD, FAAD
Franklin Health Dermatology is located in the Androscoggin Valley Medical Arts Center in Livermore Falls. Franklin Dermatology is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Franklin Health Dermatology is the first ever dermatology-only medical practice based in Franklin County and offers treatment for a full range of dermatological conditions affecting those of all ages.
21 Main Street
Livermore Falls, Maine
Dr. Joshua D. Sparling grew up in Raymond, Maine, and graduated 3rd out of over 200 students in his class from Westbrook High School in 1991. He went on to receive a B.S. in Biochemistry and also completed a degree in the Honors Program at the University of Maine in Orono. He was the top graduate in both the College of Sciences at UMO, as well as in the Department of Biochemistry for 1995. He completed a Senior Honors Thesis on cell signaling, which culminated in an oral defense of his work. He was hired after college as a biochemistry research assistant at Dartmouth Medical School, and this work culminated in his first publication on the discovery of a novel cell signaling protein involved in diabetes and insulin research called IRS-4. He then went on to attend Dartmouth Medical School, graduating in the top quartile of his class in 2000. From 2000-2009 he was an active duty officer in the Army where he completed both is Internship and Residency in Dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.. He was the top resident in his graduating class. During his 9 years on active duty, he was assigned as a General Medical Officer at the Pentagon, published numerous papers in the dermatology field covering such topics as drug-induced Bullous Pemphigoid, Alopecia Areata and Herpes Virus infections, and he was the Chief of Dermatology services at Fort Drum, N.Y., home of the 10th Mountain Division. In 2007 he was deployed to South Baghdad, Iraq, as the first ever dermatologist in the Army to be sent in the role of Brigade Surgeon. In 2009 he completed his Army commitment and left at the rank of Major. He joined Franklin Memorial Hosptal in September 2009 to start the first ever Dermatology Practice in Franklin County.
State-of-the-art dermatological services including: biopsies of moles or growths, treatment of pre-cancerous lesions, removal of skin cancer and benign growths, skin patch testing, narrow band ultraviolet light therapy, cryosurgery and electrocautery, and steroid injections.