Jeffrey D. Parks, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist dedicated to giving each patient the highest quality care. After receiving a B.S. from the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska, Dr. Parks obtained his medical degree with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Parks completed his internship in internal medicine and his residency as chief resident of dermatology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Parks is highly trained in all areas of Dermatology, but has chosen to devote his personal practice to the detection and removal of skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Parks is a Mohs surgeon and is able to remove skin cancer by using a microscope; thus, giving the highest rate of cure- but leaving the smallest scar possible. Dr. Parks is the most experienced cosmetic dermatologist in the area; mastering the injection of BOTOX, Dysport and dermal fillers (Sculptra, Radiesse, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane, Restylane & Evolence). He has specialized techniques to remove moles and other skin lesions without stitches and minimal scarring.
Dr. Parks' memberships & professional affiliations include:
Michael J. Suah, M.D. is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He received a B.S. in Medical Technology from the Howard University College of Allied Health and obtained his medical degree from the Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.
Dr. Suah's postgraduate training took place at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he was a resident in the Emergency Medicine and Dermatology departments and attained the status of Chief Resident in Dermatology. He received extensive training and certification in the new Featherlift procedure in Los Angeles, CA under Nicanor Isse, M.D., the inventor of the silhouette suture.
Dr. Suah's memberships & professional affiliations include:
Meg E. Pierce, MS, PA-C is a physician assistant at Parks Dermatology, specializing in laser hair removal, tattoo removal and sclerotherapy.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Ms. Pierce earned her Master's degree in Clinical Medical Sciences and her Physician Assistant Certificate from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, where she was the Valedictorian and Class President and received several awards, including the Dean's Academic Award and the President's Scholarship.
Before coming to Parks Dermatology, Ms. Pierce worked as an inpatient and outpatient clinical dietitian, as well as a clinical nutrition specialist at many locations in New York and Florida, including Marriott Management Services at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL, Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and the Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach, FL. She then studied to become a Physician Assistant and completed clinical rotations with the Barry University Physician Assistant Program in Miami Shores, FL, before serving as a Physician Assistant for Lifetime Health satellite family practice office in Rochester, NY.
Heather has been a physician assistant at Parks Dermatology since 2004. She earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of West Florida in 1997 before receiving her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama in 2004.
In addition to general dermatology and minor dermatological surgery, Heather is also experienced in multiple lasers including IPL/AFT to treat pigmented and vascular lesions and skin rejuvenation, as well as the Pixel to diminish acne scars and fine lines. Mrs. Crawford also specializes in treating pre-cancerous lesions using photodynamic therapy.
Heather practices dermatology with remarkable attention to detail and treats her patients as if she were caring for her own family.
Rebekah Doyle, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant at Parks Dermatology Center.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Central Florida, Ms. Doyle attended Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. She completed a year of clinical rotations at Marion General Hospital and Smith Clinic in Marion, Ohio and graduated with high honors in 2006 with a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Ms. Doyle has been a physician assistant in dermatology since 2006, working in a busy dermatology office in Lake Wales, Florida and then joined our practice in 2009.
Along with general and surgical dermatology, she is skilled in cosmetic procedures such as Botox, sclerotherapy and dermal fillers.
John C. Coppola, D.O. is a board certified dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon with advanced training in the treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. Dr Coppola focuses on the medical, surgical, and cosmetic fields of dermatology. His wide array of knowledge ranges from skin cancer detection and treatment to state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures.
A Clearwater Floridian, Dr. Coppola earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his medical degree with highest honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at Michigan State University-Botsford Hospital and served as Chief Resident his final year.
Dr. Coppola was a clinical instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Michigan State University while in private practice there. He is the author of numerous dermatologic journal articles and the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Morton and Mary Smith Achievement Award and the American Osteopathic Foundation Welch Scholar’s Grant.
Active in professional societies, Dr. Coppola’s memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Osteopathic Association, and Volusia County Medical Society.
“One of the most important lessons I learned during my training is in helping patients make medical decisions. I always take into account their quality of life, what would I recommend for my own family, and given these choices, what is best for them? Taking these under consideration, the patient will make the right decision and I will have a fulfilling career helping them along the way.”
Dr. Michelle Foley is a graduate of Michigan State University/ POH Regional Medical Center, where she completed her dermatology training in Detroit, Michigan. She is a board certified dermatologist specializing in medical and surgical dermatology, with a passion for cosmetics and skin rejuvenation. Her recent training has provided her the opportunity to become skilled at many of the newest treatment regimens and procedures, for both medical and aesthetic dermatology.
She has also expressed great enthusiasm for treating pediatric patients. "Being able to treat children and help them through something difficult and scary, is one of my great joys, “ she explains.
Dr. Foley grew up on the West Coast of Florida. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University, she attended Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. There she graduated with the highest of honors, and received the Terry Internal Medicine Award for highest achievement in academic and clinical internal medicine.
She has authored and published multiple manuscripts, and has lectured at both the annual meetings of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and Michigan Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Foley's memberships include the Volusia County Medical Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Michigan Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association.
Vanessa Bain-Stephenson, is the licensed aesthetician at Parks Dermatology Center, specializing in chemical peels, acne and milia treatments, and the sapphire 3 photo abrasion therapy. Vanessa received her International Health and Beauty Diploma from Exeter College in Exeter, Devon, England in 1989, as well as an AS Degree in Health and Beauty Studies from the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1990.
After college, Vanessa worked as a skincare specialist, make-up artist, and manager for three cosmetic houses of Estee Lauder, Ultima II, and Guerlain in Florida and Connecticut. She then received her Florida Facial Specialist License in 2002 from Cindy Lees Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida.