Darla Parker, a native of Crestview, FL has been a Physician Assistant in dermatology since 2009.
Darla received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Florida
State University, where she was a trainer on the football and women’s basketball team. After
graduating from FSU, Darla attended the University of South Alabama where she obtained her
master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Discover some of the most frequently asked questions by patients like you, provided by Darla Parker of Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology.
Q. How often do you recommend a skin exam?
A. Annually unless the patient has had a previous skin cancer, then it is suggested that they be seen more frequently.
Q. What sunscreen should patients use?
A. It is recommended to use a sunscreen that includes titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for optimal protection.
Q. What to look for in moles of concern?
A. When conducting a self-skin exam, always look for the most common visual signs or symptoms of abnormalities in moles: ABCDE- Asymmetry, Borders, Colors, Diameter, and Evolving.