Board Certified Dermatologists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistant

Dr. Robert Benson

Dr. Robert Benson - Our Providers

"Experience Matters"

  • Founder and Supervising Physician
  • Board Certified Dermatologist & Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
  • Over forty years of experience in dermatology and cosmetic surgery in the U.S. and abroad
  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and Louisiana Dermatologic Society
  • Member of the Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society
  • Past President, Tangipahoa Medical Society
  • Past Member, New Zealand Medical Society
  • Among the first U.S. physicians to perform liposuction, Smartlipo laser liposculpture, laser resurfacing, fat transfer, and injectables
  • Founder of QnA Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ponchatoula Citizen of the Year, 2006

Dr. April Sanchez

Dr. April Sanchez - Our Providers

“As part of the Benson Dermatology team, I am eager to continue serving Walker and surrounding communities with quality care and compassion.”

  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Completed dermatology residency with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Numerous publications, presentations, and original research in dermatology
  • Received M.D. with Distinction in Research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member of The Society of Pediatric Dermatology

Dr. Falon Brown

Dr. Falon Brown - Our Providers
  • Certified by the Amercian Board of Dermatology
  • Completed Dermatology residency at Campbell University School of Medicine in Wilmington, NC
  • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Completed an Internal Medicine residency with a concentration in hospital medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA
  • Completed medical school at the Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Emily Powell

Dr. Emily Powell - Our Providers

"I pursued the subspecialty of Dermatologic Oncology and Micrographic Surgery to provide my patients the best treatment option for their skin cancer. As the modality with the highest cure rate, Mohs allows me the ability to thoroughly remove a patient’s skin cancer while minimizing the amount of tissue taken. Additionally, my surgical training prepared me to perform reconstructions that are both functionally and cosmetically designed."

  • Board Certified Dermatologist
  • ACMS Trained Fellow in Dermatologic Oncology & Micrographic Surgery
  • Completed Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chief Resident of Dermatology at Tulane University
  • Completed internship of Internal Medicine Preliminary Year at Tulane University
  • Graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Completed Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of Oklahoma

Board Certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant

Susan B. Smith, APRN-FNP

Susan B. Smith, APRN-FNP - Our Providers

  • 18 years of experience as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • 8 years of experience as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Board Certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • Board Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member Dermatology Nurses' Association
  • Master of Science in Nursing from University of Texas at Austin
  • Post-master's certification in Family Nurse Practitioner program at Northern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
  • Resides with her husband and two children in Hammond, LA.

Julie P. O'Donnell, MCMS, PA-C

Julie P. O'Donnell, MCMS, PA-C - Our Providers

“As a Physician Assistant, I strive to provide a high level of patient care through establishing good patient relationships and providing patient education.”

  • Board certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification Physician Assistants
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants since 2003
  • Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Fellow of the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Past Fellow of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Completed the Diplomate Fellowship program from the The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA)
  • Published in the Journal of the Academy of Physician Assistants Dermatology Digest
  • Master of Clinical Medicine Science degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida
  • Physician Assistant Degree from Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, Florida
  • Salutatorian, Barry University Physician Assistant Program
  • Program Director’s Award, Barry University Physician Assistant Program
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Alumna of Saint Scholastica Academy in Covington, Louisiana
  • Near life-long resident of St. Tammany Parish, currently residing in Mandeville with her husband and son

Kimberly Bordelon, APRN-FNP

Kimberly Bordelon, APRN-FNP - Our Providers

“I strive, each and every day, to instill my Christian values and provide the best possible care for my patients as I would expect to receive for myself and my family.”

  • Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Obtained over four years of experience as an Intensive Care Registered Nurse
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree followed by a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
  • Member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Alumna of Saint Scholastica Academy in Covington, Louisiana
  • Born and raised on the Northshore in St. Tammany Parish and currently resides in Covington, LA, with her husband and son

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