About Us


Mission Statement

  • Commitment to Provide Excellence in Dermatologic Care
  • Genuine Desire to Build Relationships with Our Patients
  • Create a Supportive Team Environment for Patients and Our Staff
  • Provide Personal Warmth in a Comfortable Setting
  • Utmost Attention to Patient Satisfaction

Carolyn I. Hale, M.D.

Carolyn I. Hale M.D.Started her practice in 1988 and is Board Certified in Dermatology. She graduated from Linfield College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her Medical Degree from Oregon Health Science University where she also completed her residency program in Dermatology. She possesses a wealth of knowledge in Dermatology; areas of expertise include skin cancer evaluations including computerized mole mapping, and advanced wound care. Dr. Hale has been practicing Dermatology in the Salem/Keizer area since 1998. Dr. Hale volunteers at the Oregon Youth Administration and recently volunteered with Medical Teams Northwest formally Northwest Medical International in Honduras. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Oregon Representative of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Active staff member at Salem Hospital and past President of Oregon Dermatology Society. She is also very active with her church. When she is not practicing medicine, some of her personal interests include traveling abroad, gardening, playing with her grandchildren and making music.

Joel A. James, PA-C

Joel A. James PA-CJoel received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Puget Sound in 1993 and his PA degree from the University of Texas in 1996. Joel joined Dr. Hale in 2007 and has extensive experience in surgical and general dermatology. He has 20+ years experience in both primary care and dermatology. Joel served with the Army Reserves in Kuwait where he managed a Dermatology Clinic and provided general to acute dermatological care to soldiers. When Joel is not practicing medicine, some of his personal interests include playing basketball, running and volunteering in his church. He is a wonderful father of 4 children and he and his wife have opened their hearts and home to 3 more siblings from Ethiopia.

Julie Miller, R.N., B.S.N., D.N.C, M.E.P.C

Julie Miller, R.N., B.S.N., D.N.C, M.E.P.CJulie has a Bachelor of Nursing from Oregon Health Science University and is a Board Certified Dermatology Nurse. She received her Certification in Medical Esthetics in 2007. Julie has 30 years of experience in dermatology, focusing on aesthetics. After graduation she worked at Oregon Health Science University in their surgical oncology department. She is one of the charter members of the Northwest Oregon Dermatology Nurses Association and has volunteered at Skin Cancer Awareness Screenings and the Wallace Medical clinic for low income patients. She joined our practice in 2012 bringing with her a huge following of her patients from Well Spring Spa and Aesthetic Center. She specializes in Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser services – continually keeping up with the latest trends and educational opportunities. Julie is an active volunteer in her community. She coordinated youth sports for 15 years and has been on the school board for over 12 years. She loves doing activities with her husband and grown sons: they water ski, play soccer and she has a big yard to take care of.