Bethany Hairston

Dr. Bethany Reed Hairston, Director of The Dermatology Clinic and a Board Certified Dermatologist, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.  

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Ole Miss, Dr. Hairston attended The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where she graduated 4th in her class and was a member of  Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

She trained in preliminary medicine at University Medical Center in Jackson and then completed her residency training in Dermatology at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where she was awarded the Paul A. O’Leary Award for Clinical Excellence.

Currently on staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in her hometown of Columbus, Mississippi,  Dr. Hairston enjoys a diverse dermatologic practice at The Dermatology Clinic. 

Dr. Hairston is well known for her caring bedside manner and thorough approach to all aspects of dermatology including general, surgical, and aesthetic services.  She lives in Columbus with her husband and three children. In July 2011, she was awarded as one of the Top 50 businesswomen in Mississippi.

Dr. Anna Woodson
Bethany Hairston  

Dr. Anna Lister Woodson is a Board Certified Dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and grew up in Brandon, Mississippi.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana State University, Dr. Woodson attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  She received her Pediatric residency training at the University of Mississippi and spent one year in private pediatric practice in Jackson, Mississippi.  She then completed her residency training in Dermatology at Vanderbilt University. 

Dr. Woodson recently moved to Columbus with her husband and two children.

Kala White

  Bethany Hairston

Nurse practitioner Kala White, a native of Columbus, joined The Dermatology Clinic in February of 2012. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Mississippi Medical Center and her Master of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women. Kala is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Kala is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Society of Dermatology Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Mississippi Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Kala has a special interest in treating acne and rosacea, with a goal to improve appearance and self esteem. Acne is managed with a comprehensive approach, and an anti-acne regimen is individualized for every patient. Kala also treats patients with psoriasis, eczema, occupational dermatitis, and other skin conditions.

Receptionists Debbie Gore and Missy Younger greet patients with a sincere welcome.  Their tasks include obtaining insurance information and demographic data on our patients.  Jackie Savage is our scheduler and is happy to assist you with all of your scheduling needs when phoning the clinic.

Office administrator Becky Janssen joined the clinic in 2012.  Her accounting background allows The Dermatology Clinic to work well with insurance carriers and Medicare.  Becky also oversees all business aspects of the practice.  Insurance specialist Gail Walker also provides superior service with regard to medical billing and assists patients with all insurance needs.

Nurses Anne Clemmons, RN, NIkki Higginbotham, RN, Amberley Presley, LPN, Anna Shelton, NP Assistant, Betsy Hicks, RN and Kristin Scharfenberg, LPN assist our physicians and nurse practitioner very efficiently in treating a variety of skin conditions. All of our nurses and assistants have excellent people skills and are trained in all aspects of dermatologic nursing.

Laser specialist Carmen Rowe, M.A. is trained in the Cutera laser systems.  Aesthetician Nicki Lamb is also trained in the laser treatments as well as providing relaxing facials, chemical peels, Dermasweep®, facials, waxing and much more.  Both Carmen and Nicki provide complimentary consultations for laser and cosmetic treatments as well as skincare analysis and product consultations.  Carmen, Nicki and Dr. Hairston work closely together to offer patients successful aesthetic treatments.


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The Dermatology Clinic
724 Leigh Drive
Columbus, MS 39705

PHONE: 662/328-3375
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