2431 W. Main St. Ste. 501, Dothan, AL 36301, US

(334) 793-9222

Welcome to Dermatology Associates of Dothan

Welcome to Dermatology Associates of Dothan

Welcome to Dermatology Associates of DothanWelcome to Dermatology Associates of Dothan

Our Regular Staff

Leonard Terry Pynes MD FAAD

Leonard Terry Pynes MD FAAD

Dr. Pynes was born in Dothan, AL but spent his childhood in the neighboring town of Ashford, AL.  He graduated from Ashford High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama.  He then received his Doctor of Medicine from the College of Medicine of the University of South Alabama.  Dr. Pynes completed residencies in both internal medicine and dermatology in Birmingham, AL.  He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology.  In 1984 he opened Dermatology Associates of Dothan.  Over time, his practice has included several aspects of dermatology, but he now limits his practice to general dermatology and skin cancer treatment.  He has also opened satellite offices in Enterprise, Troy, and Eufaula.  Presently Dr. Pynes is concentrating his work in Dothan.  Dr. Pynes resides in Dothan and Huntsville, AL with his wife, Tina.  They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.  The Huntsville home is much closer to his grandchildren.  But Dr. Pynes is in Dothan most of the time.

Dr. Pynes has associations with several other medical groups; He is...

On staff at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan. Medical students rotate through Dermatology Associates for training.

On staff at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program in Dothan, which will be taking its first residents in 2018. 

On staff at both Flowers Hospital and Southeast Alabama Medical Center for consultations.  Most of these consultations are done by telemedicine. 

Associated with Huntsville Dermatology, where he will work occasionally in association with Surgical Dermatology Group. 

He also does telemedicine consultation with physicians in Whitefish, MT where he once owned and operated Whitefish Dermatology.

Lamar Hart MD FACOG

Lamar Hart MD FACOG

Dr. Hart is a native of and has spent the majority of his life in Dothan, AL.  He attended high school in Dothan and received his Bachelor of Science in 1970 from Auburn University.  Dr. Hart attended medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and earned his Doctor of Medicine there in 1974.  In 1975, he interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL.  From Birmingham, Dr. Hart went to Mobile, AL and completed his residency in OB-GYN at the University of South Alabama.  He completed his residency in 1978.  From 1978 until 1982, Dr. Hart worked at the Florence Clinic in Florence, AL.  In 1982, he returned home to Dothan and worked at Women’s Medical Center until 2001.  In 2000, Dr. Hart retired from obstetrics.  From 2001 to 2010, he practiced gynecology and cosmetic medicine as a solo practitioner.  In 2010 he began working with Dr. Terry Pynes at Dermatology Associates of Dothan providing dermatology skin care.  As a long time physician in the area and well-respected member of the community, Dr. Hart is known and favored by many patients.  His practice is concentrated in our satellite offices.  Dr. Hart and his wife, Susan, have been married for almost 50 years.  They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  In his off time, Dr. Hart enjoys playing golf and being with his grandchildren.  Dr. Hart is a retired fellow of the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Patrick Scott Nelson PA-C

Patrick Scott Nelson PA-C

Patrick Nelson is a Physician Assistant working with Dermatology Associates of Dothan.  Having grown up in Coffee County, AL, Patrick truly feels at home in Dothan.  Patrick graduated summa cum laude from Troy University in 2006 earning a Bachelor Degree in Biology. He also graduated summa cum laude from the Physician Assistant’s program of The University of South Alabama in 2009.  He began working with Dermatology Associates upon his graduation in 2009 and continues to enjoy serving the skincare needs of the Wiregrass.  Patrick is married to Hannah, who is a native of Dothan and a local high school English and Rhetoric teacher.  They are actively involved members at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. They enjoy running half marathons, and going on mission trips.  Patrick is an avid reader and lover of all outdoor activities and sports.


Nichole Prestwood MSN CRNP

Nichole is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and has been with Dermatology Associates of Dothan since 2015. While earning a Master's Degree in Nursing from Troy University, Nichole continued to work as an RN at Dermatology Associates and train under the direction of Dr. Pynes and Dr. Hart. Upon completion, Nichole earned national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Nichole has a passion for dermatology and committed to continually meeting the dermatological needs of her patients. In addition to the Dothan location, Nichole also travels to our satellite offices in Enterprise, Troy, and Eufaula. Nichole was born and raised in Ozark where she currently resides. She has been married to her husband Dan for almost 20 years and together they have three children. Nichole loves spending time with family and friends, boating, and traveling to tropical destinations. Nichole is a member of the Wiregrass Nurse Practitioner Association, Alabama Society of Dermatology Professional, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. 

Our Mohs Surgical Staff


Surgical Dermatology Group

This is a group of Mohs surgeons that has offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and now with us in Dothan.  Physicians who practice at our Dothan office include: Chris Harmon MD, Jonathan Cappel MD, Brian King MD, and  William Patrick Davey Jr. MD .  They provide Mohs surgery in our Dothan office at least once a week, usually Fridays.  Dr. Davey will work in our Dothan office at least one week per month. Physician details can be found on their web site at  http://surgicaldermatology.com/