The Dermatology Care of Alabama Team
Robert Bentley, MD, FAAD
Dr. Robert Bentley comes to Dermatology Care of Alabama, known as a familiar face to Alabamians and a skilled and caring physician to patients. Dr. Bentley brings our patients over 40 years of experience in medical practice and a high level of skill and expertise in the field of Dermatology. Dr. Bentley is Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
He began private practice in 1974, and was an original founder of Alabama Dermatology Associates in Tuscaloosa, leading it to become one of the largest dermatology practices in the southeast. Graduating from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1968, Dr. Bentley also served as a General Medical Officer as a Captain in the United States Air Force and later served as Hospital Commander at Pope Air Force Base. Dr. Bentley completed his Residency in Dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Four decades in medical practice helped Dr. Bentley develop a knowledge and keen instinct for patient care that earned him a loyal following over the years. While still in full time practice, Dr. Bentley’s call to service led him to be elected and serve in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2002-2010. Dr. Bentley retired from private practice in 2010 when he was overwhelmingly elected by the people of the state to serve as Alabama’s 53rd Governor. During his time in public service, Dr. Bentley prioritized the needs of the average Alabamian, drawing particular attention to rural and impoverished parts of the state, and led efforts to bring not only well-paying jobs, but also qualified physicians and greater access to healthcare to those areas of Alabama.
Dr. Bentley has served as a Board member for the Tuscaloosa Family Counseling Services, and as a member of The Alabama Dermatology Society and Medical Association of the State of Alabama. He was recognized by students of the University of Alabama School of Medicine College of Community Health Sciences for his outstanding instruction as an Assistant Clinical Professor.
He is Dad to four sons, Papa to nine grandchildren, Person to two rescue cats, Millie and Rosie, and is a member of Church of the Highlands in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Bentley volunteers monthly at The Good Samaritan Clinic and regularly holds Skin Cancer Screenings Free of Charge for anyone. He was recognized in 2017 by the American Academy of Dermatology for his efforts to contribute and participate in the AAD's "Spot Me" Skin Cancer screening program.
Your Dermatology Care of Alabama Team
Nikki Pritchett, CRNP
Nikki Pritchett is a Registered Family Nurse Practitioner, certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Association. Her extensive medical career includes Women’s Health, OB/Gyn, Pediatrics and now Dermatology.
Nikki comes to Dermatology Care of Alabama with over ten years of nursing experience, ranging from Phlebotomist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse and now Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner. She is a native of Tuscaloosa and a graduate of Samford University, where she received the Academic Achievement Master of Science in Nursing Baptist Health Systems Award. Nikki was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi, the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals, and a Daisy Award Recipient through DCH Health Systems. Nikki is currently working toward her Dermatology Nurse Practitioner certification through the Dermatology Nurses Association.
Nikki resides in Tuscaloosa with her husband Ryan, their son Xander and their Chihuahua, Girlfriend. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking cakes and cookies, crafting and working out.
Laquetta Joyner, LPN
Laquetta Joyner is a Licensed Practical Nurse, and a Certified Dermatology Technician. She comes to our team with extensive experience in a wide variety of patient care and treatment areas. Laquetta has over 15 years experience with assisting in hospital surgery, long term care and rehabilitation, geriatric and mental health patient care in Michigan, North Carolina and Alabama.
She's held supervisory positions in long term care facilities and is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Licensed Nurse. In addition to her experience in Medical Dermatology, Laquetta is also skilled in Dermatology Aesthetic treatments such as Coolsculpting, Ultherapy and Laser treatments.
Laquetta is a regular volunteer speaker for community health awareness programs with the Housing Authority and local churches, and has served as a volunteer LPN with the Good Samaritan Clinic in Tuscaloosa.
She resides in Vernon, Alabama and has three children and enjoys spending time with her family.
Tina Cooley is a Certified Dermatology Technician and our CoolSculpting Specialist. She has spent the past five years skillfully assisting doctors and caring for dermatology patients’ medical and cosmetic needs.
Her extensive medical industry experience includes: Family Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, OB/GYN and Dermatology. Tina joins our team most recently from a large Dermatology practice in Birmingham.
Tina is also skilled in a variety of Aesthetic treatments including Ultherapy and Laser treatments.
Tina resides in Tuscaloosa with her husband Matt and their son Jackson. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs Charlie and Jonah.
Ty is a Licensed Aesthetician and is highly experienced in a variety of skin care techniques, procedures and treatments. Ty has spent the last ten years delivering excellent care and premiere treatment for her patients’ cosmetic and aesthetics needs.
Ty comes to Dermatology Care of Alabama after serving as Lead Aesthetician for a local plastic surgery practice and previously at a Birmingham dermatology practice.
Ty has a loyal patient following and is skilled in the latest aesthetic treatments such as the popular Silk Peel and a wide variety of facial techniques. Her strong knowledge of skin care products have helped her deliver personalized solutions for patients diverse skin care needs.
Ty is Certified in Laser treatment and Micro Needling and is trained in Ultherapy among other procedures.
She is married and a mother of three and is active in her church and community.