Hancock Dermatology’s experienced staff is completely dedicated to your personal comfort and quality care. We aim to create long-term, trusting relationships with our patients by using state-of-the-art technology and techniques.
Dr. Lori Sanford MD, FAAD
Dr. Sanford grew up in Hamilton Ohio and graduated from Talawanda High School. She attended Ball State University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors degree in Biochemistry, She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She completed her dermatology residency at Indiana University.
Dr. Sanford has been practicing dermatology in Hancock County since 2013, before starting her own practice in March of 2016. She is proud to be affiliated with Hancock Regional Hospital and enjoys participating in community events such as the skin cancer screening at the yearly Heartbeats festival and the women helping women dinner.
Dr. Sanford has been married to her husband Mark for 10 years and has 3 children, Warren, Nolan, and Rose.
“We strive to provide exceptional dermatologic care and make each patient feel more comfortable in their own skin.”
Gena Gore - FNP-BC, DCNP
Gena Gore is a board certified nurse practitioner. She grew up in Belle Harbor, NY. Gena attended Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Policy, Analysis and Management. She then attended Columbia University in New York, NY where she obtained both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing. Gena is a board certified family nurse practitioner, and is credentialed with the DNCB as a dermatology certified nurse practitioner. She began practicing as a nurse practitioner in 2015 and joined our practice in 2017. Gena is a member of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, serving as a committee member for the Nurse Practitioner Society. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Abbey is from a small town in southern Indiana and has lived in the Indianapolis area for over ten years.
She attended Indiana University and IUPUI for her undergraduate studies, and she graduated from the IUPUI Physician Assistant program in 2015 with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Abbey began her career as a PA in the emergency department, where she gained invaluable experiences and a broad spectrum of knowledge. She has been working in dermatology with Dr. Sanford and her team since 2019, providing care to patients with dermatologic needs.
Aside from her career, Abbey loves the Indianapolis Colts and was a Colts cheerleader for four years! She had the opportunity to cheer at Super Bowl XLIV, which is an experience she’ll always cherish. She also enjoys taking Pure Barre classes and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Taylor is originally from Northwest Indiana, but she moved to Indianapolis in 2009 for college. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from IUPUI in 2013, and she graduated from IUPUI Physician Assistant Program in 2015 with her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Prior to joining Hancock Dermatology’s team in 2019, Taylor practiced as an emergency medicine PA for five years. She feels her time in the ER was an invaluable experience that she wouldn’t trade for the world. Though very different from the ER, Taylor loves practicing dermatology and enjoys building rapport with her patients while providing quality care.
Taylor has lived in New Palestine with her husband, Jordan, since 2015. In her spare time, she loves traveling, exercising, playing with her golden retriever, Colt, and going to Church with her husband.
Katie is a Certified Dermatology Tech and has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota. With over 15 years of customer service and over 7 years of experience in clinical settings, Katie enjoys helping patients and staff navigate their clinical journey as Hancock Dermatology’s Office Manager. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons and is an avid motorsports fan who is always looking for an excuse to get to the racetrack.
Heather is a Certified Dermatology Tech and one of our Clinical Managers. With her extensive customer service and management background, Heather loves interacting with patients & staff, and making a difference in our community. Heather is an avid dog lover, and enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, and going to car shows in her free time.
Star is a Certified Dermatology Tech who joined our office in 2019 with over ten years of customer service and management experience, and is one of our office’s Clinical Managers.. Star graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with her Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Star is a central Indiana native residing in Greenfield with her husband and son. In her spare time, Star enjoys traveling, boating and spending time with family and friends.
Ericka serves as a administrative assistant for Hancock Dermatology. She has been in dermatology almost 4 years now and still loves every minute of it, especially interacting with her community. She is married and enjoys baking in her free time.
Julie is an Air Force veteran, a Certified Dermatology Technician, and has been a medical assistant for over 15 years. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work in many different clinics and has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Services from American Military University. She is organized and very passionate about her job. In her spare time, she loves traveling and spending time with her husband and two children (daughter- Peyton & son- Aiden). Their kids keep them pretty busy outside of work being involved in a number of extracurricular activities throughout the year.
Christopher has been intrigued with working in the medical field ever since he could remember. Coming from a medical family, he has always wanted to help people. Christopher worked at a local nursing home providing care to the residents for 2 years before joining us. He was born and raised here in Hancock county. He loves spending time with his family and loving girlfriend Samantha.
Sarah is a Certified Dermatology Technician and has served as one of our Medical Assistants since 2018. Sarah graduated with an Indiana University bachelor’s degree in 2017 and continues to expand her education. She is currently working towards becoming a Physician Assistant. Sarah truly enjoys working with other individuals, expanding her knowledge in dermatology, and being a part of the Hancock Dermatology team. In her spare time she enjoys being around friends/family, working out, being outdoors, and spending time with her two Golden Retrievers: Cali and Reese.
Krista is a Certified Dermatology Technician. Although new to dermatology, she has been a Medical Assistant for years and received her Associate in Applied Science from Harrison College in 2015. She has previously worked as a Medical Assistant for an internal medicine physician and at a pediatrics office. Her career pairs perfectly with her passion of helping others. She grew up in Trafalgar, Indiana but currently resides in Fortville with her husband and three children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Samantha is a Certified Pharmacy Technician with an Associates in Health Sciences. With many years of customer service experience, she enjoys being able to serve her community and helping our patients as a Medical Receptionist. In her spare time, Samantha has coached youth basketball, raises show pigs, and loves spending time with her loving husband and two beautiful children.
A’issa began her medical career as a Home Health Aid and is currently a Certified Dermatology Tech and Medical Assistant at Hancock Dermatology. A’issa enjoys connecting with patients and helping others, and is currently in school to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her loving daughters, expanding her sneaker collection, and is a self-taught nail technician.
Sarah graduated from Indiana School of Phlebotomy with a certificate in Clinical Medical Assisting and recently passed her exam to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. After working in healthcare in the field of addiction, she is excited to join our team as a Medical Assistant and looks forward to helping our patients. Sarah enjoys spending time with her young daughter and their Cane Corso pup named Kane, and her favorite vacation spot is anywhere on a beach.
Summer attended Empire Beauty School for Cosmetology to nurture her passion of hair and skincare and joins our team as a Medical Receptionist. With over 7 years of customer service, Summer is looking forward to engaging with our patients to help them navigate their skincare journey. Summer loves animals and wildlife, and enjoys spending time with her pup Rudy as well as traveling to racetracks to support her boyfriend and his motorsports career.
Stephanie joins our team as a Medical Receptionist with over 10 years of customer service experience, and looks forward to making lasting connections with our patients. Stephanie attended Hanover College, where she studied Psychology & Business and graduated in 2010. She loves making others laugh, enjoys reading, watching crime shows, and spending time with her family and friends.