Our Practice

Our Practice

Our Practice

With Over 20 years experience in dermatology and aesthetics, Dr. Carla Bauman and her staff have the expertise to offer you the most proven treatments for your skin and a satisfying experience that reflects our commitment to exceptional dermatologic care.

Carla J. Bauman, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Carla Bauman is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has a special interest in pediatric dermatology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and her Doctorate of Medicine from Harvard Medical School. While completing her residence at the University of Washington, she simultaneously earned a Master in Public Health degree. Outside the office, she is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with her family.

“I see the patient-doctor relationship as a team approach where the diagnosis and treatment plans are linked to the type of dermatologic disease and its impact on the patient’s life and functioning. I am continually honored and humbled to be serving the dermatologic needs of this astonishing Seattle community and believe that patient education, compassion and personalized treatment make each dermatology visit rewarding and effective.”


Amy Nelson, PA-C

Amy Nelson graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona. She has over twelve years of clinical experience and practiced in the Emergency Medicine for approximately seven years before relocating to Seattle. In 2007, Amy changed her focus to Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology and has specialized in that area ever since.

She is board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Washington State Dermatology Association.

Amy is a native of the Pacific Northwest and lives in West Seattle with her husband and three young children. She enjoys exercise, travel, and reading while outside the office.

Shane Keck, PA-C

Shane PhotoShane Keck graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1999. He went on to attain his Master of Physician Assistant degree from Wichita State University in 2007.  Shane has a passion for medical and cosmetic dermatology and has practiced dermatology since 2007.

Shane is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA).

Away from the clinic, Shane enjoys spending time with his partner and their two Chihuahuas, Chloe and Lola, attending theater productions and concerts; he is an avid college basketball fan (“Go KU Jayhawks!”) as well.

Rachel Monaco, L.M.E

Rachel MRachel Monaco is a 2006 graduate of The Euro Institute of Skin Care. She is a Licensed Master Esthetician.  Her passion is delivering the best level of service, results, and care to each individual. Her experience in the medical and cosmetic dermatology field  began in 2008. Rachel has over 1200 hours of operating lasers and administering chemical peels.  Over the years, she has accumulated a wide variety of knowledge and specialized treatments to offer patients. Rachel works with all ages and skin types for skin conditions such as rosacea, teenage/adult acne, melasma, photo-damage, spider veins, angioma’s, skin tightening, and  hair removal. She operates our IPL, Palomar 1540 XF/XD for skin resurfacing, scars/stretch marks, the Vectus for laser hair removal, and the Exilis for skin tightening.  Her specialized training for chemical peels include the VI Peel, PCA SKIN Peels, and the Vitalize Peel.


Clara Grigorescu, L.M.E.

Clara is a Licensed Master  Esthetician. She works closely with Dr. Bauman, Amy Nelson PA-C, Shane Keck PA-C and Rachel Monaco, LME to provide the most thorough and effective therapies for the skin conditions. She works closely with industry experts to learn the best applications of  cosmetic options available on the market. Clara specializes in treatments for sun damage and skin rejuvenation as well as rosacea, melasma, cystic acne, and hyper pigmentation. She performs laser procedures to correct uneven skin pigment, remove unwanted hair, and to improve skin texture and tone. Clara performs an incredible array of medical grade chemical peels and designs customized, results-oriented skin care regimens. At the same time she is passionate about inspiring her clients to maintain daily at-home care of their skin, as Clara believes that it is truly consistent care and attention that produces lasting, healthy and youthful looking skin.