Dr. Tomas Huerta Joins Methodist Physicians Clinic Dermatology StaffPublished: Sept. 13, 2022
Omaha native Tomas Huerta, MD, said it was always his dream to serve the community he grew up in. And seeing the difference his father made as a pulmonologist made him want to pursue medicine himself.
“He was pretty much my hero,” said Dr. Huerta, a dermatologist who has joined the Methodist Physicians Clinic team. “I’ll always remember him coming home and sharing stories about his day. He worked really hard. He worked long hours. But he always shared his passion for what he did with me, and how he loved meeting patients from all walks of life.”
Dr. Huerta is trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, a technique that treats skin cancer by removing cancerous areas while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. He completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina under the direction of world-renowned Mohs surgeon Joel Cook, MD. Dr. Huerta also is skilled in reconstructive facial plastic surgery.
“That’s one of the best parts about being a physician – being able to treat the whole patient,” he said. “I can find the skin cancer, diagnose it, remove it and then repair the patient so that they’re able to go back about their life with minimal scarring and a cosmetic result they can be happy about. That’s really satisfying, and it’s nice to be able to follow those patients through the whole process and do everything I can to provide them the care they deserve.”
Just as important to Dr. Huerta are the relationships he builds with patients.
“My favorite moments are the small ones,” he said. “Sometimes it’s just little jokes I share with patients, or jokes they tell me. It’s the relief I see on their faces after having a painful skin cancer removed, or the excitement patients feel when their skin is finally clear. It’s all these little interactions with my patients that make me excited when I wake up and grateful that I have what I consider the best job in the world.”
Outside of work, Dr. Huerta and his wife enjoy cheering for the Huskers and spending time with their greyhound, Millie, and pug, Dolly.
“They run the household, and my wife and I have made peace with that,” he said.