Our Team

R. Paul Unkefer, M.D.

Dr. Unkefer grew up in Florida and received his B.S. degree, with High Honors, from the University of Florida. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1997. From 1997 to 2001 he completed an internship in Internal Medicine and his Dermatology Residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, where he was Chief Dermatology resident.

Dr. Unkefer has spoken to community groups, served as a lecturer for pharmaceutical companies, and was also a clinical teacher of dermatology for family practice residents at the University of Tennessee. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery, in addition, he is a member of the East Tennessee Dermatological Society.

Dr. Unkefer treats any skin, hair, or nail concerns; possesses extensive training and expertise in the treatment of skin cancer, including performing Mohs micrographic surgery; and offers diverse cosmetic services, including laser treatments, Botox Cosmetic, and dermal fillers.

He resides in Maryville, Tennessee with his wife and two children. He enjoys sports and participating in numerous health and fitness activities.


Connie Hayes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, DCNP

Connie Hayes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, DCNP is both a Family Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 1995, and a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP) with advanced clinical training to diagnose, treat, prescribe, and perform procedures for skin, hair, and nail conditions in patients of all ages. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Indiana University School of Nursing, magnum cum laude;  Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Texas A & M Corpus Christi, Texas; and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing.

Connie is dedicated to her patients in providing individualized and comprehensive care to all. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. During her time off, she likes to swim, bike, read, and participate in local organizations.