Our Providers

Board Certified Dermatologists,
Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Dr. Robert Benson

"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

“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

  • Certified by the American 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. Nick Frank

“During my time in dermatology training, I had a particular interest in the field of dermatologic oncology especially incorporating the fields of pathology and reconstructive cutaneous surgery. Through the start of my career, this has developed into a passion to provide the highest level of evidence-based care this specialty has to offer while tailoring to the individual needs of each patient.”

  • Board Certified Dermatology
  • Board Certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Associate member of the American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Member of American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • ACMS Trained Fellow in Dermatologic Oncology & Micrographic Surgery

Education & Training:

Dr. Jessica Wilson

“I am thrilled to be joining Benson Dermatology in Covington as a general dermatologist. My areas of interest include melanoma, high risk skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology, and surgical dermatology.”

  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Oral presentations and posters at national academic meetings
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member of the Women’s Dermatological Society

Education & Training:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center;Lebanon, NH
    Chief Resident, 2021-2022
    Dermatology Residency, 2019-2022
  • Louisiana State University;Baton Rouge, LA
    Internship, General Surgery, 2018-2019
  • Texas Tech University School of Medicine;Lubbock, TX
    Doctor of Medicine, 2014-2018
  • Tufts University School of Medicine; Boston, MA
    Master of Biomedical Sciences, 2012-2014
  • Southern Methodist University; Dallas, TX
    Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 2008-2012
    Minors: Physics, Mathematics, Psychology

Susan B. Smith, APRN-FNP

  • 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

“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

“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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Our Locations

Ponchatoula
Dermatology Clinic

180 N. 5th St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
(985) 370-7546

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Covington
Dermatology Clinic

190 Greenbriar Blvd. #103
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 898 7999

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Amite
Dermatology Clinic

309 West Walnut St., Suite A
Amite, LA 70422
(985) 370-7546

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Walker
Dermatology Clinic

29799 South Walker Rd.
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 998-0500

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8AM to 5PM