Thomas is Dr. Cauthen’s husband. He graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting. He worked in for-profit and non-profit business sectors prior to opening MidState Skin Institute with Dr. Cauthen. Thomas functions as the Practice’s Chief Financial Officer, Office Administrator, and overall problem solver. Although he loves his job at MidState Skin Institute, his dream profession is being a professional golfer and he continues to spend many hours on the golf course pursuing that career. In addition to golf, he is an avid football fan and strong supporter and donor for his alma mater the USF Bulls.
Becky united with the MSI family in April of 2018. She is a transplant from the education field with previous careers as a teacher and college administrator. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. She is excited to step into the world of HR where she continues to promote professional development training and relationship building amongst the team. She values hard work, strong emotional intelligence, and a positive workplace culture. Becky remains the princess in her household of males – her loving husband, Dale, and two adorable boys, Grady and Parker. She enjoys traveling, UF athletics, being pampered, and doing anything creative.
Brittney is Dr. Cauthen’s younger sister. She graduated from University of South Florida with a double major in Psychology and Gerontology. Her plan was to attend Physician Assistant (PA) school but Dr. Cauthen postponed that when she begged Brittney to join her staff and be her medical assistant. Dr. Cauthen knew Brittney would be perfect for the job and patients would love her because she is friendly, outgoing, and very organized. Brittney wears many hats at MidState Skin Institute and is a vital figure in making sure day-to-day operations run smoothly. Her goal is still to attend PA school one day … if her sister will ever let her leave! Brittney is happily married to Ryan Morrison. They have one son, Ryder and a hairy, drooling, four-legged kid, Dugger.
Born and raised in Marion County, Bailey graduated from Belleview High school. She would like to continue her education by going to school to become a RN. Bailey joined our team as a Patient Support Specialist and has also taken on the duty of handling our many referrals. When she is not here you can find Bailey at the gun range with her fiancée, one of the many mud holes, or playing with their four legged baby Creole. Bailey also love to watch college football some of her favorite teams include The Florida Gators, UFC Knights, and of course The Miami Hurricanes (thanks to her fiancée and the amazing season the Canes had last year).
Ashley joined our team September 2018, as one of our Medical Assistants. Ashley has over 7 years’ experience in the medical field. Ashley was born in Thomasville, Georgia but has lived her whole life in Florida. On the weekends Ashley loves spending time with her husband and daughter. One of Ashley’s favorite hobbies is riding the motorcycle with her husband.
Deby is originally from Ohio and moved to Florida about 30 years ago to be near family. She basically came to visit one winter and never left. She has a son, a daughter, 4 grandchildren, and two granddogs who she dearly loves. In addition to working at MidState Skin Institute she enjoys working part time as a musician, booking in the North to Central Florida area. The band plays weddings and corporate events, as well as some area local clubs.
Tahnei was born and raised in Ocala and has specialized in skin care since 2003. Tahnei joined MidState Skin Institute in 2015 and has taken a special interest in cosmetics. Family and friends say that she is “crazy positive” and approaches her personal and professional life with a can-do attitude. She is always willing to help out her coworkers and is never without a smile. Tahnei and her husband have two boys, Bradley and Brock.
Chasity joined our team beginning of 2015 and we are glad she did! Chas has a great knowledge of Dermatology and is always willing to learn more. She was born in Ohio, but moved to Florida when she was 12 years old. She is a mother to a wild little boy who keeps her on her toes and is currently expecting a little girl (Feb/2019)! Outside of work you can catch Chasity reading a book or watching Ohio State football.
Mary Ann has been with MidState Skin Institute for 4 years now. She enjoys learning all aspects of dermatology and is greatly appreciative for the honor of being an employee. She is from the Ocala area and loves spending time with her 2 grandchildren and doing crafts when she’s not working.
Sienna joined our team October 2018, as one of our Medical Assistants. Sienna has over 5 years’ experience in medical assisting, more than half of which have been specialized in dermatology. Sienna is from Ocala, FL where she met her sweetheart Taylor, that she plans to marry March, 2019. Sienna loves her fur babies Lucy, and Jack her two dogs and of course her two goats Willy and Billy. On the weekends, Sienna enjoys spending time with her family. You can find her enjoying boat time on the water in the summer and a nice bon fire in the winter. Sienna really enjoys working with MidState Skin, and the family that she has become a part of here at MidState.
Courtney joined our team May 2018, she received her Associates of Science in Allied Health in June 2010. She has been in Dermatology since 2012 and she received her Mohs Histology certification in October 2013. She has enjoyed being a Mohs tech ever since. Her passions include photography, horseback riding, kayaking and being in nature. Her daughter continues to be her best friend and teaches her new things daily.
After a 10 year career in law enforcement, Marissa went back to school and graduated from Rasmussen College with an AS degree in Medical Assisting in 2008. She began her medical assisting career with Marion Dermatology, where she worked for 8 yrs. Marissa joined Midstate Skin in August 2016. She is a mother to 2 beautiful girls, Hannah and Sydney. She is a self-proclaimed obsessive compulsive person and often writes ” novels” , when it comes to chart documenting. Her personality is just as sweet as her little voice.
Becca joined our team in March of 2018. She was born and raised here in north Marion County and enjoys spending time with her family. Becca attended North Florida Cosmetology Institute in Tallahassee, Florida and is excited to continue her education in the medical field in the near future. When Becca isn’t working she enjoys being on the water or taking rides in her Jeep (with doors off, of course).
Chasidy (#2 ) joined our office August of 2017 which also happens to be her birthday month. She was born and raised in Ocala, FL. Chasidy loves hanging with friends/family, pretty sunsets, shopping, and especially her fur-child “Dixie”. Chasidy enjoys what she does here at Midstate Skin and is always willing to learn more. She plans on furthering her education in 2019.
Rhonda joined our team February of 2015 after 16 years experience in medical offices. She is the office clown and is always cracking us up with her crazy antics. Rhonda married her bestfriend, Larry, and has raised four beautiful children Tamrin, Kasey, Courtney and Cole. Her youngest, Tamrin is an excellent volleyball player so when she is not working, you can find Rhonda on a volleyball court cheering her on.
Laura is one of Dr. Cauthen’s childhood best friends and joined Midstate Skin Spring of 2013. She started as a Medical Assistant and has now transitioned to the Insurance & Billing Department. Her most challenging position at the office is being the brunt of Thomas’ practical jokes. Thankfully she is a good sport and allows all of us an extra laugh during the day at her expense. Laura adores her two children Riley and Bradey.
Krista joined our Midstate team in November of 2016 as part of our office / reception team. She was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Ocala when she was 13. Krista graduated from Florida State University and is an avid Seminole football fan. Prior to joining our team, she worked in her family owned road construction business. When she isn’t working you can find her working on her farm taking care of her animals, including her peacock Charlie! If you can’t find her in the office, she is probably hiding somewhere feeding Dr. Cauthen’s french bulldog, Roxy.
Born and raised in Ocala, Pam joined our team in Fall of 2015 to help start our Jasmine Park location. She came at a perfect time according to her team, being a doting mother, she takes care of everyone’s needs. She makes sure everyone gets fed, has snacks when hangry and always has a positive attitude, which our patients love as well! She has three children, one being our Aesthetician, Anna and two grandchildren. Last but not least, if you are needing a good workout, just meet Pam at her gym at 5am but be very afraid because she is no joke!
Jami joined our team February of 2015. She was born in Hollywood, Fl and moved to Ocala with her parents at the age of 13. Jami worked for many years at the hospital before joining Midstate Skin. When she isn’t working and taking great care of patients, you can always find her by the pool (hopefully with sunscreen) during the summer time. Any other time you can catch her watching super scary movies. She will always choose Halloween over Christmas as her favorite holiday. When Dr. Cauthen fails to bring Roxy into the office, Jami becomes very sad so we all pick on her calling her Roxy’s stepmom. We are sure Roxy feels the same way about her!
Amanda joined our team in the spring of 2016, just after she married her sweetheart Chance. They are happily raising their son, Alton, and daughter, Ellie. On the weekends you will mostly find them on their boat, riding around and enjoying being on the water. Since being a part of our family she has worn many hats, almost every position. Amanda is our “get stuff done” girl. That, combined with her eagerness to learn, has landed her promotion in the role of Office Coordinator for our Paddock Park location.
Tracie joined our team in 2014. Tracie takes special interest in prescriptions and which specialty pharmacy they need to be sent to. Tracie is always trying to get the best deal for patients, even if it’s a $5 difference. Considering we send MANY different brand prescriptions for almost all our patients at some point, this is a great perk for MidState patients. There is never a dull moment with Tracie present and she is known for sharing outrageous stories and bringing lots of laughter. Tracie has two spoiled cats at home, Pippa & Penelope.
Ashley started her MA career in 2004 and spent 10 years working with Dr. Behringer prior to his retirement. She joined our team in September 2016. She was born in Guam but has called Ocala home since age 10. She has a beautiful little girl, Allison; a handsome boy, Jack; a mini dachshund, Toby; and a mini pig, Piggy Smalls. Outside of work she enjoys shopping, spending time with family and watching Gator football.
Katie Miller is one of our Medical Assistants that joined our team in 2015. Katie was born in Westchester, Pennsylvania but lucky for us moved to Florida when she was 8. Katie has two beautiful little girls, Kaelynn and Rhylyn, that she loves spending time. Katie also enjoys paddle boarding, golf and is one of our more adventurous employees enjoying the occasional sky diving.
She joined our Midstate team Fall of 2015. Sara has been a Medical Assistant in Dermatology for over 8 years. She is a proud mother of 3, Alexis, James and Isabella. They keep her very busy but she still takes time to enjoy going to the beach, theme parks and of course every girls passion, shopping! Sara is also looking forward to continuing her Physician Assistant degree and practicing Dermatology in the future. The main thing to remember about her is to keep some kind of snack around because you don’t want to see her hangry!
Megan joined us March of 2017, and has served in multiple positions at multiple offices. She has a bubbly personality and is a true team player. Born in Massachusetts until she was 18, she decided she wanted a change and moved to Ocala and we are so glad she did. Megan loves being outdoors, riding motorcycles, fishing and fitness but unfortunately evens it out with her love of eating. She hopes to be a fitness competitor sometime next year but is concerned because she enjoys her food way more than her bikinis!
Sheryl is our little firecracker, spunky and full of laughter. She is a Floridian through and through, born in Ft Lauderdale and lived there until 1978. She has lived in Ocala ever since and attended Lake Weir High School. She has one daughter whom she is very close with. She loves God, family and people which shows in her daily actions. She enjoys the sun and water and being outdoors in general.