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Dermatology Staff

Our San Antonio, TX Dermatology Staff

Our team is dedicated to make sure you and your skin have the best care possible. Schedule an appointment now to get started to making your healthy skin for lifetime.

Rebecca Kelso, M.D. Dermatologist in San Antonio, TX Alamo Heights Dermatology

Rebecca Kelso, M.D.

Dermatologist in San Antonio, TX
Alamo Heights Dermatology

Dr. Kelso grew up in the central Texas town of Waco. There she grew up influenced by her father, also a physician, who instilled in her a strong work ethic. She grew up seeing the dedication and care he gave to his patients. In addition to influencing her profession, he also exposed her to the love of outdoors with yearly hiking trips set to the soundtrack of John Denver and Neil Diamond. She remembers fondly Sunday afternoons that consisted of driving down country lanes and watching Cowboys football during the Tom Landry tenure. She attended UT in Austin for her undergraduate program, and after graduating from Plan II Honors, she attended UTMB in Galveston for her medical school training, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She received the Thomas Freese award for outstanding dermatology medical student. She continued her training with a year in Internal Medicine for her Internship, followed by a three residency in dermatology at UTMB. Under the tutelage of caring and knowledgeable professors, she was exposed to a wide array of skin conditions and medical problems in her training program that prepared her well for clinical practice. She continued to stay on as faculty for two years as a Clinical Assistant Professor, both seeing patients and teaching medical students and residents. After Hurricane Ike hit Galveston in 2008, she and her husband decided to relocate inland to San Antonio in 2009. At that time, she started a dermatology practice. She feels lucky to call San Antonio home and regards it as a warm, friendly place with nice people. She is grateful for the trust patients place in her and strives to make sure it is well-earned every single day. Excellence in patient care is her top priority. When she is not at the office, she spends time with her husband and boy and girl twins and three crazy dogs. She enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, watching movies, reading, and being in the outdoors. She is in the process of trying to become a good cook. She has been board certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 2007.

Emily Fridlington, M.D. Dermatologist in San Antonio, TX Alamo Heights Dermatology

Emily Fridlington, M.D.

Dermatologist in San Antonio, TX
Alamo Heights Dermatology

Dr. Emily Fridlington provides care for generations of families from the eldest to the youngest at Alamo Heights Dermatology. She is a native Iowan and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Truman State University where she graduated sum cum laude. Following college, she attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX where she graduated with honors. After an internship in Internal Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch in Austin at Brackenridge Hospital, she received Dermatology specialty training at the University of Iowa…Go HAWKS! Dr. Fridlington practiced dermatology in an academic setting at the University of Iowa for several years prior to relocating to San Antonio and joining Alamo Heights Dermatology. With a deep love for her patients and the field of dermatology, Dr. Fridlington has quickly become one of San Antonio’s premier dermatologists. She is passionate about adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and cosmetic dermatology. Recently, both she and her partner Dr. Rebecca Kelso were awarded Top Doctors 2020 in San Antonio.

In her time away from the office, Dr. Fridlington enjoys the constant adventures of raising 4 young children and the world’s two greatest German Short-Haired Pointers with her husband as well as anything Jane Austen, crossfit, travel, and the occasional great meal with family and friends.

Dr. Fridlington is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, San Antonio Dermatologic Society, American Medical Association/ Texas Medical Association, and Bexar County Medical Society.

Michelle Fricke, M.D.

Michelle Fricke, M.D.

Dermatologist in San Antonio, TX
Alamo Heights Dermatology

Dr. Michelle Fricke grew up in the Houston suburb of Clear Lake. She completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity University in San Antonio where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in neuroscience and a minor in sociology. She stayed in San Antonio for medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she met her husband. While in medical school, she was inducted into the Junior AOA Honor Society as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) for exemplifying the principles of humanism in medicine through her contributions to teaching and community service.

Dr. Fricke completed her intern year in internal medicine at University of Texas Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. She and her husband then relocated to Washington, DC where she completed her dermatology residency at Georgetown University. During her residency, she had extensive training in general, pediatric, cosmetic, and complex medical dermatology, and has had a great deal of experience diagnosing and treating complex medical cases at the NIH. Dr. Fricke is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

In her spare time, she enjoys brunch, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

Kimberley Totman, P.A.

Physician Assistant in San Antonio, TX
Alamo Heights Dermatology

Kim Totman is a physician assistant with career-focused experience in the field of dermatology. Before she pursued a career as a PA, she worked as a medical assistant at a dermatology clinic. It was there that she discovered her passion for skincare and decided to enroll in the PA program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While she was working on her medical studies, Kim was able to do clinical rotations withstate-of-the-art dermatology clinicians and even transcribed for oculoplastic and Mohs surgeons. One of her favorite community projects during her studies was called Mela-NO-More and aimed at bringing awareness of melanoma to high school students. Mela-No-More was presented to multiple San Antonio, TX high schools, highlighting the risks of tanning and tanning beds to forwardly educate the key prevention methods and warning signs of melanoma. She is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, where she recently achieved Diplomate status as a result of additional dermatology training.

Kim is currently on staff at Alamo Heights Dermatology, where she helps treat an array of skin conditions ranging from warts to rashes. She enjoys meeting with patients and helping them on their journeys to wellness. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, who was her college sweetheart, running and making crafts. Together, they have four beautiful children.

Taylre Sargent

Medical Aesthetician in San Antonio, TX
Alamo Heights Dermatology

Taylre is a results-driven licensed aesthetician with an extensive background in medical aesthetics. Taylre, A California (LA) native, obtained her education and aesthetic license in Atlanta, GA and began her career in 2012. Since then, she has attended many additional advanced skin care courses and continues educational training to ensure patients are receiving the best skin care treatment. She possesses a special talent for analyzing skin, performing medical aesthetic procedures, and determining a successful plan of treatment for the best result. Her passion for skin care makes her job an enjoyable experience each day. Taylre believes that investing in your skin is a benefit that lasts a lifetime. She finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to their needs. When Taylre isn’t in the office providing the best patient care she is enjoying time outdoors with her husband and their dog Atticus.

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