Redwood Empire Dermatology


We feel that our most important obligation to our patients is the preservation of their health. The diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases remain our highest priority. We are well trained; all of the physicians on our staff are board certified in dermatology and well equipped to treat a wide range of skin problems in patients of all ages.

Our Medical Director, Dale Westrom, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at U.C. San Francisco and has extensive experience in cosmetic, clinical, and surgical dermatology.  Our Board Certified Mohs surgeons, Holly Christman, M.D. and Susan Amaturo, MD, are capable of treating advanced skin cancers in our own surgical facility.  Julie Plante, M.D (formerly Julie Philp, MD), Board Certified in Pediatrics and Board Certified in Dermatology, joined our staff full time in August of 2012.  Our Nurse Practitioner, Christen Thompson, is a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner.



We offer a WALK-IN CLINIC for patients with a single skin problem that cannot wait for a scheduled appointment. 

In our Santa Rosa office we offer WALK-IN CLINIC on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm.

For Healdsburg office, please call for availability. We hold WALK-IN CLINIC on some Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm.

We ask that you GIVE US A CALL on any day that you are considering coming to the clinic to make sure we are having WALK-IN CLINIC that day.  While we try to have it on the days listed above, occasionally we are unable to hold the clinic.

We do not offer any cosmetic services or screening full body skin exams during the WALK-IN CLINIC.  Please schedule a regular appointment for these needs.