Suzanne Hess, M.D.
Dr. Hess started Davie Dermatology in 1991, and has valued the opportunity to build relationships with patients and their families over the years. A native of Mars Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Hess completed her training at Wake Forest University and has made the Winston-Salem area her home since 1988. She not only built a business here, but also raised a family with her husband, Mark, a retired physician from Wake Forest Health Science Emergency Medicine. Together they have made an impact on the health of many people in the Piedmont Triad area.
“It’s amazing to me how these 27 years I’ve had this practice have just flown by,” Suzanne says. “I credit that to the people. I love the relationships I’ve made with patients and their families, as well as the wonderful staff that I’ve had the opportunity to grow with. What drives me most is the desire to treat every patient with the utmost care and to the best of my ability.”
Kelly Barham, M.D.
Dr. Barham is a native of the Piedmont Triad, having grown up in Greensboro. She fell in love with Winston-Salem while attending Wake Forest University for her undergraduate degree. After completing medical school and residency, Dr. Barham remained in Winston-Salem to embark on her career as a dermatologist. She has been with Davie Dermatology for 11 years, and enjoys the opportunity to interact with patients, many of whom have been coming to her for years. “In some cases I treat multiple members of the same family, and I love getting to know each family member and catching up on the ups and downs of their lives at their routine appointments,” she says.
When it comes to her philosophy on patient care, Dr. Barham says, “I treat patients like I would treat my own family. I listen to them and their concerns, and most importantly, treat them with an attitude of kindness.
Tracie Bryson, M.D.
Dr. Bryson was born and raised in Winston-Salem, and happens to have been one of the last babies born at Baptist Hospital, now called Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. She left the area to attend college and medical school, going as far as St. Louis for her residency, but she returned home to raise a family and start her own career. “I am celebrating my 16th year at Davie Dermatology in July, and I am blessed to be able to come back to my hometown to work,” Dr. Bryson says.
When not at work, Dr. Bryson can usually be found cheering on her son at the baseball field or her cheerleaders at UPWARD, where she is a cheer coach. Dr. Bryson is also an NC State fan now, thanks to her daughter who is a student there.
She is very active at her church, teaching Sunday School classes and working with the children. That strong devotion carries over into her professional life as well. “My philosophy toward patient care is the same as how I live my life, by the Golden Rule — Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, Luke 6:31,” Dr. Bryson says. That belief shines through in the way that she cares for each and every patient at Davie Dermatology. “One of the best parts of working here are the families I get to know,” she says. “I love seeing the kids grow up and getting to know their siblings, parents, and grandparents. Families are the backbone of our nation, and I am blessed to be a part of so many.”