Doctor/Mid-Level Provider Team Approach
Our approach at Village Dermatology is different from the national model. We work out of a single office location, where Dr. Tran is assisted by a team of mid-level providers consisting of Board Certified Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) and a Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). By being in the same place each day, our mid-level providers collaborate directly with Dr. Tran, eliminating the practice of scheduling follow-up visits just to be seen by the doctor. Our method allows us to easily coordinate your care, make efficient decisions, and give you the opportunity to develop a relationship with people you know and trust.
Dr. Thi Tran has dual-board certification in Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Tran completed his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University, and received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency and post-graduate training in medical and surgical dermatology at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Tran has been published in leading dermatology journals and has presented at national conferences for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is renowned for his work in Mohs micrographic surgery and facial reconstructive repair for skin cancer surgery, and his practice fostered the development of the Il Duomo Sim Skin model. Dr. Tran was nationally recognized with Most Compassionate Doctor and Patients’ Choice Award, as a reflection of the high quality of care that he and his staff provide.
Michelle A. Copp, ARNP-BC
Michelle Copp received her master’s degree in Nursing at South University, with an emphasis in Adult Gerontology Primary Care. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Oakland University. She has been practicing as a Nurse Practitioner since 2016. Since 1999, she has been a nurse in multiple area of the hospital including: Cardiology, Newborn Nursery, and Critical Care.
During her career, Michelle has been dedicated to the care and treatment of patients as a whole. She began her NP career in primary care then proceeded to the hospital. It was during this time she was able to evolve with medicine and develop a solid foundation in the care of patients. In addition, she has also been able to precept future nurse practitioners. Michelle has worked in collaboration with multi-specialties to promote best health practice for patients.
Michelle is originally from Michigan, but has been in Central Florida for over 10 years. She enjoys traveling, hiking, shopping, and most of all being with family. Her two fur-baby pups, Olivia and Nathaniel, are spoiled. She also continues to advance her medical education when possible by attending conferences.
ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Certification Board
Drug Enforcement Administration
Michelle Shinham, PA-C
Michelle Shinham, also called “Meesh,” received a Bachelor’s of Science degree on academic scholarship from the University of Florida in 2006. She then received a Master’s Degree in PA studies from Barry University.
While a PA student, Meesh earned an award for her research and writing on a dermatologic condition. She has been a physician assistant since 2010 and spent her early career in women’s health. She believes that keeping skin healthy is one of the most important self-care and health-care choices a person can make, with it being the largest organ of the body. Meesh is honored to provide a compassionate experience along your healthy skin-care journey.
Meesh has been a resident of the Sunshine State since grade school, so she understands how important it is to protect the skin. In her free time, she enjoys DIY home renovation projects, biking, and rollerblading. She is a foodie, a dog lover, is married, and has 3 children.
NCCPA, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Certification Board
Vickie Hodges, APRN-C
Vickie Hodges began her nursing education at Illinois Eastern Community College and continued with an AS in nursing at the College of Central Florida, a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s degree in nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at South Florida graduating Magna cum laude in 2020. She is a member of, and certified by, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Committed to lifelong learning she has enjoyed a variety of nursing experiences in Adult care, Hospital nursing, Blood banking, Cardiology, Surgical Post-op, and Urgent care.
Vickie is passionate about always putting patients first as unique individuals; advocating for patients to ensure excellence in every medical experience. She is married with two children and three amazing grandchildren. She treasures her time spent in Worship and “living life loud” with family and friends.
AANP, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Certification Board
Drug Enforcement Administration