Learn About the Mission, Vision, & Staff of Springville Dermatology
Our Mission Focuses on the Care of Our Patients in Springville & Tooele, UT
Meet Our Primary Dermatologist, Michael W. Peterson, D.O.
Michael W. Peterson, D.O., returns to Utah Valley after serving as a medical officer and dermatologist in the United States Army for 12 years. Raised in Utah County, Dr. Peterson is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU). He attended medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, where he received Sigma Sigma Phi honors, and was awarded the Health Professions Army Scholarship. His post-graduate training included a transitional internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and a residency in dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Most recently, he completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern under the direction of the world-renowned Dr. Clay Cockerell. Dr. Peterson is dual-board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology from the American Board of Dermatology.
In his clinics, Dr. Michael Peterson focuses on all aspects of general, medical, and pediatric dermatology, and has a special interest in diagnosing skin biopsies under the microscope. He also enjoys teaching patients to become more knowledgeable about managing their own skin conditions. Currently, Dr. Michael Peterson is an associate professor for the Aspen Dermatology Residency program, where he enjoys educating physicians to become dermatologists. He has given numerous CME lectures, published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, and has written chapters in dermatology textbooks. Dr. Peterson is a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Dermatology. During his military career, MAJ(P) Michael Peterson was an ambassador in the field of dermatology. He served overseas on two different assignments and was the Chief of Dermatology at the 121 Hospital in Seoul, Korea. While serving, he was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, and two Army Achievement Medals. Dr. Peterson served a two-year ecclesiastical service mission to Taiwan and is fluent in Chinese. He is married to Nicole Jensen Peterson, and they are blessed to have five beautiful children—three boys and two girls. They have enjoyed living in and traveling to many areas of the world, including South Korea and Puerto Rico. They currently reside in Mapleton, Utah. Dr. Peterson is accepting patients at his new clinic in Springville, Utah, conveniently located at 732 North Main next to UCCU and Auto Zone. Contact us online or call (801) 704-7001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Peterson today!
Medical Residents Specializing in Dermatology in Springville & Tooele, UT
Scott and his wife grew up in Utah Valley and are happy to be back home in the area. They are parents of three young boys with a girl set to join the family soon. Scott attended BYU for his undergraduate degree and afterward completed his physician assistant program in Arizona in 2014. He then started his career working for a dermatologist in the Logan area before joining us here at Springville Dermatology. Scott enjoys developing a rapport with patients of all ages while treating their skin conditions. He excels in discussing different treatment options with his patients and deciding together which will be the best option in their case.
Kristine Herlevi PA-C
Kristine grew up in Orem and attended BYU, where she got her bachelor of science. She graduated in 2009 from Touro University Nevada with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. After graduating, Kristine began practicing at Academic Dermatology of Nevada in Henderson, NV. In 2017, she returned to Utah where she practiced at Parkinson dermatology. Kristine enjoys treating psoriasis along with other skin conditions. “I’m huge on patient education because I feel like I was never fully educated as a patient when I was younger. I love to travel and am always planning my next adventure.”
Shanna Acord, MPAS, PA-C
Shanna Acord, MPAS, PA-C is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed in Utah. She began her education at Utah State University where she graduated magna cum laude. Shanna then moved to San Antonio, Texas for medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio where she graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2018. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. In her free time, Shanna enjoys spending her free time with her little family as well as skiing and hiking. She is excited and grateful to be part of the team at Springville Dermatology.
Cassandra Gonzalez-Hernandez, PA-C
Cassandra Gonzalez-Hernandez, PA-C is originally from Orem, Utah and is a graduate of Utah Valley University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology. During this time, she worked in different fields of medicine, but gained a special interest in Dermatology. She attended and earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies with high honors from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina where she gained knowledge in the field of primary care and completed her certification shortly thereafter. She resides in the Orem area with her husband and has continued to learn and grow in the field of Dermatology. In her free time enjoys spending time with her family, playing disc golf at local courses, and spending time outside.