Our providers can assist you with skin cancer & laser treatment, general & cosmetic dermatology, and Mohs surgery & reconstruction. 

Joy B. Chastain, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Joy Chastain, a native of Columbus, Georgia, received her M.D. degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Chastain completed an Internal Medicine Internship as well as the Residency Program in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery also at Tulane. She has practiced Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Athens, Georgia since 2001 and has special interests in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers, care of chronically sun-damaged skin, laser therapies and cosmetic enhancement with injectable fillers and Botox. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeryas well as the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.


Joy Chastain, M.D. - Curriculum Vitae

Melissa Cannon, P.A.-C.

Melissa Cannon, PA-C, an Athens native, is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry. She then earned her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010.

Melissa has four years of experience in family practice with additional training in dermatology. Melissa brings to our practice surgical and general dermatologic experience, which includes, but is not limited to, surgical procedures, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions, cancerous lesions, mole evaluations, acne, warts, and rashes. She also performs full skin evaluations.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and their two sons. She is also an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and we welcome her and her family to Athens and to our practice.

1500 Oglethorpe Avenue | Suite 3000 | Athens, GA 30606 |  706-543-1335

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