Ruben Antenor Moreno, M.D.
Dermatologist in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Port St. John, and Suntree, FLFlorida Dermatology Associates
Dr. Moreno was an assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, where he taught General & Surgical Dermatology. In 1988 Dr. Moreno began his practice in sunny Florida relocating from the New York/New Jersey area. His Doctorate of Medicine was earned from State University of New York's College of Medicine. His internship was in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine & Dentistry in Newark, N.J., and then onto his residency in Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh. Presently, Dr. Moreno, Board Certified Dermatologist, specializes in skin cancer surgery, specifically Mohs surgery. He also supervises three physician assistants who provide patient care. Dr. Moreno is a compassionate doctor whose "patient first" philosophy is very apparent throughout Florida Dermatology Associates.
Frank G. Lee, M.D.
Dermatologist in Palm Bay, Titusville, FLFlorida Dermatology Associates
Dr. Lee joined Florida Dermatology in early 2010. He is one of a few dermatologists in Florida who are Board Certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Lee received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Illinois in 1979 and did his residency at the University of Cincinnati. He has been practicing dermatology in Florida since 1985. He is a very dedicated and thorough physician focusing on clinical dermatology.
In addition to our 4 physicians, we have 3 physician assistants and a nurse practitioner with dermatology experience to provide you with quality care.
Susan R. Hammerling, PA, MPAS, DFAAPA
Dermatologist in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, and Suntree , FLFlorida Dermatology Associates
Susan Hammerling has been practicing as a Dermatology PA since 2001. She is clinically involved with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of general and cosmetic dermatology patients as well as the diagnosis, monitoring and therapy of patients with skin cancer, acne, and psoriasis. She has years of experience in injecting Botox, fillers, and doing skin rejuvenation laser and IPL treatments including hair removal.
Ms. Hammerling attended Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she graduated with a Bachelor of Sciencece degree in Physician Assistant studies in 2001 and completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies with specialization in Dermatology in 2002. Also, Susan spent one year training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
She has lectured at the Watson Clinic/Moffitt Center to colleagues and patients in the community as well as at Publix, Northrop Grumman for skin cancer education. She has also had publications in peer reviewed journals.
She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, member of the American Society of Laser Surgery and Medicine, and has completed advanced training in Dermatology earning her the prestigious Diplomate status of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She was previous Legislative Affairs Chair of the SDPA and Director at Large.
In addition, Susan has chaired events for the American Cancer Society of Brevard County, served as President of the Haven Guild, board member of Crosswinds, and volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem and State Attorneys office.
Helen G. Turk, PA-C
Dermatologist in Cocoa Beach, and Suntree ,FLFlorida Dermatology Associates
Helen was awarded her Masters in Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University in 2011 and is certified by the NCCPA. She began her career in surgery at the Mayo Clinic. With a surgical background, she moved into plastic surgery and now has found her home in medial and cosmetic dermatology. She has been practicing anti-aging techniques since 2011. She and PA Hammerling perform Laser/IPL treatments and Botox/Dermal Filler injections. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.
Laura DiJerome, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner in Port St. John , and Titusville, FLFlorida Dermatology Associates
Laura received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Akron in 1988. She practiced in Ohio until 2012, when she moved to Florida for retirement. She joined us on a part time basis in 2014.
Cindy C. Bassford, PA-C, PhD
Physician Assistant in Palm Bay, and Port St. John , FLFlorida Dermatology Associates
Cindy is our newest member of the Florida Dermatology family. She is a certified Physician Assistant and earned her PhD in Medical Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Flroida in 2007. She then received her Master Degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Florida in 2009. Cindy is board-certified by the NCCPA and is licensed by the Florida and Texas Physician Assistant boards.
Christine Jeffreys, CME, CCE
Medical AestheticianFlorida Dermatology Associates
Christine Jeffreys, Medical Aesthetician, CME, CCE Christine has spent the last 13 years in the dermatology and plastic surgery field as a licensed Medical Aesthetician and Medical Assistant learning the latest techniques in skincare and cosmetic procedures. Christine is also a board certified Electrologist and has passed her CME exam and clinicals licensing her in laser treatments. Christine has extensive experience in acne treatment for both adults and teens.
She welcomes all skincare questions and is educated in many professional skincare lines. You will find her engaging, honest, and a great resource in maintaining youthful skin. She is the first to tell you to stick with your current products if they are truly healthy and good.
Christine has three daughters and enjoys riding her horses. In addition to her 3 kids, her passion is helping people to look and feel good about themselves.
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