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Halden H. Ford, M.D.

Originally from Benton, Kentucky, Dr. Ford graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennesee with a double major in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics.He then completed medical school at the University of Louisville while subsequently completing his residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ford’s Internship was then completed at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a member of the American and Kentucky Medical Associations as well as the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Ford practiced at Purchase Dermatology in Paducah from 1998 until 2004, at which point he opened his own practice, Paducah Dermatology. He is married to Dr. Anita Fleenor-Ford, a partner at Infectious Diseases Associates, and they have two children.

Halden H. Ford, M.D.

Dr. James Tidwell

Dr. James Tidwell grew up in Paducah and attended St. Mary High School, where he graduated at the top of his class as valedictorian. He went to medical school at the University of Tennessee graduating with the faculty medal for highest academic standing in his class. Dr. Tidwell went on to complete his dermatology residency at the University of Louisville. After residency, he continued his medical education at the renowned Scripps Clinic near San Diego, California. There he completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology under Dr. Hugh Greenway, a surgeon who learned Mohs surgery from Dr. Mohs himself.

James Tidwell, M.D.

Melinda Garrett, PA-C

Melinda “Mindy” Garrett is a western Kentucky native who graduated from Paducah Community College and recieved her degree and certification as a Physician’s Assistant from the University of Kentucky in 1998. Afterward, she worked at Primary Care in Murray for 10 years. Mindy is married with one son.

Mindy Garrett, PA-C

Tolly Johnson Alsup, PA-C

Tolly graduated from Trebecca Nazarene University in TN in 1999 and went to work for Dr. Ford for approx. 10 years at which time she moved back to the Murphresboro, Tn area where she married. She has returned to the area to practice again for Paducah Dermatology.

Tolly Johnson Alsup, PA-C

Christy Hart, ARNP

Christy is a western Kentucky native from the Owensboro area. She graduated from Murray State in 1998 with her nursing degree then continued on and received her Master’s Degree in 2001. She has been working in the Dermatology field for the last 5 years. She is married with two children.

Christy Hart, ARNP