John Cole, MD, FAAD
Dr. Cole is a south Georgia native who grew up in Berrien County. In 2004, he graduated summa cum laude from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 2008. Following medical school, he completed his dermatology residency at the University of Florida and Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, serving as chief resident his senior year. He has authored several peer-reviewed articles within the specialty. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Cole Dermatology opened in September 2012 and has quickly grown to meet the ever-increasing need for specialized dermatologic care. In July 2015, they moved to their current location on the corner of North Oak Street and Gornto Road.
In November 2016, after nearly five years in private practice, Dr. Cole decided to seek more specialized training in Mohs micrographic surgery. He studied and operated for six months under one of his mentors, Dr. Franklin Flowers, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida's Dermatology Deparment and a former Mohs surgery fellowship director. Dr. Cole is pleased to be able to offer this very specialized surgical technique as another addition to his practice.
In his spare time, Dr. Cole enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing the piano, cooking, and tackling various DIY projects. Since Dr. Cole and his wife, Nancy, both grew up in the area, it was always their goal to return to south Georgia. A physician assistant with prior experience in general, vascular, and orthopedic surgery, Nancy currently functions in an administrative capacity within the practice. They have a young daughter, Samantha.
Terri Wildes, NP-C
Terri Wildes, APRN, NP-C, although not a native of South Georgia, has long considered Valdosta as her home. In 1985, she graduated from Valdosta State College with her bachelors degree in nursing. From there, she dedicated herself to clinical nursing practice, serving in a variety of settings for 28 years. She then decided to return to school, attending Valdosta State University to obtain a Masters degree and become a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. Terri spent many clinical hours at Cole Dermatology, training in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, and soon after completing her degree in 2014, we were pleased to have her join the team. Terri takes great pride in providing her patients with quality care for their skin. When she isn't at the office, Terri enjoys traveling internationally and shopping, as well as spending time with her husband, Andy, and two sons, Drew and David.
Tori Taylor, FNP-C
Tori Taylor, FNP-C grew up in Lakeland, Georgia and started at Cole Dermatology in June 2017. Prior to completing her advanced degree, Tori worked as a critical care nurse for four years. With over thirteen years of experience working with Dr. Howard prior to going to nursing school, Tori's roots are firmly planted in the specialty. She is an avid deer hunter, lover of the outdoors, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, and their young daughter.