About Our Staff

Susan Schaberg, MD

As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Susan Schaberg treats patients from newborns to seniors for problems of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Schaberg is a native to the area with family going back several generations, including a great-grandfather who was an Edwardsville Fire Chief. She grew up on Kendall Hill, daughter of Harold, who worked as a Shell refinery insulator, and Carol, who worked as a Kroger checker.

Dr. Schaberg graduated from Roxana High School in 1982 and SIU-Edwardsville in 1986. After graduation from SIUE, she put her undergraduate degree (in chemistry and math) to use as a beer chemist at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. During her time at Anheuser-Busch, she discovered an interest in business and went on to pursue an MBA at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University.

She worked in marketing/product management at Kraft Foods and Pet Inc. While she found marketing fun and interesting at Kraft and Pet, even being awarded a 1991 Kraft Foods President's Award for Outstanding Marketing, she longed for new challenges and meaning in her life. She then decided to go to medical school.

Dr. Schaberg obtained her MD from SIU School of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine/pediatrics at Creighton/UNMC, and then her dermatology residency at University of California, Irvine (UCI), serving as chief resident in her final year. At UCI, she also was selected as a clinical research fellow. This service included being lead investigator in the development of many new medicines and novel dermatologic therapies. Dermatology training at UCI is intense in the numbers of patients seen and procedures performed. There is an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment (including a high number of surgical cases) of skin disease in all ethnicities. Cosmetic procedures are also significant (as one would expect in the heart of Orange County, California). Training includes rotations at the renowned Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, the site of development of much new laser technology.

Dr. Schaberg is now a board-certified dermatologist and elected fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. After initially practicing in Southern California she decided to return back home to her native Southern Illinois, first working at Scott Air Force base and then for almost four years at the Carbondale Center for Medical Arts. She then saw the opportunity to return to her hometown area to open her own practice, Schaberg Dermatology, in April 2007. She has found the practice to be as rewarding as she had anticipated. She now lives in St. Louis' Central West End with her husband Mike, an attorney, and several rescue dogs, a rescue cat, a bird and a pond full of koi.

Nate Fielding, PA-C

Nate is a certified physician assistant (PA) who who treats patients of all ages for skin, hair, and nail related conditions. Nate is originally from California but moved to Illinois after the military to remain close to his in-laws, who live in Waterloo. He has since fallen in love with the area.

Nate graduated from Washington High School in Fremont, CA in 2004. He joined the Army shortly thereafter as a result of 9/11 where he served as a combat medic. During his time, he completed two overseas tours in Iraq, gaining extensive trauma medicine experience. It was during this time that Nate completed his undergraduate degree.

Nate attended the military's Interservice Physician Assistant Program in 2012. He graduated in 2015 with a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies.

After completing school, Nate served as a battalion PA for 5th Engineer Battalion and interim-PA for 35th Engineer Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He then worked in Internal Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, Family Medicine, the Urgent Care Clinic, and the basic training clinic at the General Leonard Wood Community Hospital. He also served as the lead medical officer for the Army's Best Sapper competition in 2016 and Fort Leonard Wood's Combatives Tournament in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He medically retired from Army in 2017. Nate has been with Schaberg Dermatology since then. He now lives in Columbia, IL with his wife (Heather), his two boys (Asher and Aven), and his dog (Banner).

Linsey Krafve, PA-C

Linsey is a certified physician assistant (PA) who specializes in acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, warts, molluscum, as well as other common skin conditions. She is a native to the St. Louis area, growing up in House Springs. Linsey graduated from Northwest High School in 2006. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri Columbia, where she also served as a member of the the Phi Mu Sorority. After graduating, she worked as a Cytogenetics lab technician for several years at Washington University Medical Center. 

However, Linsey desired to work hands-on with patients. Upon learning more about the PA profession, she applied and was accepted to Midwestern University's PA program in Downers Grove, IL. She graduated in 2015 with a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies.

After graduating, Linsey worked in a variety of settings from cardiology to hospital medicine. Most recently, she served as a primary care provider for military retirees and dependents at Scott Air Force Base. 

Currently, Linsey resides in St. Louis, where she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dog, Brody. In her free time, Linsey loves to cook, read, and go camping.

Maritza Soto, BSRT (R)(T)

Maritza is a licensed radiation therapist who specializes in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. Maritza is from Belleville, Illinois and always knew she wanted to remain close to home to advocate for patients with Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.

Maritza graduated on the Dean’s List from Saint Louis University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science. Maritza spent time training at hospitals all throughout the Metro East area and was awarded for her Excellence in Clinicals by the JRCERT. After completing school, Maritza began working for Siteman Cancer Center in downtown St. Louis where she treated brain, lung, blood, bone, breast, GI, and skin cancers. Maritza’s passion for her community led her closer to home where she now exclusively treats Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers.

In her spare time, Maritza enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and two dogs: George and Harbor.

Kelley Heffington, BSRT (R)(T)

Kelley Heffington is a radiation therapist with 20 years of experience, helping cancer patients in the greater St. Louis area. Specializing in radiation therapy, Kelley uses her experience to provide individualized and compassionate care to patients with non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids.

By focusing on effective and efficient treatments, she has been able to put her Bachelor of Science degree she earned at Washington University to good use. Kelley may spend her days at Schaberg Dermatology in Alton, but it’s her passion for her patients that gets her up in the morning.
Kelley currently lives in Golden Eagle, IL with her husband & 3 children. When she’s not at Schaberg Dermatology, Kelley is an avid traveler and loves boating, camping, & spending time on the beach with her family. 

Jessica S.

Jessica has a BSN from McKendree University, and is our registered cosmetic nurse. She specializes in cosmetic skin concerns and offers helpful remedies, whether you’re looking for a specific daily skin-care regimen or in-office cosmetic procedures. Jessica is also Dr. Schaberg’s nurse on the medical side of the practice; she has been assisting Dr. Schaberg for over 4 years. In her off-time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

Jessica T.

JT is a certified clinical medical assistant with over 16 years of experience. She has experience with family, pediatric, and sports medicine. She specializes in body contouring procedures as well as laser resurfacing. She has been with Schaberg Dermatology for over 3 years. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie M.

Katie has been in the medical field for over 3 years. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. She also loves her two fur babies, Maverick and Sebastion.

Kerri S.

Kerri is Registered Medical Assistant with 11 years’ experience. She has experience in Cardiology and Pain Management. She has been with our office for over 4 years and helps run our front desk. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and shopping.

Cathy N.

Cathy is a Medical Assistant with over 6 years experience. She also has experience in Podiatry and is one of our Coolsculpting Specialists. When you come into the clinic, you'll find Cathy rooming patients for Dr. Schaberg. In Cathy's spare time, she enjoys family, bowling, and racing.

Peggy R.

Peggy is a Medical Assistant with over 15 years experience. Peggy rooms patients for Nate (PA) and Linsey (PA). She also assists with medical procedures in the office. She enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time.

Lexii G.

Lexii has spent the last year in the medical field. Outside of work, she spends time with her two daughters and her boxer, Lilo. She enjoys watching her daughter play soccer, traveling, and being outdoors.

Brenda J.

Brenda has served as a medical insurance biller, collector, and coder for over forty years. She is proficient in taking the initiative to go above and beyond to help ensure our patients and the practice are being treated fairly by insurance plans. She takes great pride in her job. When not working, Brenda enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé and family; as well as traveling, cooking, and reading.


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  • Suite B
  • Maryville, IL 62062

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  • Alton, IL 62062
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