Skin Solutions FOR EVERY BODY

About Us

About Us

Skin Solutions Dermatology has joined Forefront Dermatology, and we're excited about the benefits to our patients, first and foremost being our ability to focus more on treating you and less on administrative responsibilities. You'll also notice more resources to assist you with scheduling and billing, and access to new technology advancements.

All our professionals at Skin Solutions Dermatology maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology

Kathy Cook, MD

Dr Kathy Cook

Dr. Kathy Cook is a board-certified dermatologist devoted to excellence. Her experience and commitment to maintaining the health of her patients is not only respected in medical dermatology but cosmetic dermatology as well. Dr. Cook founded Skin Solutions Dermatology in Ames, Iowa in September 2004 after spending twelve years with multi-specialty groups. She specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer.

Dr. Cook has a passion for cosmetic dermatology and helping every body look their best. Because of her extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology, patients seek her advice on a variety of anti-aging procedures. For the past eight years, Dr. Cook and her staff at Skin Solutions Dermatology have been voted Best Dermatologist in Story County.

Dr. Cook is an Iowa native who received her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and her medical degree from the University of Iowa. She completed her internship at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, Colorado, followed by a residency in dermatology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, where she was Chief Resident her final year. Skin health and rejuvenation are primary focuses of her practice. She has recently opened a second location in Ankeny, Iowa. Dr. Cook is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Iowa Dermatological Society.


American Board of Dermatology


MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

BS, Iowa State University, Ames IA


St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospitals, Denver, CO



University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Professional Societies

American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow

American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery

Iowa Dermatological Society

Nicolle Fischer, PA-C

Nicolle Fischer PA-C
Nicolle Fischer, PA-C joined Dr. Kathy Cook’s team at Skin Solutions Dermatology in June 2012 providing both medical and cosmetic dermatology care for patients. Since starting her career in dermatology, working closely with Dr. Cook, she has developed a passion for managing medical conditions including acne, rosacea, and eczema along with educating her patients on skin cancer prevention and anti-aging skin care.

Nicolle is a graduate of the University of South Dakota where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Nicolle is board certified by the National Commission on Certified Physician Assistants and also has been a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


National Commission on Certified Physician Assistants

Professional Societies

Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Eva Youshock, MD, FAAD

Eva Youshock, MD, FAAD

Dr. Youshock is Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She sees patients of all ages and skin types, and treats all general dermatological conditions.

Dr. Youshock originally hailed from New York State, but has been a lifelong Michigander. She graduated Magna cum laude from Smith College in Massachusetts, followed by Northwestern University Medical School, and then completed her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She served as a dermatologist in the United States Air Force, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, and achieved the rank of major.

She started up her own practice, North Oakland Dermatology, in the Detroit suburbs where she was a solo practitioner for nearly 30 years. Dr. Youshock is an active member of the Michigan Dermatological Society, and participates in a large number of continuing medical education activities.

She greatly looks forward to meeting Iowans and serving the people of the Ankeny area.


American Board of Dermatology