Meet the Team

Customized approach to care

Care starts the moment you walk through the door and extends well after your treatment or procedure is finished. Our highly-trained team is here to help you with education, information, deciding the treatment that is the right fit for you, and making sure you feel comfortable along the way.

Whether you are looking for clearer, brighter, and even-toned skin, or more of a cosmetic solution for wrinkles, sagging, or lack of facial volume – the staff at Stonegate is here to help you feel more confident.

Get to know our providers


Riddhi Shah, DO

"As a dermatologist I understand that ailments of the skin can impact a person both physically and emotionally. I want to make sure that I do everything in my power to ease my patients' problems and make their day better. It is essential to spend time listening and allow individuals to share their story."

Dr. Shah is a board certified dermatologist who joined the team at Stonegate Dermatology of Lakeland in 2016. She earned her medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois and completed her dermatology residency with Spectrum Health Lakeland where she served as chief resident. Prior to coming to Lakeland, Dr. Shah worked as a intern at the University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association,  American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and American Academy of Dermatology. 

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Dennis Kordish, PA

"I understand skin conditions can be extremely stressful both physically and psychologically.  It is my goal that every patient understands his or her condition and to be a partner in the process of development and management of their care."

Dennis earned a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western Michigan University. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, he worked as a medical first responder in Mattawan, Michigan. Through his studies and research with oncolytic virotherapy and its effects upon human melanoma cancer cells, Dennis became interested in the psychological and social impacts of dermatologic conditions.

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Almond Pond, Medical Skincare Specialist

"I am passionate about treating and healing cosmetic skin issues because I know what a powerful impact it can have in our lives. It is an honor to help in one’s journey to beautiful, healthy skin."

Almond was inspired to become a medical skincare specialist after receiving treatment for her own skin issues during her teen and adult years. She has been in the medical field for over 15 years, and served as a skincare specialist for nine years. Prior to joining Stonegate, Almond worked as a medical skincare specialist at BellaNova Women's Health. 


Mikaela Kolk, Medical Skincare Specialist

“I am passionate about, and inspired by, skin care because I know how skin concerns and conditions can affect others, especially in terms of self-esteem. I believe everyone deserves to feel confident and secure within themselves and in their skin, and I've dedicated my career to helping others reach their skin care goals and gain self-assurance in their skin's natural abilities and qualities.”

Mikaela earned her esthetician license in 2019. Prior to joining the Stonegate team, Mikaela worked at Ulta Beauty as a skin care specialist where she primarily focused on facials, chemical peels, makeup applications, and facial waxing. She also specializes in the treatment and maintenance of acne prone and aging skin types.