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at ReGenesis Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery and dermatology are complementary medical specialties, sharing the same goal of helping patients look and feel their best. Our physicians perform some of the same minimally invasive procedures, yet their training and experience are vastly different. Plastic and facial surgeons are the experts in facial body contouring while dermatologists are the authority in skin cancer detection and the treatment of skin disease.
ReGenesis Plastic Surgery and Dermatology is a dual specialty practice providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients.
Meet Our Doctors
Duane O. Hartshorn, MD
Dr. Duane O. Hartshorn is a facial plastic surgeon who completed his otolaryngology training at the University of Michigan. Following graduation, Dr. Hartshorn spent an additional year at the University of Michigan completing a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. In addition to Dr. Hartshorn’s cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice, he also sees patients with head and neck cancer and a variety of other otolaryngology issues. Dr. Hartshorn has authored papers in many peer reviewed journals on the topics of speech, facial reconstruction, hearing and cancer. Dr. Hartshorn is married with four children and enjoys spending time with his family.
Matthew R. Swelstad, MD
Dr. Matthew R. Swelstad is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also completed a craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery fellowship at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has authored book chapters and journal articles on topics such as facial rejuvenation, breast deformities, and a variety of craniofacial and pediatric anomalies. Dr. Swelstad has also presented at national and international meetings on the topics of craniopagus separation, the role of Botox® in managing congenital muscular torticollis and surgical correction of craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Swelstad is married with two daughters and enjoys camping, biking, and baking homemade pizza in his outdoor wood-fired pizza oven!
Jeffrey M. Pitcher, MD
Dr. Jeffrey M. Pitcher is a graduate of the University of Utah and earned his M.D. from MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. During his medical schooling, he was intrigued with surgery and went on to complete a General Surgery Residency at Indiana University. While in surgery training, his passion for combining both art and science was confirmed, leading him to complete a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Specializing in breast reconstruction, nerve reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Pitcher is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pitcher is married with four children and enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and spending time with his family.
Rachael H. Kappius, MD
Dr. Rachael H. Kappius practices medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She completed her medical degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine and dermatologic training serving as Chief Resident at the Medical University of South Carolina. She specializes in skin cancer detection and treatment, acne, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune disease, and pediatric dermatology. She has presented at two national dermatologic conventions on the complexities of skin cancer and treatment options. She enjoys helping patients repair the skin after UV damage with Botox, fillers, and skin resurfacing solutions. By training under several of the top medical and cosmetic dermatologists in the nation, Dr. Kappius brings skincare expertise to ReGenesis Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Dr. Kappius is married to a retired professional mountain biker and Colorado native. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking and camping with their dog Oz, snowboarding, drawing, painting, and gardening. She is looking forward to meeting the wonderful people of the Grand Valley and getting involved in the community.
Meet Our Staff
Shea Chubbuck, PA-C
Shea is a physician assistant for Dr. Swelstad and Dr. Pitcher’s patients. She earned her undergrad in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2007 and went on to study for her master’s at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she graduated as a Physicians’ Assistant. After college she began working in Plastic Surgery until 2014 when she and her husband decided to head for the mountains and came to Colorado; they settled on Grand Junction, where they can be outside year-round. After working for a year in Orthopedics, Shea knew it was time to go back to Plastic Surgery and joined the ReGenesis team. During her free time, you’ll find Shea and her husband enjoying the great outdoors — ice climbing, mountain biking, trail running, and rock climbing.
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We are located in the St. Mary’s Physician’s Tower. Patients should use Entrance and take
the Elevator to the 5th floor and enter Suite 506.
We Genuinely Care
Dermatology is a new addition to ReGenesis in order to provide our patients with the most well-rounded comprehensive experience in Grand Junction. Our dermatologist offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. If you’re experiencing anything from a rash to abnormal growth, our team is committed to helping you. We take the time to listen, ask questions, and work with you to create solutions to any problem.
Our dermatologist also works closely with aesthetic and laser specialists for patients looking for an anti-aging regimen. At ReGenesis, we have the experience and technology to serve all of your dermatologic needs.
Here at ReGenesis Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we look forward to meeting you and calling you part of our family.