Dr. Frank Armstrongis a board certifieddermatologistand is a fellow of both the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Armstrong was Co-Chief resident of his dermatology residency at Suncoast Hospital/Largo Medical Center and had won numerous awards during his residency such as Resident Lecturer of the Year, the Connetics award for resident quizzes and he was also selected among his peers to be resident liaison to the AOCD. Dr. Armstrong became board certified in dermatology by the AOBD in 2003. Dr. Armstrong also completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the St. Vincent Hospital/ University of Massachusetts affiliate in Worcester, Massachusetts and became board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2000. Dr. Armstrong was raised in Beverly. Massachusetts and is a graduate of Beverly High School, class of 1985. He then graduated in 1989 cum laude from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts with a major in Biology, minor in Chemistry. Dr. Armstrong played men’s varsity ice hockey and was Captain of the team his senior year. After obtaining his bachelors degree, he attended Salem State College and pursued a degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology, obtaining his CNMT and ARRT(N). Dr. Armstrong then attended the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 1997. Dr. Armstrong was the one student of his entire graduating class to be awarded the prestigious “Graduate with Distinction”. The “Graduate with Distinction” is the award voted by the medical school faculty for the one student that “possesses the qualities they would seek in their physician” Dr. Armstrong has taught hundreds of residents, interns and students pursuing medical degrees and also has trained dozens of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioner students. Dr. Armstrong’s passion for teaching is exemplified in him being a recognized national lecturer and thought leader on topics such aspsoriasis, non-surgical options on treating non-melanomaskin cancer, connective tissue diseases and syphilis to name a few. The dermatology residents also recognized him as teacher of the year. Dr. Armstrong is the past president of the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society; the largest county based Osteopathic organization in the United States. He was also awarded Physician of the Year by PCOMS and has won numerous awards such as Top Physician and Best Doctors in America. He has been a supporter of HEP (Homeless Empowerment) Project in Clearwater, FL and helped PCOMS develop a scholarship program for St. Petersburg College students entering the medical field. Dr. Armstrong has been practicing dermatology in Pinellas County since 2003 focusing on medical and surgical dermatology. He feels it is an honor and privilege to care for such a wonderful community. Dr. Armstrong has earned the respect of many area physicians who choose Dr. Armstrong for their own dermatology care. Dr. Armstrong resides in Palm Harbor, FL with his wife, Sheryl and 2 sons, Nicholas and Devin.
Dr. Armstrong is currently accepting new patients at our Oakhurst, Sunset Point & Seminole locations.
Andrea Esse was born and raised in Clearwater, FL where she attended Clearwater High School. She graduated Summa cumlaude with her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Central Florida in 2007. Andrea then matriculated into the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Florida and earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2011. She has been working in dermatology since 2011 and takes pride in providing exceptional care in a friendly environment with attention to detail. Her focus is in the prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancer.
She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and enjoys volunteering in the local community.. Aside from dermatology, her interests include reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
We are thrilled to have Andrea as part of our exceptional staff of providers.
Andrea is currently accepting new patients at our Sunset Point Location