We deliver compassionate care that is built on honesty, trust and integrity. We set high expectations in all that we do to ensure excellence in every facet of their care. We treat our patients like neighbors, with friendliness, kindness and respect. We have built our practice culture around dependability, dedication, and service to others. We are confident these characteristics will shine through in your care at SDG. When you or a loved one is in our care, you can be confident you are in kind and skilled hands.
Incredible healthcare starts with rigorous training and education. All of our doctors are board certified dermatologists. Surgeons at SDG are also fellowship trained to perform Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), a highly specialised surgical technique performed to treat complex skin cancers. SDG offers a coveted Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. Training the next generation of dermatologic surgeons is an honor.
All of our physicians are committed to continued medical education and lifelong learning in a quest to deliver the most leading-edge treatments and procedures available.
Jonathan Cappel, MD
Dr. Cappel attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he graduated with a degree in bio¬medical engineering. He then attended Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where Dr. Cappel completed his internship in inter¬nal medicine and his dermatology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. During his dermatology residency, he received the Mayo International Health Program Scholarship and spent one month working in dermatology in São Paulo, Brazil. Additionally, he was involved in multiple research projects regarding a number of different dermatologic conditions and as a result, he has attended and presented research at numerous dermatology meetings.
Dr. Cappel completed a Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship with Surgical Der¬matology Group, where he received advanced train¬ing in the management of skin cancer with the Mohs micrographic surgery technique.
He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatol¬ogy, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. In his free time, Dr. Cappel enjoys spending time outdoors with family and his dog Abbie, traveling, and being physically active. He additionally has also traveled to the Amazon region of Peru as well as other South American counties for several medical mission trips. He is now accepting new patients in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Brian King, MD
Dr. Brian King is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon. He completed his residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and excelled in medical, pediatric, surgical, and procedural dermatology. During his Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship with Surgical Dermatology Group, Dr. King received advanced training in the management of skin cancer with the Mohs micrographic surgery technique.
Prior to his dermatologic training, Dr. King graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Cornell College. He received his medical doctorate with research distinction and many coursework honors at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He then completed his transitional internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Advancing the field of dermatology through research is important to Dr. King. He has published peer-reviewed articles in both medical and surgical dermatology. He has presented his research findings at national and international conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Outside of the office, Dr. King enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, and two dogs. He has a passion for community involvement and has volunteered for many organizations including Church of the Highlands, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Cancer Connection, and the Out of the Sun Run. He enjoys an active lifestyle and is an enthusiastic football fan.
Dr. King is currently accepting new patients in general, surgical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.
Leonard Terry Pynes, MD, FAAD
Dr. Pynes was born in Dothan, Alabama, and has spent most of his life in Alabama. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. He then received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the College of Medicine of the University of South Alabama. Dr. Pynes completed residencies in both internal medicine and dermatology in Birmingham Alabama. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 1984 he opened Dermatology Associates of Dothan and has maintained that practice to the present. Dr. Pynes has opened satellite offices in Enterprise AL, Troy AL, and Eufaula AL. He is assisted in these south Alabama offices by a full-time physician and a full-time physician assistant. We will add a full-time nurse practitioner in Dothan in June 2018. Also, several other dermatologists from Surgical Dermatology Group (with offices also in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Montgomery) are in the Dothan office 1-2 days per week performing Mohs surgery. Over time, his practice has included several aspects of dermatology, but he now limits his practice to general dermatology and skin cancer treatment.
In the summer of 2017, Dr. Pynes and his wife Tina built a house in Owens Cross Roads near Huntsville to be closer to grandchildren. When he decided to move to this location, he decided to open a dermatology office in Huntsville also. This practice is Huntsville Dermatology. For a while, he will work in both Huntsville and Dothan. The Huntsville Dermatology hours will at first be Thursday and Friday, but he hopes to expand those hours soon. He will add a full-time dermatology-trained Nurse Practitioner to Huntsville Dermatology in December.
Memberships Include the American Academy of Dermatology, Alabama Dermatology Society, American Medical Association, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Florida Medical Association, Madison County Medical Society, pending, and Houston County Medical Society.
Lamar Hart, MD, FACOG
Dr. Hart is a native of and has spent much of his life in Dothan, AL. He attended high school in Dothan and received his Bachelor of Science in 1970 from Auburn University. Dr. Hart attended medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and earned his Doctor of Medicine there in 1974. In 1975, he interned at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL. From Birmingham, Dr. Hart went to Mobile, AL, and completed his residency in OB-GYN at the University of South Alabama. He completed his residency in 1978. From 1978 until 1982, Dr. Hart worked at the Florence Clinic in Florence, AL. In 1982, he returned home to Dothan and worked at Women’s Medical Center until 2001. In 2000, Dr. Hart retired from obstetrics. From 2001 to 2010, he practiced gynecology and cosmetic medicine as a solo practitioner. In 2010 he began working with Dr. Terry Pynes at Dermatology Associates of Dothan providing dermatology skincare. As a long-time, physician in the area and well-respected member of the community, Dr. Hart is known and favored by many patients. His practice is concentrated in our satellite offices. Dr. Hart and his wife, Susan, have been married for almost 50 years. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. In his off time, Dr. Hart enjoys playing golf and being with his grandchildren. Dr. Hart is a retired fellow of the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Daniel Bergman, MD
Dr. Daniel Bergman graduated magna cum laude from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in biochemistry and theological studies. He then attended Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, where he earned his medical doctorate. Dr. Bergman completed his transitional internship and dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he received world-class training in complex medical, pediatric and procedural dermatology. As a current Fellow in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology with Surgical Dermatology Group, Dr. Bergman is receiving advanced training in skin cancer management and surgical reconstruction with the Mohs micrographic surgical technique.
Dr. Bergman's medical accolades include induction into the national Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a reflection of receiving the highest honors on all clinical rotations, and the Walter E. Macpherson Society as an outstanding researcher. He continues to publish peer-reviewed dermatologic research in medical journals and presents his research at national and international conferences. He maintains active membership in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Outside of the office, Dr. Bergman enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. He also enjoys many outdoor pursuits, including mountaineering, rock climbing, scuba diving, and hunting. Having spent 12 summers as a commercial fisherman in the Bering Sea, he is also a seasoned boat captain and fisherman. He is passionate about exposing his family to the joys and wonders of the great outdoors.
Peter Boothman, MD
Dr. Peter Boothman is a native of the pacific northwest and graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa with a degree in Zoology from Washington State University. Dr. Boothman received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington where he developed a keen interest in dermatology and Mohs surgery. Dr. Boothman then completed his transitional year internship at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.
Dr. Boothman was subsequently selected for the highly competitive clinical trials research fellowship at the University of Alabama Birmingham under the mentorship of Dr. Boni Elewski where he was rigorously trained in clinical research and was certified as a sub-investigator in numerous clinical trials involving all the new cutting-edge applications for current and emerging treatments for a diverse range of Dermatologic conditions.
Dr. Boothman then completed his Dermatology Residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham and further honed his interest in Dermatologic surgery. Dr. Boothman is extremely excited to continue his training at Surgical Dermatology group and to continue to learn and grow to serve the people of Alabama.
Joshua Eickstaedt, MD
Dr. Eickstaedt attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he graduated with honors in biochemistry. He earned his medical doctorate at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2008.
Dr. Eickstaedt completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He then worked as a Hospitalist for several years, and also served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he was chosen to serve on the Division of Hospital Medicine executive and personnel committees. During his time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Eickstaedt developed an affinity for dermatology, which prompted him to return to residency in Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has published several scientific articles, and continues to be involved in multiple research projects, served as Chief Resident, and was elected to the Mohs subcommittee of the American Academy of Dermatology.
He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. In his free time, Dr. Eickstaedt enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and friends. He likes outdoor activities, follows several collegiate and professional sports teams, and looks forward to game day. He is currently accepting patients in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Malia Downing, MD
Dr. Downing received her undergraduate degree at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN where she played collegiate soccer and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She was awarded her medical doctorate from the University of North Dakota, graduating second in her class. She then did her medical internship and dermatology residency at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Downing will be completing a fellowship in cosmetic surgery followed by a fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology with Surgical Dermatology Group.
During medical school and residency, Dr. Downing published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at national conferences. She also regularly volunteered at the KC Health Center, providing dermatologic care to uninsured patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In her free time, Dr. Downing enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
She is currently accepting patients in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.