Lakeland, FL — In observance of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in May, the Watson Clinic Foundation is pleased to host free skin evaluations with highly experienced dermatology providers at Watson Clinic South and Watson Clinic Highlands in Lakeland, as well as the Watson Clinic Dermatology at Sun City Center facility.
“Skin cancer is one of the most curable of all cancers as long as it is detected early,” says Watson Clinic Foundation Program Coordinator Peggy Garrett. “This free community event raises awareness on the importance of routine skin examinations, and assists those who have not yet established their own dermatologist.”
The Watson Clinic Dermatology at Sun City Center facility, which is located at 924A Cypress Village Blvd. in Ruskin, will offer free exams on Friday, May 4 from 8 am to 11:30 am. These evaluations will be performed by Michelle Gordon, ARNP-C, an expert skin care specialist who works alongside board-certified dermatologist Ronald J. Patrick, MD.
Meanwhile, two Watson Clinic locations in Lakeland will host skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 5 from 9 am to 12 pm. Board-certified dermatologist Linwood D. Bond, Jr., MD and certified physician assistant Jason A. Kumlien, PA-C will provide free screenings at Watson Clinic South, which is located at 1033 N. Parkway Frontage Road. The screenings at Watson Clinic Highlands, located at 2300 E. County Rd. 540A, will be performed by board-certified dermatologist Luke M. Miller, MD.
These screenings are designed exclusively for individuals who have not yet established their own dermatologist. Participants are asked to wear loose-fitted clothing and no makeup to assist in the screening process.
Appointments are required to take part in the screenings hosted at the Watson Clinic South and Watson Clinic Highlands locations. Call 863-904-2656 to schedule your appointment at either of these two locations. The Watson Clinic Dermatology at Sun City Center event is being offered on a first come, first served basis.
ABOUT THE WATSON CLINIC FOUNDATION: Established in 1960, The Watson Clinic Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is to promote community wellness through education, research and service. The tax ID # is 59-1100876.