Hightower Dermatology is located in Sun City Center, Florida. Dr. Hightower and his staff are committed to providing excellent care to all of their patients.
Kortney D. Hightower, M.D. graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi & Phi Lambda Upsilon honor societies. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama in 2003. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Award, Outstanding Student in the Anatomical Sciences, Charles M. Baugh Award for Medical Biochemistry, Medical Alumni Leadership Award & the Charles W. Urschel Achievement Award in Physiology. Dr. Hightower completed his Internship & Dermatology Residency at the University of South Florida. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery and the Florida Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Hightower’s proudest accomplishment is his family. He and his wife, Amy, were married in 1998 and have two beautiful sons, Phillip & Arthur.
As a Nurse Practioner, Donna Moody specializes in general dermatology and cosmetics procedures including injectables, fillers & chemical peels. With over 10 years of Dermatology experience, Donna gives comprehensive knowledge for patient specific treatments. She joined Hightower Dermatology in 2015.
AMY HIGHTOWER - PRACTICE MANAGER
Amy and Dr. Hightower founded and opened Hightower Dermatology in 2013. Amy is responsible for all aspects of the medical practice including billing, overseeing all staff, financials, payroll, marketing & patient satisfaction. She is passionate about training and mentoring the staff to give our patients the best possible experience while in our care.
Stephanie Kacer - billing Coordinator
Stephanie has over 10 years of experience within a dermatology medical office. She is responsible for overseeing all billing and coding operations within the practice, as well as other numerous administrative and secretarial functions. Stephanie has obtained Inga Ellzey Dermatology Billing and Coding certification since 2009. Stephanie joined Hightower Dermatology upon opening in 2013 and was a huge asset in the formation of the practice.
STACEY IRRGANG - FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR
Stacey has over 12 years experience in the healthcare field, seven of which were spent in hospice and end-of-life care. For 8 years, she worked in management in a healthcare setting. She obtained her Medication Technician certification in 2004. She has held an active cosmetology license since 2003. Stacey joined Hightower Dermatology in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the staff and the day to day operations in the front office while ensuring the best experience for patients.
naobi lantigua - MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Naobi is responsible for assisting the providers with charting, procedures and all patient needs. She has worked with Dr. Hightower and Donna Moody, APRN-C for many years and joined Hightower Dermatology in 2013. Naobi is dedicated to providing patients with the best care and experience possible. She is a Certified Patient Specialist and has obtained certification in Clinical Order Entry.
LINDSEY DANIELS - MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Lindsey joined Hightower Dermatology in 2014. Lindsey is a member of the Academy of Certified Dermatology Technicians and has obtained certification in Clinical Order Entry. She assists with skin cancer surgery, Mohs surgery & patient care. In addition to Medical Dermatology, Lindsey has grown her interest and passion for skin-care and Cosmetic Dermatology. She has had extensive training with ZO Skin Health and serves as our in office skin-care expert. She enjoys helping our patients find a customized skin-care regimen to best suit their needs.
jaime vasquez- surgical technician/medical assistant
Jaime has been a medical assistant since 2000 and earned an AS degree in Surgical Technology in 2010. Jaime has experience assisting in skin cancer surgeries, Mohs surgery, patient care, and blue light therapy. Jaime joined Hightower Dermatology in 2015.
Nickeisha rodney- medical assistant/esthetician
Aurea Tate- LPN
Jackie Bretz - FRONT OFFICE STAFF
Kelly woodall - FRONT OFFICE STAFF