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 four physician, and twenty support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility, and newly added second location.



Clinical Research

Michael P. Heffernan, MD is an internationally recognized expert in clinical research. He has been the principal investigator for more than 100 clinical trials. He has participated in the development of most of the cutting edge medicines used in Dermatology. He is conducting therapeutic trials in San Luis Obispo, CA.

What to expect when you participate in a clinical trial:

All of your questions will be answered.

All services are provided at no cost to you during the trial.

Most studies provide a small stipend to compensate you for your participation.

We are currently conducting clinical trials for the following conditions:


1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

a. Topical Medication for adults with atopic dermatitis

b. Oral Medication for adults with atopic dermatitis

c. Injectable Medication

2. Psoriasis

a. An Injectable medication for adults with psoriasis

b. Oral Medication for patients with scalp psoriasis

3. Rosacea

            a. Topical Medication

4. Acne

a. Topical Medication for adults and adolescents



If you are interested In learning more please contact our Research Coordinator Tracy Wick, MD at 805-541-2650 ext 28.

We would like to thank all of the patients who have volunteered their time to help us develop meaningful medications that have changed the lives of thousands of patients around the world.