Meet our Staff

All of the physicians at Dermatology Practice of the Carolinas, P.A.
are licensed in North Carolina and board-certified in Dermatology.

Catherine Pointon M.D.
Habla Español é Inglés

Dr. Catherine Pointon graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry. She graduated in 1990 from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York where she completed her residency in Internal medicine (1993) and her Dermatology residency (1996). She was board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1993 and the American Board of Dermatology in 1996. She recertified in her Dermatology board in 2006.

Dr. Pointon is a member of the America Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical Association, North Carolina Dermatology Association and North Carolina Medical Society. She has been in private practice in Dermatology since 1996 and has been practicing in Charlotte, NC since 1998. Dr. Pointon specializes in all aspects of general medical and pediatric dermatology and skin care prevention and treatment. She is also proficient in Spanish.

Nikki Leahy, PA-C

Nikki is originally from Ohio and attended the University of Toledo, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry and a pre-med focus. In 2006, she graduated from the Medical College of Ohio with a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies. Nikki has been working in dermatology since she graduated. She is excited to join the Dermatology Practice of the Carolinas.

Nikki is board certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Charlotte Dermatology group and the Women’s Dermatology group of Charlotte. She enjoys all aspects of general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with special interest in preventative skin care.

Debra Scott BSN, RN- Injection Specialist

Debra Scott, moved from Missouri to Charlotte in 2002 where she now resides with her husband, her two teenage children, and their dog, Charlie. Debra graduated from Truman State University in 1989 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing & has been a nurse for 24 years now. She enjoys reading, long walks, movies and mostly spending time with her family.

Debra has specialized for 6 years in aesthetic injections using Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, & Restylane./span> She holds an Advanced Injector’s certification from The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Her number one goal is always patient service and satisfaction as they achieve young, healthy and restful appearances. She is looking forward to continuing to develop long lasting relationships with her patients.

Tosha Hester- Licensed Aesthetician, CMA

Tosha has been part of the DPC team for 5 years. She is a licensed aesthetician with extensive training in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, rejuvenating facials, acne facials, specializing in SkinCeuticals, Epionce, Revision and Obagi products. Tosha is committed to patient service and quality care. She has 8 years of dermatology experience as a Certified Medical Assistant. She enjoys helping patients achieve noticeable results while improving the quality of their skin.

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