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Scott A. Copeland, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Dr. Copeland is a native of the Upper Cumberland Area and grew up in Cookeville.  He graduated from Tennessee Tech University and received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University.  Dr. Copeland also completed his general surgery residency at ETSU.  Dr. Copeland started his private practice in general and vascular surgery in Cookeville in 1994 and formed Middle Tennessee Surgical Specialists, LLC.


Dr. Copeland has been involved in many aspects of surgical care in Cookeville and at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  He initiated and developed the peripheral vascular surgery program at CRMC beginning in 1994.  He has served as the cancer liaison physician for CRMC’s cancer program.  He has served on several hospital committees including chairman of the Department of Surgery and as a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee.  

Dr. Copeland is a member of several medical organizations including the American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, American Medical Association and the Tennessee Medical Association.  He currently serves on the executive committee of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr Copeland has been the Medical Director for The Derma since it’s inception.

Mona Copeland LE,  Owner and Co-Founder

Mona graduated in 1987 from Arizona Institute of Electrolysis in Scottsdale, AZ, specializing in the study of Hypertrichosis. She has been working in the medical industry as a Sclerotherapy tech for over 20 years in the Upper Cumberland.  She owned and operated Professional Electrolysis Clinics in both Cookeville and Nashville. Her professionalism and commitment to helping her clients achieve maximum results through the latest development in laser technology, has been Mona’s vision for The Derma Laser Clinic from the beginning. Her methodology and mission is to help others discover their pure beauty from the inside out. 

Dawn Goodwin Smith LPN

Dawn has been in the nursing field in various aspects for 24 years, specializing in medical aesthetics since 1999. She was instrumental in pioneering the first medical aesthetic spa in the Upper Cumberland. Dawn has advanced training in Botox and has been injecting for over 15 years. She is highly trained in lasers, microdermabrasion and all chemical peels. She keeps up with all the latest changes in the industry today to better serve her clients.








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