Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson and his staff of caring professionals deliver timely, innovative, comprehensive, and caring dermatology services to all Stones River Dermatology clients. We will give our best effort each and every day to improve the lives of our patients, co-workers, and community.
About Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson
Although I was born in Washington State and raised outside Portland, Oregon, Murfreesboro is now my home. I first moved to Tennessee in August, 1986, to attend the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine after my graduation from Stanford University in California. During medical school I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a third year student. Following graduation from medical school in 1990, I entered the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. While at Keesler, I finished a medical internship then trained in aerospace medicine. I served as a flight surgeon for F-15 Eagle Fighter Squadrons at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. I flew almost 850 flight hours in Air Force aircraft, including almost 150 flights in the F-15D. I deployed to Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iceland on Air Force missions during my military service. The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons named me Pacific Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1994 and Air Combat Command Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1998. In 1999, I left the Air Force to begin dermatology residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I completed residency and board certification by the American Board of Dermatology in 2002. I practiced at Vanderbilt Dermatology clinics in Franklin and Shelbyville before joining Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic in 2004. I passed the American Board of Dermatology recertification examinations in March, 2010. Additionally, I founded Stones River Dermatology 2010 and we opened our Waterstone clinic location in 2011. I’m very proud of our staff and look forward to many years of helping our clients achieve optimum skin health.
Ronald A. Nelson CV November 2011
Alisa Stampley, BS, RN, CCRC
Alisa Stampley graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1984. She received her nursing degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1987. Besides over ten years of dermatology nursing, her prior nursing experience includes obstetrics/gynecology, pulmonary medicine, physical rehabilitation medicine, and home health care. In addition, she holds an interest in dermatology clinical research and has participated in a number of clinical trials. She is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator and holds membership in the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. Alisa is also a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association.
Although born and raised in West Tennessee, Alisa and her husband raised their children in Murfreesboro. The oldest of her wonderful children is stationed in Japan with the U.S. Navy. Alisa’s daughter is also enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where she is stationed in San Diego, California and is attached to the USS Mercy. Her youngest son aspires to study dentistry after he graduates from high school.
Elizabeth A. Bobo, MSN, NP-C
Elizabeth Bobo began her nursing career in 2008 when she entered Belmont University’s School of Nursing. She quickly honed her interests to the expanding field of dermatology. When she graduated Cum Laude from Belmont in May 2010, she accepted a nursing position with Dr. David Horowitz. She soon returned to school, this time at Vanderbilt University in the pursuit of a Master’s Degree through the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program. While at Vanderbilt, Elizabeth was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Upon graduation in August 2012, Elizabeth achieved certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and joined Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson’s team at Stones River Dermatology.
Elizabeth is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA). She prides herself in her passion for the care of dermatology patients and the individualized care she delivers at Stones River Dermatology.
“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a patients whole demeanor change as a result of the care that my team and I provide.” – Elizabeth A. Bobo
Betsy Watts, RN
Originally a native of Newport News, Virginia, Betsy Watts graduated from the Riverside School of Professional Nursing in 1994. She brings many years dermatology nursing experience to Stones River Dermatology. Previously, she worked in oncology nursing, mental health nursing, school nursing, and home health care.
Betsy and her husband moved to Tullahoma in 2003. They have one daughter and two dogs. In her spare time, Betsy enjoys knitting, crocheting, and traveling.
Annie Lovett, RN
Annie was born in Greenville, South Carolina but has called Murfreesboro her home since age two. An alumni of Riverdale High School, she attended Middle Tennessee State University where she was a member of the MTSU Dance Company and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2012. Before joining the team at Stones River Dermatology, Annie worked at Middle Tennessee Medical Center on the Urology/Pediatric floor.
Outside of the office, Annie enjoys spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephew. She also enjoys spending time with friends and taking her dog to the park.
Ginger graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has several years experience in Dermatology Nursing. Previously, she worked in Pediatric Nursing at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and also did Critical Care Nursing in Vanderbilt’s Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Ginger and her husband have two boys. They enjoy spending time together outdoors, camping and boating.
Karen achieved her undergraduate degree from MTSU in Mass Communications. She started the craft of makeup artistry in 1991 and then received her Aesthetics training and license from Nashville State Technical College. Eight years later, Karen won an Emmy Award for Television makeup.
Karen enjoys helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals by providing expert analysis, treatments and follow-up. In her downtime, she enjoys riding her Harley, rescusing animals, the outdoors and spending time with her two wonderful children and friends.
“Seeing patients’ increased confidence and self-assurance is such a wonderful thing to see.” – Karen Jerving
Front Office Administrator
Ann Commander has worked in the medical field for the past fifteen years. She currently serves as a Front Office Administrator. Previously, she assisted in Internal Medicine and Podiatry clinics. Ann graduated from Kerr Business College in Augusta, Georgia, and holds a certificate in Medical Office Administration. She is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and truly concerned about your medical concerns.
When Ann is not at Stones River Dermatology, you can find her at home with her family or on the road on an adventure.
Front Office Administrator
Rhonda Davis brings over twenty years experience in medical office administration to her position at Stones River Dermatology. She loves meeting and speaking with Stones River Dermatology clients. Rhonda creates a pleasant and comforting experience for each and every client.
Rhonda moved to Murfreesboro in 2004. She and her husband celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last year. They have three children and four grandchildren.
As our Practice Administrator, Asheton keeps things running efficiently so that our patients receive the best care possible.
She was born and raised in Savannah TN. Asheton moved to Murfreesboro in 2009 to attend MTSU where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and graduated with a degree n Broadcast Journalism and Speech. She recently purchased a home in Rutherford County and looks forward to becoming more involved in the community.
Insurance & Billing Specialist
Amber handles our Billing and Insurance claims. Her primary focus is making sure our patients insurance policies are properly billed and often she communicates directly with our patients to make sure everyone is fully informed.
She was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. She graduated from Oakland High School in 2007 and then worked as a receptionist for four years. Amber enjoys watching movies, couponing and spending time with family.
Insurance & Billing Supervisor
A life-long resident of Murfreesboro, Lisa Stem graduated from Riverdale High School. She brings over eight years of insurance and billing experience to her position with Stones River Dermatology. She looks forward to serving Stones River Dermatology clients with their insurance and billing questions.
Lisa and her husband have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren. When not working at Stones River Dermatology, Lisa pursues photography as a hobby.