Bryan D. Sands, D.O.

 
     Dr. Bryan Sands received his medical degree from Des Moines University, College of Health Sciences. He completed his internship and dermatology residency at Dallas-Fort Worth Medical center in Grand Prairie, Texas. In 1997, he joined his father, Dr. Martin Sands, in private practice at Dermatology Associates. He has also served as a clinical adjunct faculty member for Des Moines University. Dr. Sands has a special interest in the surgical aspects of dermatology and utilizing computer-based technology to keep the practice in the forefront of new systems and development.

EDUCATION

  • Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA - Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
  • Des Moines University, College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA - Medical Degree
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, TX - General Rotating Internship
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, TX - Dermatology Residency

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • National Deans List
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities

Angela Buttjer, PA-C

    
     Angela Buttjer joined Dermatology Associates in 2002 after obtaining her degree from the Des Moines University, College of Health Sciences. In 2011 she achieved the highest honor available from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the SDPA Diplomat Status recognition. Recognizing the challenges of balancing health care with other responsibilities, Angela has a special interest in working closely with families to tailor a treatment schedule to meet their needs.

EDUCATION

  • Wartburg College, Waverly, IA - Bachelor of Arts – Biology, graduated Cum laude
  • Des Moines University, College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA - Physician Assistant Certification

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honor Society
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Annette Geary, FNP-BC, DCNP

 
     Annette Geary joined Dermatology Associates in 2005. Her previous experience includes working as a Critical Care RN and as an ENT Nurse Practitioner. Annette devotes a large amount of time to the planning and treatment of our patients with psoriasis including the incorporation of Biologic Medications and UVB light therapy.

EDUCATION

  • Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa - Bachelor of Arts
  • Allen College, Waterloo, Iowa - Bachelor of Science – Nursing
  • Allen College, Waterloo, Iowa - Master of Science – Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Iowa Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Board Certified, American Nursing Credentialing Center
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society Member
  • National Psoriasis Foundation

Jessica Larsen, PA-C

     
     Jessica joined Dermatology Associates in 2009 after obtaining her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center. After spending a year working closely with Dr. Martin Sands and Dr. Bryan Sands completing an intensive Dermatology education and training program here in our office, Jessica works with patients of all ages and conditions.

EDUCATION

  • Loras College, Bachelor of Science—Biology, Chemistry
  • Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa – Masters in Physician Assistant Studies

Certification

  • NCCPA—National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants