Our Staff

Lynchburg, VA Dermatology Staff

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Grace A. Newton, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellow American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Grace Newton completed her undergraduate education at the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science majoring in both Biology and Chemistry. She obtained her post graduate medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She then completed both an Anatomic Pathology Residency and an Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

She moved to Virginia for her last and favorite residency, Dermatology, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Her final year of residency she served as Chief Resident. Since moving to Virginia for her Dermatology Residency, she has refused to live in another state.

After her residency she moved to Lynchburg and joined a group dermatology practice. In 1998 she opened this solo dermatology office. She is honored and happy to serve the dermatological needs and be in lives of patients in Lynchburg and the surrounding area for more than 20 years. She is currently the dermatologist who has been practicing in Lynchburg the longest.

Contact Grace A Newton MD Dermatology today at 434-947-5321.

Brenda Blanks Church - Receptionist and Front Office

Brenda has over 30 years in the Medical-Clerical field, including both hospital and medical office setting. She began her career during the time of manual appointment scheduling and billing and later transitioned to electronic medical records and insurance processing. She joined our office in 2012. The highlight of her day is greeting patients as they arrive and assisting them during their time at the office.

Paula Peters Hight, LPN

Paula received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree in Amherst, VA in 2005. She has worked in many fields of medicine including Home Health, Urgent Care, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Otolaryngology. She joined our dermatology office in 2013. This “allowed” her to participate in our transition to electronic medical records. Don’t ask.

Karen Morris RN

Our newest addition to the office, Karen, has actually come full circle in her ventures in that she was Dr. Newton’s first nurse when she came to practice in Lynchburg...more years ago than either one of them would like to admit. Now that her children have grown, she wisely returned to the field of Dermatology. She worked with Dr. Newton years ago in a dermatology group practice and has returned to work with her again but this time in her solo practice. Karen is a graduate from Jefferson College with an Associate Degree of Nursing and brings experience in both office and hospital settings. She is an enthusiastic member of the professional, yet lively, team Dr. Newton has assembled to assist in providing the best patient care experience possible. 

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Office Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM