Board certified dermatologist Dr. David Sax has hand-chosen a team of dedicated and experienced medical professionals to work with him here at University Park Dermatology & Medical Spa. Together, they offer the ultimate combination of clinical skill, dedication and compassion. You’ll enjoy a high level of personalized care in our Sarasota office.

David S. Sax, M.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Sax is board certified dermatologist serving patients in Sarasota, Bradenton and outlying areas. He founded University Park Dermatology in 2001 with a mission to provide patients with expert medical care. He is an expert in dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer. In addition to medical dermatology, he and his team provide a wide range of premium cosmetic skin care services.

Carlee LaPensee, MSN, DCNP, APRN-C

Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner

Carlee is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner with special board certification in Dermatology with over 10 years of medical and cosmetic Dermatology experience. Carlee completed both her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She graduated Cum Laude with her Master of Science degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2009. She specializes in skin cancer screenings and surgical removal of skin cancers, as well as the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and many other skin conditions. She has also advanced training in Aesthetics and anti-aging treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers, laser therapy and photo-rejuvenation.

Jesse LeBaron, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Jesse is a Physician Assistant that specializes in dermatology. She graduated from The University of Florida with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2018. She has an Undergraduate degree at UF with a double major in Biology and Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience. She specializes in skin cancer screenings and surgical removal of skin cancers, also the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and many other skin conditions. She has advanced training in cosmetic dermatology as well including lasers, Botox, and fillers.

Lindsey Watford, FNP-C

Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Her diverse nursing experience includes working in pre- and post-operative surgery at Huntsville Hospital, outpatient chemotherapy infusion in Richmond, Virginia.

Lindsey’s nurse practitioner experience includes managing and practicing at an urgent care company in Huntsville, AL as well as practicing dermatology and aesthetics in the panhandle of Florida.


Karrie Waynick, LE

Karrie is a licensed Aesthetician graduating from Manatee Technical College with honors. Karrie immediately applied her skills with a holistic practice. It is here she acquired her passion for holistic skincare and started applying modern approaches with holistic methods.

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