The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Bryan C Hicks MD
Bryan Hicks MD was born in Miami, FL in 1956. He is the oldest of four children. Growing up in South Miami and Coral Gables, he played golf and enjoyed Orange Bowl football games. His father John, also a dermatologist, enjoyed the profession and certainly influenced his son Bryan in that regard. Dr. Hicks’ mother Marilyn is from Vancouver. She contributed equanimity and resilient spirit to his upbringing.
Dr. Hicks attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a B.S. in zoology. Just as now, in those years, freshman's class sizes were large, distractions abundant and pre-med classes very competitive. Medical School at the University of Miami could not have been more different. The school was experimenting with pass-fail grades, and classes to encourage introspection in order to feed the planned expansion of family medicine with warm and fuzzy doctors.
Jackson Memorial Hospital is the county hospital for Miami, Fl. That is where Dr. Hicks received his internal medicine internship and dermatology residency. The residency program at Miami was one of the largest in the country and very progressive in teaching skin cancer surgery as well as other cosmetic surgery. To this day, our instructors, Henry Menn, Harvey Blank, and Leonard Lewis are known as pioneers in the field of dermatology. Those were the years of 1982 to 1986, and HIV disease had just come to North America. Dr. Hicks helped Neil Penneys MD write the first photographic atlas on skin manifestations of AIDS. Those years prepared him to recognize and diagnose patients with other “new” diseases such as eosinophilia myalgia syndrome from contaminated L-tryptophan and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis from gadolinium in dialysis. This ability to diagnose a new problem that one has briefly read about but never seen is special and great endorsement of our American medical education system.
Dr. Hicks began in a private practice in Miami, Fl. He worked there for five years before leaving for the allure of Jackson, WY. Jackson was of course, a great place to live, but did not provide enough work for a young dermatologist. So after two years, Dr. Hicks moved back to Florida, this time in Ocala. He has been there since 1993 in a solo practice. His area of interest is cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer surgery. He is married to Melodee. She, a former Miami attorney, is now a mother of three children and a thoroughbred breeder.
- B.S., U of Florida, 1978
- M.D., U of Miami, 1982
- Internship, Internal Medicine, JMH, Miami, FL 1983
- Residency, Dermatology, JMH, Miami, FL 1986
- American Board of Dermatology, Diplomat
- American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
- Florida Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Active member
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Active member
Natalie Graham MA
Natalie has been with us for over 9 years. She is one of our medical assistants and our surgical technician. She assists Dr. Hicks with many of the surgical excisions and routine office procedures. Natalie is committed to excellent patient care and you can be very confident with her as your MA. She has been in the medical field since 2001. Natalie enjoys laughing and making others laugh. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her three children and her dogs.