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We now use Phreesia for patient registration and appointment reminders to improve your experience. We will be phasing out Klara and moving  to patient chat with Phreesia over the next 30 days.


Kara Hommerding

Physician Assistant

Kara is a Board-Certified Physician Associate who joined the practice in 2021 with 5 years of dermatology experience and 12 years of experience in family practice and urgent care. She grew up in Berlin, CT, and then attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. There she earned both a Bachelors in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Plant Science, focusing on medicinal plants. She relocated to Austin, TX and later attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to earn her PA degree, graduating with honors in 2004. She became a military spouse (US Army) soon after and was lucky to only move 5 times before her kids chose to return Colorado Springs after her husband retired from the US Army.

She has been fascinated with the skin since childhood and feels fortunate to have Dermatology specific training. As a provider she is passionate about the role she plays in preventive medicine and helping the individual. She values the importance of patient education and loves to connect personally with her patients. “My favorite thing about medicine is finding a treatment that works for that person and the comfort and confidence it restores to them.” She is down-to-earth and thoughtful.

When she is not at work, she is often found rink side or field side supporting her two sons in youth sports teams including ice hockey and lacrosse. The family loves to hike, ski/snowboard, mountain bike, and travel in CO. At home, she loves to garden and play with the family dog, Toby.

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