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John L. Millns M.D.

Dr Millns

Dr. John Millns was born in Toledo, Ohio but has been a resident of Florida since 1978.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo.  He received his medical degree from Ohio State University and trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Dr. Millns is an associate professor at the University of Florida.  Dr. Millns is board certified in both Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology, respectively.

Dr. Millns has been in private practice for the past 30 years and is an expert in the treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails of all age groups.  Dr. Millns specializes in identification and treatment of skin cancers.  He is the Director for Gulf Coast Dermatopathology Laboratory.  Gulf Coast Dermatopathology services dermatologists from all over the state of Florida and Ohio.

He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, West Coast Society of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatopathology and International Society of Dermatopathology.

He has participated in the Great American Teach-In and has done numerous training sessions to train fellow physicians in the field of dermatology and dermatopathology.
Dr. Millns takes pride in providing outstanding patient care and providing an environment to make all his patients feel like they are home.

   

Mark A. Cappel, M.D.

Dr Heaphy

Dr. Mark Cappel was born and raised in Monroe, Wisconsin. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey. Following an Internship in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Cappel completed his Dermatology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He then completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Cappel is board certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and Board Certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Cappel served as a Staff member in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic from 2009-2018 and as an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has a dedicated interest in teaching and education and was previously the Dermatology Residency Program Director at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Cappel enjoys life-long learning and has given numerous dermatology and dermatopathology meeting presentations both nationally and internationally. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed medical journal articles on a wide range of dermatologic topics which are cited on PubMed.

   

Laura Millns, PA-C

Laura Millns

Laura Millns PA-C joined our practice in 2010. She is a native of Tampa, Florida. Laura completed her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then went on to complete her Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ.

Laura is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She enjoys all aspects of Medical Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and loves to work with our cosmetic patients as well.

In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, boating, and traveling.

   

Sharon Miller, CMM

Sharon Miller

Sharon Miller was born in Alexandria, Virginia and moved to Florida in 1970. Sharon is married with two children.  She received her medical assistant degree in 1980 from Tampa College and joined Dr. Millns practice in 1988.  

Sharon has been the administrator for the dermatology practice as well as Gulf Coast Dermatopathology since 1998. She has been an integral part of every aspect of both practices and handles all the general administration duties, human resources, billing departments and nursing staff.

Sharon is a member in good standing of ADAM (Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers) and PAHCOM (Professional Association of Health Care Office Management), she received her Certified Medical Manager certificate in 2007.

 
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