Our Providers

Board Certified Dermatologists,
Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

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. 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. 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

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
Our History

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.

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

Mariah Butcher, APRN, FNP-C

“As the daughter of a wonderful dermatologist, my interest and education in dermatology started at an early age. Working alongside Dr. April Sanchez and my father, Dr. Robert Benson, as a dermatology nurse practitioner has been a dream come true. Every day my goal is to help patients of all ages feel beautiful, comfortable, and healthy in their skin.”

  • Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nursing Experience in the fields of Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Newborn/Postpartum  
  • Experienced Medical Aesthetician at QnA Medical Spa
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree followed by a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Southeastern Louisiana State University School of Nursing in Hammond, Louisiana
  • Member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • South Louisiana native, currently residing in Baton Rouge, LA, with her husband, two children, and French Bulldog. 
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Ashley Hotard, PA-C

  • Board Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Received a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
  • Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member of the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Born and raised in Ponchatoula, LA where she currently resides with her husband and two boys
Caitlin Field

Caitlin Field, PA-C

  • Board Certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants
  • 7 years of experience as a Physician Assistant
  • 5 years of experience in dermatology
  • Co-author of a publication in the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Adjunct lecturer and preceptor for the Xavier University of Louisiana Physician Assistant Program
  • Resides in Hammond, LA, with her husband, daughter, and French Bulldog
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Testimonials

To Dr. Wilson: "Dr. Wilson was very kind, knowledgeable and thorough. Great experience!"

- Satisfied Client From our Covington Location

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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:
Monday-Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Walker
Dermatology Clinic

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

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