WELCOME TO PREMIER

Our mission is to build and support a highly skilled team to provide personalized, innovative, quality medical and aesthetic care. With compassion and integrity, we will focus on improving the health and well being of the communities we serve.

EXPERTISE + EXPERIENCE

Our team of skin experts includes 7 board certified dermatologists - 2 of which are also fellowship trained Mohs surgeons, 4 physician assistants, a nurse practitioner, a nurse injector, laser technicians, and aestheticians.  Our entire staff is dedicated to making your skin health our top priority.

Meet the Entire Team

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DR. MISSY CLIFTON

Founding Partner, Double-Board Certified in Dermatology & Laser Surgery

Dr. Missy Clifton, Board Certified Dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, founded Premier Dermatology in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2004 with the goal of creating a state-of-the-art practice with “All Things Skin Under One Roof.”  Since then, Premier Dermatology has grown from a staff of five to almost one hundred including Dr. Kattie Allen (partner and Mohs Surgeon), Dr. Blake Williams (partner and Board Certified Dermatologist), four additional dermatologists, four physician assistants, a nurse injector, laser technicians, aestheticians and massage therapists.  Premier Dermatology now offers "All Things Skin for All of Northwest Arkansas" by having three conveniently located offices in Bentonville, Bella Vista, and Fayetteville.    

Dr. Clifton graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science Degree and a Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Honors College in 1995.  She then attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she graduated first in her class in 1999.  Dr. Clifton completed a 1-year Internship in Internal Medicine at UAMS, before completing a 3-year Residency in Dermatology.  She served her last year as Chief Resident.  

Dr. Clifton offers medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments.   In addition, she has received advanced training in lasers, injectable treatments, chemical peels and dermal fillers.  She serves as a national trainer for Allergan® and other national cosmetic companies.  

Her research interests have led to several publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dr. Clifton stays up to date with regular journal readings and participation in medical and cosmetic conferences

Dr. Clifton’s approach to patient care is to treat everyone like a member of her family.  She listens closely to her patient’s concerns before creating an individualized plan to meet their needs.

Dr. Missy Clifton is a native Arkansan from Dardanelle. She, her husband Jeff, and their 3 children call Bentonville home. 

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Dr. Kattie Allen

Partner, Board Certified Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Allen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas where she was an All-American swimmer.  After graduating from the Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her Residency in Dermatology followed by a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Mohs is a highly specialized treatment for the most common types of skin cancer with a 98% cure rate. 

Dr. Allen is married with 4 children- triplet daughters born in 2012 and one son. 

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Dr. Blake Williams

Partner & Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Blake Williams graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.  He then attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.  In 2012, he received his Doctorate of Medicine with Honors in Research all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.  After medical school, Dr. Williams completed a one-year internship in internal medicine and a three-year residency in dermatology, both at UAMS in Little Rock.

Throughout his education, Dr. Williams has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including the National Merit Scholarship, First Ranked Senior Scholar Award, Barton Foundation Scholarship and Roberts Key as well as being elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  Highly decorated for his research, Dr. Williams’ work has been published in multiple journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and Transplant International.  He is an active member of professional organizations and enjoys giving back to his local community.  Throughout medical school, Dr. Williams volunteered at health fairs and free health clinics, serving as the Director of Harmony Health’s Free Dermatology Clinic.

Blake is a native Arkansan and likes fishing, canoeing and studying wilderness medicine.  He is a fan of college football and loves to call Northwest Arkansas his home alongside his wife and three children.   

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Dr. Rebekah Baltz

Board Certified Dermatologist

A Russellville native, Dr. Rebekah Baltz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.  She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she was the recipient of The Roberts Key Award for having the highest grade point average during all four years of medical school.  Dr. Baltz completed her internship at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and later her dermatology residency at the Northwell Health Department of Dermatology in New Hyde Park, New York.  During her residency, Dr. Baltz served as Chief Resident and Cosmetic Clinic Organizer.  Among her many recognitions, Dr. Baltz received the only department resident award at her graduation: The Humanism Award, in recognition of her exemplary service, compassionate care, integrity, and leadership.

Dr. Baltz is a board-certified dermatologist and specializes in general and surgical dermatology.  She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Medical Association, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  

Rebekah, her husband, and three daughters have enjoyed the sites and activities of New York City but look forward to moving back to the Natural State.

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Dr. Eric Belin

Board Certified Dermatologist

A native of Fairland, Indiana, Dr. Belin accepted a Navy ROTC scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1994, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and receiving both the Dean's Award for academic excellence and the Student Leadership Award for his contributions to the University.  He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in 1998, earning both the Dean's Award and Family Practice Award for academic excellence.  Wanting to ensure a broad clinical base, Dr. Belin completed a Family Medicine internship at Naval Hospital Pensacola, where he was voted Intern of the Year by his peers and senior residents. 

In July 1999, Dr. Belin reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for Naval Flight Surgeon training, earning the Surgeon General's Award for Student Excellence in recognition of scholastic achievement, officer qualities, leadership, and flight aptitude.  He then reported to Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, where he served as flight surgeon for HML/A-167, an attack helicopter squadron.  Dr. Belin's next duty station was at the US Naval Academy, where he served as the flight surgeon and Department Head of Precommissioning Physical Exams.  Upon selection for Dermatology residency, Dr. Belin reported to the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Maryland, in June 2003.  Following graduation and board certification in 2006, Dr. Belin was selected to remain as teaching staff at NNMC.  He remained at Bethesda for four years, serving as Department Head, Assistant Director for Medical Services, and the Dermatology Consultant for both the White House and the United States Congress.  During his tour there, he also volunteered for deployment onboard the USNS Comfort for Continuing Promise 2009, serving both as the dermatologist and the flight surgeon for the onboard helicopter detachment. 

In July 2010, Dr. Belin reported to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) in Virginia.  His leadership abilities were quickly recognized, and he was chosen to be the Chairman of the Dermatology Department and was selected as the Navy Dermatology Specialty Leader.  Dr. Belin's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medical (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. 

Dr. Belin is married to his wife of 25 years and they have been blessed with four sons.  He is active within his church and local community and enjoys taking advantage of all the natural beauty Arkansas has to offer. 

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Dr. Caroline Cunningham

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Caroline Cunningham graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  She then attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine earning her Doctorate of Medicine in 2016 and graduating first in her class.  After medical school, Dr. Cunningham completed a one-year internship in internal medicine and a three-year dermatology residency all at Tulane University Medical Center. 

Dr. Cunningham comes to Premier Dermatology as a highly decorated physician.  Throughout her undergraduate and graduate education, she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Tulane School of Medicine Deans Award, the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for being a female medical student who graduates first in her class, the Dr. George H. Hauser Award for outstanding performance in the study of pathology, and the Oscar Creech, MD, Award for academic excellence and performance in surgical rotation.  Alongside her many accolades, publications, and professional memberships lies her passion.  Dr. Cunningham has been an advocate and volunteer for children with special needs and for those requiring hospitalization for many years.  In fact, she was a founding board member of Strong City, an organization representing a new way for cities to share resources and empower underserved youth.

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Dr. Courtney Book

Board Certified Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Courtney Book is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who strives to provide every patient with compassionate care of the highest caliber.

A native of Boonville, Missouri, Dr. Book received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri, where she was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa and Sigma Rho Sigma honorary societies. During this time, she was also awarded the RAMS Community Service Award – an honor bestowed to a single university student who demonstrated a rigorous and exemplary commitment to community service. During medical school, she was involved in the formation of the University of Missouri’s student-run community health clinic, MedZou, for which she served as the first fundraising chair.

She completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she was selected to serve on the hospital’s Resident Advisory Committee. Upon the completion of her dermatology residency, Dr. Book completed an accredited Mohs surgery fellowship with Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, under renowned surgeon Dr. Hugh Greenway, a direct protégé of Dr. Frederick Mohs (for whom Mohs surgery is named). Additionally, she received extensive training in phlebology (the branch of medicine that deals with veins and diseases of veins), and laser and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Book is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Mohs Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Lymphatic and Venous Medicine. She currently serves on the national Patient Safety Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology and is chair of the Community Service and Public Education Committee for the Women’s Dermatologic Society. Her work has been presented at national meetings and published in textbooks and several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Book is excited to explore all the natural beauty Northwest Arkansas has to offer with her husband and young son, and is eager to provide exceptional care for the patients of Premier Dermatology.