Hi. I’m Dr. Katie Varman, your dermatologist.
I am a dermatologist, modern day homesteader and a mother. I was born and raised in sunny California and did my undergraduate education at the University of Washington followed by the University of California, San Diego. I then attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine during which I completed an extra year of education as a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow. I graduated with research distinction and headed Northward to the land of the pine in sweet North Carolina. I spent 3 wonderful years doing my dermatology training at the University of North Carolina where I learned as much about my passion for the Earth and soil (and boot-stomping bluegrass music!) as I did about dermatology. I love that place.
I returned to California where I worked as a medical dermatologist for Kaiser-Permanente for 5 years. I worked as a general dermatologist, but I developed a special interest in the treatment of inflammatory skin disease like eczema and psoriasis. I became passionate about phototherapy as a treatment option and was discouraged to find so many barriers to utilizing it for patient care.
My goal with starting Body & Sol Phototherapy Clinic is to break down these barriers and make phototherapy available to everyone who needs it. I love seeing patients skin improve with natural, non-pharmacologic therapies whenever possible.
An Integrative Approach
I believe in an integrative approach to medical care. Integrative medicine involves a blending of ancient healing methods like Ayurveda and acupuncture with new-age traditional and functional medicine in the quest to promote optimal health and wellness.
Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. Phototherapy fits nicely alongside other non-pharmacologic treatment modalities to reduce our reliance on pharmaceuticals and allow for true healing.
I am a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and I am happy to offer this new functional care model at Body and Sol.
Katie Varman, MD, FAA
Start Healing Today
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Phone: (916) 645-1447
Fax: (866) 502 – 3465
566 E St. Lincoln, CA 95648