Laser Center


Skin Care


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Our Company

Since 2003, treating patients across the Gulf South with quality care, compassion and expertise has been the number one focus of our care team. Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and Dermatology provides a comprehensive approach to patient care. Our skin care clinic is the only dermatology clinic on the Gulf Coast to offer complete plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and dermatology care under one roof. The state-of-the-art surgical centers in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs are equipped with latest technologically advanced equipment to enable us to perform precision in cosmetic, trauma and reconstructive surgery as well as non-invasive treatments. We strive to deliver the results you want with the safe and exceptional care you need.

Our Team


Dr. Forrest Wells is an experienced board-certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in the latest plastic surgery techniques. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1995, then continued five years of general surgery training in Birmingham, AL and served as chief resident at Baptist Health Systems his last year. Dr. Wells moved to Chicago for his plastic surgery training at the University of Illinois and moved back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2003 to begin his practice. Dr. Wells is dedicated to the highest standards of patient welfare and surgical excellence.


Mary-Elizabeth is a nationally certified nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology and cosmetic skin care. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1996 at Auburn University at Montgomery and then earned her Master of Science in Nursing in 2002 at the University of South Alabama. Mary-Elizabeth enjoys caring for patients of all ages with medical dermatological conditions as well as guidance on treatments for cosmetic considerations.


Melissa, joined our practice over 11 years ago as our Practice Administrator. Melissa is responsible for directing, supervising and coordinating all staff and office activities on a day to day basis. She graduated in 2005 with her Bachelors of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. Melissa’s past experience includes working in customer service, medical billing, insurance management, medical practice marketing and sales.


Whitney is a very experienced Medical Assistant. She has worked with our practice for over 5 years and has over 6 years of additional experience as a medical assistant. Whitney is responsible for assisting Dr. Wells in patient care, triaging patients, scheduling procedures and appointments and other clinical duties. Whitney is an essential part of our practice and works very hard to make sure our patients have a great experience in our clinic.


Amber is the newest member of our staff. She was born and raised in Lucedale, MS and has recently gotten married. Amber has 3 years of experience working in the healthcare industry and is currently working to gain her certification as a Medical Assistant. She is expected to graduate in December 2020. Her primary role is assisting our Nurse Practitioner in treating our dermatology patients. We are very excited to have her join our team and know she will do great things for our practice and patients.