Thank you for choosing the Colorado Dermatology Institute, one of Colorado Springs' best dermatology clinics!

It is our mission to Help You Become Comfortable in Your Skin® while providing you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive dermatologic care possible. We do this by offering comprehensive treatments and protocols for general dermatology issues, skin cancer to include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. In addition, we are actively involved in medical research to help develop the next generation of treatments, and we had the first Dermatology Residency program in Southern Colorado to train the next generation of Dermatologists. In all that we do, we strive to be the premier provider of the full range of Dermatology services and to exceed your expectations each and every visit. Our intention is to create a comfortable, “green,” and therapeutic environment focused on encouraging health. It is our job and pleasure to actively educate you on your diagnosis, discuss treatment options, and explain medication usage so that you can become an active participant in your medical care.

As well as offering expert general and surgical dermatologic care, from the best eczema treatment to Mohs surgery recovery, the professionally trained staff at the Colorado Dermatology Institute is pleased to offer you cosmetic services that include microdermabrasions, “wrinkle killers” and fillers, and state of the art lasers to treat cosmetic and dermatologic skin issues. The cosmetic services we provide enjoy a history of excellent results, proven safety when performed by a qualified physician, and the unparalleled integrity dermatology training brings to this field of medicine. Dr. Anderson has been specifically trained in the art of aesthetic medicine during his three year dermatology residency, where he was personally supervised by a leader in aesthetic medicine. His training includes intensive anatomic, surgical, and cosmetic courses, conferences, and seminars. As a Dermatologist, he has extensive knowledge of the most up-to-date cosmetic procedures and techniques, as well as the education needed to properly practice Cosmetic Dermatology. We invite you to experience the difference proper training makes in your cosmetic care.

Again, we welcome you to the Colorado Dermatology Institute and truly hope that you leave the clinic with a positive sense of “WOW!” Thank you for trusting us with your care.

Colorado Dermatology Institute - Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology

Meet Our Staff!

Dr. Reagan Anderson with Doctors Quarterly Magazine

Dr. Reagan Anderson

  • Board Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Mohs Surgery
  • Board Certified in Dermatology by the American Osteopathic Association
  • President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology 2020-2021

Dr. Reagan Anderson is an Osteopathic Doctor (DO) who specializes in general Dermatology and in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. After graduating from Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, Dr. Anderson moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he attained his Bachelor of Science and Biology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College. Dr. Anderson was then invited to attend the founding Osteopathic Medical School, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Upon matriculation, Dr. Anderson was commissioned in the United States Navy where he spent the majority of his time serving the United States Marine Corps as the First Reconnaissance Battalion Surgeon. Dr. Anderson states, “Over the five years I spent in the U.S. Navy, it was my distinct honor to serve the medical needs of the military men and women of our great country. This experience, particularly my tours in Iraq where I treated U.S. and coalition military members as well as Iraqi civilians, gave me extensive experience in recognizing and treating the underlying causes of dermatologic conditions.”

Dr. Anderson left the military in order to pursue Dermatology. During his three year dermatology residency at the Michigan State University Consortium/Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, he was actively involved in academic pursuits which included national and international lecturing as well as publishing several dermatologic articles. From October 2008-October 2009 Dr. Anderson represented all Osteopathic Dermatology Residents as the Resident Liaison for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Since opening the Colorado Dermatology Institute in July, 2010, Dr. Anderson has been recognized as a Board Certified Dermatologist by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology; as a Fellow Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgeons; and is one of approximately 40 Mohs surgeons in the U.S. to attain the prestigious American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology Certificate of Added Qualification in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dr. Anderson is on staff at Memorial and Penrose/St. Francis hospitals and is a member of the El Paso County Medical Society and the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. He is also an assistant professor at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO and in conjunction with Rocky Vista University, has founded the Colorado Dermatology Institute/Rocky Vista University Dermatology Residency program – the only one of its kind in Southern Colorado.

Dr. Anderson’s passion for Dermatology is expressed in his personal statement: 

“Dermatology is a vast field which has captured my interest and is teaching me more than just the medical side of our largest and most visible organ. Our skin incorporates the kaleidoscope of our genetics, environment, and psyche into the dynamic processes for which you find yourself seeking medical intervention. The interplay between all of these factors makes the field of dermatology endlessly enjoyable and rewarding.

I am sincerely grateful to so many people who have paved the way for me to be a Doctor in this great country: family, friends, wonderful patients whom I am privileged to serve, my Dermatology Program Director Dr. Grekin who taught me how to “SHOW others you care,” Tony Robbins for teaching me how to live with passion, and my beautiful wife who I am so blessed to know. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the team which is privileged to ‘help you become comfortable in your skin.®'”

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science, General Biology University of British Columbia, 1992-1996. Vancouver, BC
  • Master of Christian Studies Regent College, 1996-1998. Vancouver, BC
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1998-2002. Kirksville, MO
  • American Osteopathic Association Approved Internship, Family Practice Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, 2002-2003. Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Undersea/Diving Medical Officer, UMO/DMO Naval Undersea Medical Institute, 2004. Groton, CT, Panama City, FL
  • Master of Public Health School of Health Management, ATSU, 2005-2006. Kirksville, MO
  • Dermatology Residency Michigan State University/Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, 2007-2010. Trenton, MI
  • Board Certified Dermatologist, 2010 American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, 2011
  • Fellow Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgeons, 2011
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Mohs Surgery, American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, 2012


Military Service

Dr Reagan Anderson - Military ServiceUpon completing medical school, Dr. Anderson was commissioned in the United States Navy where he served two combat tours in Fallujah, Iraq as the USMC First Reconnaissance Battalion Surgeon.

“Over the five years I spent in the U.S. Navy, it was my distinct honor to serve the medical needs of the military men and women of our great country,” said Dr. Anderson. “This experience, particularly my tours in Iraq where I treated U.S. and coalition military members as well as Iraqi civilians, gave me extensive experience in recognizing and treating the underlying causes of dermatologic conditions.”

Dr. Anderson left the military in order to further pursue his career in Dermatology. Out of respect and to show our appreciation for those who serve and protect our country and our communities, Colorado Dermatology Institute is pleased to provide a 10% discount on cosmetic services and products for active duty military service members, law enforcement professionals, firefighters, and teachers.

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Why We Do Dermatology

Dr. Adrian Tinajero

  • Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Adrian Tinajero is an Board Certified Dermatologist who practices medical, surgical, and cosmetic Dermatology and will be treating patients primarily at our 1220 Lake Plaza Drive location. He attended medical school in Kirksville, Missouri at A.T Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Palm Beach Consortium of Graduate Medical Education in Port St Lucie, Florida and his Dermatology Residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY.

Dr. Tinajero is passionate about connecting with his patients and providing comprehensive care. He strives to stay true to his core values of empathy, humility, exceptional work ethic and integrity in everything he does. Because he is fluent in Spanish, Dr. Tinajero will be able to communicate more effectively to his Spanish speaking patients.


  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with minors in Spanish, Chemistry and Mathematics. Southern Utah University 2003-2008, Cedar City, UT
  • Graduate certificate in Health Administration, Weber State University 2010-2011, Ogden UT
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, AT Still University-KCOM, 2011-2015, Kirksville, MO.
  • Internship, PBCGME 2015-2016, Port St Lucie, FL
  • Residency, Dermatology. St John’s Episcopal Hospital 2016-2019, Far Rockaway, NY.

Melinda, Physician Assistant – Certified

Melinda is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over eleven years of experience in practicing clinical Dermatology. Melinda relocated to the Colorado Springs area at the beginning of 2013 from Atlanta. Prior to her time practicing in Atlanta, Melinda practiced Dermatology in Phoenix. Melinda is excited to be living and working in the wonderful community of Colorado Springs. Not only does she love the area, but is thrilled to be near family and to be practicing in a community with such strong ties to the military, as her husband is a career pilot in the Air Force.

Melinda was born and raised in Montana, and graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts. She continued her professional studies at Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, where she earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. Over the course of her career, Melinda has most enjoyed the strong bonds she has formed with her patients and she especially enjoys that dermatology brings the opportunity to care for patients of all ages.

When not pursuing her passion of practicing Dermatology, Melinda enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the amazing outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts University of Montana, 1999. Missoula, MT
  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies Midwestern University, 2001, Glendale, AZ
  • Full-time Physician Assistant Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group, 2002-2008. Phoenix, AZ
  • Full-time Physician Assistant North Atlanta Dermatology, 2008-2012. Duluth, GA

Lea, Physician Assistant – Certified

Lea is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with eleven years of experience; nine of those years she has spent in general and aesthetic dermatology. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in 2002. She chose to work in the medical field for two years as a Certified Nurse’s Aide and Medical Assistant to gain clinical experience prior to starting Physician Assistant school in 2004. She graduated top of her class at Duke University Physician Assistant program in 2006 with a Master of Science.

She was awarded the prestigious Phi Alpha Honors Society Award for exceptional scholastic performance. Lea truly loves being a Physician Assistant and she takes great pride in her chosen career. She works hard to make every patient visit an exceptional experience. She believes in spending the time with patients to educate them about their disease process. She is compassionate, warm, and empathetic.

When Lea is not working, she enjoys outdoor activities including running, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. She also enjoys reading, particularly anything related to health and wellness. She also spends as much time as possible with family and friends.

Education and Training

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1998-2002
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Duke University 2004-2006
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
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Haley, Physician Assistant – Certified

Haley is a Certified Physician Assistant. Her interest in medicine started at a young age. Haley earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Following her undergraduate studies, Haley gained experience working for several years as a Medical Assistant in Dermatology and as a Pathology Technician in a laboratory. These experiences led to her desire to become a Physician Assistant. She continued her professional studies at Red Rocks Community College Physician Assistant Program in Lakewood, CO, along with St. Francis University in Loretto, PA, earning her Master of Medical Science.

Haley’s career started in Internal Medicine/Geriatrics serving a patient population that she loves. She has transitioned to Dermatology, a field she spent 6 years in prior to becoming a Physician Assistant. She enjoys getting to know her patients of all ages and partnering with them to keep their skin healthy. Haley is delighted to be practicing in Colorado Springs, living close to family and the mountains. She was born and raised in Southwest Colorado, so as a native she would be a disgrace if she didn’t enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. She also loves traveling and learning about other cultures.


  • Bachelor of Science, Oral Roberts University
  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Red Rocks Community College
  • Physician Assistant Program and St. Francis University
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Kristin, Physician Assistant – Certified

Kristin Rygg is a Board Certified Physician Assistant practicing since 2008. She practices both medical and surgical dermatology. Kristin graduated with honors from the University of Florida – College of Medicine where she earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She earned Bachelor degrees in Biology and Physiology from the University of Minnesota and was co-captain of the University of Minnesota Swimming and Diving team. Kristin takes pride in giving back and was recently elected to the National Dermatology Physician Assistant Foundation (DPAF) board, which focuses on dermatology education, research and philanthropy. Prior to moving to Colorado she served as a Director at Large and co-chair of the Membership Committee for the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (FSDPA), one of the largest state PA specialty boards in the nation.

Growing up in Northwest Montana, Kristin developed a healthy active lifestyle and love of the outdoors. She’s compassionate, energetic, and treats her patients like family. She looks forward to taking care of you.

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Samantha, Physician Assistant – Certified

Samantha is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over 13 years of dermatology experience. Previous to joining our practice, Samantha practiced in Scottsdale, AZ. She is elated to be back home in her native state, Colorado. Samantha was born and raised in Durango, CO and graduated Magna cum Laude from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then moved to Arizona to earn her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University.

Samantha has always valued her patients above all and truly enjoys getting to know them. She feels it is a privilege to be entrusted with their health. Samantha and her family are truly enjoying being back home in the mountains. Her husband, Dan, is a proud teacher and coach at Fountain Ft. Carson High School. They enjoy camping and hiking and when they are not outdoors, they are watching their son play hockey.

Education & Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology Mesa State College. Grand Junction, CO
  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies Midwestern University. Glendale, AZ

Megan, Physician Assistant – Certified

Megan is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who recently relocated from Portland, OR. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Following her undergraduate career, Megan spent 2 years acquiring medical experience as an Orthopedic CNA, as well as spent time teaching yoga where she gained great interest in a wholistic approach to overall health and wellness. These experiences led her to Oregon where she graduated from Pacific University’s Physician Assistant Program with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Megan is currently working towards completing a Fellowship program for PA’s in Dermatology through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Megan’s passion for Dermatology began while she was still in PA school, which led her to specialize in dermatology early on in her career. Megan enjoys connecting with her patients and creating a space where her patients feel supported through a collaborative approach to their health journey. She enjoys incorporating a wholistic approach to healing when applicable, such as integrating diet or exercise habits to improve certain skin conditions in addition to the recommended treatment regimen. Outside of work, Megan enjoys practicing yoga, running, traveling, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors with her friends and family.

Education & Training:

Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR.

Lory, Aesthetician

Lory has lived in Colorado for over 30 years and is a graduate of Wasson High School. The combination of living in Colorado, and her extensive study, training, and experience as an Aesthetician, has made Lory an expert in caring for people’s skin and mitigating the effects of our sometimes harsh climate.

Lory has worked with the most popular over-the-counter cosmetic lines for the past 12 years, but felt a strong yearning to educate the public on how to take care of their skin without using harmful products. As an aesthetician, and working in a holistic and green dermatology office with a Dermatology doctor specifically trained in cosmetic dermatology, she is able to recommend cosmeceutical grade products that contain safe and effective ingredients that won’t harm your skin, your health, or the environment.

Education & Training

  • Associates Degree in Communication Pikes Peak Community College, 1982. Colorado Springs, CO
  • Cosmetology License Colorado Beauty Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Aesthetician license with Medical Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel license, Colorado, 2003
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Jeffry Anderson, DPA, Practice Manager

Jeff has been managing programs, organizations, contracts, and staffs for over 40 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and for various commercial companies. While in the Air Force, Jeff served as Hospital Registrar and Deputy Hospital Administrator for a Combat Hospital during an assignment in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He has also owned his own Management and Technical Consulting firm since 2004. Jeff is responsible for implementation of the vision and policies of Dr. Reagan Anderson, to include staff supervision, business planning and execution, and daily operations of the Colorado Dermatology Institute.

Education & Training

  • Bachelors in International Relations Miami University, 1967. Oxford OH
  • Master of Public Administration Nova SE University, 1976. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Doctor of Public Administration Nova SE University, 1979. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Masters in Computer Resource Management Webster University, 1985
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Project Management Institute, 2008
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Robert, Clinic Manager

Robert joins Colorado Dermatology Institute after 15 years of executive management in higher education. Most recently, Robert was the campus president of Everest College where he had responsibility for overall leadership and management of academic, sales, administrative and fiscal operations of the college. Robert will be the clinic manager at our new location in Colorado Springs and his role at the practice will include the supervision of clinic staff and performance, the implementation of medical support systems and procedures, maintaining effective relationships with physicians and staff and monitoring the overall patient experience.

Education & Training

  • Bachelors in Business Management Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1999. Denver, CO

Website Development Team

Website Development Team for Colorado Dermatology Institute
Left to right: Josh, Dr. Anderson, Frank, Jeffry Anderson, Roland

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