Jay S. Herbst, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Herbst is the medical director of the South Florida Skin Center, and is a skilled Dermatologic Surgeon with over two decades of experience.

Dr. Herbst attended medical school at the University of Miami, and then completed two full residency training programs. He completed both Internal Medicine and Dermatology residencies at the University of Miami-affiliated hospitals and Mount Sinai Medical Center, and is Board-Certified in both specialties. He is recognized throughout the country as an outstanding academician, researcher, teacher, and practitioner. He has published over 40 medical journal articles and textbook chapters, and has lectured extensively at medical conferences.

In addition to his practice in Port Charlotte, Dr. Herbst is on voluntary faculty at the University Of Miami Department Of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, where he teaches Medical Students and Residents, oversees clinics, and gives lectures. He is involved in developing and expanding new approaches and treatments, and has a special interest in practical applications that directly benefit patients. In addition to his faculty work in Miami, his Port Charlotte office is an approved teaching clinic for the University of Miami Dermatology Residents.

Dr. Herbst is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association.

Dr. Herbst and his wife, Donna, have been married for 35 years, and have two children and three grandchildren. His daughter, Nicole, is the Administrator of the South Florida Skin Center, and his son, Alexander, is also a Dermatologist. Dr. Herbst has been practicing traditional Japanese Karate for almost 50 years and holds a 5th degree Black Belt. He has a karate school (Dojo) in Fort Myers, FL, where he teaches karate to both adults and children.

Tamara Porter, Nurse Practitioner

Tamara Porter is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Tamara has advanced education and clinical training to diagnose, treat, prescribe and perform medical and cosmetic procedures. As a nurse practitioner, she is committed to safely practicing with a high-quality, holistic approach in order to lead this community towards optimal skin health outcomes. Her focus is on prevention and education while building a trusting relationship with her patients. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys reading and spending time hiking in North Georgia with her family.

Bachelor of Arts – Midway University, Midway, KY
Master of Science in Nursing – Frontier Nursing University, Versailles, KY
Doctor of Nursing Practice- anticipated graduation August 2019, – Frontier Nursing University, Versailles, KY