Jon R. Ward, MD, is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who can provide comprehensive care for all types of skin problems. Dr. Ward earned his medical degree at the University of Florida, before completing his dermatology residency at the University of Massachusetts, where he earned the position of Chief Resident.
Dr. Ward founded the practice in 2006 and has served as President of Gulf Coast Dermatology since that time. He has been a leader in the local and state medical community and has served as President of The Bays Medical Society and was elected the first President of The Bays Medical Society Health Trust. He has served on the Board of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and is on the Florida Medical Association PAC Board.
Dr. Ward has performed over 20,000 skin cancer surgeries and removals, using all recommended techniques including Mohs Surgery, Superficial Radiation Therapy, Erbium Laser Ablation, Cryosurgery, Photodynamic Therapy, Electrosurgery, and Curettage. He determines the best procedure by having every tool at his disposal to treat your skin cancer.
Dr. Ward has also been recognized for excellence in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser skin resurfacing, Coolsculpting, and injectables (Botox, Sculptra, fillers). He was named a Top Beauty Doc by New Beauty magazine in 2008 and 2009.
Michael A. Stickler, MD, is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery.
Thanks to Dr. Stickler’s expertise, Gulf Coast Dermatology was able to become the first practice in Bay County to offer Mohs Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. He is also skilled in cosmetic procedures such as Botox and other filler injections, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation.
Dr. Stickler attended medical school at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he was named Outstanding Graduate (Valedictorian) of his class, before going on to complete his dermatology residency as Chief Resident in the University of Florida’s Division of Dermatology at Shands Hospital.
George vonHilsheimer, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who joined Gulf Coast Dermatology after finishing a more than 20-year Army career as Chief of Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. There, he earned the highest patient satisfaction ratings of any physician for four consecutive years.
Dr. vonHilsheimer completed his medical and dermatologic specialty training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, with additional medical and surgical training at Johns Hopkins University and the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. vonHilsheimer is a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He also teaches dermatology at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University’s School of Medicine.
As a veteran with more than 20 years of military service, Dr. vonHilsheimer feels right at home with our community’s many military men and women, and their families.
Neil Sandhu, MD, is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, serving patients in Gulf Breeze, Navarre, and Milton, FL. Dr. Sandhu comes to the area after serving as Chief Resident at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training puts him at the cutting-edge in cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Sandhu is also trained in cosmetic procedures including BOTOX and filler injections, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation.
Dr. Sandhu attended the University of Wisconsin, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude before going on to attend the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, where he again graduated at the top of his class.
Dr. Sandhu has authored multiple scientific articles, including one focusing on the use of laser procedures in dermatology. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Mohs Surgery.
Brooke Bair, DO is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery, and the cancer-fighting Mohs surgery. As a third-generation Floridian, Dr. Bair is no stranger to the effects of the Florida sun on her patients’ skin, and is often called upon to speak as an expert on dermatologic conditions at events across the country, and internationally.
After graduating from the University of Florida with a BS in Microbiology, Dr. Bair went on to medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and then completed her internship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bair is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Bair joins Gulf Coast Dermatology’s team in Jacksonville in 2012, and looks forward to continuing to serve her Jacksonville patients by providing cutting-edge dermatology practices and the best patient care available.
Angela Bookout, Board-certified Dermatologist, joins Gulf Coast Dermatology after serving as Chief Resident at Nova Southeastern University, Largo Medical Center. Her Florida-based dermatology residency afforded her extensive experience in Mohs surgery, a highly effective treatment for certain types of skin cancer. In addition to general dermatology, she has specialized training in pediatric dermatology and skin of color. Furthermore, Dr. Bookout trained under one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the country through a scholarship from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. In her final year of residency, Dr. Bookout was awarded the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Residency Leadership Award.
Dr. Bookout attended Angelo State University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was nominated for Presidential Scholar. Before attending medical school, she conducted three years of biomedical research at Duke University and Dynogen Pharmaceuticals in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. At Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Bookout remained at the top of her class, and was presented with the Distinguished Student Scholar Award upon graduation. Following medical school she completed her internship training at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Bookout’s work has been published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and the Biochemical Journal, among others. At Gulf Coast Dermatology offices, Dr. Bookout sees patients in both the clinical setting and our adjacent Aqua Medical Spa.
Plastic surgeon, Jeffery Walding, MD is a Southeast Alabama native, bringing his skills and experience to Gulf Coast Dermatology in the surgical removal of skin cancer, plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Walding received his education at University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine, and his plastic surgery training at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Walding is a great addition to the GCD team, as we offer patients expanded services and procedures to complement our dermatology expertise.
Gulf Coast Dermatology was voted Best Dermatologist in Bay County in the 2010 and 2011 News Herald's Reader's Choice Best of Bay