Meet our Providers


h28Matthew 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.

h29Kayla 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.

h30Rita 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.

h31Sean 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.

h33Tara 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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*ANNOUNCING NEW OFFICE LOCATION*

At Heartland Dermatology Center our involvement in community and the state of Kansas is a top priority. We continue to strive to meet the needs of our patients, and with this in mind we are excited to announce the expansion of Heartland Dermatology Center with a clinic in Newton, KS.

We look forward to serving the Newton community and providing exceptional dermatological care. For more information and to access our new patient paper work, please visit our website www.heartland-derm.com. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 316-282-8100.

Newton
Heartland Dermatology Center
700 Medical Center Drive
St 101
Newton, KS 67114
316-282-8100
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It is with great pleasure we introduce our newest provider, 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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Hays Office:
Part-time Front Desk/Administrative Assistant

This position performs receptionist duties by assisting patients with appointment scheduling, greeting patients, answering and directing phone calls, as well as providing administrative duties for the office. Successful candidates will have strong attention to detail, take initiative, and work as a team member.

Experience working in a medical office, and with Practice Management software is helpful but not necessary. Must have exceptional customer service skills, be dependable, and be able to perform in a fast paced environment. If you are interested in this opportunity, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and references to Andrew at aratzlaff@heartland-derm.com, or call (785) 820-2747.
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4 Convenient Locations

SALINA
785 827 2500
785 827 2515
828 Elmhurst
Salina, KS 67401

HAYS
P 785 628 3231
785 628 3174
2707 Vine | STE 10
Hays, KS 67601

GREAT BEND
P 620 792 3666
620 792 3667
1017-C Jackson Square
Great Bend, KS 67530

NEWTON
P 316 282 8100
F 833 886 9695
700 Medical Center Dr.

STE 101, Newton, KS 67114

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Thank you for visiting Heartland Dermatology! Please contact us using our contact form, or give us a call at any one of our three locations in Salina, Hays & Great Bend.

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.

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