Commitment to Patient Care
At Paladin Dermatology, we take a team-based approach to providing the highest quality skin care services. Our team is comprised of board-certified Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons and Physician Assistants who are highly experienced and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care available. A key component of our practice is access to care. When you have a problem, you shouldn’t have to wait weeks or months for help. All patients have the right to medical care that is timely, affordable, and effective. We accept Walk-in appointments, offer extended hours and participate with all insurance plans available in our area, including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and much more. Our providers are ready to meet your dermatology needs when you need it.
Keith Robinson, DO, FAOCD, MBA
Dr. Robinson is a Board Certified Dermatologist. He trained at Summa Health System, the largest hospital system in Akron, Ohio. He is a 2007 graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where he was active in student government and served as student body vice president. Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the North Carolina Dermatology Association and a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. As a child of military parents, he enjoys traveling abroad as well as golfing, mountain biking, and theater.
Rocio Mandry, MD, FAAD
Dr. Mandry is a Board Certified Dermatologist who’s been practicing medicine since 1988. She did her medical training at the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. She initially specialized in Internal Medicine, completing her residency program at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, where she stayed an extra year working as an Emergency Room attending. In 1992, she decided to return to her home in Puerto Rico where she did a second residency program at the Medical Science Campus of the University of Puerto Rico in the Department of Dermatology, graduating in 1995. She has held several teaching and faculty positions at different private hospitals and outpatient clinics. Dr. Mandry focuses on all aspects of dermatology; medial, surgical and cosmetic. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. As one of the few Spanish speaking dermatologists in central Virginia, Dr. Mandry is excited to expand dermatologic services for the Spanish speaking community.
Wyndell H. Merritt, MD, FACS
Dr. Merritt is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who’s been in private practice since 1983, after serving as Associate Professor of Surgery at MCV/VCU since 1975. He is currently serving as Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at VCU, as well as Clinical Professor in the Plastic Surgery Department at UVA. Dr. Merritt specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including excision of tumors, as well as cosmetic and esthetic procedures and sub-specializes in Hand Surgery. He performs microsurgery of the hand, hand reconstruction, surgical and nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture, Raynaud’s syndrome, tendonitis, treatment of tumors of the hand and wrist as well as repair of hand injuries and complications from arthritis and other conditions. Among a number of professional organizations, Dr. Merritt is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Association for Hand Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a long time resident of New Kent County, where he enjoys life at White House on the Pamunkey River.
Robert W. DeConti, MD, FACS
Dr. DeConti is a distinguished graduate of the University of Southern California. He attended USC with several academic scholarships, including the University of Southern California Academic Scholarship, Alumni Merit Scholarship, and the Carnation Industry Academic Scholarship. Dr. DeConti graduated magna cum laude and his honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and attaining the Dean’s List for all semesters of study at USC. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. DeConti completed a general surgery residency at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, LA. He received his plastic surgery training at the University of Virginia. He is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. DeConti is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. In his leisure hours, Dr. DeConti enjoys bicycling, snow skiing, golf, antique restoration, and traveling with his daughter and son.
Lori Wood, PA-C
Lori Wood is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who brings over 17 years of PA experience with her to Paladin Dermatology. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies through the University of Nebraska in 1999. She then went on to complete her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2000. She did all this while serving on active duty in the United States Air Force and subsequently retired in 2004 after 20 years of service. Lori has prior experience in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Allergy & Asthma before specializing in Dermatology in 2008. She has extensive knowledge and experience in treating disorders of the skin, hair and nails and is trained in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Her commitment to continuing education and her profession is demonstrated by memberships in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants.
John H. Hendrick Jr., PA-C
John Hendrick is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with more than 15 years of experience as a PA. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies through the Medical University of South Carolina. He brings a deep multi-disciplinary medical and surgical experience set that range across specialties from Orthopedics to Dermatology. He has previously worked with several dermatology groups in Virginia and North Carolina including medical dermatology and Mohs surgery practices. He is certified by the National Committee of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. John was raised in Myrtle Beach, SC and currently lives in Richmond, VA. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending as much time as possible with his wife, of 25 years, and two sons.