Dr. Elizabeth Jacobson, Dr. Shellie Marks, Dr. Kathleen Beckum, Dr. Patricia O’Connor and Mary Beth Templin, PA-C have become well-recognized names in the field of medical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatological needs in the Hoover, Alabama and surrounding areas. Inverness Dermatology & Laser strives to provide the very best care to patients with medical, cosmetic and pediatric dermatological needs.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Inverness Dermatology in Hoover, Alabama at (205) 995-5575. Fax: (205) 995-5576

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Dr. Elizabeth Jacobson

Elizabeth S. Jacobson, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist. She has been practicing dermatology since 2003. Dr. Jacobson enjoys treating Hoover Alabama and the surrounding area patients of all ages with a wide range of dermatological needs.

Dr. Jacobson graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a degree in Microbiology.

Dr. Marks

Shellie Marks, M.D. graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Dr. Kathleen Beckum

Kathleen Beckum, M.D. is a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Beckum exemplifies leadership in dermatology. She has lectured at local and national meetings. She has published in well known journals, including The Archives of Dermatology, The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and JAMA Dermatology, to name a few. She also served as Chief Resident of the UAB Department of Dermatology from 2010-2011 with Dr. Marks.

Dr. Patricia O’Connor

Dr. O’Connor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Mary Beth Helms PA-C

Mary Beth Helms is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and has been practicing since 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College

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Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Marks at Inverness Dermatology provide medical, cosmetic and pediatric dermatological services to patients in Hoover, Birmingham and the surrounding Alabama areas.



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Patient Testimonials

I have been blessed to know Dr. Jacobson for over two decades; as a peer, as a teacher, and as a patient myself. It is my priviledge to offer my highest recommendation on her behalf! As a peer, i knew she was always at the top of our medical school class. She has established a respected practice, who unlike many dermatologist practices, is still willing to care for and see all patients despite their insurance. She gives her extra time freely to help educate primary care doctors about dermatology and volunteers regularly at our local free clinic. Perhaps most importantly, she is just an amazingly brillant dermatologist in whom, as a patient, I have complete confidence! You might never know all the brains that reside behind her beautiful face and warm smile, but watch out!!! Consider yourself very fortunate to have found Dr. Jacobson!

H. Gonzalez, MD, MPH, FAAFP

My first visit to Inverness Dermatology & Laser was because my wife insisted I go with her. I reluctantly made an appointment and Dr. Jacobson found a melanoma on my scalp during a routine exam. It was removed and was in an early stage so it had not metastasized. During subsequent exams over the past three years, two squamous cell carcinomas and one basal cell carcinoma have been found early and removed. I have also seen Dr. Marks and Mary Beth Helms, PA-C and they are competent, professional and caring. I simply will not go anywhere else. The staff is courteous and efficient. Appointments are almost always on time. This is the best run medical practice I have ever experienced. I consider myself very fortunate to be a patient of Inverness Dermatology & laser.

Jon, Tuscaloosa, AL

I have been a patient of Inverness Dermatology since their office opened. My experience has only been positive. The professionalism displayed by everyone in the office is a standard that I look for and receive every time I visit the office. I feel very confident that I am receiving the most accurate and best medical service available and have full trust in their decisions to address my medical needs. Pre-cancer and cancer cells have been removed and this gives me peace of mind that the staff is very knowledgeable and provides the best treatment. I enjoy the positive atmosphere that is always displayed by all personnel. I would not consider another Dermatology office for my medical needs. They are simply the best.

James, Birmingham, AL

Dr. Jacobson and her staff are awesome! No matter what the purpose of your visit to Inverness Derm, you can count on receiving excellent care from the physicians, PA and office staff.

Helen, Birmingham, AL

The staff at Inverness Dermatology is always so positive and friendly. Dr. Jacobson always takes time to ensure that my needs are being met. I don’t feel like I’m just another patient but more like a family member. Thanks Dr. J. You are WONDERFUL!

Dee, Birmingham, AL

I love Dr Jacobsen! I went for Botox first fall 2012, also had under eye filler ( has lasted 9 months and made me look 10 years younger! ) my Botox I repeated approx 6 mos later - I was amazed it lasted so long bc I went to a surgeon ( who advertises heavily in BHAM) I won't mention name but my Botox only lasted about 3 mos & was performed by a nurse ( I've found out that's not the way it's supposed to be done!) the surgeon also did my implants & I was pleased but I would never go to anyone else for Botox or fillers! Dr Jacobsen is very friendly and takes time to recommend the best filler for differing areas( I had filler in my lips, too - restyline , but under my eyes I think something else was used (?) I heard some people may dilute their Botox - thus the differing last times- I would HIGHLY recommend Inverness Dermatology- bc this Botox lasts longer than any I've used! Plus with the coupons I saved hundreds of dollars- she is always booked up so waiting 6 weeks isn't unusual , still I trust them, everyone in office is good, she is on TIME - no waiting which is rare with MD's in my experience!! I have never seen better prices and I think I read she is one of the top docs in B'ham!! ( btw- I am not a personal friend or have any connection other than client & very rarely write reviews- o one asked me to do this, either)
I just lucked up buying a groupon and will drive from Mtn brook to Inverness rather than change to anyone else! She's truly the best I've ever seen !!

Alison W