Meet the staff at Southeastern Dermatology. Personal, professional, providing exceptional care.
Deborah is a board certified family nurse practitioner and Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner. She joined Southeastern Dermatology in 2011. She began her career in the medical field as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2001, and in 2006 she became a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Carson-Newman College in 2011. During her nearly 10 years as a dermatology nurse, she developed an interest and passion for dermatology. She enjoys building upon her previous experiences in order to provide the best care for our clients. Deborah is a native East Tennessean and enjoys caring for families and individuals in our area. Deborah is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.
BSN, RN, CPSN, CANS
Kathy is a registered nurse with 20 years experience in both plastic surgery and dermatology. She has a BSN from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Fort Sanders School of Nursing and is certified by the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses as a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse and a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She loves every aspect of what she does, not only the clinical part but the artistic part as well. Her goal for each of her patients is to “slow the normal aging process, restore a natural look and enhance each person’s true beauty". Her passion for aesthetic medicine and for each and every one of her patients drives her to continually increase her knowledge and training so that she can offer each patient state of the art treatments in the safest way possible. Kathy looks forward to helping each person on their journey.
Melissa comes to our practice with more than 12 years of experience in medical aesthetics. She earned her aesthetic license from The Tennessee School of Beauty in 2005. She has extensive experience and knowledge in pharmaceutical grade skin care products and procedures including laser hair removal, photo facial (IPL) microneedling as well as other medical facial treatments. Melissa has attended several advanced training seminars in Knoxville, Nashville, and California to stay up to date on the newest and most effective treatments for her patient's skin.
Mary Huggins is a licensed aesthetician with over 21 years of experience in a dermatology medical spa setting. Mary provides advanced techniques in several aesthetic procedures such as Ultherapy (skin tightening) Tattoo Removal, Radio-Frequency Microneedling, Acne Scars, Non- Invasive fat reduction, Photorejuvenation (IPL), Laser Hair Removal and more. Mary enjoys the challenge of treating various skin conditions and age-related concerns."Healthy soul, healthy skin will forever lead to a happy life,” is Mary’s personal motto. Providing clients with state-of-the-art aesthetic care brings Mary great personal satisfaction.