Meet Your Providers
Dr. Reagan B. Anderson
Dr. Reagan B. 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. Dr. Anderson was the President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology from 2020-2021. He was also an assistant professor at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO.
Upon 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.
- 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
- Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
- Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
- Fellow Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery
- President of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology 2020-2021
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.®’”
Dr. Brandon Basehore
Dr. Brandon Basehore grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and attended Virginia Tech (Let’s Go Hokies!) for his undergraduate degree, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with minors in Medicine & Society, Chemistry, and Sociology. After undergraduate he pursued his interest in outdoor recreation and spent a year living in Vail, Colorado. He returned to the east coast to attend West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, serving in a number of different leadership positions including SGA President, Student Ambassador to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association. After graduating medical school, he completed a Traditional Rotating Internship at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Dr. Basehore completed his dermatology residency at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His residency training program provided the exposure to various clinical settings including the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Palm Beach and Cleveland Clinic Florida. He was also exposed to a wide range of complex medical dermatology, allowing him to diagnose and treat patients with immunobullous and connective tissue disorders under the tutelage of Dr. Carlos Nousari. During his training he acquired his surgical skills by performing surgeries with general dermatologists, two plastic surgeons, as well as two fellowship trained Mohs surgeons. Lastly, he learned a variety of cosmetic techniques during his training with Dr. Shino Bay-Aguilera.
Outside of work Dr. Basehore enjoys a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including snowboarding, hiking, fly fishing, and golfing. He is passionate about enjoying life and dermatology allows him to provide care to his patients so they can enjoy their life in the same manner.
“Because I have suffered with eczema my entire life I truly understand the physical and emotional impact that dermatologic problems can have on patients. As an adolescent, my eczema prevented me from doing things I really enjoyed like competitive swimming because being in the pool caused me physical discomfort and I was embarrassed about my skin. I am passionate about the care I provide to patients because they deserve to be able to enjoy their own lives to the fullest without having to worry about their skin.”
- Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences with minors in Medicine & Society, Chemistry, and Sociology – Virginia Tech (2007-2011). Blacksburg, VA
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (2012-2016). Lewisburg, WV
- Traditional Rotating Internship – Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery (2016-2017). Blacksburg, VA
- Dermatology Residency – Broward Health Medical Center (2017-2020). Fort Lauderdale, FL
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.
- 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.
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.
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
Carolyn, Physician Assistant – Certified
Carolyn believes that her patient’s needs come first. She is an empathetic listener and wants her patients to know that their trust in her is not taken lightly. She holds her patients in high regard. She believes that all people deserve care, generosity, goodwill, and kindness.
Carolyn grew up in Indiana and graduated from Butler University’s Physician Assistant Program with Honors in 2000. Over the years, she has practiced in a variety of settings, including Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Vascular Surgery. She has practiced in Indiana, Michigan, Washington and now comes to the great state of Colorado to continue serving as a physician assistant. She has over 12 years of experience in Dermatology. She enjoys hiking, camping, reading and spending as much time as possible with her three children.
Kara, Physician Assistant – Certified
Kara 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.”
Kara is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (Associate) who joined the practice in 2021 with 5 years of dermatology experience and 12 years experience in family practice and urgent care. She grew up in Berlin, CT then attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst earning both a bachelors of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Plant Science with a concentration in medicinal plants. She relocated to Austin, TX and was later accepted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for their PA Studies program, where she graduated with honors in 2004. She became a military spouse (US Army) soon there and has had the pleasure of working and moving only 5 times before choosing to return Colorado Springs as her husband nears retirement.
She has been fascinated with the skin since childhood and feels fortunate to have had extended Dermatology specific training when she worked under the former head Dermatologist from Darnell Army Community Hospital. As a provider she is passionate about the role she place 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 loves to spend time with family and friends. She often found rink side, track side or field side supporting her two sons in youth sports teams including ice hockey, track, football and lacrosse. The family loves to hike, ski/snowboard, enjoy local events together and cheer on Army. At home she loves to garden and play with the family dog, Toby.
Born and raised here in Colorado, Aneesha knows that our weather can be demanding on our skin at times. She loves to make people look and feel their very best leading her into the beauty industry. She has been an Aesthetician since 2017. She feels very fortunate to be working a career that she really enjoys.
She understands that everyone’s experience will be different. She will tailor recommendations for every lifestyle, budget, and situation. Aneesha strongly believes that beauty comes from within. She is compassionate and relatable to every skincare need. While listening to your skincare concern, she will do her best to make sure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible and is effective.
Aneesha believes that knowledge is key and continues to learn about all the newest skincare procedures out on the market. She is thrilled to be part of the Colorado Dermatology Institute team and looks forward to meeting you!