Dr. Tim Ioannides
I’m Ioannides MD learned an important lesson when he worked for another dermatologist after completing his medical residency. He spent most of his time in that job performing cosmetic procedures – things that weren’t medically necessary but made the patients feel better about their appearance.
It helped open his eyes to the fact that he was much more interested in helping people on a deeper level. As he considered his next career move, Ioannides envisioned a practice in which he could focus solely on what he wanted to – the medical side of dermatology. He found a way to make that happen – although it didn’t happen overnight.
In the early days of having his own practice, Ioannides did do the occasional cosmetic procedure but knew it would be a temporary situation until his practice became more established. These days, Ioannides can focus entirely on medical dermatology at Treasure Coast Dermatology. Having started with one location, in the past 15 years, the practice which serves the area of Indian River, Martin, and Port St. Lucie counties in Florida has expanded to include five locations. Ioannides is a big believer in surrounding himself with a great team in his business. Everyone who works with him must have a team spirit and a genuine sense of compassion for the patients.
Patients are understandably anxious about the conditions that bring them to see Ioannides. Therefore, he wants to ensure their stop is made more pleasant by being surrounded by people who treat them as if they are a friend or family member, rather than just another number to service. Ioannides believes in giving patients his undivided attention during an office visit. That way, he can notice the things they are telling him, but also the information they may be too timid to mention, such as their level of anxiety or worry. One part of being an effective doctor is to play detective when it is required to get an overall picture of a patient’s health. Part of that equation is the emotional health of a patient who is struggling with a condition or symptoms.
To better focus on his patients, Ioannides sees each one personally when they come into the office. And he’ll give them his full attention, choosing not to bring a computer into the examination room with him.
Dr. Ioannides is a highly qualified dermatologist, having received extensive training at some great facilities. He obtained his degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Since he well remembers those early days of pursuing his medical degree and the people who influenced him along the way, he continues his ties with the school. He now serves as Voluntary Associate Professor there. It’s his way of giving back to the school that helped him launch his career, as well as having a hand in shaping the future of those who will take over the reins of dermatology.
Ioannides’ internship was at the University of Florida School of Medicine Health Science Center. His residency was completed at the University of Miami School of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Ioannides is a member of many prominent organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also American Board of Dermatology certified.
Even with all these certifications, it’s perhaps his deep-seated belief in running a patient-driven practice and his passion for medicine that makes him stand out as a dermatologist. He doesn’t believe in lining the pockets of big pharmaceutical companies for his own gain. He tries to be a champion for his patients – upholding the highest principles and practicing modern medicine with the compassion and common sense of old-fashioned doctors. In short, he’s incorporated the best of cutting-edge advances but hasn’t lost the sentiment that the patient is more than just a number or statistic.