Sonoma Dermatology

Sonoma, California Medical and Cosmetic Dermalogists

Dr. R. Makala Anders, Dr. Richard Odom, and Physicians Assistant Katherine Wilkens deliver exceptional dermatological patient care for patients in Sonoma and surrounding communities of Sonoma Valley, Glen Ellen, Petaluma, Novato, Lakeville, and Boyes Hot Springs.

Sonoma Dermatology Now Offering MedLite Laser!

Sonoma Dermatology is excited to introduce the availability of MedLite Laser treatments in our Sonoma office. MedLite is a premium-engineered laser that uses PhotoAcoustic energy to gently and safely treat a wide range of skin concerns including:

  • Facial wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Tattoo removal
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Acne scar reduction
  • Pigmented lesion treatments
  • Sun spots, brown spots and uneven skin tone

Sonoma Dermatology Services

Our Sonoma dermatologists treat common medical dermatology conditions such as Acne (including Accutane), Skin cancer, Alopecia Areata, Bullous Disease, Cutaneous, Fungal Infections, Granuloma Annulare, Hair Loss & Hair Restoration, Hyperhidrosis Lupus, Melasma, Moles, Nail Fungus & Nail Health, Pityriasis rosea, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Scabies, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Tinea Versicolor, Vascular Birthmarks and Warts.

In addition to medical dermatology services, the providers in our Sonoma office also deliver exceptional surgical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology services. Cosmetic dermatology services include physician-grade skin care products and services to treat fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), redness, varicose veins, and even telangectasias (small red veins in the legs).

For patients with surgical dermatological needs, including Mohs Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer, our board-certified dermatologists can evalute and treat any skin condition.

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Sonoma Dermatologists

R. Makala Anders - Dermatologist Sonoma, CAR. Makala Anders, MD, FAAD

Dr. R. Makala Anders sees patients with all types of skin concerns in the Santa Rosa and Sonoma clinics. In addition he has received extra training and expertise in dermatologic surgery including Mohs surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and state-of-the-art procedure for skin cancer today, which offers the highest potential for recovery - even if the skin cancer has been previously treated by another method and recurred.

Dr. Anders is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. For a physician to become board certified, the physician must complete a three-year residency in dermatology and pass a rigorous two-part test administered by the American Board of Dermatology.


American Academy of Dermatology FellowDermatologic Surgeon

  • M.D. Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
  • Internship: Dr. Anders completed a one year surgical internship at University of Hawaii
  • Residency: Loma Linda University, Department of Dermatology Chief Resident
  • Board Certified by American Academy of Dermatology
  • Dr. Anders received additional training in Mohs surgery, and performs Mohs Surgery for Napa and Sonoma County patients.

Dr. Richard Odom Dermatologist Napa Sonoma CARichard Odom, MD, FAAD

Dr. Odom is a  past Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco. He also served as Associate Dean For Continuing Medical Education at UCSF and Chair of the CME Governing Board. Dr. Odom received his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in dermatology after a tour of duty in Vietnam as a general medical officer and spent a career in academic military medicine, training  residents at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco before moving to UCSF.

Dr. Odom has received many distinguished awards including the AAD Gold Medal for service. Many organizations have honored Dr. Odom including the Marion B. Sulzberger Rose Hirschler Award International Lectureship Award. Dr. Odom  the author of many dermatology articles and books.

  • Board Certified by American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the American Dermatological Association (ADA), and WDS (Women's Dermatologic Society)
  • Dr. Odom is the past president of the American Academy of Dermatology

Katherine Wilkens Dermatologist Physician Assistant Napa Sonoma CAKatherine Wilkens, PA-C

Katherine Wilkens, PA-C, is a board certified Physician Assistant. A Physicians Assistant is a healthcare professional licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician. Physician Assistants participate in a variety of medical treatment including conducting physical exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering and interpreting tests, assisting in surgery, and writing prescriptions.

Katherine Wilkens earned her masters in Physician Assistant practice at USC, Keck School of Medicine and has been working in the field of dermatology for seven years.

  • Physician-Assistant-Certified (PA-C)
  • Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants