As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Susan Schaberg treats patients from newborns to seniors for problems of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Schaberg is a native to the area with family going back several generations, including a great-grandfather who was an Edwardsville Fire Chief. She grew up on Kendall Hill, daughter of Harold, who worked as a Shell refinery insulator, and Carol, who worked as a Kroger checker.
Dr. Schaberg graduated from Roxana High School in 1982 and SIU-Edwardsville in 1986. After graduation from SIUE, she put her undergraduate degree (in chemistry and math) to use as a beer chemist at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. During her time at Anheuser-Busch, she discovered an interest in business and went on to pursue an MBA at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University.
She worked in marketing/product management at Kraft Foods and Pet Inc. While she found marketing fun and interesting at Kraft and Pet, even being awarded a 1991 Kraft Foods President's Award for Outstanding Marketing, she longed for new challenges and meaning in her life. She then decided to go to medical school.
Dr. Schaberg obtained her MD from SIU School of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine/pediatrics at Creighton/UNMC, and then her dermatology residency at University of California, Irvine (UCI), serving as chief resident in her final year. At UCI, she also was selected as a clinical research fellow. This service included being lead investigator in the development of many new medicines and novel dermatologic therapies. Dermatology training at UCI is intense in the numbers of patients seen and procedures performed. There is an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment (including a high number of surgical cases) of skin disease in all ethnicities. Cosmetic procedures are also significant (as one would expect in the heart of Orange County, California). Training includes rotations at the renowned Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, the site of development of much new laser technology.
Dr. Schaberg is now a board-certified dermatologist and elected fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. After initially practicing in Southern California she decided to return back home to her native Southern Illinois, first working at Scott Air Force base and then for almost four years at the Carbondale Center for Medical Arts. She then saw the opportunity to return to her hometown area to open her own practice, Schaberg Dermatology, in April 2007. She has found the practice to be as rewarding as she had anticipated. She now lives in St. Louis' Central West End with her husband Mike, an attorney, and several rescue dogs, a rescue cat, a bird and a pond full of koi.
Nate is a certified physician assistant (PA) who specializes in acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, warts, molluscum, as well as other common skin conditions. Nate is originally from California but moved to Illinois after the military to remain close to his in-laws, who live in Waterloo. He has since fallen in love with the area.
Nate graduated from Washington High School in Fremont, CA in 2004. He joined the Army shortly thereafter as a result of 9/11 where he served as a combat medic. During his time, he completed two overseas tours in Iraq, gaining extensive trauma medicine experience. It was during this time that Nate completed his undergraduate degree.
Nate attended the military's Interservice Physician Assistant Program in 2012. He graduated in 2015 with a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies.
After completing school, Nate served as a battalion PA for 5th Engineer Battalion and interim-PA for 35th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He then worked in Internal Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, Family Medicine, the Urgent Care Clinic, and the basic training clinic at the General Leonard Wood Community Hospital. He also served as the lead medical officer for the Army's Best Sapper competition in 2016 and Fort Leonard Wood's Combatives Tournament in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He medically retired from Army in 2017. Nate has been with Schaberg Dermatology since then. He now lives in Columbia, IL with his wife (Heather), his two boys (Asher and Aven), and his dog (Banner).
Jessica has a BSN from McKendree University, and is our registered cosmetic nurse. She specializes in cosmetic skin concerns and offers helpful remedies, whether you’re looking for a specific daily skin-care regimen or in-office cosmetic procedures. Jessica is also Dr. Schaberg’s nurse on the medical side of the practice; she has been assisting Dr. Schaberg for over 4 years. In her off-time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Katee is an LPN currently working on her BS in Health Information Management. She has always had a passion for taking care of people and enjoys connecting with all different patients. She enjoys spending time thrift shopping with her husband and playing with her Maltipoo.
Aimee has a BS in nursing with 8+ years experience as an RN. She has been working at our clinic for 3 years. You'll find her checking you in or out when you come for your visit.
Kerri is Registered Medical Assistant with 11 years’ experience. She has experience in Cardiology and Pain Management. She has been with our office for over 4 years and helps run our front desk. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and shopping.
Kristen graduated from Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Engineering Mathematics. After graduating, she moved to Madrid, Spain for a few years. She has worked in different capacities within the healthcare field for 15 years. She lives in Troy, IL with her husband and their four children. She is our certified CoolSculpting specialist.
Tracy brings years of dermatology experience and a newly minted BS in business to our practice. She truly enjoys patients of all ages and the variety of conditions they come in for. At home, she spends time with her family and pets, particularly enjoying motorsports.
Joellen is our business manager extraordinaire. She keeps us up to date with insurance companies, ensuring that our patients and we are treated fairly by the plans. Outside of work, she and her husband enjoy boating, camping, and socializing with friends.