Our Providers

John L. Headley, MD

John L. Headley, MD | Cosmetic Dermatology | Medical Dermatology | Edmonds WA | Seattle WADr. Headley grew up in California and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California. He received his medical training at UCLA, obtaining his MD degree in 1976 and completing his Dermatology Residency at UC Irvine in 1980. After moving to the Seattle area in 1980 with his family, he founded Northwest Dermatology & Skin Cancer Clinic. For many years he served as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of John L. Headley, MD | Cosmetic Dermatology | Medical Dermatology | Edmonds WA | Seattle WAWashington and mentored many UW medical students over the 32 years he has been in practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. His practice includes general and surgical Dermatology and MOHS surgery. His outside interests are many and include woodcarving, hunting and fishing. He is the proud father of four and grandpa of six.

David Shneidman, MD

David Schneidman, MD | DermatologistDr. Shneidman is a board certified Dermatopathologist.  His expertise is invaluable to Northwest Dermatology.    Dr. Shneidman is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Pathology Department at the University of Washington.

Preston Lehr, PA-C

Preston Lehr, PA-C | Physicians AssistantPreston Lehr joined Northwest Dermatology in February of 2012.   He grew up in Mount Vernon and received his undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Montana. After living in Italy for two years, Preston returned to the Seattle area and completed his medical education at the University of Washington, MEDEX Northwest physician assistant program.  His clinical experience includes five years of family practice in Othello, Washington.  Preston enjoys finding effective and maintainable solutions for his patients. He is currently a member of Washington Association of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.

Gary Strong, PA-C

Gary Strong, PA-C | Physicians AssistantGary comes to Northwest Dermatology after working in family practice for six years in eastern Washington.  He graduated from Arcadia University near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with dual master degrees in PA studies and Public Health.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Health Sciences.  He and his family enjoy outdoor activities throughout the Pacific Northwest.  He loves to travel and has spent time in Puerto Rico, Central America, and the Middle East.  He is fluent in Spanish and is excited to treat patients in all aspects of dermatology.

Jessica King, PA-C

Jessica King, PA-C | Physicians Assistant

Jessica relocated to Northwest Dermatology after moving to the Edmonds area in 2012.  After receiving her BS degree in Biology from the University of Connecticut, she worked at Yale Medical School as a research assistant.  Her love of skiing brought her to Vail, CO where she studied to be an EMT and treat injured skiers.  In 2000, she graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX PA program.  She is NCCPA and DEA board-certified and is a member of the Society of Dermatology PA's.  She provides comprehensive skin care with special attention to the early detection of skin cancers.  Her recent passions include exploring her new town of Edmonds, trying new restaurants, walks by the water and travelling outside the US.

Laura Jones, RN

Laura Jones, RN | Registered NurseLaura joined Northwest Dermatology in 1997, working with Dr. Headley as his primary surgical nurse and medical assistant supervisor.  She has over 20 years of surgical experience with skin cancer and aesthetic dermatology.  Laura's experience has given her the ability to expand her practice specializing in cosmetic injectables.

Our Aestheticians

Northwest Skin Care Clinic has been one of the area’s leading medical skin care clinics for the past 20 years. Facials, acne treatments, micro current, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments are among the high-quality skin care treatments our aestheticians provide at the Edmonds Northwest Skin Care Clinic. These treatments help to maintain the health of your skin. Our aestheticians will tailor clinical treatments and at home skin care to meet your specific needs. Education is key to the success of our practice, and our aestheticians are committed to being current with the latest innovations in the industry.

Elsa Davenport, Medical Aesthetician

Elsa Davenport | Medical AestheticianElsa joined Northwest Dermatology in April, 2005. She completed her aesthetic training at Greenwood Academy of Skin in 2004. Elsa is certified and trained in laser therapy, various chemical peels and product lines. She specializes in adolescent and adult acne as well as anti-aging, skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation and laser hair reduction.

Prior to joining the aesthetic world Elsa worked as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in the health care industry for 12 years. The combination of both careers has allowed her to provide a holistic approach to healthy skin as well as assisting clients in accomplishing their goals. Elsa is passionate about helping clients achieve vibrant, healthy skin and empowering people with the knowledge and the tools they need.

Katy Turville, Medical Aesthetician

Katy Turville | Medical AestheticianKaty Turville has been practicing aesthetics since 1990. Working in all aspects of the industry, the majority of her career has been spent specializing in medical aesthetics. She has worked with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in both pre and post surgery care.

Katy is able to compliment all skin types. She is especially adept at treating clients with sensitive skin and currently on medications to prescribe the proper regimen to achieve the desired goals. Being certified in laser, as well, has given her the ability to combine preventative and corrective programs for optimal results.  

Julie Wentzel, Medical Aesthetician

Julie Wentzel | Medical AestheticianJulie Wentzel has been a clinical aesthetician since 1985 and has worked professionally for cosmetic surgeons, skin care clinics, salons and spas in both Seattle and San Diego. Julie is committed to staying current with the latest innovations in the industry to provide the best treatment and skin care for all of her clients.

After completing her cosmetology certification and an AA in Marketing at Shoreline Community College, Julie attended the Swiss Skin Care Training Center for advanced training in aesthetics. She also earned the International Therapeutic Examination Council Certification (ITEC) and received training in cosmetic chemistry in an affiliated program with UCLA.

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