Our Staff

At Fairlawn Dermatology, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Fairlawn Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Valerie Fuller, D.O.

Dr. Fuller is an Akron native and is happy to provide care to the members of her hometown community.  She is graduate of Revere High School, Miami University and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her residency in dermatology through Michigan State University where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Fuller is a licensed physician in both Ohio and Michigan and specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic procedures.  She is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and an Assistant Clinical Professor for both Northeastern Ohio Colleges of Medicine and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology,  the Cleveland Dermatological Society, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and the Ohio Dermatologic Association.

Kim Beyer, CNP

 Kim is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Science in Nursing.  She also attended the University of Akron, where she obtained her BSN, and MetroHealth Medical Center School of Nursing, where she obtained a diploma in Nursing.

Kim is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse.  She is also a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 16 years of experience as a nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital.

She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses.

Kim joined Dr. Fuller at Fairlawn Dermatology as a Nurse Practitioner in 2008.  She specializes in general dermatology with individuals of all ages.

Lindsay Chappell, CNP

Lindsay is a graduate of The University of Akron with a Master of Science in Nursing.  She also attended Kent State University, where she obtained her BSN, and Wayne County Schools Career Center, where she obtained her education in Practical Nursing.

Lindsay is board certified as an Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse.  Lindsay has eight years of experience as a nurse with four years in long-term care and four years in acute care with Summa Health System.

She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses.

Lindsay joined the practice in 2014 as a Nurse Practitioner.  She specializes in general dermatology and has the ability to treat patients of all ages.

Gina Knowlton, Esthetician

Gina Milano-Knowlton has been working as an esthetician for 17 years.  She obtained her license from Riggs LeMarr Beauty College in June of 2000.  Gina has been with our practice since October 2007.

Gina has obtained specialized training in advanced medical peels, dermaplaning, threading, microneedling and microdermabrasion.  She also offers facials, waxing and a large variety of acid peels.

Gina takes several medical aesthetic classes throughout the year to stay informed on the latest and greatest in anti-aging techniques.

Schedule your consultation with Gina.  Her hours are some Mondays 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., Tuesdays 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. and some Thursdays 9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Karin Chen, B.S.N, R.N.

Karin has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years.  More than 18 of those years have been spent in the field of dermatology.  With specialized training in laser hair removal, sclerotherapy, dermal fillers, micro-needling and Botox®, Karin focuses on the cosmetic aspects of dermatology.

She graduated from Copley High School and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Cedarville University.