Staff: Doctors, Providers, and Management
Every Staff Member at Associated Dermatology & Advanced Laser Clinic is dedicated to raising awareness and lowering the risk of skin cancer.
STEPHEN BEHLMER, M.D.
Stephen D. Behlmer, M.D. is a physician who is Board Certified in general dermatology with additional specialty training and expertise in cancer surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. He was born in Dubuque Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School. He received training in Internal Medicine and worked as an emergency room physician in Billings prior to three years of additional dermatology training at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Behlmer has been in practice in Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery in Helena MT since 1981. He is a member of numerous specialty societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Montana Medical Association, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Behlmer has received numerous honors for his work in medicine including a Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Academy of Dermatology, and he has been selected to be included in “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Behlmer is actively involved in psoriasis research.
Dr. Behlmer is active in the community. He has been on the Board of Directors for United Way, on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and he has been elected to serve on Helena District No. 1 School Board as a trustee. He has also been very active in the American Academy of Dermatology serving on numerous boards as well as being on the executive committee of the American Academy of Dermatology Advisory Board, where he represented Dermatologists from the Northwest Region of the United States.
Certifications & AccreditationFellow American Society of Mohs Surgery| Board Certified in Dermatology | General Dermatology | Specializing in Skin CA Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery | Fellow American Society for Dermatologic Surgery | Fellow American Academy of Dermatology | Member American Academy for Facial | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery | Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
Certifications & AccreditationBoard Certified | General Dermatology | Specializing in Dermatopathology
JEFFRY A. GOLDES, M.D.
Jeffry A. Goldes, M.D. is a physician who is Board Certified in General Dermatology, Anatomic Pathology, and Dermatopathology Sub Specialty Fellowship. Jeff is an Army brat born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He received training in Anatomic Pathology, Dermatology and Dermatopathology, both at University of Washington, in Seattle, and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Dr. Goldes was in military practice with the U.S. Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and subsequently practiced in private in Washington D.C. He has been in Helena, Montana, since 1990. He is a member of numerous specialty societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, and Montana Academy of Dermatology, Montana Medical Association and American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Goldes has been a member of the Test Committee for Dermatopathology for the American Board of Pathology. He has published numerous research articles and contributed to many textbook chapters about dermatology and dermatopathology topics.
Dr. Goldes is active in the community. He was a member of the Air Force Reserves and the Montana Army National Guard for years. He was activated during the Persian Gulf War and served at Wilford Hall U.S.A.F. Medical Center, Texas. He left the military in 2002, after 27 years of active and reserve duty. He volunteers to see patients through the Cooperative Health Center, the Leo Pocha Clinic and God’s Love Homeless Shelter. He remains in the International Society of Dermatopathology and as a patron of that society, encourages more international cooperation in Dermatopathology.
CORINA COOK, CPC, COC
Associated Dermatology and Advanced Laser Clinic’s Practice Manager, Corina has worked in the healthcare profession since 1987. She has over 29 years of hospital, clinic, office management and billing experience. Corina joined the clinic in 2011.
DEBRA J. REMILLARD, B.S.N., P.A.
Debra J. Remillard, is a certified Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology since 1999. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she received her BSN from Framingham State College in 1990. Debra joined the clinic in 1999.
JODY ISBELL, P.A.-C
Jody was raised in Helena and graduated from Carroll College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and obtained her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University. Associated Dermatology considers Jody’s passion and interest in dermatology an asset to our provider team. Additionally, she has over 7 years of experience in a thriving orthopedic clinic doing general and pediatric orthopedics. She enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, community theater, crafting and spending time with her husband and son. Jody joined the clinic in 2016
MEGAN GITTINGS, FNP-C, DCNP
Megan Gittings is a Dermatology Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. A Helena native, and Capital High School graduate, she began her dermatology career as a registered nurse with a BSN from Whitworth College in 1997, and started with Associated Dermatology assisting Dr. Behlmer. She then furthered her career as a nurse practitioner and has been thriving in dermatology since 2005. Megan's enthusiasm for patient care and her passion for dermatology is an essential asset to the team at Associated Dermatology. She enjoys the outdoors, dancing and spending time with her husband and daughter. Megan joined the clinic in 2010.
LINDSAY McCARTHY, FNP,
Lindsay received her BSN from Montana State University in 2003. She completed her Master’s Degree from Montana State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner with an emphasis in Dermatology. Lindsay joined the clinic in 2003.
Tracy Vidrich, ASN, RN
Tracy is a registered nurse specializing in Dermatology, she is the clinics Nurse Manager. Tracy has over 15 years of business and management experience; she joined the clinic staff in 2010.
Dr. Kara Addison, DNP, DCNP, FNP-C, Ph.D
Dr. Kara Addison, a Montana native, is a Dermatology Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice who joined Associated Dermatology in 2012. She received both her Doctor of Nursing Practice (2016) and Masters of Nursing Practice (2012) from Montana State University and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Carroll Colege. She practiced Internal Medicine and Intensive Care before finding her passion and love for dermatology.
Kara specializes in all skin care needs with a specific focus on psoriasis and autoimmune disorders of the skin. Her doctoral research explored safety and monitoring of individuals with psoriasis on biologic medications. Associated Dermatology considers Kara's passion for individualized patient care, patient education, and her depth of knowledge and management of psoriasis critical to the dermatology practice and the Helena community.
In Kara's spare time she speaks around the United States educating providers on psoriasis management and biologic prescribing. She is also an avid mountain biker, skier, yoga teacher and dog lover.
April M. Pfeiffer, BSHA/LTC, HT
April is a graduate of the University of Phoenix BSHA/LTC, Hartford Community College, HT Certificate. April has over 25 years of healthcare experience. She joined the clinic in 2000.
Janel Zitzka, LPN
Janel is a nurse and the Director of The Advanced Laser Clinic of Associated Dermatology. She is a Certified Cosmetic Laser Technician, Certified Botox and Filler Injector, Certified Aesthetic Consultant Level 3, and Certified Laser Safety Officer. Janel is also a member of the ASLMS (American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery) and is the President of the Montana Chapter of the Dermatology Nurses Association. At Associated Dermatology, Janel is the sole Laser Technician as well as the primary botulinumtoxin A and Filler Injector. As a nurse and skin care professional, she enjoys educating patients and the community on proper skin care, anti-aging treatments and skin cancer prevention.” Janel joined the clinic in 2010
Donna Shorten, CCS-P
Donna is a Certified Medical Coder and the Manager of the billing department. She has over 30 years’ experience in medical coding, billing and management. She earned her coding credentials and her ICD-10 Certification through AHIMA; Joined Clinic Staff 2017.
Margaret is the Reception Manager. She is responsible for supporting our front office staff who answer phones, schedule patients and oversee provider’s schedules. Margaret has worked in the customer service field for over 25 years gaining business knowledge and experience both on the job, and attending numerous customer service courses. Margaret joined our clinic in 2009.