We provide care for the following areas and beyond:
Alabama: Madison, Huntsville, Athens, Decatur, Hampton Cove, North Alabama
Dr. Albert E. “Bo” Rivera is a licensed physician and surgeon in Alabama, board-certified diplomat of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, a fellowship-trained member of the American College of Mohs Surgeons as well as member of several dermatology and medical specialty organizations such as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, Skin Cancer Foundation and the Madison County Medical Society.
He was born and grew up in nearby Haleyville, Alabama, graduating from Haleyville High School. Afterward, he completed his undergraduate education at Auburn University, earning a degree in Premedicine and Zoology while also a letter-winning member of its’ nationally ranked track and field teams. Following his hometown friend and primary care doctor’s footsteps, he completed his medical training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. His internship in General Surgery was done at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, Kentucky, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in Saint Petersburg, Florida. At Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri, he completed both a Dermatology residency as well as a Dermatology research and laser fellowship under the direction of Lloyd J. Cleaver, DO. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Rivera was nationally awarded the James Bernard, D.O. Residency Leadership Award based on integrity, respect, empowerment and initiative. The final honor in his training was completing a Mohs Micrographic Surgery subspecialty fellowship under the direction of Roger I Ceilley, MD and Andrew K. Bean, MD in West Des Moines, Iowa. Over the years he has had the opportunity to publish several articles in national and international medical journals as well as authoring chapters in medical textbooks and online. Dr. Rivera serves on the editorial boad for the Jounral of Clinical and Aesthtic Dermatology and the Journal of the American Ostepathic College of Dermatolgy as well as serving on the AOCD Editorial/Public Relations Committee and as an American Academy of Dermatolgy Liason. He has also given presentations at local, national and international venues to both non-medical and medical professionals throughout his medical career.
Dr. Rivera enjoys multiple aspects within Dermatology but has specific interest and extensive training in the prevention and treatment of skin cancers. Personally, he enjoys traveling, educating others, general fitness as well as participating in and viewing multiple sports. Also, away from work, he enjoys time with his wife, Stephanie, a daughter who was born in 2015 and their Labradoodle. Numerous friends call the Madison and Huntsville area home and he hopes to contribute to and better all of the local communities. Locally, he is involved with the Huntsville Committee of 100 and is a board member and officer of the Huntsville-Madison County Auburn Club. Dr. Rivera has also been awarded the Doctor’s Choice Award in Dermatology for Madison. It will be a pleasure to meet all of the exceptional people of North Alabama and South Tennessee as we build our practice to better serve your needs!
Dr Katelyn Anderson Zimmer is a licensed physician and surgeon in Alabama and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr Zimmer is originally from Missouri and she obtained her undergraduate degree in Mathematics (minors in History, Theology, Biology) in 2012, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Saint Louis University.
She earned her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2016. The following year, she completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr Zimmer’s Dermatology residency was completed in 2020 at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was a Chief Resident from 2019-2020.
Dr Zimmer stays involved with the dermatology community through service on a committee with the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology), and also reviews scientific article submissions for the JAAD (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology). She has contributed 19 scientific and medical publications, contributions, or presentations. Her special interests and training include complex medical dermatology, contact dermatitis/patch testing, and cosmetic dermatology. Outside of work, Dr Zimmer enjoys spending time with her husband, baking and cooking, and hiking and being with nature. She is excited to live in Huntsville and serve the Madison/Huntsville community!
Rachel Damon joined the Southeastern Skin Cancer & Dermatology team in 2017 after multiple years practicing Dermatology in New York.
We will have a much more complete bio for Rachel soon!
Lindsay Hayler, PA-C, MPH, MPAS is a certified and licensed physician assistant from the beautiful beach town of Wilmington, N.C. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in English, she moved to Houston, Texas as a 2001 Teach for America Corps member. There she taught middle school English as a Second Language to beginning English speakers from all over the world. Upon completing her Americorps commitment, she entered graduate school at the University of Texas School of Public Health while also working as a graduate research assistant in Behavioral Science at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She completed Physician Assistant school in 2008 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and has practiced as a dermatology physician assistant since then. Lindsay recently became a Diplomate with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the highest honor available to an experienced dermatology PA, after completing their Distance Learning Initiative. Dermatology is her passion and she cannot imagine practicing any other type of medicine. Having suffered from severe acne since her teenage years, she has an affinity for treating acne patients and an understanding for the distress acne can cause. Lindsay enjoys salsa dancing, reading, traveling (India and Puerto Rico are her two favorite places so far!), playing the flute, and hot yoga. She has recently moved to Alabama and is enjoying her return to the deep South. Lindsay looks forward to serving you with a smile!
Stephanie Rivera is a Board certified Physician Assistant with a range of Dermatology experience. Stephanie is originally from Orlando, Florida and joined our team at Southeastern Skin Cancer & Dermatology in January 2014. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology in 2006 from The University of Central Florida. After graduating, she was employed as a Medical/Surgical Assistant and a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Histology Technician for a Dermatology practice in Orlando for one year. Inspired by this experience, she furthered her education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated from there with honors to earn her Masters of Medical Sciences degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. She has enjoyed practicing Dermatology since graduation and brings a wealth of knowledge in general and cosmetic dermatology to our practice. Stephanie is experienced in all aspects of dermatology, providing a variety of treatments for the skin, hair and nails. Her special interests include cosmetic dermatology and the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer and accelerated photoaging. Surgery is among her passions and she enjoys assisting Dr. Albert “Bo” Rivera with Mohs surgical cases and closures, as well as performing minor excisions. A native Floridian, Stephanie enjoys almost any activity outdoors, volunteering and spending time with her husband, Dr. Rivera, their daughter who was born in 2015 and their Labradoodle. She welcomes you to the practice and will make your visit as pleasurable as possible!
Brian Lasker is the Practice Administrator for Southeastern Skin Cancer & Dermatology. He has over 20 years of physician medical practice management experience. Brian received his bachelors degree from Mississippi State University in Banking & Finance in 1993. He then received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University in 1994. He has served as President of the Alabama Medical Group Management Association and the Birmingham Medical Group Management Association in addition to many years of serving on the boards of each. Brian has also served on several Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama committees. When not “managing”, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, travel, and Mississippi State sporting events.