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.”


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. 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. 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.


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

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 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.


Jenna Lane Patterson is a native of Mobile and comes to Advanced Dermatology with a significant background in plastic surgery.

Jenna has always had a passion for cosmetic dermatology.

Her goal is to help patients attain healthy skin through results oriented therapies such as laser treatment and Skinceuticals skin care regimens.

“The best part of my job is seeing the boost of confidence patients have once they see results from their treatment program.”

As a certified laser technician she strongly believes in providing her clients with one on one personalized care that provides the most effective treatment while fitting in their budget.

Jenna is happily married to her high school sweetheart Chase and enjoys spending time at the ballpark with their two boys Nolan and Stryker.