Dr. Porcia Bradford Love
Dr. Porcia Bradford Love is a Board Certified Dermatologist and the founder of River Region Dermatology and Laser. She is as also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where she enjoys precepting and mentoring resident physicians and medical students.
A native of Montgomery, Dr. Love graduated Class Salutatorian from the LAMP Program at Sidney Lanier High School, where she has since been inducted into the LAMP Hall of Fame. She attended the University of Alabama, where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology. During her undergraduate years, she was the recipient of both the Bloom and Sullivan Premier Awards, which are given to the top junior and senior, respectively, at the University of Alabama. She was also recognized as the University of Alabama’s National Alumni Association Student of the Year. Dr. Love received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where she was named the Student National Medical Association Member of the Year. She completed an Internship in General Surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center and her Dermatology residency at Duke University Hospital, where she held the honor of serving as Chief Resident. Dr. Love also completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where her research focused on skin cancer in young women and minority populations. She received the National Medical Fellowships David Rogers Memorial Prize and the National Cancer Institute Fellowship Achievement Award for her research.
Dr. Love’s specialty interests include acne, cosmetic dermatology, melasma, laser surgery, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and skin of color. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles in dermatology and is the coeditor of the Springer textbook for Dermatologists, Clinical Cases in Skin of Color. She is a frequent contributor in the Montgomery Advertiser and WSFA on various skin topics.
Dr. Love is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Skin of Color Society, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She is also the current President of the Capital City Medical Society and serves on the University of Alabama’s Community Affairs Board of Advisors, the Leadership Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society, Leadership Montgomery, and Medical Outreach Ministries.
Dr. Love is married to J C Love, III, an Attorney in Montgomery, and they have two young daughters.
Amanda Brooke, CRNP
Amanda Brooke is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at River Region Dermatology and Laser. Amanda grew up in the Lake Martin area and currently resides in Prattville with her husband and two children. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Auburn University in Montgomery. After obtaining over 10 years of nursing experience in fields such as the ICU step-down unit, in-home case management, and outpatient surgery, Amanda earned her master’s degree in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from South University in Montgomery.
At River Region Dermatology and Laser, Amanda provides clinical services to patients, including skin examinations and treatments for a wide variety of acute and chronic dermatologic diseases and concerns. In addition, Amanda holds memberships with The National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Ruchi Patel, PA-C
Ruchi Patel is a Board Certified Physician Assistant at River Region Dermatology and Laser. Ruchi grew up in a suburb of Nashville, TN, and currently resides in Montgomery. She graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. She was a member of the inaugural class of Physician Assistants at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she graduated cum laude with a Master of Medical Science. Ruchi previously worked as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine, before switching to Dermatology.
Ruchi is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, Ruchi provides clinical services to patients, including skin examinations and treatments for a wide variety of acute and chronic dermatologic diseases and concerns. She also performs aesthetic treatments, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
Beth Massey is a licensed medical aesthetician, master cosmetologist, laser technician, and medical assistant. She received her degree in Aesthetics at West Georgia Technical College, where she also served as an Instructor with the Aesthetics program. Beth has been working in the cosmetic and aesthetic fields for several years, and she has worked in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery for over 5 years. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, she performs procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, microneedling, and microblading. She also assists with neurotoxin injections, fillers, and dermatologic surgery. Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter in Opelika.
Kimberlin Love is the Practice Administrator at River Region Dermatology and Laser. A native of Montgomery, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, DC. As Practice Administrator, she strives to create a friendly office environment with compassionate staff committed to helping patients with all of their dermatology needs. She also ensures the overall business operations of the office run smoothly, efficiently, and professionally. She is a member of the Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers. Outside of work, Kimberlin coordinates logistics and devises public relations campaigns for presidential and senatorial candidates, members of Congress, mayors, and other high profile individuals.
Front Office Manager
Barbara Schmidt is the Front Office Manager of River Region Dermatology and Laser. She is a native of Alexander City and currently resides in Prattville with her husband and son. She has over 15 years of experience in the medical field and has worked in various front and back office managerial positions, including the Jackson Hospital Emergency Department and Jackson Imaging Center and Radiology Group. Barbara enjoys interacting with patients and will ensure your skin care needs are taken care of in a timely fashion.
Britton Sansone, LPN
Britton Sansone is a licensed practical nurse and the Nurse Manager at River Region Dermatology and Laser. A native of Montgomery, Britton received her nursing degree at Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter, South Carolina. Britton has over 12 years of experience in Dermatology and consistently aides the providers and patients in a multitude of ways. She also performs cosmetic treatments, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Britton takes pride in caring for patients and helping them with their dermatologic needs. Outside of work, Britton enjoys spending time with her husband Tony, and three daughters.
Marcy Cook, LPN
Marcy Cook is a licensed practical nurse at River Region Dermatology and Laser. She is originally from Birmingham and now lives in Greenville. Marcy received her LPN at Reid State Technical College, where she also served as Chaplain. She holds additional certifications as a medical assistant and cosmetologist from Trenholm State Technical College. Marcy has several years of charge nurse experience in various hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, Marcy enjoys meeting with patients and assisting in surgeries and wound care. She also has a special interest in hair loss. Marcy is married to Jerome, a retired US Marine, and they have three children. In her free time, she likes to bake, coupon, and help those in need.
Medical Assistant and Medical Writer
Callie Mitchell is a Medical Assistant and the Medical Writer for River Region Dermatology and Laser. She was born in Albany, Georgia, grew up in Montgomery and currently lives in Millbrook with her husband. She graduated on the Dean’s List from Huntingdon College with a major in Cell Biology and minor in Creative Writing. Prior to entering the field of Dermatology, Callie worked for five years in Pediatrics. At River Region Dermatology and Laser, Callie enjoys working with pediatric patients, assisting the providers with procedures, and writing medical articles for the practice. In her free time, Callie likes to paint, sew, craft, and write.
Reta Jacks is a phlebotomist at River Region Dermatology and Laser. Reta attended Fortis College in Montgomery and has previously worked as a certified medical assistant and pharmacy technician. She has a wide range of experience and has worked with AEL Laboratories, Quest Diagnostic, Jackson Hospital, and Alabama Pathology Associates. Originally from Montgomery, she currently lives in Prattville with her husband Carl. She has two sons and one daughter.
Nakeita Morgan is the Referral Coordinator at River Region Dermatology and Laser. Nakeita has worked in the medical and customer service fields for over 18 years, and she is also a certified phlebotomist. She received her associate’s degree from Troy University in Montgomery and is working toward her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Nakeita is married and has a teenage daughter and son. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying life.
Theresa Richburg, BSN
Theresa Richburg is a registered nurse at River Region Dermatology and Laser. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Theresa is responsible for reporting pathology and lab results to patients and reporting quality and meaningful use requirements for the practice. Previously, Theresa has served as the medical services director of the Alabama Medicaid Agency, a psychiatric clinical nurse instructor, a medical surgical staff nurse, and school nurse.
Samantha Smyth is a certified medical assistant at River Region Dermatology and Laser. She is a graduate of Fortis College in Montgomery. Samantha is originally from Fort Walton Beach, Florida and currently lives in Millbrook. In the past, she has worked in medical billing, managed a medical equipment company, and worked as a medical assistant in Orthopedic Surgery. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys spending time with her daughters and fiancé.