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Lassen Medical Dermatologists



Dr. Derrick Adama DO

Derrick H. Adams, DO, FAOCD

Medical Director, Vita Dermatology & Laser Institute
Chief of Dermatology, Lassen Medical Clinic 

Dr. Adams has a special interest in skin cancer and medical dermatology, authoring a wide range of articles across dermatology, pharmacology, and dermatological surgery. He treats all diseases of the skin to include: psoriasis, eczema, and autoimmune diseases. As the field of dermatology arose from within internal medicine, and Dr. Adams’ approach to the skin takes into account the global health and well-being of the patient.

A particular interest for Dr. Adams is evaluating the cost/benefit ratio and science behind treatments. He prides himself on being the “Consumer Reports” of dermatology and not over treating patients.

More About Dr. Adams:

  • Dermatology

Joined Lassen Medical Clinic:

  • 2011

Board Certified:

  • Dermatology

Education:

  • Oklahoma State University, Michigan State University

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Dr. Nancy Anderson MD

Nancy J. Anderson, MD

Prior to joining Lassen Medical Clinic in 1990, Dr. Anderson worked in dermatology and family practice settings in Detroit and Southern California. In addition to her medical practice, Dr. Anderson is a long-standing member of the Loma Linda University faculty teaching internal medicine, dermatology, pediatrics and pathology. She has also held a variety of administrative and committee positions and has consulted for hospitals in Loma Linda, Riverside and San Bernardino. Dr. Anderson presents continuing medical education lectures locally and nationally to various medical groups and societies, and is a principal investigator in a funded research project examining a multi-center open registry of patients with psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy including biologics.

More About Nancy:

  • Dermatology

Joined Lassen Medical Clinic:

  • 1990

Board Certified:

  • 1982

Education:

  • Undergraduate school, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1972
  • Doctorate of Medicine, Loma Linda University, 1976

Residency:

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, 1977 – 1978
  • Dermatology Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1978 – 1981

Academic Practice:

  • Professor of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, 2008 – Present
  • Director, Dermatology Residency Program, Section of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, 1996 – Present
  • Director, Psoriasis Day Care Center and Phototherapy Unit, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, 1990 – Present
  • Chief, Section of Dermatology Jerry L. Pettis V. A. Hospital, Loma Linda, California, 1984 to Present

Organizations:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Contact Dermatitis
  • American Society of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society of Photo-Medicine
  • Association of Professors of Dermatology
  • California Medical Association
  • Inland Counties Dermatologic Society
  • International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Presidents Council
  • Pacific Dermatologic Association
  • San Bernardino County Medical Society
  • Women’s Dermatologic Surgery Promotions Committee

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Melissa Walgamuth PAC

 

Melissa Walgamuth, PA-C

Melissa has extensive experience working in dermatology, both as a PA-C and as a medical assistant. Prior to becoming a PA-C, Melissa also worked as a medical assistant in family medicine and internal medicine, and as a medic in the United States Air Force.

More About Melissa:

  • Dermatology

Joined Lassen Medical Clinic:

  • 2015

Certifications:

  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2013
  • Diplomate – Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants 2015

Education:

  • Masters in Physician Assistant Sciences, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, 2015
  • Physician Assistant Certificate – Primary Care Associate Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Associates in Science, Foothill College, 2013
  • Associates in Arts, Shasta College, 1995

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Julie Charlesworth, WHNPC

 

Julie Charlesworth, WHNP-C

Julie is an expert in the use of the Cutera Laser and Cosmetic procedures. In 2005, she was chosen as a trainer by Cutera Laser Company to teach doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and registered nurses the proper technique of the Cutera laser systems. She has traveled extensively throughout California and into Canada conducting training sessions.

More About Julie:

  • Dermatology

Joined Lassen Medical Clinic:

  • 2011

Certifications:

  • California Nurse Practitioner License
  • National Certification for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, 1993
  • Certified Childbirth Educator, 1996
  • ACLS, CPR
  • ASCCP Certificate of Basic Proficiency in Colposcopy, 2001
  • Certificates of Training Medical Aesthetic; Chemical peeling, & Microdermabrasion
  • Botox, Restylane, laser hair removal, veins, skin rejuvenation, Endermologie, 2004
  • Certificates of Training Cutera Laser Clinical Training
  • Cutera Clinical Trainer, Mesotherapy Theory and Training, 2005
  • IV Certified, 1983

Education:

  • Certificate Program Women’s Health, Nurse Practitioner Education Program at Planned Parenthood, 1993
  • Registered Nurse Diploma, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center School of Nursing, 1982
  • Organizations:
  • Northern California Acute Care Practitioners Association 
 

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