Mamina Turegano, MD

Neighborhood: Carrollton Riverbend

Dermatologist & TikTok/Instagram Doc

Sanova Dermatology (Old Metairie) | TikTok: @dr.mamina | Instagram: @dr.mamina

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Describe what you love about what you do.

As a dermatologist, I see many patients daily and what I find most rewarding are the relationships I've built over the years and the gratitude shared by patients. I feel honored to serve the New Orleans community. That being said, there's a huge gap in access to healthcare, so I also provide free skincare tips and education on medical conditions on my social media platforms, which I find equally as rewarding.

Describe what you see as our future.

I want to help make New Orleans a healthier city. Chronic disease is a major epidemic, so incorporating more accessible opportunities for movement/exercise, healthy nutrition, and mindfulness activities is vital for a thriving community. I'm also finishing up a fellowship in Integrative Dermatology and want to join other New Orleans healthcare providers to create a model that allows for a more holistic/integrative approach to healing.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I was on my way to becoming a concert pianist but realized in college that majoring in neuroscience and being pre-med was actually easier and more enjoyable than learning music theory.

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Favorite restaurant: Yo Nashi and Sneaky Pickle

Favorite simple indulgence: Rollerblading on the levee

Favorite thing to do here to recharge: Hanging out at Vibrant Market

Favorite place to score things for your home: Eclectic Home

A book you are reading now: Women Who Run with Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Favorite destination: Iceland and Japan

Favorite drink or cocktail: Junmai Ginjo Sake

First thing you do when you wake up: Splash my face with cold water, make tea, and meditate

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the A-List 2021 Issue of Adore Magazine.