About

Your skin is just like you: one-of-a-kind and ever evolving. That’s why it deserves the synthesized approach to medical, cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology practiced at our offices. We created Village Dermatology as a comprehensive source for everything that healthy skin requires throughout a lifetime – a place where advanced medicine, beauty and innovation meet.

General

In 2008, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jenny Oakes Sobera opened Village Dermatology in her hometown of Mountain Brook, Alabama with a single purpose: providing patients and families with the highest quality skin care available. She assembled a group of board-certified dermatologists, medical and aesthetic staff who share this vision. Together, they’ve earned a reputation for excellent care and impressive results. Along with a state-of-the-art medical facility, Village Dermatology includes the Skin for Life Boutique and the Aesthetic & Laser Center. All procedures provided by our doctors are performed in-office for a more convenient, comfortable and cost-effective patient experience.

Meet Our Team

Jenny Oakes Sobera, MD, FAADJenny Oakes Sobera, MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jenny Sobera is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Alabama Dermatology Society and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. A Mountain Brook native, Dr. Sobera received her Bachelor of Science degree at Auburn University and completed her medical training and residency at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude from both institutions.

Dr. Sobera diagnoses and treats a variety of skin conditions in adult and pediatric patients, providing thorough care for them through a calm and approachable demeanor. She is a board-certified dermatologist focusing on skin health. As an expert in living skin cells, Dr. Sobera addresses and treats conditions – whether medically necessary or cosmetic in nature – with surgical, laser and minimally invasive procedures that improve the health and appearance of skin. These procedures include the treatment of unwanted veins, benign growths, skin cancers, aging skin, excess hair and unwanted fat. Through this process, Dr. Sobera uses a wide range of techniques, both corrective and preventative, in order to maximize the health, function and appearance of your skin.


KATHERINE FENING, MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Katherine Fening specializes in medical dermatology with a focus in dermatopathology to study cutaneous diseases at the microscopic level. She is a summa cum laude 2006 graduate of Saint Louis University and a magna cum laude 2010 graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine. Dr. Fening completed her residency and dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was named Chief Resident in Dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Fening lives in Birmingham with her husband, Brandon, and their daughter, Avery.


Shelley Winzeler, PA-CShelley Winzeler, PA-C

Surgical Physician Assistant

Shelley Winzeler is a Surgical Physician Assistant who works with our dermatologists to provide patients with personal, professional care. Shelley earned her PA degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Health Related Professions, graduating as Valedictorian.

At Village Dermatology, Shelley diagnoses and treats patients with medical, surgical and cosmetic concerns. She also performs procedures including, but not limited to, biopsies, cryotherapy, intralesional injections, incision and drainage, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, and non-ablative lasers.

Shelley is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from South Carolina’s College of Charleston.


AMANDA LANIER, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Amanda Lanier is a Certified Physician Assistant who partners with our dermatologists to deliver quality and compassionate care. Amanda started as a Medical Assistant at Village Dermatology before pursuing her PA degree at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, Florida. She practiced at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee for two years, where she treated a variety of dermatological conditions. Amanda is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish.


Kim Coker Halvorson

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Kim Coker Halvorson is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician and 14-year veteran of the skincare and beauty industries. She has spent the past five years skillfully treating and educating Village Dermatology patients on the importance of good skin care. Kim has extensive experience in dermal technology, anti-aging and acne treatment. Her specialties include IPL photo rejuvenation, Varilite, Exilis skin tightening, laser hair removal and chemical peels.

Kim completed her aesthetic education at Ayers State in 2002. She enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending time with her husband and three children.


Chastidy Bode, LPN - Licensed Medical Aesthetician at Village DermatologyChastidy Bode, LPN

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Chastidy has ten years of experience in medical aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology. She graduated from Gadsden State with her Medical Esthetics license in 2008. In 2010, she sat for her master esthetics license and obtained her practical nursing license from Shelton State that same year. Chastidy has experience with a variety of different laser modalities including: BBL, IPL, and Halo. She is also skilled in microneedling, dermaplaning, chemical peels, as well as medical-grade facials. Chastidy blends her passion for skincare with the latest advancements in laser technologies. In her private life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, Noah. They enjoy bike-riding and coaching soccer together.


GWEN TIMMONS

Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Gwen Timmons is a licensed Medical Aesthetician and Facial Specialist trained to utilize a wide range of applications to deliver high-end, customized services for her patients. Some of Gwen’s specialties include medical-grade custom facials, chemical exfoliation and more. With over 20 years of customer service experience, patient satisfaction is Gwen’s top priority. Gwen received her Esthetics License in 2017 at Elise Esthetics Institute in Maitland, Florida. In her spare time, Gwen enjoys making jewelry, restoring furniture and spending time with her husband, David.

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Contact Us

Village Dermatology – Main Office
2900 Cahaba Road
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
P. 205.877.9773 | F. 205.877.9775

 

Village Dermatology – Blount County Satellite Office
150 Gilbreath Drive
Oneonta, AL 35121
P. 205.877.9773 | F. 205.877.9775

 

Village Dermatology – The Village at Lee Branch Satellite Office
201 Doug Baker Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35242
P. 205.877.9773 | F. 205.877.9775

Physician Referral Form

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Physician Referral Form

Patient Payment Plans

CareCredit

A healthcare credit card for cosmetic procedures.
Apply for CareCreditIt’s something you’ve always wanted to do, but something else was always holding you back. We accept CareCredit, the health care credit card designed specifically to help finance your health and beauty needs, such as cosmetic surgery or dermatologic care. CareCredit can help you move forward with the procedures you’ve always dreamed of through financing on purchases of $200 or more. Provided you have credit available, you can use the card repeatedly for follow-ups or different procedures. Learn more by visiting www.carecredit.com or asking us for details.

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Annual Benefits:

  • One Free Cosmetic Consultation ($75 value)
  • 10% Off All Skincare Products, Procedures and Packages
  • Inclusion in our VIP email list for exclusive specials & discounts

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**Card cannot be combined with other offers