Jennifer Stead, DO, FAAD

Board-Certified Dermatologist


Dr. Jennifer Stead, board-certified dermatologist, has been serving patients in the New England region since 2011. Dr. Stead offers both medical and surgical dermatology treatments for patients of all ages, for a wide range of skin conditions. She also specializes in medical aesthetic treatments including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and laser treatments.

Dr. Stead completed her dermatology residency in Michigan at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and served as their Chief Resident. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, preceded by her Bachelor of Science in biology and genetics from Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Stead has authored numerous clinical publications and is a beloved provider in the southern New Hampshire region. During her free time, Dr. Stead enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. They can be found embracing outdoor activities, spending time on the seacoast, traveling, and attending the kids’ sporting events.  She is very passionate about the patient’s experience and the continuity of their care.  Dr. Stead looks forward to continuing to provide industry-leading dermatology care to patients in the greater New Hampshire area.

Quick Facts

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology for Patients of All Ages
  • Dermatology residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Michigan and served as Chief Resident
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology and Genetics from Pennsylvania State University

Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics Services in Bedford, NH

Optima Dermatology

176 South River Road,
Bedford, NH 03110

Practice Hours:

Mon: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Tues: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Wed: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Thurs: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Call Hours:

Mon: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Optima Dermatology

176 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110

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Dermatology Services in Bedford, NH

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What our patients are saying:
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"This was my first visit seeing Dr. Jennifer Stead, and it won't be my last. She is an amazing woman who is very professional and very helpful in her line of work. She explained everything to me before she started my visit. My visit went very well, and I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a caring and smart Dermatologist."

- Cheryl, Bedford, NH

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"Dr Jennifer Stead is so personable and knowledgeable. She truly wants to work with you to solve difficult problems and is very receptive to questions about your care. The facility is bright, tasteful and state of the art. The staff is very friendly and welcoming."

- Siri, Bedford, NH

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"New building smell when you first walk in! I think Dr. Stead is amazing. I’ve had her treat both medical and cosmetic conditions and she’s excellent! She knows her stuff!"

- Lisa, Bedford, NH

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"I have Stage IV cancer and due to medications my hair was thinning….A LOT! Dr. Stead immediately put me at ease, understood my concerns and explained my options. Dr. Stead even called my oncologist directly to discuss my case. Grateful she’s my dermatologist and the rest of my family!"

- Lesley, Bedford, NH

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"Dr. Stead is very professional, thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable and truly amazing. I would recommend her to all my family and friends"

- Krista, Bedford, NH

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"I followed Dr. stead from her previous practice because she is the best…thorough, knowledgeable and professional, with a great, caring and fun personality that leaves you feeling as if she is treating a friend! The new office is beautiful and it’s peeps, so welcoming. Kudos to a great practice!"

- Maureen, Bedford, NH