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 two physician, and nine 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 two physician, and nine 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.

Dr. Jeffrey Herten

Dr. Jeffrey Herten has thirty-five years of experience in the practice of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and Dermatopathology.

Read more about Dr. Herten

Dr. Joe Lillis

NEW ASSOCIATE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Lillis grew up in a small town in Colorado. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his medical degree from Georgetown University, and trained in Dermatology at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He then accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Lillis trained at one of the nation’s outstanding dermatology programs and he has been teaching at another. We feel very fortunate that he has now chosen to practice with us and we feel certain that he and his family will love the small town feeling of San Luis Obispo.

Becky Nunez

Becky Nunez has over 25 years of experience as a Medical Office Administrator and Office Manager.

Linda Peterson, R.N.

Linda Peterson, R.N./Nursing Supervisor at SLD&LC for over 25 years, and is the core of the Back Office. She is a highly skilled laser operator, doing the majority of hair removal treatments, also assisting in surgery, and supervising the clinical staff.

Susan

Susan is a 20+ years amazing Medical Assistant who also assists in Surgery and is an excellent Mohs technician.

Angela

Angela is a veteran Medical Assistant, assisting in the clinic, surgery, and Dr. Lillis's Mohs technician.

Julie

Julie is a Medical/Surgical Assistant for Dr. Lillis, with several years of experience in a Medical Office. Julie is often found with a beautiful smile on her face, and is eager to make your dermatology experience a pleasant one.

Mary

Mary is a very multi-talented exceptional  employee, who has been the anchor of our front office for 15 years. She's a Certified Dermatology Coding and Billing Expert found often behind the scenes, but is available to answer any of your billing questions or concerns. 

Erin

Erin is a very friendly front office receptionist you will commonly find checking patients out at the front desk. Erin also assists in coordinating Dr. Herten's Mohs, and general surgeries, and  has many years in customer service in a medical office.

Karen

Karen is our newest front desk receptionist. She's usually the first person to greet you when walking up to the front desk on most days. Karen is new to the Medical Office profession, but has many years in customer service.  We are very pleased to have her represent San Luis Dermatology with her kind and positive attitude at the front desk.

Carrie

Carrie is a very detail oriented front office receptionist who also Coordinates Mohs and general office surgeries, in addition to all other medical office duties. Carrie has several years of experience in patient care in the healthcare industry.