- Skin Cancer
- General Dermatology
- Cosmetic Dermatology
Here is a wide range of skin conditions that can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. We offer cosmetic non-surgical and surgical procedures to treat acne, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, hair loss, and more.
While the detection, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer are a major focus at High Valley Dermatology, we also treat the full spectrum of dermatologic conditions including acne, rashes, warts, moles, etc.
Although not treated with Mohs micrographic surgery, melanoma is a serious health concern and Drs. Sewell and Miner are also well-experienced in the treatment and aftercare of patients with melanoma. We are your Southeast Idaho dermatology specialists.
High Valley Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Sewell and Dr. Miner are fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeons, and thus are fellows of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), founded by Dr. Fred Mohs.
Their full-year of fellowship training centered on the precise removal of many different skin cancers, and the aesthetic reconstruction of the surgical defects after their removal. For the most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, this technique offers cure rates of 98% and higher.
Our physicians are not only kind and caring they also have the highest training possible for the surgical treatment of skin cancer from Blackfoot to Bozeman and Sun Valley to Cheyenne. They each did an additional year fellowship in Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgery which offers the smallest possible defect with the highest cure rate for some types of skin cancer.
They also treat the full spectrum of dermatologic conditions ranging from Acne to Zoster. Our doctors also enjoy educating our patients and community members about skin cancer prevention.
Dr. Sewell is a familiar face to many in Idaho Falls having spent his junior and senior high school years here. After serving a mission in South Africa, Botswana, and Lesotho, he attended the University of Utah receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1999. Leaving Utah and Idaho behind, he attended medical school in our nation’s capital at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following graduation in 2003, he stayed at GWU for a one-year internship in internal medicine and then moved on to dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in central Pennsylvania.LEARN MORE
Dr. Miner is a native of Ammon, Idaho, and is happy to return home to offer care to the great people of Southeast Idaho. After serving a mission in Northern England, he obtained his bachelor of science in zoology from Idaho State University in 2002. He then attended medical school at the University of New England in Maine. Upon completion of medical school in 2006, he completed his residency in Dermatology in affiliation with Michigan State University in 2010. After several years in practice, Dr. Miner moved to Chicago to complete a full fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction. He returned to Idaho in 2013.LEARN MORE
Dr. Lena Elizabeth Gowring moved to the Idaho Falls area after completing 10 years active duty service in the Air Force Dr. Gowring completed medical school at Des Moines University in 2008. After finishing a surgical internship year at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio Texas, she completed the USAF Aerospace Medicine Primary Course and served as a flight surgeon for 3 years.
She was stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita Kansas serving at the flight surgeon for the 350th Air Refueling Squadron. During this time she deployed over seas to serve in Operation(s) enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom from 2009–2012.LEARN MORE
Joe Anderson was raised in Thomas, ID, spending his teenage summers moving wheel-lines in potato and wheat fields. He graduated from Snake River High School in 1989, going to All-State and All-Northwest Choirs. He next spent two years in Yap and Guam serving an LDS mission, where he enjoyed life in the beautiful Pacific. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from BYU in 1996. Joe worked at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in the clinical laboratory in hematology and chemistry for 1 ½ years. Then he went back to school and, in 2000, graduated with High Honors from Idaho State University’s Physician Assistant program with another Bachelors of Science Degree.LEARN MORE
Cherice Pickett is a highly trained Aesthetician who brings to her work a multi-faceted interest, passion and knowledge in progressive skin care techniques and the role diet, nutrition, and exercise play in skin health.
Cherice has received her training at the reputable schools of, Austin Kade Academy in Idaho Falls, Idaho, The Rocky Mountain Laser College in Denver, Colorado, and Esthetics Advisor Laser Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. This is where she received her license in Aesthetics, certifications in Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Laser Safety, and as a Laser Technician.LEARN MORE
“That beard is amazing!”
“I’ve been dealing with this for seven years and you were the one the figured it out.”
“I won’t go anywhere else!”
“Thank you for always being so nice to me.”
“Best experience I’ve ever had in a doctor’s office!”
“You have the most wonderful staff!”
“I would take a bullet for Dr Sewell”
If my face ever just falls off...I want YOU to sew it back on!”