John Cole, MD, FAAD

Dr. Cole is a South Georgia native who grew up in Berrien County. In 2004, he graduated summa cum laude from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in 2008. Following medical school, he completed his dermatology residency at the University of Florida and Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, serving as chief resident his senior year. He is a double diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, with primary board certification in Dermatology and subspecialty certification in Micrographic Dermatologic (Mohs) Surgery. Dr. Cole is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Cole Dermatology opened in September 2012 and has quickly grown to meet the ever-increasing need for specialized dermatologic care in Valdosta and the surrounding area. After nearly five years in private practice, Dr. Cole decided to seek more specialized training in Mohs micrographic surgery given the limited availability of the specialized procedure in South Georgia. He studied and operated under one of his mentors, Dr. Franklin Flowers, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida's Dermatology Department and a former Mohs surgery fellowship director. Since that time, Dr. Cole has performed several thousand Mohs procedures.

In his spare time, Dr. Cole enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing the piano, cooking, and tackling various DIY projects. Since Dr. Cole and his wife, Nancy, both grew up in the area, it was always their goal to return to South Georgia. A P.A. with prior clinical experience in surgery, Nancy currently functions in an administrative capacity within the practice. They have two young daughters.

Terri Wildes, NP-C

Terri Wildes, APRN, NP-C, although not a native of South Georgia, has long considered Valdosta as her home. In 1985, she graduated from Valdosta State College with her bachelor's degree in nursing. From there, she dedicated herself to clinical nursing practice, serving in a variety of settings for 28 years. She then decided to return to school, attending Valdosta State University to obtain a master's degree and become a board-certified Nurse Practitioner. Terri spent many clinical hours at Cole Dermatology, training in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, and soon after completing her degree in 2014, we were pleased to have her join the team. Terri takes great pride in providing her patients with quality care for their skin. When she isn't at the office, Terri enjoys traveling internationally and shopping, as well as spending time with her husband, Andy, and two sons, Drew and David.

Tori Taylor, FNP-C

Tori Taylor, FNP-C, grew up in Lakeland, Georgia and started practicing at Cole Dermatology in June 2017. Prior to completing her advanced degree, Tori worked as a critical care nurse for four years. Before going to nursing school, Tori worked as a medical assistant and office receptionist for over thirteen years with former Valdosta dermatologist, Dr. Rick Howard, planting her roots firmly in the specialty. She is an avid deer hunter, lover of the outdoors, and enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, and their young daughter.