Excellence in skin care since 1977.

Heartland Dermatology is leading the entire state of Kansas to happier, healthier skin.


We are proud to offer our patients access to some of the best dermatologic providers in the entire state. Whether you’re looking for medical, surgical or cosmetic dermatology, our team of passionate skin health professionals are standing by to learn about your goals. We have been serving Western and Central Kansas families since 1977 with offices in Salina, Hays, Great Bend, Newton, Dodge City, Concordia, McPherson, Wichita, El Dorado, Norton, Garden City, Smith Center & Scott City.


Our Leadership Team

Meet the guiding force behind Heartland Dermatology: a team dedicated to delivering top-tier dermatologic care across Kansas since 1977. Our leadership embodies expertise and passion in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, ensuring personalized solutions tailored to your unique skin health goals.

Tara Gillespie APRN-C, CMPE

Stephanie Burkholder BSN, RN
Director of Operations

Haley Patty
Finance Manager

Kayla Pearson
Culture & Talent Manager

Melissa Do BSN, RN
Compliance Officer

Chastity Forrest BSN, RN
Clinic Operations Manager – Aesthetica 

Lucero Triana
Front Office Manager 

Katie Parson
Accounts Receivable Supervisor 


Empowering the Heartland.

Heartland Dermatology aims to advance the following organizational vision: Changing lives across the Heartland through ideal skin health.

The mission of Heartland Dermatology is: Setting the standard for excellence in dermatologic care throughout the Heartland by the provision of high-quality comprehensive medical, surgical, pathology, and cosmetic services that are patient-centered, convenient, and accessible.

The values of Heartland Dermatology are:

1. Customer –  Patient care, customer experience, and service are the nucleus of the organization and our ultimate “why” we do what we do.

2. Team & Teamwork –  Providing an excellent place to work and a culture of teamwork and collaboration are essential to our success.

3. Excellence – Commitment to pursue the highest quality in all we do.

4. Financial Stewardship – Exercising careful and responsible management of that which has been entrusted to us, eliminating waste, and seeking opportunity and efficiency.

5. Community – We accept shared responsibility for our community and work to enhance the quality of life where we live and work. Doing our part to support programs that strength our community and assist those in need.

6. Fun/Joy – We seek to create a culture of contentment and safety that enables one to enjoy their role and where they can have fun doing important work. We take our work very seriously… we try not to take ourselves too seriously. We hope to hear laughter each day from customers and team members.

More than just dermatology.

As one of the top providers of top-quality dermatologic care throughout the Heartland, our entire team strives to provide every single patient with ideal skin health, self-confidence, and the tools to properly manage the way we take care of ourselves.

Our mission statement is simple; we aim to set the standard for excellence in dermatologic care throughout the Heartland by the provision of high-quality comprehensive medical, surgical, pathology, and cosmetic services that are patient-centered, convenient, and accessible. As we continue to grow, our ability to achieve these goals will be driven on the backbone of our core beliefs; patient care, teamwork, a commitment to excellence in our field, financial stewardship, community leadership, and fun, joy and passion for what we do.

We can’t wait to introduce you to our entire team of compassionate healthcare professionals!


A patient-first approach to optimal skin health.

Together, our entire team has developed treatment protocols to provide patients with comprehensive medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care of skin, hair and nails. At Heartland Dermatology, we involve the patient as the most important member of the healthcare team. We explain all phases of evaluation and treatment, and encourage patients to ask questions during visits. Our goal is to ensure that the patient understands his or her condition, treatment, and expected results.


Ready to get started?

At Heartland Dermatology, we know that understanding the health and longevity of your skin can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help. Simply schedule a consultation with us to get all of your questions answered.

Visit an Office

With several locations all across the Heartland, there's likely a Heartland Dermatology just a few minutes away. We're standing by to learn more about your skin health.

Virtual Consultations

We understand that busy schedules mean it isn't always easy to visit your dermatologist. Ask us about our virtual consultations and get your questions answered from anywhere!

Serving the Heartland for over 40 years.

Happier, healthier skin begins right here at Heartland Dermatology.

The health of your skin can be daunting, and that’s something our entire staff of compassionate skin care providers understands here at Heartland Dermatology. It all starts with a simple consultation — just let us know why you’re here.