Welcome to San Luis Dermatology & Laser Clinic

The San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic has been serving the San Luis Obispo area in the person of Dr. Jeffrey Herten since October, 1977. From a one doctor, one nurse, one front office person practice in an 800 square foot office, the clinic has grown into a three physician, and fifteen support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility.



June 2017 -  Please join us in welcoming our newest team member Cheryl Ketelsen, PA-C. Dr. Michael Heffernan, M.D. and Cheryl Ketelsen, PA-C are currently accepting New Patients. Please call the office directly to schedule your New Patient Appointment (805) 541-2650

June 10, 2015 -  Dr. Heffernan author for an article in The Lancet. The leading medical journal worldwide. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60125-8/fulltext

August 4, 2015 -  Dr. Heffernan interviewed by The Dermatology Times about the Use of Biologic Medications to treat a number of serious skin conditions including Pemphigus, Hidradenitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Melanoma, and others. http://dermatologytimes.modernmedicine.com/dermatology-times/news/biologic-use-beyond-psoriasis

General Treatments

San Luis Dermatology has the experience and capacity to treat a wide range of common skin conditions.

Laser Treatments

We own and operate five state-of-the-art laser and light devices for successfully treating a variety of conditions.

Skin Cancer

Successful treatment of skin cancer requires early detection, comprehensive examination and professional guidance.