Our Staff

Carl R Thornfeldt MD

Dr. Carl R. Thornfeldt is a practicing dermatologist with 30 years of skin research experience, 19 U.S. patents granted and over 30 scientific journal publications in the area of treatment of skin diseases and conditions, including chapters in six dermatological textbooks and authored the book Ideal Skin Health published in 2010. Along with these accomplishments, he has also spent nearly two decades focusing on researching the skin barrier and cutaneous inflammatory conditions.

Dr. Thornfeldt received his M.D. from the Oregon Health Sciences University. Soon after, he spent three years in family practice for the U.S. Navy then completed his dermatology residency at University Hospital, San Diego, California. While running his private practice and conducting research, Dr. Thornfeldt has co-founded and held the position of CEO at several privately and publicly held biopharmaceutical technology companies.

Dr. Thornfeldt has presented at numerous international, national and regional scientific meetings.

In 2003 and 2005, Dr. Thornfeldt was selected as one of the top 50 doctors in the U.S. by The Sinatra Health Report. He is the only dermatologist on the list.


Joie Torvend LE

Joie Torvend grew up in the Portland, Oregon area. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Having an easy way with people Joie found herself in sales and later being promoted into management. After a long and successful career Joie saw her chance to move into a long time love of esthetics.

Upon graduating from The Milan Institute Joie began work at a prestigious Salon and Spa in the Ontario area. Joie loves meeting new people and wants to give her clients extra tender loving care. When the opportunity to further her career in a medical spa and work with Dr. Thornfeldt came about, she was excited and up for the challenge. She loves working in a medical setting knowing that she can help make her patients skin healthy and improve their self-esteem.

Joie lives with her longtime boyfriend and absolutely adores his two small children. She loves to camp, boat, BBQ, play sand volleyball and loves working with High School dance teams.


Heather Troughton LE

Heather Troughton was born and raised in the Caldwell, Idaho area. Esthetics was something that always interested her and she decided to receive her training at Oliver Finely Academy in Boise, Idaho. Upon graduation Heather went to work at a Day Spa where she continued learning different treatments.

Joining The MedSpa by CT Derm worked perfectly for Heather who was also interested in the medical side of the business. She is currently pursuing her Medical Assistant certification and looks forward to splitting her time between the Medspa and CT Derm. Heather loves to treat all kinds of skin conditions and enjoys sharing the joy with her patients when they see healthier skin.

Heather enjoys playing softball and traveling. She also loves spending time with family, friends and her two dogs.