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 spends her free time with her 3 children. She enjoys being active at the Hancock Wellness Center and loves taking care of her animals on her small farm.
“We strive to provide exceptional dermatologic care and make each patient feel more comfortable in their own skin.”
Dr. Ben Farthing, MD
Dr. Farthing grew up in Hancock county and graduated from Heritage Christian High School. He attended Butler University and graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Farthing practiced as a board-certified pharmacist at CVS while attending medical school.
Dr. Farthing was admitted to the inaugural class as Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi honors and service fraternity. He completed his dermatology residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and is a board certified dermatologist with the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Farthing is glad to be returning to Indiana. He and his wife, Kristen, have been married since 2011 and have three children, Annie, Max and Theodore. They are involved with their local church and enjoy doing things as a family such as hiking, boating, and playing board games.
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.
Star is a Certified Dermatology Tech who joined our office in 2019 with over ten years of customer service and management experience, and is our office manager. 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.
Heather is a Certified Dermatology Tech and our Clinical Manager. 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.
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.