Shannen Vixler, C-ARNP

Shannen Vixler Shannen Vixler, C-ARNP
Experience You Can Trust

Shannen Vixler is a compassionate certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practioner. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University School of Nursing with both a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science in Nursing degree including successful completion of the Nurse Practioner Program. Her 20 years of dermatology clinical experience, has resulted in Shannen being highly respected by patients for both the quality and thoroughness of her care. Shannen is married to Nelson and they have four wonderful children. Enjoying roles of wife, mother and health care provider, Shannen recommends yearly skin examinations for adults and periodic check ups for children to evaluate their moles.


Scheduling a yearly skin examination with
May help you from becoming one of these statistics:

  • Women aged 39 and under have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer except breast cancer.
  • The number of women under age 40 diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma has more than doubled in the last 30 years; the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma among women under age 40 has increased almost 700 percent.
  • People who use tanning beds are 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma.
  • Melanoma is nine times more common between the ages of 10 and 20 than it is between birth and 10 years.
  • Diagnosis and treatment is delayed in up to 40 percent of childhood melanoma cases.


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  • Lange J, Palis BE, Chang DEC, Soong S, Balch CM. Melanoma in Children and Teenagers: An Analysis of Patients from the National Cancer Data Base.J Clin Oncol 2007; 25:1363-8.
  • Ferrari A, Bono A, Baldi M, et al. Does melanoma behave differently in younger children than in adults? A retrospective study of 33 cases of childhood melanoma from a single institution. Pediatrics 2005; 115:649-57.