Our Providers

Michael Bell, M.D.

I was born in Canada and lived there until moving to Nashville in 1996 with my wife and four children. I attended medical school at the University of Calgary, completed my dermatology residency at McGill University in Montreal and then my pathology residency at the University of Toronto. I am Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology. After practicing in Nashville for three years, I moved my practice to Murfreesboro given the need for dermatology care there and the surrounding counties. Currently I serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Tennessee Chapter of the Dermatology Foundation. I look forward to providing your medical dermatology care.

Minity Shukla, MS, PA-C

I was born and raised in India and came to the United States to pursue a degree in Microbiology in 1991. I graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology in 1995. I was employed at an environmental engineering company for 5 years as a microbiologist before applying for a Physician Assistant program in 2001. I was accepted into the Master's program at Western University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles and graduated from there in 2003. I started work part-time in E.R. and Urgent Care initially and then I branched off to work part-time with a plastic surgeon where I became involved with cosmetic and laser procedures. I moved to Middle Tennessee in 2006 with my husband and two children to join Dr. Bell in further developing Cosmetic Dermatology within the practice. I am a Fellow member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), American Society for Laser MEdicine & Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). I look forward to providing the highest level of cosmetic procedures in collaboration with Dr. Bell and the Aesthetics Center team. My goal has always been to be honest with my clients while making recommendations for their skincare needs.


 Kristie Bucher, PA-C

Kristie Cole joined MDC in 2011. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Alabama Birmingham and graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with her Physician Assistant degree in 1994.

She was board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 1994 and recertified in 2000 and 2007. She has held her Physician Assistant licensure in the state of Tennessee since 1994.

Prior to joining MDC, Kristie, specialized in women's health in Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility, Urogynecology and general Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She is a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Association of Physician Assistants. She was granted membership in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine as well as the American Society of Colposcopy Cervical Pathology.

Kristie has participated in various professional activities, which included participating as a voting member on the TennCare Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She also has been an instructor at Trevecca Nazarene University, preceptor and instructor to fourth year medical students at Meharry Medical College and Nurse Practitioner students at University of Alabama Huntsville.


Heather Suggs, RN

I received a Marketing degree from MTSU in 2007, then went on to pursue a degree in nursing. I previously worked at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. I live in Murfreesboro with my husband and two children.