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.

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. 

Becky Nunez - Office Manager

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

Susan - Medical Assistant

Susan has been with the practice for 25 years now. She's amazing Medical/Surgical Assistant and is an excellent Mohs technician.

Angela - Medical Assistant

Angela is a veteran Medical Assistant, assisting in the Clinic, and in Surgery. She's also an excellent Mohs technician.

Zenaida

Zenaida "Z"  our newest bilingual  medical assistant with over 15 years assisting in a medical clinical/surgical setting.  We are very happy she has joined the san luis dermatology family.                 

Mary - Certified Dermatology Coding/Billing Specialist

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 - Medical Receptionist

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 - Medical Receptionist

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 - Medical Receptionist

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.