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Highest quality skin care services.

Carson Dermatology offers dedicated, full-service medical and surgical skin care with personalized treatments for Nevada and Northern California. We diagnose and treat all disorders of skin, hair, and nails for all ages– along with over 45 years of extensive expertise in skin cancer treatment and surgery including Melanoma and Mohs Surgery. Our talented doctors strive for the highest quality dermatology care for all our patients, in a gracious and welcoming atmosphere.

Providing professional care in a comfortable environment.

Dedicated to helping others, our strength comes from mentoring our employees and patients, making people a priority. Supportive, responsive, and consistent, Carson Dermatology’s drive comes from protecting and caring for others. We are humble and hard-working with solid values, and the first to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder.




Our Doctors and Physician’s Assistants are trained with up-to-date knowledge from some of the best schools.

Carson Dermatology Office


Our new facility features the newest technologies for efficient and safe procedures in a comfortable environment.


We are contracted with most insurance providers and participate with Medicare.

If your insurance is not included in the listed providers, please confirm with our receptionist that your insurance is covered before making an appointment.


Anthem BC / BS

Assurant Health



Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare / Tricare



Universal Healthcare


University of Utah


Hometown Health

Mutual of Omaha

PEBP / State of NV





Great West


United Health Care


United American


Meet Our Team

  • ​Amy ​Schoening
    PA-C, MPAS

    Amy Schoening PA-C, MPAS is a certified Physician Assistant practicing in dermatology for the last 16 years.  She is board certified by the NCCPA since 2002, previously working in primary care.  

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  • ​Brianne Madsen
    MPAS, PA-C, RD, LD

    Brianne Madsen, MPAS, PA-C, RD, LD is a licensed and board-certified Physician Assistant. At the University of Nevada, Reno, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition as well as a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Diplomate Fellow and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants. 

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  • Jay S. Adams
    Partner / M.D.

    Dr. Jay Adams was born and raised in Michigan.  He attended college and medical school there under scholarship from the United States Air Force.  He subsequently trained in pathology and then dermatology under Air Force sponsorship and served twenty years in the Air Force, stationed in Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, Ohio and Washington.  He joined Carson Dermatology in 1998 and practices medical and surgical dermatology including the use of Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer.  He is married to Dr. Ruth Adams also of Carson Dermatology and they have two daughters Emily and Claire. 

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  • Ruth E. Adams
    Partner / M.D.

    Ruth Adams, MD is a board certified dermatologist. She attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia for her undergraduate education and graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a medical degree. She studied as an intern in Pediatrics at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and then completed her Dermatology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Alan Tack
    Partner / M.D.

    Dr. D. Alan Tack joined Carson Dermatology in 2005. He moved to Nevada at an early age and grew up in Las Vegas. Dr. Tack attended UNLV, where he obtained a Bachelor in Science. He then received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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  • Max Gratrix
    Partner / M.D.

    Dr. Max Gratrix joined Carson Dermatology in 2017 after serving eleven years on active duty in the United States Army.  He received his medical degree as an honor graduate from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland and completed his internship and dermatology residency at Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Centers in San Antonio, Texas, where he received comprehensive training in medical and surgical dermatology.

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  • Melanie Buckley

    Melanie Buckley is a Certified Physician Assistant who has specialized in the practice of dermatology for the past 9 years.

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  • Janice Jones

    Janice Jones is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant, a fellow member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and is board certified through the NCCPA.

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  • Melanie Adams
    PA-C, MPAS

    Melanie Adams, PA-C, MPAS is a certified Physician Assistant who has been in practice for 20 years.  She has specialized in Dermatology since 2007.

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