Meet Dr. Stef Gatica, DNP

Stef Gatica, DNP, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and the primary provider at our dermatology clinic and spa. At our Ankeny location near Des Moines, IA, Stefanie Gatica, DNP goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional results while providing a safe and uplifting treatment experience.

Bilingual in Spanish and English and with over 35 years of medical experience, Stefanie Gatica, DNP is devoted to educating patients and fellow providers on the latest and best treatments and techniques. Her passion for creating a positive difference in each of her patients’ lives is at the heart of all she does here at Revive.

Training & Experience

Stefanie Gatica, DNP has been in the medical field for more than 3 decades in a variety of settings, including the emergency room, urgent care, pediatrics, aesthetics, and dermatology. After obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Graceland University, she continued her education at the University of Alabama, where she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

Stefanie Gatica, DNP was fortunate to receive a 3-month dermatology residency in West Des Moines with a prominent dermatologist. She then managed a medical and cosmetic dermatology clinic in Beaverdale for more than 7 years, where she was the sole provider. She has been doing aesthetic injections for 18 years.

After leaving a robust practice to spend more time with her family, Stefanie Gatica, DNP began to teach online for a large FNP Program. There, she soon moved up to the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator position. As she has decided to focus on Revive, she no longer works for the university. Today, Stefanie Gatica, DNP brings a wealth of experience to Revive, where she dedicates her time to teaching others and creating the refined results her clients want.

A Commitment to Education

When she isn’t working with clients, Stefanie Gatica, DNP spends her time training injectors at Revive, as well as traveling to many different states. She is often sought after to be a guest trainer. As the only Allergan® trainer in the state of Iowa, she trains providers from all over the country in the latest, safest, and most effective aesthetic injection techniques.

“Dr. Gatica assisted with my BOTOX training; she and her staff are excellent. They provide high-quality, personalized treatments and are very knowledgeable in the world of aesthetics. Her experience and passion are priceless.”

—Emily W Google review

Stefanie Gatica’s Top Treatments

While Stefanie Gatica, DNP only offers treatments and procedures she loves and stands by 100%, she does have a few favorite specialties:

As a medical dermatology specialist as well, she creates close relationships with her patients facing skin cancer, providing them support and a friendly face to count on during their treatment journeys. 

Outside of the Office

Stefanie Gatica, DNP has been married for 30 years and has 3 children: Jayden, Devin, and Haley. She spends most of her free time traveling, watching softball, and enjoying her family. She begins and ends most of her days relaxing with her loved ones on her patio, taking in views of the beautiful Iowa skies.

Meet With Stefanie Gatica, DNP

If you would like to schedule a consultation with Stefanie Gatica, DNP, either virtually or in person, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677.


Our Patients Say It Best

Don’t take our word for it! As you search for the best dermatology practice and med spa in the Des Moines, Iowa area trust what real people have shared about their experiences at Revive.

5 Over 154 Reviews
Sydney is awesome. She did my Botox forehead and crows feet. Lookin good!!!
Stef Gatica is kind, caring and professional. She went out of her way to help me after being rejected by 2 other clinics. I received filler and botox and the results are amazing. Her staff is also kind and made me feel comfortable. I would refer Revive to anyone and will continue to see Stef for more procedures, she is the BEST!
Excellent service!! Dr. Gatica is very friendly and patient with me! I got the Moxi and the results are fantastic!
I’m excelente servicio!!!
This is THE place to go for all of your skincare needs. My skin has never looked better. Everyone I’ve worked with has been so friendly and knowledgeable. They really care about their clients and will give you exceptional results.

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