Free Skin Cancer Screenings to be Held January 26th in Fourteen Southeast Cities

Jan 11, 2013, 10:46 ET from Gulf Coast Dermatology

PANAMA CITY, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Coast Dermatology will offer free full-body skin cancer screenings on Saturday, January 26th from 9 a.m. to noon at several of their locations.   The screenings are provided by appointment only and are for new patients.  Appointments for the screenings may be scheduled by calling toll-free 1-877-231-DERM (3376).

Board-certified dermatologist and Gulf Coast Dermatology President, Jon R. Ward, MD, states, "Our primary focus is the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer.  By offering free full-body screenings twice annually, we hope to enhance our efforts and save lives.  We also hope to reach those who may not have access to dermatological care, by offering these screenings free of charge."

These full-body cancer screenings will be held at Gulf Coast Dermatology offices in the following cities:

Panama City, FL, Panama City Beach, FL, Port St. Joe, FL, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Niceville, FL, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Crestview, FL, Gulf Breeze, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Sarasota, FL, Valdosta, GA, Auburn, AL, and Dothan, AL.  Screenings on exposed skin areas without an appointment are also being offered in Tallahassee, FL, with admission to the Tallahassee Fitness Festival, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

For more information, please call 1-877-231-(DERM) 3376.

About Gulf Coast Dermatology
Gulf Coast Dermatology is committed to providing the highest level of care for patients of all ages.  We are a full-service practice specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.  Using the latest technology and procedures, Gulf Coast Dermatology is staffed by highly skilled physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and aestheticians.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but also the easiest to cure with early detection.  At Gulf Coast Dermatology, we are uniquely positioned to provide our patients with comprehensive treatment options including Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and we are the only practice in the Florida panhandle/southern Alabama region to offer Superficial Radiation Therapy.  Patient access to care is also of great importance, which is why we offer quickly scheduled appointments and convenient locations throughout Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Additionally, we provide our patients with a wide range of physician-supervised, results-based cosmetic services at our Aqua Medical Spa locations, with some services provided at our general dermatology locations.  Among our customized treatments are clinical facials, hair removal, injectable derm fillers, laser resurfacing, skin tightening, CoolSculpting® treatments for body contouring, and the new miraDry® procedure for the elimination of excessive underarm sweating. 

For more information about Gulf Coast Dermatology and Aqua Medical Spa, visit and, or call toll-free, 877-231-3376.

SOURCE Gulf Coast Dermatology