ABOUT US

About Our Dermatologists

Thomas Garrott

Dr. Thomas Garrott began his practice of Dermatology on the Gulf Coast in 1974. He is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Garrott specializes in general dermatology, which includes skin cancers, acne, warts, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, and moles. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and received his dermatology training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. After serving eight years on active duty with the USAF as a Flight Surgeon and Dermatologist, he opened his private practice in Ocean Springs.

Alan Crawford

Alan Crawford, PA-C, is a native of Mississippi, and trained at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He received his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a focus in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Physician Assistant Program. Alan is certified as a Physician Assistant (PA) by the National Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistants. He is licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant. He is a graduate with advanced training in all aspects of dermatology.

PAs diagnose and treat a wide variety of patient complaints including skin cancer, warts, eczema, acne, rashes and moles. PAs have prescriptive authority in Mississippi as well as 47 other states across the nation. Alan is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a fellow member of the Society of Dermatology PAs.



Marisa McGeorge

Marisa McGeorge, NP-C.A.N.S., received her undergraduate nursing degree at the University at Southern Mississippi in 1999. She obtained her graduate nursing degree with emphasis on Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2004. Marisa is licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse with the Mississippi Board of Nursing and certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Marisa is a member of the American Association of Nurse practitioners, and Dermatology Nurses Association; she is also a certified aesthetic nurse specialist.

Marisa has more than 10 years of experience in primary care, cardiology, dermatology, and medical aesthetics. She is experienced in treating acne, psoriasis, rashes, warts, and cosmetic dermatology. Other areas of specialty include utilizing Dysport, dermal fillers, and chemical peels for acne, sun damage, skin discoloration, and aging skin.



Katie Showalter

Katie Showalter, PA-C, grew up along the Gulf Coast in the panhandle of Florida. She recently moved to Mississippi, where her husband is serving in the United States Coast Guard and is stationed in Pascagoula, MS. She completed PA school at the University of South Alabama in 2009, and has been practicing dermatology since 2011. She is a nationally certified PA and holds memberships in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.



Melissa Thierry

Melissa Thierry PA-C, MHS, received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama in 2012. Her undergraduate training was done in her home state of Michigan, where she graduated with honors from Grand Valley State University in 2009. She specializes in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and is board certified by the National Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistants. Melissa is a Diplomate member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Melissa joined our practice at the Pascagoula office in 2018. She specializes in skin cancer detection and treatment, psoriasis, acne and rashes, among other things. Melissa is also an expert in neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Her clinic days are Tuesday-Friday and she is currently accepting new patients.

Please call the office to schedule for Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane procedures in Pacascagoula.


Ocean Springs
#24 Marks Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Ph: 228-872-8873
Fax: 228-872-8876

Biloxi
1720-A Medical Park Drive, Suite 240, Biloxi,
MS 39532
Ph: 228-295-7304
Fax: 228-396-1095

Pascagoula
3109 Shortcut Rd. Pascagoula, MS 39567
Ph: 228-202-5182
Fax: 228-202-5184

Email: kjohnson@garrottdermatology.com

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri – 8.00 AM – 4.30 PM
Sat–Sun – Closed

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