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 eleven support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility.

 

 

Our Practice

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 eleven support staff practice in a state-of-the-art 3900 square foot facility. The clinic offers the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic clinical dermatology, expert cancer diagnosis and surgery including Mohs Micrographic Surgery, dermatoscopic evaluation and digital photography on atypical moles leading to the early diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, and a stable of the finest lasers in use in laser surgery today. All these technologically advanced services are provided by caring health care professionals assisted by friendly and efficient nurses, medical assistants, and support staff. In addition, Dr. Herten’s faculty teaching appointment at U.C. Irvine provides an unlimited network of academic physicians to whom difficult and complex dermatologic problems can be referred for consultation.

R. Jeffrey Herten, M.D.

Diplomate of the American Boards of Dermatology and Dermatopatholgy.  Dr. Jeffrey Herten has 35 years of experience in the practice of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and Dermatopathology.

Read more about Dr. Herten

Michael P. Heffernan, M.D.

Dr. Heffernan grew up in small town coastal New Hampshire.  He was the first person in his family to attend college.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and trained in Dermatology at Stanford where he was chosen to be chief resident.

Dr. Heffernan then served our country in the Air Force.  After returning from service, he taught at Washington University and Wright State University where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Residency Program Director.  Dr. Heffernan's research has lead to the development of dozens of medications.  He recently served as a Distinguished Medical Fellow and Senior Medical Director at Eli Lilly & Co.

Dr. Heffernan is an internationally recognized dermatologist for problems ranging from the common to the complex.  He specializes in the management of skin cancer and pre-skin cancers.  He also specializes in the management of all complicated dermatologic disorders including psoriasis, lichen planus, mycosis fungoides, vasculitis, and pemphigus.

Dr. Heffernan is blessed with a great wife and 4 rambunctious daughters who are looking forward to establishing deep roots in San Luis Obispo. 

Craig Wiggins, FNP-C

Craig is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University, and a member of Dermatology Nurses' Association and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. He joins San Luis Dermatology having worked and trained for several years with leading dermatologist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Having trained with both Dr. Herten and Dr. Heffernan, Craig sees himself as an extension of their philosophy and practice.

Craig enjoys both medical and cosmetic dermatology, especially the treatment of skin cancer, acne, rashes, and auto-immune issues.

An Arizona transplant, Craig could not be happier living and working in the Central Coast. When not in the office, Craig enjoys spending much of his time involved in athletics or art. 

Becky Nunez - Office Manager

Becky Nunez has 30+ years of experience as a Medical Office Administrator and Office Manager.