Molly C.E. Cowdrey, MD, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist


Dr. Molly C.E. Cowdrey is a board-certified dermatologist with interests in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Prior to joining Optima, Dr. Cowdrey practiced dermatology in New York City and North of Boston.

Dr. Cowdrey completed her medicine internship and dermatology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she served as chief resident. Following residency, she was appointed director of the Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing Clinic at Beth Israel-Lahey Health in Burlington, MA. During this time, she was a preceptor for dermatology residents from Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital and medical students from Tufts University. She completed medical school at the University at Buffalo in New York, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado with a double major in integrative physiology and molecular biology.

Dr. Cowdrey is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed dermatology journals including Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and Cutis. Dr. Cowdrey offers a variety of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology treatments for patients of all ages. She is thrilled to continue to provide innovative dermatologic care in Southern New Hampshire and is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all her patients.

Quick Facts

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society
  • Medicine Internship and Dermatology Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) from the University at Buffalo, NY

Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics Services in Bedford, NH

Optima Dermatology

176 South River Road,
Bedford, NH 03110

Practice Hours:

Mon: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Tues: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Wed: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Thurs: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Call Hours:

Mon: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Optima Dermatology

176 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110

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Dermatology Services in Bedford, NH

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What our patients are saying:
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"Dr. Cowdrey and her staff are amazing. I have Dr appointment anxiety and the staff and Dr. Cowdrey are so kind and supportive. Dr Cowdrey needed to do surgery on my arm and you can hardly see where she did that, she is such a gifted surgeon. I highly recommend Optima Bedford NH for your dermatology needs."

- Beth, Bedford, NH

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"Beautiful office, but more importantly, friendly staff who were engaging and thoughtful. Dr. Cowdrey was fantastic. She took the time to listen and was thoughtful and clear with her explanations. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking."

- Alexandra, Bedford, NH

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"I am truly impressed with Dr. Cowdrey and her team. Everyone was cheerful, friendly and very professional. I got in quickly, the location is easy to find and plenty of parking. The office is nicely decorated and exam room was very clean. Dr. Cowdrey was very thorough with my skin exam and minor procedures were painless! I highly recommend them!"

- Lisa, Bedford, NH

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"Very pleased with Optima, had my first visit there today Dr. Molly Cowdrey was so thorough and kind. Her staff was just as kind, both the nurse and the receptionist. The atmosphere was relaxed, comforting and beautiful!!!"

- Jeff, Bedford, NH

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"Great experience from check-in to check-out! The facility is a warm and welcoming environment, and Dr. Cowdrey has a calm and easy demeanor. She explained what to expect during the appointment and allowed time for me to ask questions and addressed my concerns. Dr. Cowdrey is a definite asset to Optima Dermatology! I am happy to have found her."

- Renee, Bedford, NH

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"I saw Dr. Molly Cowdrey today. First, I was impressed by the clean and elegant appearance of the office. The check in and check out experience was great: easy, friendly and quick. Dr. Cowdrey was friendly, thorough, professional, honest and thoughtful. I would recommend Dr. Cowdrey to anyone."

- Wing, Bedford, NH