TAMPA – ForCare Medical Group in Tampa has hired board-certified, award-winning Dr. Maria I. Hicks, MD to join its team of doctors, starting April 8. Dr. Hicks will treat patients at the ForCare Medical West location at 4915 W. Ehrlich Rd., 33624.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Dr. Hicks treats all aspects of dermatology, including the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as other disorders of the skin, hair and nails. She has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, fillers, Botox ®, chemical peels and lasers.
Dr. Hicks earned her medical degree from Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES in Medellin, Colombia (South America), where she also completed her dermatology training and served as chief resident.
After moving to the United States in 2002 from Colombia, Dr. Hicks completed a three-year program in clinical research with the Dermatology Department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Her extensive written works about dermatology have been published in numerous publications, in both English and Spanish, such as national dermatology journals and medical books.
Dr. Hicks completed two years of Internal Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, followed by a dermatology residency. Her current professional associations include American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS); Florida Medical Association (FMA) and Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society (TBLAMS).
ForCare Medical Group specializes in Primary Care, Rheumatology and Dermatology. Its physicians and staff are dedicated to providing outstanding care, utilizing the most advanced technology and procedures. ForCare Medical Center West has provided patient care to those in the Tampa area for 10 years, and added a clinical research facility 2012 for evaluating cutting-edge treatments. In June, a second ForCare Medical Center will be available to patients, when ForCare Medical Center East will open at 15416 North Florida Ave., 33613. More information about ForCare Medical Group is available online at www.ForCareMed.com.