The professionals at Stockton Dermatology work to ensure that each one of their patients receives honest answers and advanced solutions. They invite you to read the following medical provider bios to learn more about their practice.
Margaret A. Stark PA-C
'I strive to parallel the quality and standards of care exemplified by Dr. Stockton. We work together to provide honest answers and advanced solutions for our patients.'
Margaret (Maggie) Stark earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Boston College in 1998. She went on to earn a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Stark was certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) in 2001, and then became licensed to practice medicine in the state of Arizona under the supervision of a physician. She has been practicing as a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) specializing in dermatology under the tutelage of Toni C. Stockton M.D. F.A.A.D. since 2001.
Stark's Physician Assistant related memberships include: Phoenix Dermatologic Society, Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants (ASAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Stark has also received training in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. In addition, she is trained in the treatment of acne and sun damage with BLU-U® light with Levulan®, chemical peels, skin growth exams and photo-therapy.
Laura Devlin NP-C
'My sister in law was diagnosed with melanoma in 2006. I spotted the funny mole on her back at the beach and urged her to see a dermatologist. Fortunately, it was detected early enough and was completely removed. That was my 'aha' moment. Dermatologists save lives!'
Laura graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 1986 from the University of Toronto. During the first part of her career she worked as a registered nurse at the University of Michigan hospital where she worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings of the Neurology/Neurosurgery department. Ten years later she moved with her family to Phoenix and decided to pursue a Master's degree in nursing and become a nurse practitioner. It was in graduate school that Devlin's interest in dermatology came about. After graduating from ASU in 2001, she worked with a rheumatologist in Scottsdale, Arizona. Because many of Devlin's patients had skin issues in addition to their joint pain, her desire to practice dermatology increased.
Following her rheumatology work, Devlin was able to transition into a full-time dermatology position in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and after that she transitioned into a position as a Nurse Practitioner at Stockton Dermatology.
Devlin is trained to do skin growth exams, biopsies, treat acne and perform cosmetic procedures using lasers.
Devlin was board certified as an adult nurse practitioner in 2001 by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center. She is licensed through the State of Arizona Board of Nursing as both an advanced practice and registered nurse. She has been a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association since 2006.
Alison Schriefer PA-C
“Skin is like a picture, it says a thousand words. It reacts and changes in response to stress, sun, food, allergens, hormones, weather, etc. I love practicing in a specialty where the diagnosis is right before your eyes!”
Alison Schriefer is an Arizona native. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ in 2005. She began her training with Dr. Stockton in the summer of 2009 as a student in the Physician Assistant studies program at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She earned her degree shortly after and began her career practicing in Internal Medicine/Cardiology followed by a year in primary care. Alison was invited to join Stockton Dermatology in 2011 and she started with the practice in November.
Alison enjoys training in both medical and cosmetic aspects of dermatology including treatment of acne, biopsies, laser treatments, and Botox. Her family has proven to be the best practice patients and they love the results!
Laurie Evans Licensed Aesthetician
'I love helping people reach their skin care goals,' said Evans. 'I have seen so many patients amazed with their results and as an aesthetician, there's no better feeling than that.'
Laurie Evans, a certified laser technician and licensed aesthetician is a California-native who moved to Arizona in 2004.
Evans is certified by the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency as a Laser Safety Officer, and as a Laser Technician who specializes in light-based therapy. Evans has garnered a strong aesthetic background working with a variety of skin conditions like Rosacea, Melasma, sun damage and acne.
At Stockton Dermatology, Evans offers patients a wide variety of skin care treatments. Among the most popular procedures are: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo Facials, IPL Permanent Hair Removal, Fractional Laser Resurfacing, Photopneumatic and light therapies for acne, and excimer narrowband laser therapy for skin conditions such as Vitiligo and Psoriasis.
Aesthetic services that Evans offers include: microdermabrasions, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microcurrents and facials.
Debbie Jeska Licensed Aesthetician
'I truly feel blessed to be a part of a group that is so passionate about the largest organ of the body. The dedication and continuous research on advanced technologies makes this practice a place I am proud to be part of.'
Debbie Jeska, a licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician moved from Minnesota to Arizona in 1998.
Struggling with acne, eczema and scleroderma is a personal battle for Jeska and her family. She'll be the first to tell you that she appreciates effective treatments that yield effective results.
In addition to providing the standard aesthetic services, Jeska also provides a variety of treatments that can help reduce chronic skin conditions, improve unwanted scarring, texture and laxity by creating customized solutions in order to achieve her patients desired results.
Ashli Thielbar Licensed Aesthetician
‘I’ve always loved playing with makeup,’ said Thielbar. ‘It only made sense as an aesthetician working for a practice devoted to preventative and rejuvenative treatments, to add makeup that you can wake up with.’
Ashli Thielbar is a licensed Aesthetician and permanent makeup artist who brings a valuable combination of skills to our practice. Not only does she provide aesthetic services and permanent makeup for our patients, she is a key player in greeting and registering patients in the front office.
Christina J. Watson Practice Administrator
Stockton Dermatology's practice administrator, Christina Watson, attended Mesa Community College and Arizona State University. Watson has gained extensive medical experience from her work in emergency rooms, pediatrics, internal medicine and family practice settings.
She has managed Toni C. Stockton's practice since it's first day on Nov. 1, 2000.
She is the practice administrator of more than 20 full-time employees and is a member of the Group Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers (ADA/M). Additionally, she has completed 5 years of Practice Management Training with Malpractice Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA).