“I have always believed that the most important part of any good physician is developing long-lasting relationships with my patients. Listening with sympathy and spending time with each patient is important with every daily encounter.”

Board Certification

  • Dermatology

Areas of Expertise

  • General Dermatology
  • Pediatric Dermatology

Education

Fellowship

University of California San Diego
Pediatric Dermatology
San Diego, CA
2004

Residency

Medical College of Georgia
Dermatology
Augusta, GA
2000

Internship

University of Florida
Internal Medicine
Gainesville, FL
1997

Medical School

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Columbia, SC
1996

Undergraduate School

Auburn University
Bachelor of Arts in Chemical Engineering
Auburn, AL
1991

Professional Associations

American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
1997 – Present

Society of Pediatric Dermatology
2003 – Present

Publications

“Epstein Barr Virus and Associated Ulcers” Pediatric Dermatology (2005)

“Pulmonary Embolus with Vascular Anomolies” Pediatrics (2005)

“A child with multiple petechiae and eczematous plaques” Pediatric Dermatology (2007)

“Epstein-Barr virus-associated genital ulcers: an under-recognized disorder” Pediatric Dermatology (2007)

Academic Appointments

Florida State School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor
Pediatric Dermatology
2006 – Present

Medical College of Georgia
Clinical Associate Professor
Dermatology
2006 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Barnes enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys exercising at the local gym and playing tennis. She loves watching college sports and attending football games.

She loves to travel and has seen most of the United States. She has traveled to Europe many times as well. She also does medical mission trips with her church and has been to Nicaragua.

Dr. Barnes is married to Dr. James Thomas. She has one son and two step children. She has lived in Thomasville for ten years and considers this her home.

Biography

Dr. Barnes has known since age 10 that she wanted to become a physician and help others. After completing her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Auburn University, she began medical school at the University of South Carolina. She enjoyed many aspects of medicine but chose Dermatology as her major specialty. Dermatology allows you to see patients of all ages with all types of skin problems including rashes, hair and nail disorders, and skin cancers.

Dr. Barnes completed her Dermatology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. One of her passions is teaching medical students and residents. She began an Academic career at the University of Mississippi and was an Assistant Professor for 3 years. She began having a special interest in children’s health and skin issues and decided to further her training. She completed a Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship at the University of San Diego. She has continued to teach medical students and residents as she still teaches as a clinical associate professor at the Florida State Medical School while she sees patients in her clinical practice. She is devoted to the practice of medical and surgical dermatology. Her major areas of interests include acne, eczema, hair loss and skin cancer treatments.