Jeffrey Collins, DO


Dr. Jeffrey Collins was born and raised in La Canada, CA outside of Los Angeles. He is now returning to CA be closer to family after many years away in school and training.  He graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Chemistry from Brigham Young University in Utah.  Dr. Collins then completed his 4 year medical school degree at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University where he graduated with honors at top of his class with a 3.95 GPA. After medical school he went on to complete a one year internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis Oregon. He completed his three year specialty training at the Dermatology Residency of Orlando/ADCS in Florida. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, the largest and most comprehensive board certification for dermatologists.

Outside of work, he loves to spend time outdoors with his wife, two kids, and Australian Shepherd. He has lived in many different places and brings the experience and understanding from living in many parts of the country, including Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Florida, and Rhode Island.


Dr. Collins describes his practice style as fitting the informative and interpretive models. That is, he will often give you choices of the acceptable medical treatments and then let your values then determine what
treatments are to be given. He is well trained in general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology and is
excited to bring you the best and latest dermatologic care.

Dr. Westrom grew up in Sonoma County and has practiced dermatology in Santa Rosa since 1988. In addition to receiving an M.D. degree, with honors, from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. he previously earned a Ph.D. in Parasitology from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. degree in Entomology at U.C. Davis. He completed his dermatology residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco and has been board certified in dermatology since 1985. He is also committed to training, research, and teaching in tropical medicine, especially as it relates to skin diseases.


He has been awarded several major academic honors including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in 1980, the Merck Award for Medicine in 1980, Teacher of the Year at UCSF's Department of Dermatology in 1991, and a Special Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution as a clinical professor of dermatology in 2001. He was recognized as one of the top 500 physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco Magazine, 2005). He has published many papers in major journals and has presented his work at local, regional, and national meetings.


His medical and scientific affiliations include: The American Academy of Dermatology, the Pacific Northwest Dermatology Society, The San Francisco Dermatology Society, The California Medical Association, and the Sonoma County Medical Association. He is on the medical staff of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sutter Hospital, and Healdsburg District Hospital.  He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCSF.

Dr. Westrom thoroughly enjoys practicing medical, pediatric, geriatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He also has a special interest in psoriasis education and treatment.

Dale Westrom, MD, PhD


Dr. Julie Plante (previously Dr. Julie Philp) is a board certified dermatologist and pediatrician and sees adult and pediatric patients in Healdsburg and Oakmont. Her areas of expertise include pediatric dermatology, general dermatology including cancer surveillance and treatment, and cosmetic rejuvenation.

She has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine and tries to include these treatment modalities in the care plans of her patients when desired.


She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.  She is a volunteer educator of family practice resident physicians.


Dr. Plante was born and raised in Santa Rosa and graduated from Montgomery High School as valedictorian.  When not caring for her patients, Dr. Plante enjoys exercising, travel, and spending time with her husband and baby girls.

  • BA: Stanford University

  • MD: Stanford Medical School

  • Internship: University of California, San Francisco, Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Residency: University of California, San Francisco

  • Dermatology Residency: University of California, San Francisco

Julie Plante, MD

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Dr. Susan Amaturo is a board certified dermatologist, and has been practicing dermatology for 25 years. She was born in Sacramento, CA and has resided in Sonoma County for over 15 years. She obtained her B.A. degree in economics from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After her internship in internal medicine at the University of Chicago School of Medicine, she completed her dermatology residency at the University of California Irvine.


She sees patients in the Santa Rosa and Healdsburg locations, and performs Mohs surgery, surgical and cosmetic procedures.In her free time, Dr. Amaturo enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters.


Susan Amaturo, MD

Christen Thompson, DCNP (Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner)  joined Redwood Empire Dermatology in 2005. She has specialized in dermatology since 1999. Christen earned B.S. degrees in biochemistry and psychology from the University of California at San Diego, and a B.S. degree in nursing from Georgetown University. Her M.S. degree (nurse practitioner) was earned from University of Washington in Seattle.


Christen provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, acne and other skin disorders. 


Christen Thompson, DCNP