Soon after completing his medical residency, Tim Ioannides began his career as a dermatologist in Miami. Cosmetology procedures like Botox, which raked in more profits for dermatology practices, were popular at the time. However, Dr. Ioannides felt that medical procedures were more effective at combating skin cancer. Thus, when Tim Ioannides got a chance to open a practice, he did not hesitate. He moved to Port St. Lucie and started a dermatology center named Treasure Coast Dermatology. Here, he focused on medical dermatology and instigated a patient-first culture. But Tim Ioannides points out that the founding of Treasure Coast Dermatology was also a quest for personal fulfillment. During his employee days, Dr. Ioannides believed he could do more to keep skin cancer at bay. He retells how his parents instilled in him that living a fulfilling life is more important than the recognition associated with success. Today, fifteen years since its founding, Treasure Coast Dermatology operates in five locations. Tim Ioannides works hard to maintain excellent patient care as his practice expands. As a result, he did away with electronic forms to directly look at patients when filling a manual form. This practice enables Dr. Ioannides to study a patient’s body language and listen effectively. A University of Miami School of Medicine alumnus, Tim Ioannides is a member of recognized medical bodies such as the American Medical Association. He believes in giving a helping hand and is a Voluntary Associate Professor at the university he schooled. Dr. Ioannides asserts that he derives fulfillment from educating patients and students on skincare.
Dr Tim Ioannides has expanded and enhanced his practice by recognizing that his patients need dermatological care in addition to medical services. In 2002 he introduced the first dermatology clinic in his area.
Dr Ioannides has always been a caring, kind, and compassionate doctor who has been committed to not only helping his patients, but the community as a whole. Dr. Ioannides also enjoys training, teaching and mentoring new doctors and recent graduates.
Over the past few decades, dermatology has experienced a huge influx of well-trained physicians and advanced equipment, with dermatologists working from huge, multi-purpose facilities similar to the outpatient clinics.
The changes in the U.S. healthcare landscape in recent years have impacted medical practices in many ways, making it essential that physicians and practicing dermatologists understand how these changes can be used to their advantage.
At Treasure Coast Dermatology, Dr. Ioannides is actively involved in many aspects of practice management, including promoting cutting-edge technologies in his practice. “At this point in time, I am able to enjoy all of the great things dermatology can offer, including seeing my patients who are truly seeking medical care, and my research and writing on the issue of skin cancer prevention,” Dr. Ioannides says.
Recognizing the nature of change, Dr. Ioannides is helping his team prepare for a future with both uncertainty and possibilities, making him an exceptional business thinker for the practice he started in 2010.
Dr Ioannides’ leadership has put him in a position to assess opportunities that may arise during a patient’s treatment or after their treatment, looking for opportunities to educate his patients about a variety of health related issues, including warning signs to look for in a potential skin cancer and how to properly treat it.
Dr Ioannides says, “We’re living in a world that is highly interactive, and “always on” existence. We learn constantly and are always learning new things. Understanding, gathering, exchanging and managing this ever-changing knowledge is important for healthcare professionals, as well as the patients who rely on us.”