Dr. Thomas Bender, MD, FAAD, ABD
Thomas Bender, MD, FAAD, ABD is a Board-Certified dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Centre. He was awarded the Patients’ Choice Award in 2011, 2012, and 2014 and has also won the Most Compassionate Doctor Award in 2014. He has been featured on many local television stations and was asked to be featured on “The Doctors” TV Show. He is a national speaker for photodynamic therapy.
Dr. Ronald Johnston, MD, FAAD, ABD
Ronald Johnston, MD, is a Board-certified Dermatologist who specializes in clinical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology, and is highly skilled in the use of medical lasers for both cosmetic and traditional procedures.
Dr. Johnston is an acknowledged expert in his field. He was the author of an international dermatology textbook in 2012 and numerous articles in peer review journals over the years. Additionally, Dr. Johnston is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).
Dr. Alan "Bo" Stanford, MD, FAAD, ABD, FACMS
Dr. Stanford is a Board-certified Dermatologist and earned his B.S. degree in Forestry Management from Mississippi State University before earning his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery at Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia and dermatology residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Stanford devoted over ten years of his medical career to serving in the United States Navy and has been practicing medicine for over 30 years. He is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Alabama Dermatology Society, and the Academy of Mohs Surgeons. He currently resides in Fairhope with his wife Cindy. Dr. Stanford practices in our Daphne office at 8573 county Rd 64. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7am-4:30 pm. Phone-251-621-2244
Seeing patients in: Daphne
Dr. Virginia Reeder, MD, FAAD, ABD
Dr. Reeder is a Board-certified Dermatologist that attended the University of Virginia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned multiple honors including her undergraduate degree with Distinction with a Major in History and a Minor in French. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where she became a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then completed two years of residency training in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as a Dermatology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was Chief Resident. She also completed a fellowship in photo medicine, lasers and follicular disorders in the Department of Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She has authored numerous textbook chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals. Additionally, she has given presentations at various national and international Dermatology conferences. She enjoys treating patients of all ages, including children and adults. Dr. Reeder practices both cosmetic and general dermatology including vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Reeder performs any types of dermal injectable fillers including: Botox, Kybella, Juvederm, Restalyne, Restylane DeFyne and ReFyne, Voluma, an Volbella. She treats all types of skin conditions and disorders including: acne, actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, cysts, dermatitis, eczema, rashes, skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma.
Dr. Cary L. Dunn, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Cary L. Dunn, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship Trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon.
Dr. Dunn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his medical degree from Columbia University on scholarship from the US Army. He continued his post-doctoral education with an internship at Brooke Army Medical Center followed by a residency in Dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Dunn completed a one year fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the direction of Dr. John Zitelli and Dr. David Broadland, who are both past Presidents of The American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr. Dunn is Board-Certified by The American Board of Dermatology. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology and The American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Dunn has been practicing for over 25 years and has successfully completed 30,000 Mohs cases.
Dr. Angel Allen, MD, FAAD, ABD
Dr. Allen graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. A doctorate of medicine, she has also completed a dermatology residency at St. Louis University. She has provided expert testimony about melanoma to the Health Care Policy Committee at the State Capital. Dr. Allen is a highly celebrated author in journals and texts-journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She appeared in a recent edition of Andrews Diseases of the Skin.
Dr. Allen and the team continue to do medical education programs and webinars to keep themselves updated about the latest advances in dermatology.
The team has a reputed success history of treating and curing acne, dry skin, eczema, itching, psoriasis, skin cancer, and warts.
To learn more about the comprehensive services available, call or book an appointment online today.
Dr. John Peters, DO, MBA, FAAD
Dr. John Peters, DO, MBA, FAAD, board-certified dermatologist, now seeing patients at Advanced Dermatology in Mobile and Daphne, AL.
Dr Peters has practiced dermatology since 1998, and retired as a Colonel and Sr. Flight Surgeon from the US Army with over 28yrs of service. He attended the University of Alabama, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and Master of Business Administration degree.
He went on to attend West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, followed by an internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, WA, and a dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
Dr. Peters then completed a procedural fellowship in dermatology at the University of California San Francisco, where he enhanced his prior training in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology (Mohs), along with procedural, cosmetic, and laser surgery.
Dr. Paul D. Espy, ABD, FAAD
Tulane University Doctor of Medicine- 1969; Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Cooperative Plan -1965
Seeing patients in Mobile, AL & Daphne, AL
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – Residency (Dermatology) – Charity Hospital, LSU Service 07/1972 – 07/1975 New Orleans, LA; Military – U.S. Public Health Service, Shiprock Hospital 07/1970 – 07/1972 Navajo Indian Reservation, Shiprock, New Mexico; Internship – University of Utah, Affiliated Hospitals 07/1969 – 07/1970 Salt Lake City, UT
Professional Certifications and Licensures: Alabama State Board Active; Georgia State Board Active; National Board of Medical examiner – Diplomat; American Board of Dermatology Active
Societies and Honors- Phi Eta Sigma; Tau Beta Pi; Georgia Tech College of Engineering Hall of Fame; Georgia Tech Hill Society
Professional Associations- Fellow American Academy of Dermatology, Active; Alabama Dermatology Society, Active
Academic Affiliations- Emory University – Atlanta, GA Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dermatology 1976-2016
Numerous Clinical Research Studies
Gregory Sharp, PA-C
Greg Sharp is a Certified Physician’s Assistant in our Alabama clinics. In addition to dermatology, he has extensive experience in wound care and surgery. Greg grew up in Mobile, where he graduated from Murphy High School, and attended undergraduate at Auburn University. He then attended the University of South Alabama for Physician Assistant Sciences school where he earned a Master of Health Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a Fellow of the Alabama Association of Physician Assistants. Greg has been practicing in the field of dermatology for 6 years, he specializes in both general and cosmetic dermatology. He treats many types of common skin conditions such as: acne, actinic keratosis, cysts, dermatitis, eczema, hyperpigmentation, molluscum, psoriasis, vitiligo, and warts. During his free time, Greg enjoys the outdoors and volunteering in the community.
Jessica Davis, PA-C
Jessica grew up in the gulf coast area. After graduating from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Jessica has been practicing in dermatology for over fifteen years. She has a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies and a Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences.
Jessica believes her role as a Physician Assistant allows her to help, serve, and show compassion towards others-which are qualities she believes in! Jessica finds it a rewarding experience each day to build relationships with patients, develop their treatment plans, and visually follow up during their improvement process.
Jessica specializes in general dermatology, treating many dermatologic issues such as: acne, actinic keratosis dermatitis, molluscum, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, psoriasis, and many other common skin conditions. When Jessica is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children.
Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). License: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. Member: Society of Dermatologic Assistants (SDPA), American Academy of Physician Assistants(AAPA); Alabama Society of Physician Assistants (ASPA).
Seeing patients in: Mobile
Kellie Toth, PA-C
Kellie Toth has lived on the Gulf Coast most of her life. She grew up in Fairhope, beginning at the age of five. She earned her Bachelor of Science and then completed her Masters degree in the Physician Assistant program at the University of South Alabama. She is board-certified with NCCPA, and she is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants. Following graduation, she practiced in multiple specialties for a couple years. Missing home, she returned to the gulf coast and spent nine years in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. In the summer of 2016, she transitioned into dermatology by joining Advanced Dermatology and couldn’t be happier! She finds great pleasure in serving the needs of the citizens of the Gulf coast. Outside of work, she loves being a mother and a wife, and loves the outdoors. The perfect day for Kellie would include her family, a hike, and a sail on the bay at sunset!
Erin Risco, NP-C
Erin Risco, NP-C is a Mobile native with 5 years experience in the field of Dermatology. She enjoys treating all types of skin, hair, and nail issues including: acne, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, hyperpigmentation, molluscum, psoriasis, and warts. Erin also can help guide you in your skin care needs, including recommendation of a customized skin care regimen that fits your specific skin type.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Certifications and Accreditations: Certified BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP. AANP-AGP NP-C
AWARDS: Received Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship for graduate program for 2009 semester year. Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Theta Chi Collegiate Honor Society.
MEMBERSHIPS: Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Association
INTERESTS: My professional interests involve dermatology/aesthetics and adult health. My personal interests include running, and kickboxing.
Elizabeth Simpson, PA-C
Elizabeth grew up in the gulf coast area. She graduated from the University of South Alabama where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She then received a Masters of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama. She has been practicing as a physician assistant since 2008 and been in the field of dermatology for over five years.
She is a member of the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals, the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is BLS and ACLS certified. She enjoys photography, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She truly has a passion for the specialty of dermatology and believes that everyone deserves to feel good in their own skin.
Megan Harris, PA-C
Megan Harris grew up in the Tampa Bay area and attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. While in the physician assistant program, Megan was awarded the Outstanding Academic Student award. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Megan found her passion for dermatology at a young age and started working in the dermatology setting as a college student and continued to pursue that passion following graduation from the physician assistant program. She has over 8 years of experience in dermatology and enjoys treating patients of all ages and loves the many aspects of dermatology. Megan and her family live in the Fairhope area and in her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Brittany Weninegar, CRNP
Brittany received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after earning her Bachelor of Arts in theology from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. Her experience includes both medical and cosmetic dermatology.
She is passionate about educating her patients on skin cancer prevention and helping them maintain the overall healthiness of their skin. Brittany also believes in helping her patients and their families fully understand what to expect when it comes to the necessary procedures, as well as the medications being prescribed to assist in the treatment of their skin conditions.
She is a member of the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.
Brittany enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her husband and four children.
Hannah Smith, PA-C
Hannah, a native of Mobile Bay, has always had a deep connection to her community. Her dedication to serving others began in high school when she proudly represented her city as an Azalea Trial maid. Fueled by her passion for health and wellness, Hannah pursued her academic journey at Auburn University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. Hannah went on to obtain her Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She started her career in the ER before practicing dermatology. Hannah feels passionate about helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their own skin.
Hannah now lives in Fairhope with her family. She enjoys taking her dog to the beach, playing tennis, and eating seafood!”
Ashley Tanner, PA-S
Ashley is originally from Toledo, OH and I earned my Bachelor of Science degree at University of Dayton. Next, she earned her Master’s Degree at Kettering College in the Physician Assistant program. While attending Kettering College, she was the student representative for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Ashley is currently a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Dermatology has always been her passion and she is excited for her career in such an amazing field. I have always wanted to move near the ocean, so I am very happy to finally get to live along the Gulf Coast!
Some of my interests include: cozying up with a good book, walking along the beach, playing volleyball whenever I get the chance, and being a dog mom!
Masters of Physician Assistant Studies | Kettering College
Elizabeth - Licensed Esthetician
Elizabeth is a native Mobilian who returned home after spending 20 years in Connecticut.
She always had an interest in aesthetics, so when she returned home to Mobile she decided to go back to school to learn as much as she could in this field. Elizabeth has worked for Advanced Dermatology for the past four years.
With Advanced Dermatology’s commitment to patients, that includes state of the art technology with the best products available on the market, Elizabeth assists our patients to achieve their goals utilizing the most up to date procedures and products, which is ourshared passion at Advanced Dermatology.
Elizabeth is an avid painter, finding inspiration from the Gulf Coast. Exploring Mobile on her bike gives her a unique perspective of our community. One can see her inspirations in her projects.
Elizabeth’s greatest joy now is her two fraternal twin grandbabies. She admits to being a doting Grandma! Elizabeth Attended Huntington College and South Alabama and graduate of Blue Cliff Career College.
Jenn - Licensed Esthetician
A native of Mobile and an Auburn University graduate, Jennifer spent 18 years in New York City after graduation, where she studied under top doctors in dermatology and plastic surgery as a licensed aesthetician. In New York, she studied aesthetics at the Valmy International school and continued her training in medical aesthetics at the Dermal Institute. She is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, where she received advanced training in laser, light and energy modalities.
Jennifer has a keen eye for body contouring and symmetry and was a participating clinician in the FDA clinical trials for the Sculpsure and Emsculpt laser systems. Knowledgeable in cosmeceutical ingredients and skincare, she is adept at identifying the appropriate treatment to address her clients cosmetic concerns. When not working at Advanced Dermatology, she travels in the east coast training other practitioners for the laser company Cynosure. With a trained eye and skilled hand, she is helping her patients manifest their inner beauty outward, and redefining what it means to age gracefully.
Lizbeth, CLT, LE
Lizbeth is a native Mobilian. She struggled with skin issues when she was a teenager which prompted her to attend and graduate from Blue Cliff Career College. She has been in the aesthetics field for over eight years. She specializes in laser treatments and skin care treatments. She enjoys helping every patient feel their best when they look in the mirror. Prior to joining our team, she worked under a plastic surgeon for over two years where she learned variations of laser treatments, chemical peels, and skin care treatments. She strives to educate the importance of correct skin care and keeping your skin looking healthy. When not working she spends her time with her son and family. Lizbeth was honored with the award of Best Esthetician in the Mobile Nappie in 2020.
Jennifer, B.S.R.T(R)(T)- Radiation Therapist
Jennifer began her degree at Pear River Community College where she obtained an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology. She then decided to specialize in Radiation Therapy where she graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree. She has utilized this degree for the past fourteen years treating cancer patients in a hospital setting. She has experience treating a wide variety of cancers from brain, breast, lung, prostate and skin. Techniques ranging from very high doses of radiation for stereotactic radiosurgeries to every day treatments using photons and electrons. She is very excited to be a part of our team and to bring her experience for basal and squamous cell skin cancers.
She is board certified through ARRT and a professional member of ASRT and also has her BLS.
Jennifer was born and raised in Lucedale, MS where she still lives today. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. She loves the outdoors and the warm weather. Most evenings she can be found at either a baseball field or soccer field watching one of her kids.
Lisa- Registered Radiation Therapist
Lisa is a registered radiation therapist with over 30 years’ experience treating cancer patients. Lisa has also attended the University of South Alabama. She takes pride in treating non-melanoma skin cancer. I love how much room there is for creativity in my work. Every day is different—and every patient is different.
I was born in Mobile and have recently moved to the Eastern Shore. I have 2 daughters, Alix who is a Medical Assistant and Ashley, who is in her last year of Pharmacy School at Auburn University. I also have one adorable granddaughter, Olivia Grace.
I love the Gulf Coast and enjoy spending my time with my partner in crime, Rafael. I love the beach, scuba diving, and going out on our boat. I also enjoy Deep sea fishing when the weather permits!
It truly is a blessing to be able to help patients navigate through their challenges. I love being able to help people through such an important part of their lives, and I’m so glad I get to do that every day!