At Bluegrass Dermatology, our-board certified dermatologists and experienced physician assistants are highly trained in the field of dermatology. Our physicians and staff work together as a team with the goal of providing the best care possible delivered in the most pleasant way possible.
Dr. John Buker, a native of Mansfield, Ohio, graduated with honors from Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982. He served as class president, was elected president of the Medical Student Section of the Ohio State Medical Association, and was recognized at graduation with several awards for leadership and service. Dr. Buker completed a Psychiatry internship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego then entered Flight Surgeon training in Pensacola, Florida where he learned to pilot helicopters. Dr. Buker completed three years of dermatology residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego and was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1990. He completed fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, under the tutelage of Dr. Rex Amonette. During his career with the Navy, he served as Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital).
Dr. Buker is a voluntary assistant professor with the Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky. He is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the Skin Cancer Foundation, the Kentucky Medical Association, and the Lexington Medical Society. Dr. Buker has authored chapters for several dermatology textbooks dealing with skin cancers, skin cancer surgery, and perioperative emergencies.
Dr. Buker used to be an avid fisherman, woodworker, and reader, but now he is smitten by his granddaughters and loving this chapter of his life.
Dr. Patricia Buker is originally from Michigan and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1984 and completed her residency in Family Practice at Eastern Virginia Medical Authority. After 13 years of working as a family practitioner, she completed additional training and joined Bluegrass Dermatology in 1998 as a cosmetic specialist. Her clinical interests span a wide variety of cosmetic treatments including laser therapies, sclerotherapy (treatment of spider veins), fillers and botulinum toxin type A (Botox and Xeomin) administration.
In her spare time, Dr. Buker enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and doing needlework and stained glass projects.
Dr. Donna Roth is a native of Syracuse, New York where she attended the College of Environmental Science and Forestry and graduated with high honors in Biochemistry. She then worked in a biochemistry research laboratory for a year before attending medical school at S.U.N.Y. – Upstate Medical University, where she attained membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, a medical honor society.
After graduating medical school in 1986, she completed an internship year in internal medicine, also at Upstate. Her Dermatology training at the University of Louisville was completed in 1990. She became a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology also in 1990.
Dr. Roth served as an assistant instructor for dermatology residents at the University of Louisville until 1998. She has been in the private practice of dermatology in Lexington since 1990. She has represented the Central Kentucky Dermatological Society as president. She has authored a number of papers for major dermatology journals and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Kentucky Medical Association, and the Lexington Medical Society.
Dr. Roth enjoys making people look and feel better as well as the challenges in individualizing treatments and procedures. She is married with two sons. Her interests include yoga, hiking, and traveling with her family.
Dr. Black, a native of London, Kentucky, received her biology degree from the University of Kentucky, graduating summa cum laude. She worked in a microbiology research lab prior to attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
After performing an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Louisville, she completed her dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. During her training, Dr. Black was involved in several research projects and has published papers in dermatology journals. Her professional interests include general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and cutaneous surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Kentucky Medical Association, and the Lexington Medical Society.
Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Black enjoys spending time with her family and serving in her church.
Dr. Thompson grew up in Lexington, KY. She is the daughter of Drs. John and Patricia Buker. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky (Biology) and Eastern Kentucky University (Painting) prior to entering the medical field.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She graduated with high distinction. Dr. Thompson remained at the University of Kentucky for her internship in internal medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Louisville, where she also served as chief resident. She completed her fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Louisville under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Brown.
Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Lexington Medical Society, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. She has performed research in the field of dermatology and has published several papers in dermatology journals.
In her free time, Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time with her family, painting, and doing craft projects.
Mrs. Trevathan is from Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky in 1994 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. She was originally board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 1994, and recertified in 2001, 2006, and 2012. She has worked in the field of Dermatology since 1999 and prior to that, worked in Internal and Family Medicine. She is a current member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Mrs. Trevathan sees patients for general dermatologic concerns such as acne, psoriasis, warts, skin cancer screenings, eczema, dry skin, and rashes.
In her spare time, Mrs. Trevathan enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Baer is from Ashland, Kentucky. She attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with degrees in Microbiology and Physician Assistant Studies. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has worked in Dermatology since 2007 and has been a practicing physician assistant since 1995. Her clinical focus is in general dermatology, including skin cancer screenings, treatment of acne, and issues related to hair loss, autoimmune conditions, and various types of rashes.
Outside of the office, Ms. Baer enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and attending horse shows.