Dr. Reicherter is a native of Kansas. He began at Baker University where he was a scholar athlete and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he graduated with honors and was introduced into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then went on to do his residency at the prestigious dermatology program at Stanford University. He received his training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Stanford as well. He is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.
Dr. Reicherter is a member of the Oregon Medical Society, the Oregon Dermatology Society, Willamette Dermatology Society, American Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgery, a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Reicherter has a very active family life with his beautiful wife, and their six children. In his spare time, he likes to read and play tennis.
Dr. Tony N. Nakhla is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Medical Director of OC Skin Institute, and author of the book: The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin. Dr Nakhla is devoted to aiding patients to develop stronger health and beauty through medicine and the latest surgical procedures for the skin.
Dr. Nakhla is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California Irvine and Western University of Health Sciences. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and American Osteopathic Association.
In addition to helping patients in western Oregon, Dr. Nakhla also provides services to individuals in Orange County, California, who are living with a range of skin, nail, and hair disorders. These disorders could range from acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, melanoma, or other familiar skin conditions. Dr. Nakhla can provide diagnostic or treatment options including skin biopsies, the prescription of medications, laser therapy, and other dermatological procedures.
Richard Scott Thomas, DO was raised in Idaho. After graduating from Nampa High School, he served a 2-year LDS mission in Madrid, Spain where he became fluent in Spanish. His BS in Biology with a minor in Spanish was obtained from Brigham Young University. After his undergraduate studies, he attended medical school at A.T. Still University/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. After a Transitional Internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon, Dr. Thomas completed his Dermatology Residency training at Western University of Health Sciences/Silver Falls Dermatology in Salem, Oregon.
At a young age, Dr. Thomas was taught by his parents to always put himself in the shoes of others. This invaluable lesson gravitated him towards the field of dermatology as it allows him to treat physical dermatologic conditions while also treating the emotional well-being of patients. Additionally, Dr. Thomas appreciates the diversity within the specialty, which allows him to treat conditions such as acne, warts, and more chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis and rosacea, to perform various cosmetic procedures, and to treat potentially life threatening skin cancer.
Treating skin cancer is of particular interest to Dr. Thomas as he received extensive Mohs micrographic surgery training during residency.
Dr. Thomas is an avid sports fan, with a particular interest in BYU football and Utah Jazz basketball. His other hobbies include hiking, travelling, site-seeing, running, and spending his free time with his wife and children. He is extremely grateful to be a part of the team at Advanced Skin Center.
Catherine Barry, DO was raised in rural Lakeview, Oregon. Advance Skin Center is excited to have Dr. Barry in our clinic full time. She was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society at Portland State University and a three-time Academic All-American while on scholarship for Portland State’s NCAA volleyball team. Following graduation Dr. Barry worked as a clinical research coordinator for a dermatologist in Portland, OR where she developed her interest for dermatopathology. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, and after a rotating internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA she moved to the east coast for her pathology residency at Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and following her fellowship, Dr. Barry spent four years in Los Angeles at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where she specialized in dermatopathology, bone and soft tissue pathology and head and neck pathology. Dr. Barry has built two successful pathology laboratories from the ground up, and has considerable experience lecturing at national meetings. She also enjoys teaching medical students about skin pathology. She has written numerous papers in peer reviewed journals and a book chapter on skin diseases. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, coaching youth sports and exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Dustin Portela, D.O., is a Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon. Dr. Portela is an Idaho native having grown up in Southeast Idaho.
His professional interests include skin cancer surgery and facial reconstruction, skin cancer prevention, complex medical dermatology and wound healing. Dr. Portela has lectured at national dermatology meetings and has published articles in several medical journals.
Dr. Portela graduated with an Honors-Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Idaho State University. He received his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA graduating among the top of his class and being recognized with the Award for Excellence in Physiology. Following medical school Dr. Portela completed his internship through Michigan State University at the Oakwood Southshore Hospital.
His residency training in Dermatology was completed at Michigan State University through the Beaumont Trenton Hospital in Trenton, Michigan, where he also received his training in Mohs micrographic surgery and where he was recognized with the Excellence in Dermatologic Surgery Award.
A board certified Dermatologist, Dr. Svancara was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona and earned his Eagle Scout at a young age. After graduating high school, he served a two year religious mission in Santiago, Chile where he learned to speak spanish fluently. Upon his return, he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 with a degree in Biology from Arizona State University. He went on to study medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. After completing an internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon, Dr. Svancara completed his Dermatology Residency training at Advanced Desert Dermatology, an affiliate of Midwestern University in Peoria, Arizona.
Throughout his training, Dr. Svancara has published articles relating to various skin diseases in Dermatology medical journals circulated throughout the United States. Dr. Svancara’s love of dermatology stems from his deep respect for the human body and that many diseases manifest themselves through the skin. He enjoys diagnosing and treating all skin conditions, from acne to psoriasis and all other chronic skin diseases. The variety offered by the dermatology field inspires Dr. Svancara, and he has also received special training in performing cosmetic procedures, which offers a different aspect of dermatology care that he enjoys. He takes special interest in treating skin cancers, and has undergone extensive training during residency in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which offers the most effective cancer cure rates.
Dr. Svancara’s philosophy of care involves listening to his patients and then, as a partnership, engaging in shared decision making.
Dr. Svancara is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. He loves sharing these joys with his three sons. He also enjoys sports and athletic activities. He spends his free time with his wife and children, and enjoys raising his family in the valley of the sun.
Jody Zurita is from Roseburg Oregon. She had a wonderful career in hospital and dermatology nursing prior to becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated Summa Cum Laide from her masters program at the George Washington University and began her career at Advanced Skin Center in 2014. Jody loves taking care of people, with the goal of helping to solve problems and improve health and well-being for her patients.
Jody is a member of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, and the American Associates of Nurse Practitioners.
Jody is married with two beautiful daughters. For recreation, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, water skiing, and snowboarding. She loves spending time with her family and also likes to volunteer in the community.
Winthrop earned his Bachelor of Arts at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he specialized in human physiology, biomechanics and worked throughout school in the field of physical therapy. From there he went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Sport Sciences and Exercise Physiology from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. As a graduate student at UOP Winthrop was involved in a broad array of research ranging from elite performance in cycling to the study of several different chronic diseases. After UOP, Winthrop worked in Cardiac Rehab at Legacy Meridian Park hospital, helping patients with cardiac and pulmonary disease recover and live more healthy and happy lives. It was this work and shadowing experiences that led him to Physician Assistant School at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville Florida, where he obtained a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. He was Vice President of his class and was awarded with the Pi Alpha National Honors Society for Physician Assistants.
Winthrop began practicing general dermatology and assisting in MOH’s surgery in 2015 at Advanced Skin Center. He enjoys providing quality and compassionate care for patients, not only focusing on their dermatologic needs but also on overall health and well-being.
He is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Oregon Medical Association.
In his spare time he enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting, cooking, reading and spending time with his family, friends, and golden retriever.
Sarah Vouch was raised in the rural town of Fairfield, Idaho, where she learned the value of hard work, dedication and perseverance. Her small town experiences have left a soft spot in her heart for rural medicine and treating those who are underserved. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, where she specialized in exercise physiology. She was involved in biomechanics research and had planned on pursuing physical therapy school. She then took some time off to travel and experience new cultures and places. She worked in various health related position from personal trainer to occupational therapy aid to clinician’s assistant, until deciding to go back to school. It was during her schooling at Portland Community College that she met her mentor, a Physician Assistant and her anatomy lab instructor, who guided her to the career as a Physician Assistant. Sarah attended Touro University in Vallejo, California where she obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies and her Master of Public Health emphasizing in community health. Sarah graduated with honors in multiple health care specialties. Sarah has a passion for reducing barriers and improving access of health care.
Sarah began practicing general dermatology and assisting in MOH’s surgery after experiencing her wonderful rotation with Advanced Skin Center. She enjoys the patient population and all the outdoor activities that the area has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, water sports, fishing, snow activities, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Ashley Heuer is from Prescott, Arizona. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. She worked full time as a medical assistant in a Dermatology office during her last year of college and this is where her love for the field arose. After graduation she attended the number two ranked PA school in the country the University of Iowa. Ashley joined our practice in early 2017. She began practicing general and surgical dermatology at this time.She has a passion for all aspects of the field and believes the patient always comes first. She is a member of the Oregon Medical Association.
Ashley lives in Roseburg with her husband, a native Oregonian. Together they enjoy exploring the area from waterfall hikes to winery tours. They look forward to many more years of discovering all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Jacob Thompson grew up in a small town in Northern Idaho where he developed a passion for the outdoors and saw the struggles that these rural areas face in acquiring medical providers. During this time he shadowed medical providers in many specialties and decided he wanted to pursue a career in the medical field to help these underserved populations. He graduated with honors from the University of Idaho with his bachelors degree. He then moved to Boise, Idaho and attended Idaho State University where he earned his Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. During his schooling he did training in general dermatology and surgery in Wyoming and at the Boise VA medical center
Jacob relocated to Roseburg, Oregon to pursue his passion in dermatology at the Advanced Skin Center office. He is a member of the Oregon Medical Association and the American Academy of Physicians Assistants. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys exploring the outdoors hiking, hunting, and fishing.
Jaddon is from Salt Lake City, Utah where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Prior to graduating, he attended Brigham Young University and Westminster College where he played collegiate soccer. Before earning his bachelor's degree, Jaddon also spent two years in Argentina for church service where he became fluent in Spanish. Before becoming a Physician Assistant, Jaddon discovered his love of dermatology while working as a medical assistant with the University of Utah department of Dermatology. He then returned to school and earned his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT where he served as vice president of his class. It was during this time that he solidified his love of dermatology. Jaddon joined Advanced Skin Center in late 2017 and began practicing general and surgical dermatology. Jaddon loves the diversity he encounters in this specialty and the patients he gets to work with on a daily basis.
He is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Oregon Medical Association.
Jaddon enjoys playing and coaching soccer, kayaking, and cheering on the Utah Jazz (win or lose). He is excited to join the team at Advanced Skin Center and looks forward to exploring a snow-free life in the Pacific Northwest.
Brandon is from North Ogden, Utah. He gained valuable surgical experience as he worked as a nurse in the operating room for 5 years while completing his education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Brandon graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati where he obtained his Masters of Science in Nursing degree and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He began his career with Advanced Skin Center in 2017. His passion for dermatology drives him to stay up-to-date on all of the latest advances in skin disease treatment and management, in order to offer his patients the best care available. Brandon is a great listener who enjoys building trusting relationships with his patients and collaborating with them to create a treatment plan that best suits their needs.
Brandon is a member of several professional organizations including: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, and Dermatology Nurses’ Association.>
Brandon is married and has three young children, two girls and a boy. He is enjoying all that Oregon has to offer and, when not at the practice, can be found spending time with his family at parks, hiking, camping, or just at home watching a good movie.