Maria I. Hicks, MD, FAAD



  • Se habla español
  • Accepting new patients
About Maria I. Hicks, MD, FAAD
MEET DR. HICKS – Introduction Video

Dr. Hicks is a native Colombian, raised in the city of Medellin.  She is a naturalized U.S. citizen and has completed two dermatology residencies.  She finished medical school and her first residency at Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES in  Colombia in 2002. She completed two years of Internal Medicine and finished her second dermatology residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania in 2011. She started to practice that summer in the Tampa area and has made it her home ever since.

Her fluency with speaking English and Spanish allows her to see a diversity of patients. Dr. Hicks loves Dermatology, and her true passion is to be able to help her patients understand what they are going through and come up with a solution to their skin issues and hair loss  problems.

Outside of the office, Dr. Hicks spends her days with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, dancing, and being a part of a thriving community.

Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
Medical Education

Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES, School of Medicine,
Medellin, Colombia
Medical Doctor


Dermatology Residency, Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud CES, School of Medicine
Medellin, Colombia
Dermatology Residency

Geisinger Health System,
Danville, PA
Dermatology Residency


Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston Salem, NC
Dermatology Research Fellow

Special Interests


Hair Loss




Professional Associations

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society (TBLAMS)

Ages Treated

All Ages

Wiregrass 2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd. Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544  Suite 202


2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Suite 202

P: 813.780.8085
F: 813.355.5042
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 8am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 8am - 5pm
  • Friday: 8am - 5pm

Zephyrhills 38135 Market Square Zephyrhills, Florida 33542  Suite 123 | Building B


38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Suite 123 | Building B

Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BC Health Options (Blue Care)
  • BCBS HMO- BlueCare Health Options (Marketplace Plan)
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS Network Blue (Blue Options)
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Local Plus
  • Cigna PPO
  • Great West HMO
  • Great West PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
VA CCN (Community Care Network)


Lipoma Removal: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

Maria I. Hicks, MD, FAAD

Lipomas are slow-growing, fatty lumps that develop in the space between the skin and muscles. Somewhat doughy in texture and usually under two inches wide, they tend to be harmless, so lipoma removal is not always necessary. If you press on one, it will move easily. Lipomas seldom are painful, unless they touch nearby nerve […]

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