Much like Dr. Plott, who was a dermatology clinical researcher before entering private practice, Dr. Fuller followed a unique path into private practice—but took a different route.
Dr. Fuller’s family had a history of military service, and Dr. Fuller answered the calling as well. Prior to attending medical school, he joined the U.S. Navy. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Fuller became the Marine Corps Infantry Battalion Surgeon for the 3rd Marine Division. In these pre-dermatology days, he attended to combat wounds and injuries, among other things. In 2004, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for meritorious actions during the Siege of Fallujah, Iraq.
After three years of general practice with the Marines, Dr. Fuller found himself drawn to the highly specialized field of dermatology. “It might sound like an opposite world from emergency medicine, but the reality of skin problems is that they are often very acute, and very impactful on a patient’s ability to work or go to school,” he says. “It’s very gratifying to help patients with skin disease get back to normal life.”
Dr. Fuller completed dermatology training in Wisconsin, serving as Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Fuller then completed his Navy tenure as Head of Dermatology for the Great Lakes Naval Clinic and North Chicago VA. He is board-certified in Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Once his military commitment ended, and prior to joining Dermatology Alliance, Dr. Fuller was in private practice in Bedford, Texas, performing medical, surgical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology.