The Rodgers Dermatology Team

At Rodgers Dermatology, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor’s competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Rodgers Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.


Denisa Russell, PA-C

Denisa Russell, PA-C is a certified physician assistant licensed in the state of Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from University of Texas at Dallas. Denisa completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Denisa brings over 4 years of diverse medical experience to the practice after working in Orthopedic Surgery, Family Practice & Urgent Care. Denisa is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Denisa has a broad range of interests within the field of dermatology, including but not limited to skin cancer, pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology.

Denisa is excited to serve patients of all ages and dermatological needs!

Lauren Stewart – PA-C

Lauren D. Stewart is a certified physician assistant who has been practicing dermatology in the Dallas and Austin areas since 2008. Her training and experience include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and she enjoys treating patients of all ages for skin, hair, and nail diseases.

Lauren received her bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University where she was on both the National Dean’s List and the Dean’s Honor Roll. She attended graduate school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston as a recipient of the Dean’s Silver Scholarship, where she earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a Diplomate with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, having completed extensive continuing education in dermatology.

In her free time, Lauren is busy at home with her husband, Micah, their two boys, Asher and Ezra, and their Weimaraner, Bella. Lauren also enjoys playing guitar and participating in medical mission trips, her most recent trips being to Ethiopia and the Amazon.

Vivian Varela, PCC – LT 

Vivian is our Patient Care Coordinator and Laser Technician. She has worked alongside Dr. Rodgers since 2014 as a Medical Assistant and Certified Dermatology Tech gaining extensive knowledge on the principles of healthy skin. She will guide each client to develop customized treatment plans that will help them achieve and maintain beautiful skin. Vivian works closely with  Medical Aestheticians to ensure her patients receive the finest cosmetic procedures and product suggestions to enhance the treatment benefits at home. In her spare time Vivian enjoys fashion, makeup artistry, traveling with her husband and spending time with her children.

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