Trevor Lippincott Delivers Expert Dermatological Care to Patients of All Ages

January 2024

Meet Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Trevor Lippincott

Optima Dermatology is excited to introduce Trevor Lippincott, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, who will be treating patients in Salem, NH, and Stratham, NH. Trevor offers dermatology treatments to patients of all ages for various skin conditions. 

Trevor has been serving patients around New England since 2014 and has trained under many experienced providers, including Optima’s board-certified dermatologists Dr. Ryan Karmouta, Dr. Molly Cowdrey, and Dr. Jennifer Stead.

Trevor completed his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of New Hampshire. After working in the research field, Trevor went on to complete his Accelerated BS in Nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MCPHS). Trevor continued on to complete his Master of Science in Nursing from Carson-Newman University. Trevor is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, and the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.

Adding to Trevor’s experience is the time he spent as a registered nurse in the emergency room, clinical site lead, and certified dermatology technician (CDT).

Blending Expertise, Compassion, and a Personalized Approach

Trevor applies his years of medical and dermatological experience to every patient interaction, delivering the highest level of care and compassion. 

His approach to patient care mirrors Optima Dermatology’s overall mission: to treat every patient like they are our family. 

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Trevor, his approach, and the path that led him to become a board-certified nurse practitioner.

Where did you go to college?

I went to the University of New Hampshire for my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. After working at a dermatology practice as a scribe and medical assistant for many years, I decided to go back to school to become a registered nurse at MCPHS University. I worked in the emergency room for years and decided to advance my career and become a nurse practitioner, pursuing my Masters at Carson-Newman University.

What made you decide to pursue a career in dermatology? What did the path to get there look like?

After my undergraduate degree, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next. I worked in the research field as a research assistant, but I quickly missed interacting with other people. When I was working as a medical assistant and scribe, I appreciated the opportunity to work with patients and immerse myself in the medical field. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with dermatology. I worked as a scribe and medical assistant for many years before I decided to go on to get my nursing degree.

Going into nursing school I was confident I would want to continue for my NP, but I really wanted to work at the bedside as a nurse first. I loved the fast-paced environment of the emergency department and caring for the sick, emergent critical patients on their worst days. It was a privilege to do for so many years, but it wasn’t my passion.

I have been working in dermatology in some fashion since November 2014, and over time I have deepened my understanding of dermatology through working with many experienced providers. During my time in the emergency room and through NP school, I kept working in dermatology as a nurse. I opened Optima’s Salem, New Hampshire clinic in September 2022, and I have loved watching our team grow! I’m honored to have held so many different roles within dermatology and to now be practicing as an NP.

What are your favorite aspects of dermatology?

I love being able to visualize the skin and provide care to all ages! There are several facets to dermatology, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic. There is so much to learn and a lot of skills to master. Treating chronic conditions can be frustrating for patients but going alongside them and seeing their results is an amazing process to be a part of!

On your journey to becoming a board-certified nurse practitioner, what was the best advice you were given?

Have a goal in mind and continuously remind yourself of it. The healthcare system is full of interdisciplinary members and it’s imperative to work as a team to care for patients. We all bring value and importance to caring for patients.

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin?

Protect your skin from sun damage as early as possible! There are so many easy options to minimize sun exposure, including shade, sunscreens, and UPF clothing. Find a sunscreen product that you like, and wear it daily! Make it a part of your daily regimen. Enjoy your life and try to protect your skin along the way.

How would you describe your approach to treating patients?

I like to work alongside my patients. When I see patients in the office I like to ask, “What would make you the most comfortable?” or “What do you think?”  I can offer various treatments and other therapies but ultimately it is the patient’s decision. I want to educate and empower my patients with their options to help them feel comfortable in their skin. Whether it is a lesion that concerns them or an extensive rash, I want to come together with my patients and make them as comfortable as possible in their skin and pursue options that best fit their goals.

What do you like to do when you are not in the office?

I love working out, getting fit, and staying active! You’ll find me spending time with my family and friends. I love being at the beach (with lots of sunscreen of course) and adventuring around the fun restaurants and places in New England.

What to Expect From Dermatological Care Delivered by Trevor and His Team

If you’re seeking dermatological care, no matter how routine or complex, Trevor and his team at Optima Dermatology offer exceptional services and have the advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. 

Trevor is currently accepting new patients at our Salem and Stratham, NH, locations. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 603-942-2020.