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 18 years of experience in a medical setting and over 14 years experience in a dermatology medical spa setting. 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.
Dawn has over twenty five years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Medical and Dental Assistants, Dawn has worked in several medical specialties including plastic surgery, otolaryngology, family practice and dermatology. She began at Southeastern Dermatology in 2003 as the Practice Manager. She holds a bachelors degree in management, is a Certified Medical Practice Manager and a Certified Dermatology Coder. She is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and the Academy of Dermatology Managers.
Certified Medical Coder
Megan Ford joined our staff October 2014. She is a certified medical coder, receiving her certificate from Doctors Management. She brings a wealth of knowledge from her 10 years of medical experience. A native of Knoxville,TN, she is a huge supporter of the VOLS! As our Cosmetic Checkout Coordinator it is her personal goal to exceed expectations in providing exceptional care and service to our patients.
Tawnee Mock joined our staff in January of 2015 after relocating to Knoxville from West Texas. She has 6 years of administrative medical experience, 3 of which were in a dermatology office. As our Check-Out Coordinator, Tawnee strives to make each and every patients experience an enjoyable one from start to finish!