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Meet Our Providers

Amy S. Ross, MD, FAAD, FACMS- MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Amy S. Ross, MD, FAAD, FACMS 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 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 various clinic settings across several states. Whether in Austin, Texas, or Brandon, Florida, the message is the same. We take patient care very seriously and aim to make 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.

Candace Staron, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Candace Staron, MSN, APRN, FNP-C is a family nurse practitioner with a passion for both medical and cosmetic dermatology and over 16 years in the field of Dermatology. Consistently, she prioritizes the patient experience which results in having a great rapport with her patients while delivering stellar care.

Candace holds a Master of Science in nursing from Purdue University and has enjoyed working in various positions within the field of Dermatology as well as performing clinical research and triaging patients for access within the Northwestern Memorial Hospital healthcare system in Chicago. Whether Candace is doing skin exams or performing injectable cosmetic procedures she works together with the patient to achieve their overall skin health goals. In her spare time, Candace enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and doing anything that involves indulging in the arts which makes Sarasota perfect for her.

You can also find Candace at our sister location, Dermatology of Coastal Sarasota

Lidia Starr, PA-C

Lidia Starr, PA-C joins us with an abundance of experience in the field of Dermatology. She began her career in dermatology in 2015 in South Carolina and moved to Florida in 2017 where she practiced in Naples. Her quest for education and knowledge is evident in her detailed skin exams, knowledge of treatment options and patient education. She attended college on a full academic scholarship and excelled academically in her physician assistant training earning the highest satisfaction ratings from her patients. Her lifelong love of learning continued. While practicing dermatology, she obtained a Certification in Nutrition from Cornell University and a Certification in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University Medical School.

Lidia’s calm and caring demeanor immediately puts her patients at ease. She is trained and excels at the advanced technique of dermoscopy to help better detect skin cancers. Her background in nutrition and genetics gives her a unique perspective in helping identify the underlying cause of many conditions. Her thoroughness and expertise in the field of dermatology is recognized by her colleagues and patients.
Lidia is enormously enthusiastic about continuing her lifelong mission to add exceptional value to her patients.

Besides caring for her patients, Lidia enjoys watching movies with her family, practicing hot yoga, designing handbags with Italian artisans, and the art of tango.

Isaac Zamora, MD- Retired December 2023

I want to thank you for allowing me to treat your dermatologic needs over the last 40-plus years.  It has truly been an honor to care for each and  every one of you. In my retirement, South Osprey Dermatology Associates will remain open to continue to care for you, your family, and your friends.

I am confident this team will provide the same care and commitment in the coming years. You can call the office to make an appointment or schedule online at www.southospreydermatology.com.

 

I wish you all the best in 2024 and beyond.