Free Skin Cancer Screenings for Veterans

By: Gulf Coast Dermatology Release Email
By: Gulf Coast Dermatology Release Email

Tallahassee, FL - In recognition of Veterans Day, Gulf Coast Dermatology Tallahassee is honoring, and giving back, to the brave men and women who have served our nation by providing free skin cancer screenings to all veterans and active duty military personnel.

The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. at 1350 Market Street, Suite 200.

Gulf Coast Dermatology physician Angela Bookout, D.O., will perform the screenings. Dr. Bookout's prior experience as a dermatology resident with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System fostered her passion for those who have served in the military and inspired her efforts to honor them through this free event.

By offering this service to veterans and active duty military personnel, Dr. Bookout hopes to raise awareness about skin cancer, the importance of sun protection and the need for yearly visits to the dermatologist to help prevent the disease.

Gulf Coast Dermatology Release

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Free Skin Cancer Screenings for All Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel To Be Provided by Gulf Coast Dermatology Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In recognition of Veterans Day, Gulf Coast Dermatology Tallahassee is honoring, and giving back to, the brave men and women who have served our nation by providing free skin cancer screenings to all veterans and active duty military personnel. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. at 1350 Market Street, Suite 200.

Gulf Coast Dermatology physician, Angela Bookout, D.O., will perform the screenings. Bookout's prior experience as a dermatology resident with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System fostered her passion for those who have served in the military and inspired her efforts to honor them through this free event. By offering this service to veterans and active duty military personnel on Nov. 9, Bookout hopes to raise awareness about skin cancer, the importance of sun protection, and the need for yearly visits to the dermatologist to help prevent the disease.

"Skin cancer is the only form of cancer visibly detectable on the skin's surface," says Bookout. "During a full-body screening, your doctor is able to examine areas that are commonly missed during self-examinations.

Screenings are important for everyone because skin cancer does not discriminate based on age, race or gender."
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer in the U.S., but it is also one of the most preventable. Bookout encourages area residents to remember that early detection is the best prevention and recommends annual, full-body skin cancer screenings.

Veterans and active duty military personnel may schedule their Nov. 8, free skin cancer screening appointment by calling (850) 386-3376. Gulf Coast Dermatology is located at 1350 Market Street, on the second floor of the Market Street Plaza, next to Narcissus.
For more information about Gulf Coast Dermatology and its services, visit www.gulfcoastderm.com .

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About Gulf Coast Dermatology
Gulf Coast Dermatology is a full-service dermatology practice specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin care for all ages. Offering the latest technology and procedures, Gulf Coast Dermatology and Aqua Medical Spa at Gulf Coast Dermatology are staffed by highly skilled physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and aestheticians. The Gulf Coast Dermatology staff consists of experienced physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and aestheticians. The practice was founded in Panama City, Fla., and now serves patients in 16 locations throughout Florida, southwest Georgia, and southeast Alabama.


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