Gerard Nat, M.D.
Dr. Gerard Nat is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, practicing cosmetic, surgical and general dermatology. He treats patients of all ages. He was born in New Jersey, and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College in 1981. He completed medical school training at SUNY in Buffalo, New York, his Internship at UC San Diego in Internal Medicine, and his Residency at UCLA School of Medicine in dermatology. Dr. Nat became Board-Certified in 1989 and has extensive training in cosmetic and general surgery. From 1989 to 2000, he was the dermatologist for Gallatin Medical Group in Downey. In 2001, he opened his private dermatology practice, also in Downey, with a focus on cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology. Dr. Nat has published research articles and presented lectures and papers internationally on a variety of dermatological issues.
Barbara Stowe, R.N.
Barbara has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and has worked with Dr. Nat since 2001. She graduated from Cerritos College in 1976 and has worked in the acute hospital setting, medical clinics, rehabilitation, and dermatology. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Redlands in 1985.
Herminia Duarte, M.A.
Hermie joined our staff in 2004 and has worked in the medical field over 24 years. She is a certified Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist with both clinical and research experience. She is fluent in Spanish. She is able to assist Dr. Nat in many aspects of the medical and cosmetic office activities, including surgeries, and is assisting with insurance billing and patient accounts. She loves working with and helping people. She is mom to son currently in college and lives in Los Angeles.
Laura Paulson, Reception
Laura has worked in the medical field since graduating high school in Downey. She has worked for Dr. Nat since 1989! Laura is our receptionist and assists Dr. Nat in many aspects of his office administration. She enjoys most the contact with the patients, their families and the friendships that have developed. She has worked for over 30 years with Dr. Nat! Laura is married and has one son, living in Arizona and working as an engineer.
Angelica Chavez, Medical Assistant
Angelica “Angie” Chavez is a medical assistants and phlebotomist with 17 years of experience in clinical settings. She joined our staff in May of 2021. She assist Dr. Nat by performing all aspects of medical and surgical patient care, including Botox, wrinkle fillers, and sclerotherapy for legs. She transmits orders for patient’s prescription medications to the pharmacy of the patient’s choice. She keeps the office up to date on all medical supply inventory. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. When she’s not working, she keeps busy with a husband, two children and two dogs.