Mahinakealo is a dermatology practice located on the Big Island of Hawai’i where our mission is to help each patient understand how best to take care of their skin.  Healthy skin enhances your beauty.  We are here to help you achieve your goals and shine as bright as the moon!

The name Mahinakealo comes from the Hawaiian phrase, “Pali ke kua, mahina ke alo, ” which means “back a cliff, front a moon.”  This phrase refers to the beauty of a person.

Marné has teamed up with Dr. Amylynne Frankel, as her supervising physician and medical director, to provide the highest quality medical and aesthetic services to the Hilo community and the Big Island of Hawai’i in general.  For those of you who know both of these outstanding professionals, this is an exciting combination.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Frankel here to see patients on the Big Island quarterly for two weeks at a time and hope she is able to move here permanently soon.  In the meantime, Marné will be our main provider and is well known in both the Hilo community and Big Island in general.  When you add the exceptional aesthetic abilities of Emily Sturdevant and Heather Neidhamer to the group, this is a winning combination.  Our aestheticians provide the skills needed for a complete dermatology practice that provides patients with all of their medical and aesthetic needs in one location.

Call us to schedule an appointment with one of our top notch staff and see what Mahinakealo Dermatology has to offer Hilo and the Big Island!

Marné CarMichael Walsh, MS, PA-C

Board-certified physician assistant

Medical and cosmetic dermatology

Brief Biography for Marné

Amylynne Frankel, MD

Board-certified dermatologist

Supervising Physician and

Mahinakealo Medical Director

Brief Biography for Dr. Frankel

Rebecca Priebe, NP

Board-certified nurse practitioner

Medical Dermatology

Brief Biography for Rebecca Priebe


Heather Neidhamer, LA

Licensed Aesthetician

Brief Biography for Heather

Elena Tavares, LA

License Aesthetician

Brief Biography for Elena


Emily Sturdevant, LA

License Aesthetician

Brief Biography for Emily

Melanie Stinger-Huebner, LA

License Aesthetician

Brief Biography for Melanie


 Marne offers lasers, botox, fillers & medical dermatology