Dermatology & Laser Center

Medical Team

N. Fred Eaglstein, DON. Fred Eaglstein, DO, Medical Director

Dr. N. Fred Eaglstein, DO, Medical Director, founded the Dermatology Center in 1986, now known as the Dermatology & Laser Center. After practicing medical and surgical dermatology for many years, he saw a great need for his patients with cosmetic concerns and problems. Consequently, he became very involved in learning the newest and most effective procedures in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Eaglstein has been performing cosmetic laser procedures since 1992. He served as Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Family Practice Department in Jacksonville for 12 years. Dr. Eaglstein is a graduate of Emory University and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed a rotating internship at the Public Health Service Hospital in Staten Island, N.Y. His dermatology residency was done at the University of Tennessee and a dermatology fellowship in immunodermatology was done at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. He is the Section Chief of Dermatology at Orange Park Medical Center, past president of the Jacksonville Dermatology Society, and current board member and past president of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.

Bruce H. Paley, DOBruce H. Paley, DO

Bruce H. Paley, DO, joined our practice in 1998. Dr. Paley also practices dermatology in St. Augustine and Palatka. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Fla. His dermatology residency was done at the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, under the direction of staff dermatologists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. Dr. Paley is Board Certified in Dermatology and is a member of the International Society of Dermatology and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. In addition, from 1996 to 2006, Dr. Paley served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Division Chief of Dermatology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., at which time he decided to pursue additional hours at the Dermatology and Laser Center.

Angela Armstrong, DNP

Angela Armstrong, DNPAngela Armstrong, DNP, joined our practice in 2004. Angela is a graduate of the University of North Florida and holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) doctoral degree. She holds national board certifications in both family and dermatology. Membership in multiple professional associations includes the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Dermatology Nurse Practitioners Society and the Jacksonville Society of Dermatology Associates, where she served as President from (2008-2009). Angela serves as a dermatology clinical preceptor and guest lecturer of dermatology for nurse practitioner students at the University of North Florida. Angela has over 13 years of combined experience in medical and research dermatology. She specializes in medical and surgical dermatology with a special interest in pigmented skin lesions using dermoscopy. Her knowledge of evidence-based medicine as it relates to all skin, hair and nail disorders allows her to give comprehensive care to dermatology patients of all ages.

Laura Swearingen, ARNPLaura Swearingen, ARNP

Laura Swearingen, ARNP, joined the Dermatology & Laser Center in 1997 as support staff for the office and later graduated with her associate in science degree in nursing from Florida Community College of Jacksonville in 2001. During this time, from 2001 to 2010, Laura worked exclusively with Dr. Eaglstein as his Registered Nurse and assisted him with all his medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Laura has dedicated her education and training to become very knowledgeable with laser technology, aesthetic surgery and medical/surgical dermatology. She also worked as a nurse consultant for Candela Laser Corporation, training other nurses and physicians about cosmetic laser treatments. She completed her bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville University in 2008 and went on to graduate from Jacksonville University's Masters in Nursing program with a specialization as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Laura is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses and Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large. Laura holds active memberships with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network and is a long time member of the Dermatology Nurses Association. Additionally, Laura is the coordinator for the Jacksonville Society of Dermatology Associates (2012) and is an adjunct faculty member for Jacksonville University RN-BSN program, guiding and mentoring nursing students in nursing research. Laura has spent her career in dermatology and has a passion for providing patients with the best comprehensive cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology care.

Natalie Bernhart, Physician AssistantNatalie Bernhart, Physician Assistant

Natalie Bernhart, PA, joined DLC in February 2010 and has graduated with her undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and master's degree in physician assistant studies from South University in Savannah, Ga. Natalie is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Her background is in dermatology and plastic surgery. She has participated in numerous workshops and certification courses in advanced dermatology surgery, aesthetic medicine, Botox and filler techniques. Natalie holds active memberships with Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and American Association of Physician Assistants. Natalie enjoys working with our DLC patients and strives to provide the best in all dermatologic and cosmetic needs.

Pam Mathews, CDC, Office ManagerPam Mathews, CDC, Office Manager

Pam Mathews, CDC, office manager, has over 30 years of experience in both dermatology and plastic surgery, which gives her a strong foundation for managing day-to-day operations for our busy dermatology practice. Pam has been Dermatology & Laser Center's practice manager since 1992 and continues to enhance our practice by attending regular continuing education seminars on HIPPA, OSHA, medical billing, coding and office management. Pam is a certified dermatology coder and a current member of Medical Group Management Association and Association of Dermatology Administrators and Management. Her caring and professional demeanor, along with her strong desire to ensure quality patient care, makes her a vital asset to DLC. Pam is a Jacksonville native who enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.