About Dermatology Staff in Phoenix

The professionals at Stockton Dermatology work to ensure that each one of their patients receives honest answers and advanced solutions. They invite you to read the following medical provider bios to learn more about their practice.


John J Shaff PA-C, DFAAPA

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John is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Northern Arizona University in 2001 and his Master's degree in Medical Science, Physician Assistant from Midwestern University in 2004. Since then, he has been certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In 2011, he also received surgical specialization, CAQ.

Prior to working in Dermatology, John worked in general orthopedics and trauma, and hand surgery. Although he has always loved surgery, and still does, his newfound passion is in medical and surgical dermatology. Since 2017 he really enjoys the opportunity to take care of even more patients and their skin issues. John has a particular interest in the detection, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer and other dermatological conditions.

Having been a patient himself, and survived a brain tumor, John has used his experience to become a compassionate healthcare provider and has earned the respect of his patients for his caring bedside manner. He is also active in the community, volunteering for sports teams and providing physicals to athletes. Very involved with youth track and field through USATF. He also currently serves the State of Arizona as the vice-chair of the Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.

John is a Past President of the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants. He is also a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants, and the Arizona Dermatology Physician Assistant Society.

Outside of work and family, John enjoys being active and would call himself a sneaker head.

Amy West, PA-C

Amy West, PA-CAmy West is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She graduated with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center, in 2003, while in the U.S. Air Force. Amy also has a Masters Degree in Education from University of Texas at San Antonio and has trained medical professionals in some capacity since 2010.  Amy retired from the Air Force in 2016 after serving 26 years as both enlisted and officer.  Amy has specialized in Dermatology since 2016. She is passionate about treating atopic dermatitis and psoriasis because they profoundly impact every aspect of life. She is skilled in all aspects of dermatology including diagnosing and treating skin cancer, acne, chronic itching, hair loss and age-related concerns. Amy has considerable training and experience with cosmetic injectables and lasers. She loves coupling her years of experience in Family Medicine and Surgery with her knowledge and skill in Dermatology to provide patients a complete scope of medical care.

Laurie Evans RN,BSN Aesthetic Nurse

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'As an Aesthetician, I am able to consult patients about their skin concerns and come up with solutions that really work. Giving someone back their confidence is priceless! '

Laurie Evans is a registered nurse, aesthetician, and laser technician who has been with Stockton Dermatology since 2008. Evans has received extensive education and training from working directly with Dr. Stockton. In addition to her work at Stockton Dermatology, Evans has been a national laser trainer, CME educator, clinical aesthetic device trainer for several laser and energy devices and a CME keynote speaker at The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine since 2011.

Laurie has garnered a strong aesthetic background working with a variety of skin conditions like rosacea, melasma, sun damage, acne, scarring, wrinkles, stretch marks, leg veins, skin laxity and textural irregularities. Evans also offers her patients antiaging treatments such as Botox , Dysport, and other anti-wrinkle treatments in addition to volume restoration and facial aging with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane. She also specializes in regenerative skin care with biostimulators and platelet rich plasma for the treatment of hair loss, fine lines/ wrinkles and collagen stimulation.

Laurie is currently working on her master’s degree in nursing, and in her spare time loves traveling to beautiful beaches with her children and husband.

Debbie Jeska Licensed Aesthetician

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'I truly feel blessed to be a part of a group that is so passionate about the largest organ of the body. The dedication and continuous research on advanced technologies make this practice a place I am proud to be part of.'

Debbie Jeska, a licensed aesthetician, and certified laser technician moved from Minnesota to Arizona in 1998.

Struggling with acne, eczema, and scleroderma is a personal battle for Jeska and her family. She'll be the first to tell you that she appreciates effective treatments that yield effective results.

In addition to providing the standard aesthetic services, Jeska also provides a variety of treatments that can help reduce chronic skin conditions, improve unwanted scarring, texture, and laxity by creating customized solutions in order to achieve her patients desired results.

Christina Alexander Practice Administrator

ChristinaStockton Dermatology's Practice Administrator, Christina Alexander has thirteen solid years of management since the opening day, November 1, 2000, and over twenty-five years of management overall. She is an accomplished leader with extensive medical experience from working in the ER, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, OB/GYN, Cardio-Thoracic-Vascular Surgery and Family Practice settings. She also represents Stockton Dermatology on the Board of Directors for the ADA/M Group (Association of Dermatology Administrators/Managers).

Christina prides herself on facilitating high-performance amongst the twenty plus employees she supervises. Her professionalism and diligence foster a quality-driven, superior customer service experience for both patients and business associates.

Gloria Pizano Pharmacy Technician

Gloria PizanoStockton Dermatology's Practice Administrator, Gloria Pizano is our newest edition to the Stockton dispensary. She is a certified Pharmacy Technician Advanced, holding multiple certifications to include immunizer with the AZ State Board of Pharmacy. She enjoys accurately preparing and distributing patient’s medications while processing insurances and assisting with prior authorizations. Gloria has worked within the hospital circuit for over 13 years and goal is to ensure the health and safety of the Stockton patients.

Trish Hultgren, NP Injector

Trish HultgrenTrish Hultgren MSN, APRN, FNP-C, also known as Injectorbabe on social media, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over five years of Dermatology and Plastic's experience. She completed her Master’s Degree in Family Practice from Chamberlain University in Arizona. After her career as a Registered Nurse in the Trauma ICU, she accepted a job in Dermatology shortly after as an Aesthetic nurse and absolutely fell in love with everything involved with injecting and transforming faces. Her primary goal is to provide patients with an educational foundation so that they are able to make confident and informed decisions of the look and health of their skin. Trish also enjoys teaching to promising injectors at the National Laser Institute. She wholeheartedly feels she has her dream job doing all things injectables and feels compassion within her current career. While having experience in multiple areas, Trish understands the power of scientific skin care and loves the satisfaction of helping transform a variety of complexions. While known for her calming voice, gentle touch, clinical expertise, and artistic eye, Trish delivers highly consultative and personalized care for all of her clients.

Kayla Nuccio, Lic. Aesthetician, Laser Tech.


Kayla is an Arizona native who grew up here in Ahwatukee.

Kayla has been a Licensed Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician since 2018. She attended Aesthetics school shortly after graduating highschool at Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics.

Whilst attending a more holistic based school Kayla quickly learned she was most interested in the medical grade skin care treatments as well as working with lasers. Kayla is passionate about all things skin and values every minute spent with her patients.

Outside of the treatment room Kayla enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as playing volleyball competitively here in the valley.

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Stockton Dermatology offers aesthetic services in Phoenix, AZ. Call us today at 480.610.6366 to schedule an appointment.

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