Welcome to Our Practice!!!!

Welcome to Commonwealth Dermatology, Your Premiere Provider of Comprehensive and Compassionate Dermatology and Esthetic Services in Richmond, VA.

The dermatology professionals at Commonwealth Dermatology are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dermatology and skin problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your skin.

Our web site also provides you with background about our physicians, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Commonwealth Dermatology, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Commonwealth Dermatology's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.




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Meet Our Providers

  • Hazle Konerding
    M.D.

    Dr. Hazle Konerding has been a practicing dermatologist in the Central Virginia region for nearly 30 years. She is the founding partner of Commonwealth Dermatology and continues to serve as its President.

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  • Hazel Vernon
    M.D.

    Dr. Hazel Vernon was the first practicing dermatologist in Central Virginia to earn pediatric dermatology board certification status and has been an integral part of Commonwealth Dermatology since 1989. She is recognized by her peers as a Top Doc in Dermatology by Richmond Magazine and Virginia Living Magazine.

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  • Laurie L. Shinn
    M.D.

    Dr. Shinn is a board certified Pediatric Dermatologist who has been in practice since 1998. She has completed a pediatric residency and dermatology residency at VCU Medical School where she was chief resident in Dermatology.

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  • Camille Haisley-Royster
    M.D.

    Dr. Camille Haisley-Royster is certified by the American Board of Dermatology as a General Dermatologist. Before joining Commonwealth Dermatology in 2003, Dr. Haisley-Royster received her medical training at Duke University and served on the Duke Faculty for Dermatology.

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  • Matthew Sage
    M.D.

    Dr. Sage specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with departmental honors from the University of Richmond and earned his medical degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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  • Sarah Skillman
    M.D.

    Dr. Sarah Skillman completed her undergraduate studies in biology and microbiology at the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude with honors. She earned her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

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Contact Us

Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

  • ""Very thankful for my new relationship with Dr. Vernon & her wonderful staff!""
    R. Perkins
  • ""I have been coming for 2 years and have been extremely pleased with everything and everybody in this office. I have even referred several of my friends to Dr. Royster!""
    B. Logan
  • ""I have always been treated wonderfully here. I love Dr. Royster! Kimberly was also wonderful in explaining everything!""
    C. Wheeler
  • ""Excellent care by Dr. Cumming's and nurse Charlotte!""
    D. Evan
  • ""This was a very pleasant first appointment. Dr. Cummings was professional and clear with her communication.""
  • ""This was a very pleasant first appointment. Dr. Cummings was professional and clear with her communication.""
  • ""This is the BEST skin doctor I have ever seen. Staff is super nice and helpful.""
    C. Johnson
  • ""The doctor and nurse listened to all my concerns and addressed everything I had questions about today.""
    D. Newell
  • ""I received excellent care and communication""
    J. Congdon