Alaska Family Dermatology focuses on general adult medical dermatology and pediatric dermatology. The practice prioritizes providing competent, compassionate, and personalized care over seeing a high volume of patients. The well-being of staff is also a priority, and staff members treat each other like family. Alaska Family Dermatology opened in 2019 and is privately owned.
ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
We are here to provide you with solutions to all of your skincare needs with personalized and compassionate care.
Dr. Gina Brown, M.D.
Dr. Brown is a board-certified dermatologist and is the only board-certified pediatric dermatologist in the state of Alaska. She attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and then completed residencies in pediatrics and dermatology at the University of Colorado. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University. She has also spent time as a Pediatrician in Lesotho working with Pediatric HIV patients, received a resident international grant to practice dermatology in Botswana, and observed dermatology clinics in Guatemala as well. During medical school, she co-founded a non-profit which is still going known as Ride for World Health, in which medical students ride across the U.S. and advocate for improvements in the quality and accessibility of national and global healthcare.
Dr. Brown has been in Anchorage for almost 10 years and has fallen in love with Alaska. She sees opportunity for outreach to underserved populations in Alaska that is similar to her experiences in other countries. Outside of work, more than any other activity she loves hiking with her family in their back yard, Chugach State Park. She also enjoys yoga, gardening (a must, since her husband is a horticulturist!), skiing and spending time with her husband and two daughters Madeline (9) and Katherine (7).
Dr. Bret Willardson
Dr. Willardson is an Active Duty Air Force Officer and board-certified dermatologist. While he primarily serves the active-duty military community in Anchorage and Kodiak, he enjoys the time he gets to work with the patients and staff at Alaska Family Dermatology. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and then completed his first post-graduate (intern) year at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He then spent two years practicing sports medicine, caring for musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Air Force Basic Trainees (new recruits), as well as special forces and military police trainees. He completed dermatology residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX, taking on the role and responsibilities of the chief resident during his last year of training.
Dr. Willardson was born and raised in Palmer, AK, and was lucky enough to get assigned by the Air Force to work at JBER following his residency training. Aside from the joy he gets from taking care of his patients, Dr. Willardson enjoys golfing (his wife might say it’s his first love!), hiking, skiing, fishing, and spending time doing all of these activities with his wife and 4 boys
Dr. Kate Kimes, D.O
Dr. Kimes, D.O. is a board-certified dermatologist. She graduated magna cum laude from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. She then attended Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine where she graduated as valedictorian and was inducted into the Osteopathic Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi. Dr. Kimes completed her internship and dermatology residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. She served as Chief Resident in her final year of residency and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She was honored to be awarded the Charles and Montie Lewis Award for academic excellence, service and patient care by her staff and peers.
Dr. Kimes serves in the United States Army as the sole military dermatologist in Interior Alaska. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages by empowering them to understand and care for their skin. She strives to provide excellent care for the full spectrum of skin conditions with a particular interest in skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, as well as surgical dermatology.
Dr. Kimes’ interests include fitness, baking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and three children. She feels blessed for the opportunity to live in beautiful Alaska!
Betsy Taylor, PA-C.
Betsy is a Physician Assistant with a background in Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and most recently Pediatric Surgery. Prior to getting her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A. T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences, Betsy used her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine working at a high school in downtown Phoenix as an athletic trainer for 2,000 students and student-athletes. Since 2011 Betsy has been working with patients in Anchorage and across Alaska. We are excited to bring her passion for helping kids, and kids at heart, to the Alaska Family Dermatology team! When Betsy is not working in the clinic or at the hockey rink for her boy’s hockey practice, she enjoys learning to play hockey herself, playing soccer, camping and exploring Alaska with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.