Meet Our Nurse Practitioners

At Arizona Dermatology we have a great group of Nurse Practitioners that work closely with our team of dermatologists to provide the best care possible. Get to know each of them in their profiles below.

Marlene Wright FNP-C

Meet Marlene Wright

I'm Marlene Wright and I am a native Arizonan. Been here my whole life and love it here and so I chose to go to Arizona State University. I got both my undergrad and my graduate degrees there. One of the reasons I came to Arizona Dermatology is I had done one of my clinical rotations here when I was a student, and I really felt the people were exceptionally knowledgeable here. The staff were all very well trained, very well educated. The doctors were very caring, and I could feel that coming through when they treated patients so I wanted to be a part of that. There's a lot of things we do at Arizona Dermatology to help our patients. We are very cognizant of the needs of our patients, so we want to make them happy and we want to make them comfortable. One of the things that we really feel are important, we try to make their time waiting for us as short as possible because we know their time is important to them as well. So we care about our patients. We care about the time we wait for us in the lobby. We care about the time they wait for us in the room. We care about if they receive telephone calls back when they have called us regarding a question. We care if their medications are too much money. We try to work with the patients to get them the most affordable medications that they would require. We work with their insurance on that. So we care about the quality of the treatment they receive but we also care about the other aspects of their lives trying to encompass all of their needs in our visits with them.
Marlene Wright

Marlene Wright

Marlene Wright is a native of Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University. She completed her nurse practitioner education and Master of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University in 1997, Suma Cum Laude. She is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and also certified in Dermatology from the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA). She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association and the Phoenix Dermatological Society. Marlene is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified and has experience in both family practice and dermatology. Currently, Marlene is seeing both medical and surgical dermatology patients, including the use of BOTOX. Best of Gilbert Reader’s Choice 2016 award  

Tirsa Quartullo DNP, FNP-C

Meet Tirsa Quartullo

Tirsa Quartullo

Tirsa Quartullo

Tirsa Quartullo is a doctoral prepared, board certified family nurse practitioner. Tirsa earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo in 1999. She also earned her master’s degree from the University of Buffalo in 2002, with honors. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society. Tirsa continued her education by pursuing her doctoral degree from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, UT after accepting the university’s presidential scholarship. In 2009, she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, focusing her studies and dissertation in dermatology-based research.

Tirsa’s professional background began in the field of gerontology and family practice but she quickly shifted her attention to dermatology. In 2005, Tirsa was trained in medical and cosmetic dermatology, including Botox and dermal fillers. In 2009, the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals certified her in medical aesthetics. During this time, Tirsa also served time as an independent nurse consultant for various dermatologic pharmaceutical companies.

Tirsa is a current member of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a local speaker of common dermatological conditions among medical professionals.

Tirsa joined Arizona Dermatology in 2013.

Debra Bergstrom MS, RN, FNP

Meet Debra Bergstrom

My name is Debra Bergstrom-Sedgwick. I'm a nurse practitioner plus graduate prepared. I grew up in Maryland and still miss it. I've been in Arizona and in the Southwest for probably 30 years now. I did my undergraduate preparation at University of Texas-El Paso which was considered the finest College of Nursing then and still is.

Post graduate and graduate preparation at Arizona State University. For over 20 years I did hospital internal medicine and had my own internal medicine practice. I retrained in dermatology and am very happy I did so.

I like the patient interactions that are positive instead of focused on very negative or life consuming illnesses. I like the ability to make changes in people's lives and positive impacts on their health whereas with many modalities in medicine you're dealing with problems that people don't maybe want to change like their diet, their lifestyle, their exercise, and their substance habits.

In dermatology I find that a lot of people are open to improvement. Your skin is what people see, so most people come wanting that improvement.

In the White Mountains we have a very diverse population. We are the only dermatology practice available within a 200 mile radius for many of these people. That being said, we have people who come from New Mexico who are probably closer to some of the New Mexico cities because they like our service. We have people who are native populations who don't have access to dermatology care unless they go to major centers, like Albuquerque or Phoenix, who come in.

We have many people who come from far outlying counties in Arizona or in different parts of New Mexico to see us.

Arizona Dermatology is special because we truly have world class clinicians. We try to go the extra mile in terms of technology, in terms of research, in terms of service to our customers, in terms of location and facilities. I don't know another dermatology practice in Arizona or even the Southwest that has what we have to offer.

Debra Bergstrom

Debra Bergstrom

Debra Bergstrom received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1985 from University of Texas, graduating as the class Valedictorian. She completed her Master of Science in Critical Care in 1992, from Arizona State University, where she was chosen as the Outstanding Masters Graduate. She completed Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certification from Arizona State University in 1995. She has published multiple articles in professional journals. She has also served as associate clinical faculty and preceptor for Nurse Practitioner students, from Arizona State University College of Nursing, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Grand Canyon University and University of Phoenix School of Nursing. For 20 years, her clinical practice focused on critical care medicine, internal medicine and outpatient adult medicine. In 2009, she sold her practice and joined Arizona Dermatology, where she was trained in general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology.

Holly Nichols NP-C

Meet Holly Nichols

Holly Nichols

Holly Nichols

Holly Nichols received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Newman University in 1997. As a registered nurse, Holly worked at a level 1 trauma center and elevated to case management duties in the trauma burn ICU. In 2004 Holly completed her Masters of Science in Nursing from Wichita State University.

Holly joins Arizona Dermatology with 8 years’ experience being employed by top dermatology practices in Kansas and California. She specializes in the treatment of acne, skin cancer screenings, rashes and warts.

Holly is nationally certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners’ (AANP) and also certified in Dermatology from the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA).

She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Dermatology Nurses Association.

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