About Carson Dermatology

Meet Our Team

We love what we do and we do it with passion

Our Mission

We strive to provide timely, compassionate and cost effective care. Our goal is to provide the best possible skin care and skin cancer treatment in a pleasant patient friendly environment.

Our History



In September of 1979 by Dr. Charles Clemmensen, a dedicated dermatologic surgeon and Skier, who came home to the mountains of Nevada after completing his Dermatology Residency training at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center in December of 1978. The office was first located near Adeles Restaurant at 120 East John Street.


Main Street

After twelve years we relocated nearer the Capitol to 1100 South Carson Street (HWY 395/50).


Dr. Jay Adams

Dr. Ruth Adams

Dr.’s Jay and Ruth Adams join Carson Dermatology after leaving the United States Air Force


New M.D. Alan Tack

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.


Liesel Ernst


Liesel Ernst, P.A. joins Carson Dermatology after leaving in the Dermatology Clinic at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN


New & Improved Medical Campus

Expanding our services and capabilities has been under development for a few years, and we are excited to announce our new care center at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital campus.


We recently moved our practice to Carson-Tahoe Medical Campus. Come check it out!

Our Passion for what we do is rendered in our Services

Medical Dermatology
We treat skin problems from acne, rosacea, wrinkles, warts, moles and more.

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Surgical Dermatology
The skin is subject to a wide variety of growths, tumors, infections and cancers which may require surgical treatment and intervention.

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MOHS Surgery
The most effective, precise and advanced form of treatment for a variety of skin cancers.
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