Dr. Thomas Bender, MD, is a Board-certified Dermatologist with Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Centre, and was awarded the Patient’s Choice Award again for 2011, 2012, 2014. He also won the Most Compassionate Doctor Award in 2014. He has been featured on many local television stations and was also asked to be featured on “The Doctors TV Show.”
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).
ALAN “BO” STANFORD, MD, FAAD, ABD, FACMS
Dr. Stanford 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
DR. VIRGINIA REEDER, MD, FAAD, ABD
Dr. Reeder 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 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.
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 5 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 fourteen 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).
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.
Heather Dunn, ARNP
Heather Dunn is a graduate of Georgetown University. Her academic accolades span from her undergraduate accomplishments through graduate school. Heather was inducted into both Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor society.
Heather specializes in surgical dermatology and skin cancer detection. She has worked in dermatology for ten years and is proud to represent Forefront Dermatology in the Advanced Dermatology and Skin Care Center.
Heather is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Association. Heather is a Board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Sarasota County Affiliate and is an equestrian and fitness enthusiast.
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.
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.
Cameron Bass -PA-C
Cameron is a certified Physician Assistant, born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She is a proud graduate of the University of South Alabama PA program class of 2018 and is the recipient of the Valedictorian Dean’s Award for her class. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama where she was also a member of the Crimson Tide Swimming Team. She is honored to serve in the US Military as a PA for the Army Reserves. After her PA Master’s graduation, Cameron worked for a time in the ICU at UAB hospital obtaining critical care experience but is excited to return to her first love in medicine in the Dermatology specialty. Cameron is excited to be joining the Florida Forefront Dermatology team through Advanced Dermatology to begin a lifelong career in Dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Association of Physician Assistants.
In her spare time, Cameron enjoys beach days (using lots of sunscreen of course), SEC football weekends (Roll Tide) and going for long walks/runs with her dog, Honey.
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.
Ashley Colston, is a Native to Mobile. Her background is in Broadcast Journalism where she studied and graduated from Troy University in 2003. After realizing that Journalism was not quite the right niche for her, she felt led to move to Atlanta to pursue a more meaningful career. By the Grace of God within three years time, Ashley had successfully found her true calling and career in Dermatology and Aesthetics and graduated with a 4.0 from Atlanta Institute Of Aesthetics in 2007. For the next ten years, she would further her career in Dermatology as a Medical Esthetician for Dr. Candance-Kimbrough Green, Dr. Anna Pare’ and Dr. Richard Detlefs, among other reputable Dermatologists at Dermatology Consultants Medical Office in both locations of Buckhead and Marietta.
Ashley has worked with Palomar Starlux Fractional Laser for acne scarring, stretch marks and keyloids, IPL laser regarding lentigenes and rosacea, Apogee Elite Hair Removal Laser, Xtrac Laser for Psoriasis, Vitiligo and Eczema, PDT Blue Light regarding Aktinis Keraterosis and acne, Coolsculpting and Vanquish for non-invasive fat removal and Exilis for tightening and toning to name a few.
Over the course of her twelve year career Ashley, has been licensed as an Esthetician not only in Georgia and Alabama but in 2009 she took her state board exams for New York City and earned her third Aesthetic license. She resided in Manhattan and was hired by The Luxurious Setai Wall Street Spa and Condominium as lead Esthetician. SkinCeuticals was the line that they carried making Ashley very knowledgeable about the proper formulation of Vitamin C and how the skin should be able to recognize it and receive it by way of being both water and fat soluble. “The importance of an ingredient clean line with results that are backed by science takes all the guess work out of wondering whether or not your patient will truly be satisfied with the results that we as Estheticians can see so far out in advance.’’
Upon returning to Atlanta from New York City, Ashley earned her certification in full body Manual Lymphatic Drainage in order to obtain better results for coolsculpting patients. During the course of ‘’apoptosis’’ or cellular death it would greatly benefit the patient to receive a relaxing Lymphatic Drainage session in order to move trace minerals, toxins, and dead fat cells out of the body by way of the bladder.
What unfortunately led Ashley back home to Mobile from Atlanta was the illness and passing of her dear mother Pamela Colston. In an effort to keep her mind clear and as therapy, she began job seeking right away for a position in Dermatology. After One year and seven months since relocating from Atlanta, Ashley was named Esthetician of the year for 2018 at Massage Envy.
In pursuit of the ever-changing and growing field of Dermatology, Ashley has once again been led to the right place at the right time. She is super excited and extremely honored to be part of such a decorated and established team of Doctors here at Advanced Dermatology And Skin Care Center and looks forward to establishing long-lasting patient relationships, as she believes that the patient ALWAYS comes first and should be treated as she would want to be treated. Educating her patients and thoroughly answering all their questions is very important to her.
‘’I am incredibly blessed to be able to do what I love for a living.’’ ‘’ Besides making patients more beautiful on the outside, I believe it’s just as important to make them feel comfortable on the inside.’’ ‘’Right there in the skin they’re in.’’
Holly Ellis received both her Bachelor’s (2001) and Master’s (2003) degree from The University of South Alabama in Early Childhood Special Education. She was granted the honor of being chosen as Outstanding Early Childhood Special Education Student for both degrees. She also received training and certification in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2008. Holly had a successful career in both the Public and Private sector of education as a Teacher, Behavior Analyst, School Director and Adjunct Professor.
In 2018 Holly decided to explore other career options and attended the National Laser Institute in Dallas Texas where she was trained in all Modalities of Laser as well as other areas of Medical Aesthetics. Her specialties include, but are not limited to; Coolscultping, Laser Hair Reduction, Laser Resurfacing, Micorneedling, and Tattoo Removal. She is excited to be working with Advanced Dermatology and the fabulous technology the practices offers.