The staff at Balcones Dermatology and Aesthetics are committed to our patients and to achieving the highest level of care in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Balcones Dermatology - Karen Payton

Karen Payton


Karen has worked at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics since May of 2000 as the Practice Administrator and has been in medical management since 1988. Her desire is for patients to have the best experience possible during their visit. She welcomes any suggestions or comments that you feel could improve future visits. Karen also would love to hear what you like about your visit to our office so she can make sure her extraordinary team keep up the good work!

Karen graduated from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. While living in a small town outside of Temple/Belton, she volunteered as a fire-fighter and as an emergency care attendant for over 5 years.

At home, Karen enjoys gardening and loves spoiling her three dog-children, Maxine, Pritzie, and Zeus.

Balcones Dermatology - Gail Swiderski

Gail Swiderski

Billing Specialist

Gail has been with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics since 2003. She came to Austin from Minnesota in 1986 when her husband was transferred here with 3M Company.

Gail is a Billing Specialist and has worked in medical practices since 1989. Gail enjoys helping patients understand their EOB (Explanation of Benefits) and statements.

In her spare time, Gail enjoys traveling, going to movies and plays and reading. But she especially loves spending time with her twin granddaughters.

Balcones Dermatology - Peggy Allen

Peggy Allen

Front Office Coordinator

Peggy has worked at Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics since November of 2002 as the Front Office Coordinator. She does benefit verification, answers the phones, schedules patients and helps check patients in. Peggy enjoys helping patients. In particular she likes assisting them with understanding their insurance coverage and benefits so they can be prepared and have a great visit.

Away from work, Peggy enjoys going to movies, seeing plays and spending time with her grandson.

Balcones Dermatology - Lisa Peel

Lisa Peel, CMA

Lisa is a Central Texas native who has been with Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics since 2010. She has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. Lisa enjoys assisting patients and learning new medical treatments that help patients.

Spending time with her husband and son brings Lisa the most joy.

Balcones Dermatology - Tali



Tali came to Balcones Dermatology in November of 2015. She was born and raised in Houston and moved to Austin the summer of 2015. Tali has worked medical front office and customer service for over 10 years. She loves giving individualized attention to each patient and brightening up their day.

Away for work, Tali enjoys spending time with her husky and doing make-up. When her work schedule allows, she loves seeing Marissa, the aesthetician, for a SilkPeel to rejuvenate and make her skin glow!

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Amelia Lara, CMA


Amelia has worked for Balcones Dermatology since 2005. Amelia said that she loves working here because she enjoys assisting and interacting with patients and the staff is great! Amelia works the front desk and helps in the back office clinic area as needed. Amelia really enjoys assisting Dr. Bushore with patients. The patients are fun and she likes learning what’s new in dermatology.

In her spare time, you’ll find Amelia spending time with her husband and 5 children.