Dermatology

Toll Free: 866-409-DERM (3376)
Bella Vista Building & South: 863-680-7267
Sun City Center: 863-633-6121
Zephyrhills: 813-788-7867

 
Watson Clinic's Department of Dermatology is led by a team of board-certified specialists, accompanied by highly qualified physician assistants and an experienced medical support team, who continue to set the standard for exceptional skin care in every community they serve. Dermatology is one of the busiest departments within Watson Clinic - welcoming well over 75,000 patient visits last year - at offices located in north and south Lakeland, Zephyrhills and Sun City Center. 
  
Utilizing the latest technologies and treatments in the field, our team provides a host of services designed to improve skin health.

These services include:
• General skin evaluations
• Diagnosis and treatment of all forms of skin cancer
• Detection and treatment of skin disorders, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis and rosacea
• Treatment of skin, hair and nail diseases
• Dermatologic Surgery 
• A variety of esthetical services, including chemical peels and microdermabrasions
• An onsite pathology lab offering the added convenience of a more streamlined testing and results process.
 
Maintaining a regular schedule for general skin evaluations is essential, particularly for those individuals with excessive recreational or occupational-related sun exposure, and those with a prior history or family history of pre-cancer, skin cancer, or melanoma.
 
Other department highlights include:
 
Dermatopathology
In addition to their dermatology practices, Drs. Linwood Bond, Jr. and Amy Prakash also specialize in dermatopathology. When diagnosis of a skin condition cannot be adequately attained through visual examination alone, a skin biopsy is sent to the dermatopathologist, who studies the tissue on a cellular level to produce the most accurate diagnosis possible.
 
Dr. Bond serves his dermatology patients from his South location, while his dermatopathology practice is housed out of the Bella Vista Building.
 
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Dr. Theresa Cao specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the Bella Vista Building. This specialty has broadened the field of dermatology and entails the precise removal of certain carcinomas in patients at high risk for reoccurrence. A Mohs' procedure boasts a higher cure rate and offers maximum tissue conservation for patients.

Dermatology Physicians:

 
 
Linwood D. Bond, Jr., MD 
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, MD
  • Internship: York Hospital, York, PA, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, Dermatology
  • Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Dermatopathology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology & Dermatopathology
  • Member: American Society of Dermatopathology, American Academy of Dermatology, Polk County Medical Association, Florida Medical Association

Sharon I. Fairbee, MD
  • Medical School: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Internship: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Academy of Dermatology, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association

Catherine B. Marcum, MD
  • Medical School: University of University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, MD
  • Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Board of Dermatology Certification, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women's Dermatologic Society, Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, Polk County Medical Association

Luke M. Miller, MD
  • Medical School: Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Chief Resident, Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, TX, Family Medicine
  • Residency: Chief Resident, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Board of Dermatology Certification, American Medical Association, Polk County Medical Association

Rick L. Moore, MD
  • Medical School: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Internship: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Academy of Dermatology, Florida Society Dermatologic Surgeons

Ronald J. Patrick, MD
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C., MD
  • Internship: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
  • Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Academy of Dermatology, Hillsborough County Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology

Amy V. Prakash, MD
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, MD
  • Internship: Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA
  • Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Fellowship: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Dermatopathology; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Advanced Clinical Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology & Dermatopathology
  • Member American Academy of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Contact Dermatitis Group

William J. Roth, MD, PhD
  • Medical School: State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, MD
  • Internship: Cornell Medical Center, New York Hospital, New York, NY, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Florida Medical Association, Florida West Coast Dermatology Society, Polk County Medical Society, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society

Pamela E. Sakalosky, MD
  • Medical School: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Internship: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Internal Medicine
  • Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Academy of Dermatology, Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology

Galina Shistik, MD
  • Medical School: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society

Mohs Micrographic Surgery:

Theresa Cao, DO
  • Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL, DO
  • Residency: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Family Medicine and Dermatology
  • Fellowship: State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, Procedural Dermatology
  • Board-certified: Dermatology
  • Member: American Board of Osteopathic Medicine of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatology Surgery, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

 
 


 
 
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