At South Osprey Dermatology our goal is to provide best in class dermatologic care in the Hillview neighborhood of Sarasota. For over 30 years Alfred Hernandez, MD cared for the community in this location conveniently located adjacent to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. We now carry on that legacy as South Osprey Dermatology. We are experts in medical dermatology, having a physician who is double board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. Accurate diagnosis of skin cancers, rashes and pigmented lesions is of utmost importance to ensure healthy skin all year round in the Florida sun. We welcome adolescent and adult patients to our practice and pride ourselves on establishing long term relationships with our patients built on mutual respect and understanding.
Meet Our Providers
Amy S. Ross, MD
Amy S. Ross, MD is a dermatologist and the founder of PHDermatology. She is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology. After her time at UF, Go Gators, Dr. Ross attended Drexel University in Philadelphia where she earned her MD. After 10 years in Philadelphia, Dr. Ross finished her Mohs surgery training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery.
Currently, Dr. Ross is a practicing surgeon on the west coast of Florida. Her medical interests include high risk skin cancer treatment and alternative therapies for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers. When she is not seeing patients, she serves as the CEO of Dermatology Medical Partners (DMP). DMP provides administrative support to dermatologists so they can spend time seeing patients and not dealing with the burden of running a practice. She is fortunate to be able to travel to a variety of clinic settings across several states. Whether in Austin, Texas or Brandon, Florida, the message is the same. DMP and PHDermatology take patient care very seriously and have the goal of making sure patients feel as if “they have never been treated so well.”
Outside of work, she actively pursues opportunities to give back to her community. She founded and supports the Captain Billek Foundation which raises awareness and funds for melanoma research. She has an unwavering commitment to doing what is right and is a volunteer at the Clearwater Free Clinic and The Faith Cafe. She serves on the Board of Directors for STAR Dental Partners, a high growth dental support organization that provides best in class administrative support for dental practitioners. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of a leading non-profit independent school.
Dr. Ross is the proud mother of three children and resides in Tampa, Florida where she avidly cheers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Scott Wickless, DO
Dr. Scott Wickless received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Subsequently, he received his medical degree from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and MBA from SMU Cox School of Business. Dr. Wickless completed his internship at Henry Ford Hospital and his Dermatology residency at Michigan State University. He then completed fellowship training in Dermatopathology and Cutaneous Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Being board-certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology, Dr. Wickless specializes in medical dermatology, skin cancer, and interpretation of skin biopsies. His dual certification allows better integration of clinical information with microscopic observations for the treating physician. He is a member of the American Society of Dermopathology, International Society of Dermatopathology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Wickless has authored multiple abstracts, textbooks, and peer reviewed journal articles, and he services on multiple peer-review teams. He has also served as clinical faculty at Northwestern University, Loyola University and UT Southwestern.
In his free time, Scott enjoys the outdoors, film and travel. He is an avid skier and cyclist.
Isaac Zamora, MD
Dr. Isaac Zamora graduated from Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York in 1976, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree. He trained in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut from 1976-1978. From 1978 – 1981, Dr. Zamora served his residency in Dermatology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University and served as Chief Resident from 1980-1981.
Dr. Isaac Zamora is known for treating all patients personally and performing all procedures himself. It is his attention to detail that has made his practice a vital part of the community for over 36 years. He receives great satisfaction from seeing his patients improve and be active participants in their skincare plans. His specialties include all aspects of dermatology and dermatologic surgery, routine skin examinations, skin cancer detection, treatment for all skin disorders, and advice on optimal skin care. He provides treatment for dermatologic disorders involving medical treatment and surgical skills. He removes skin cancers, moles, cysts, and pre-cancerous lesions.
In his free time, Dr. Zamora enjoys playing piano and writing songs. He created CDs of original music titled “Testing The Water” and “What’s Left Of Me”. Proceeds from his originals go directly to women’s cancer research sponsored by Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Healthcare Foundation.
Nancy Gardner, Ph.D. NP-BC
South Osprey Dermatology Associates welcomes Nancy Gardner Ph.D. NP-BC February 1, 2023.
Dr. Nancy Gardner is a nurse practitioner with an extensive clinical background in oncology and cancer research with additional experience in cutaneous cancer. The majority of her career has been spent with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa providing direct patient care.
Outside of work, Dr. Gardner likes to spend her free time with her husband and two sons, a physician in Sarasota, and an attorney in Tampa, enjoying everything the Gulf Coast has to offer from boating to scuba diving. While not in the water, she has recently shown great promise on the pickleball courts!
Dr. Gardner had transitioned to part-time patient care with Moffitt in recent years and she is looking forward to spending time again with the patients at South Osprey Dermatology Associates.