Jon R. Ward, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Ward founded the practice in 2006 and has served as president of Dermatology Specialists of Florida since that time. He has performed more than 20,000 skin cancer surgeries using all recommended techniques including Mohs surgery, superficial radiation therapy, erbium laser ablation, cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, electrosurgery, and curettage. Having every tool at his disposal to… Read more

Michael A. Stickler, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Stickler joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida after serving as Chief Resident at the prestigious University of Florida Department of Dermatology Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Stickler grew up the youngest of five children with plans to pursue a career in engineering.  While attending The Pennsylvania State University his direction… Read more

Eric W. Baum, MD, MS

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Eric W. Baum, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and clinical professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. He has been on staff at the Baptist Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program and at Hunter College of New York, and if a Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Baum… Read more

Robert Calcote, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Robert Calcote, MD, joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama after more than 25 years of private practice in Jackson, Mississippi, and Auburn, Alabama. He is an expert in dermatologic surgery, cutaneous laser surgery, and blepharoplasty. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson, and went on to dermatology residencies at Lloyd Noland… Read more

Alan Gardner, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Gardner began his private practice in 1985, with a commitment to help people achieve great skin health, to the best of his ability, and to achieve realistic cosmetic goals. His experience and expertise over the past 29 years has allowed him to successfully treat many skin concerns, imperfections and diseases. Dr. Gardner realizes the… Read more

Josh A. Hammel, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
Dr. Hammel brings to Dermatology Specialists of Georgia an extensive background in dermatological research and specialized training in surgical dermatology, including the use of advanced plastic surgery repair techniques. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Hammel graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Hammel received his medical doctorate… Read more

Michael B. Morgan, MD

Board-Certified Dermatopathologist, Board-Certified Anatomic & Clinical Pathologist
As Dermatology Specialists of Georgia’s Director of Dermatopathology, Dr. Michael Morgan leads our lab team in the microscopic analysis, diagnosis and discrimination of skin lesions. He is board-certified in both dermatopathology and in anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr. Morgan received his medical degree, his internship in internal medicine, and his residency in anatomic and clinical… Read more

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John H. Phillips III, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Phillips joined us in 2014 after nearly thirty years of private dermatology practice in Louisiana and Mississippi. He is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic cosmetic surgeon offering expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, acne and rosacea, as well and the use of advanced medical technology to repair and restore damaged and… Read more

John Louis Ratz, MD, MBA, FACP, FACMS

Board Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
Dr. Ratz is a strong proponent of the ethical practice of medicine and is an equally strong patient advocate. As an educator, he feels it is important to make sure each patient thoroughly understands their unique situation and all of the instructions for treatment and care. He also feels it is important for our patients… Read more

Jeffrey Stricker, DO, MBA, CPE, FCAP

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Jeffrey Blake Stricker, DO, MBA, CPE, FCAP, joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama in 2015, bringing with him extensive experience in Mohs micrographic surgery and non-surgical superficial radiotherapy for the treatment of skin cancer. As a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, he specializes treatments for chronic and acute skin conditions, including excisional skin surgery, laser surgery, photodyanamic… Read more

Dawn M. Hansen, MD, FACP

Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing Dermatology
After receiving her medical education at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Dr. Hansen completed her internal medicine residency training at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS. She completed a dermatology training course at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX while serving as Hospital Medical Director at Shepard Air Force Base,… Read more

Carole C. Lane, MD

Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing Dermatology
Carole Lane, MD is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she also earned her medical degree. She is board certified in internal medicine and received advanced training in dermatology at The University of Alabama’s Department of Dermatology. Her prior experience includes running her own private practice as well as practicing dermatology… Read more

Allie S. Alford, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Allie is a graduate of the University of South Alabama’s Physician Assistant Program, where she earned a Master of Health Science. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Florida. Allie’s prior experience includes working as a nursing assistant for a home healthcare agency and working for our team… Read more

Rachel E. Brooks, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Certified Physician Assistant Rachel earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Auburn University. Her previous experience includes working as a physician assistant for a multi-state dermatology group as well as an orthopedic practice, where she assisted with a… Read more

Shelbi Carpenter, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Shelbi earned her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway Arkansas and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Prior to joining our team, she helped open South Point Dermatology in rural Arkansas, where she diagnosed and treated numerous dermatological conditions of the… Read more

Harmony Church, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Harmony Church joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2011.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.   Harmony has worked as a certified physician assistant, caring for North Florida patients in both plastic surgery and dermatology, since 2004. She is skilled in the delivery of cosmetic injectables, lasers… Read more

Angela M. Danley, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Angela earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from South University in Savannah, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working as a physician assistant in the Transplant Center at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the emergency department at Capital Regional… Read more

Amanda Day, PA-C, MPAS

Certified Physician Assistant
Amanda Day holds a master’s degree in medical science–physician assistant from Nova Southeastern University, and a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Troy University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. As a Wiregrass area native, Amanda joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama… Read more

Megan DeSelms, PA-C, SDPA Diplomate Fellow

Certified Physician Assistant
Megan received her Bachelor of Clinical Health Services and Physician Assistant certificate from the University of Washington School of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program. Prior to her PA education, she worked as a Medical Assistant and ABO-certified optician. She has extensive experience in treating patients with a wide range of dermatological conditions, including skin… Read more

Hannah Clardy Garnett, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Hannah earned her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and her Bachelor of Science in biology from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. Her experience includes working in Huntsville Hospital and Village Dermatology as a registered nurse, which further fueled her desire to work with and care for patients being… Read more

Sydney K. Givens, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Sydney King Givens joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama in 2017. She is a Dothan native and holds a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree from Samford University in Latin American Studies. Sydney’s clinical experience includes general dermatology and plastic surgery. She is also a member… Read more

Lauren E. Miller, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Jacksonville State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in both biology and chemistry. She went on to graduate cum laude from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a master’s in physician assistant studies. “I have been practicing specifically in dermatology since 2008 and can’t imagine doing anything else!”… Read more

Sarah Miller, MPH, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Sarah Miller is a certified physician assistant who received her Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MMSc-PA from Emory University’s School of Medicine Physician Assistant program. While at Emory, Sarah was one of two students that graduated with a dual-degree (PA/MPH) from Rollins School of Public Health… Read more

Barry Newton, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Barry Newton joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2010 after a 20-year military career. He is retired from the United States Air Force where he last served as the Physician Assistant to the Special Forces Operations Medical Element (SOFME). Barry is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and United States Air… Read more

Ariel Perry, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Ariel Perry joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2016.  She holds her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a bachelor’s degree from UF in microbiology and cell science. Ariel has been a practicing certified physician assistant since 2014 and has clinical experience in cardiology, electrophysiology and dermatology.

Heather Preisser, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Heather Preisser graduated from Florida State University before going on to earn her physician assistant degree from the Miami Dade College School of Health Sciences. Heather has extensive surgical and operating room experience. She is trained to provide all aspects of dermatological care, including skin cancer surgery, surgical reconstruction, and cosmetic procedures such as Botox®… Read more

Scott Shepard, PA-C, MPAS

Certified Physician Assistant
Scott Shepard joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2013. He received medical and emergency care training while serving in the United States Air Force and completed his master’s in physician assistant studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician… Read more

Sandy Singleton, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Sandy is a family nurse practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in nursing from the University of North Georgia. She graduated at the top of her class, and she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurse Practitioners. She is board certified through the American… Read more

Amy Ward, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Amy Ward is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She also competed the intensive Surgeon’s Assistant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a Bachelor of Science degree to support her passion for assisting with surgical procedures. Amy has more than 20… Read more

Kristi Wells, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Kristi Wells graduated from Tulane University with a double major in biology and psychology before going on to earn her master’s from the University of Florida’s Physician Assistant Program in 2003. She joined our practice in 2011 from Jacksonville, Florida, where she was working in Wolfson’s neonatal intensive care unit. She is a member of… Read more

Amy West, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Amy West has more than 15 years of experience as a physician assistant working in family medicine, acute care, and pediatrics, as well as, three years instructing health care professionals. She joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2016 bringing with her extensive surgical and operating room experience. Amy earned her master’s degree in physician assistant… Read more