Matthew P. Shaffer, MD
Dr. Matthew Shaffer grew up in Salina, KS, and graduated from Salina Central High School in 1988. He earned his BA degree in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas in 1993. He earned his MD at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas in 2000 and completed his internship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2001. Dr. Shaffer completed his dermatology training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa in 2004. His residency included training in dermatopathology. Dr. Shaffer is also a Clinical Assistant Professor, at The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Department of Family and Community Medicine, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Dermatology Lead Preceptor, University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Kayla Dortland, APRN-C, DNC
Kayla Dortland earned her BSN from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas in 1993. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas and Russell Regional Hospital. In 1999, she completed her master’s degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Fort Hays State University. After completing her master’s degree, she worked in the Family Health Care Clinic of Hays Medical Center and was an assistant professor at Fort Hays State University. She joined Heartland Dermatology in 2000 and became nationally certified in dermatology nursing by the Dermatology Nurses Association in 2002.
Rita Stueder, APRN, DNC
Rita Stueder began working at Heartland Dermatology in March 1985 just before she completed her BSN at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. She earned her master’s degree in the Family Nurse Practitioner program from Fort Hays State University in 2002. She has been nationally certified in dermatology nursing by the Dermatology Nurses Association since 2000.
Sean Hull, PA-C
Sean Hull earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas in 1996. He then obtained a bachelor’s degree in the Physician Assistant program at Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas in 1999. He joined Heartland Dermatology in September 2007 after accruing nearly eight years of experience working as a physician assistant in the field of dermatology.
Tara Gillespie, APRN-C, DNC
Tara is a member of and certified through the AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) and the DNA (Dermatology Nurses Association). Since joining Heartland Dermatology in 2004, she has completed her Masters in Science from The University of Kansas Medical Center through the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program. Tara has worked at Heartland Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner since completing her advanced degree in August 2015. Her focus will be on general dermatology concerns as well as cosmetic dermatology. Tara will be seeing patients in an outreach clinic in Norton, KS on a monthly basis.
Amy Avant, APRN-BC
Amy joined the Heartland Dermatology team in November 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Kansas in 2009, and worked as a registered nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for six years. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Kansas in 2015. After graduation, Amy obtained her board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is currently a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has prior experience in both medical, and cosmetic dermatology. Amy is very passionate about the field of dermatology and looks forward to providing comprehensive skincare to patients of all ages.
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Salina Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Great Bend Office Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Thursday. Hays Office Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00AM through 12:00PM on Friday.