Our philosophy at the Clinic is: "Skin Viewed Seriously." We diagnose and treat every form of disease of the skin, hair, and nails including sexually transmitted diseases. Although we specialize in clinical dermatology, Dr. Bell is also Board-Certified in pathology. Dr. Bell's broader training of many years helps him to better understand your other medical problems, especially as they relate to your skin problems. Dermatopathology is a very important part of this practice and your skin pathology will be performed confidentially in the office. You will be able to receive your test results in a prompt and timely manner. Skin surgery is an equally important aspect of our practice and all but the more complicated skin surgeries can be completed in our surgical suite.
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.
Kristie Cole, 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.
Jennifer H. Hall, PA-C
Originally from Grand Island, Nebraska, I attended Hastings College and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation, I entered the Physician Assistant program at Butler University/Clarion Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. After certification with special recognition in surgery, I began my career in Family Practice at a busy practice in Kingsville, Texas. There, I casted fractures, interpreted x-rays, ran a weight loss clinic, and cared for patients at the local nursing homes and correctional facilities. In addition I performed medical screenings for Transportation Security Administration (TSP) applicants.
After five years in family practice, I transitioned to a Dermatology practice in San Diego, CA. There I had the opportunity to run a satellite clinic and received advanced training in cosmetic procedures including injectables and laser therapies in addition to a focus on skin cancer surgery. My husband's job relocated us to Daytona Beach, FL where I joined Ormond Beach Dermatology and practiced for four years, receiving extensive training in skin cancer surgery and cosmetic procedures. While working in Florida, I became a Diplomate in Dermatology as well as earning an MBA from the University of Florida. I am a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Throughout my career, I have focused on the patient first. I enjoy both medical dermatology and cosmetic procedures and will do my best to tailor them around my patients' lifestyles and needs.
Angela Heikes, PA-C
I am originally from Toronto, Ohio. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004. In 2006, I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Master of Physician Assistant in Science Degree. Upon graduation, I completed the National Certification Exam. I then became a part of MDC. I am a fellow of the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants, as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants. I currently reside in Murfreesboro with my husband and two children. In collaboration with Dr. Bell and the MDC staff, I look forward to delivering compassionate, quality dermatological care to all my patients.
Elizabeth Otter, PA-C
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. I then completed a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Chatham College in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 2005. My medical career began in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. I am a fellow member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Tennessee Association of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. I live in Murfreesboro with my husband.
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.