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Teen boy with skin condition

From routine checkups to treatment for all types of dermatology conditions, everything we do is designed to help kids, and their parents, feel better. Cook Children's dermatologists specialize in treating conditions and diseases of the skin, nails and hair including:

  • Acne
  • Alopecia
  • Angiofibromas
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Birthmarks
  • Bumps, lumps and growths
  • Connective tissue disease (lupus, morphea, dermatomyositis)
  • Cysts
  • Genetic skin conditions
  • Hair disorders
  • Hemangiomas in infancy
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Infections of the skin (bacterial, fungal, viral)
  • Moles
  • Molluscum
  • Nail disorders
  • Periorificial dermatitis
  • Pilomatricomas
  • Port-wine stains
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Skin cancers
  • Spider angiomas
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

Meet our doctors:

Dermatology team:

Valerie Antonio, FNP-C

Valerie Antonio, FNP-C

Valerie Antonio, FNP-C

Valerie grew up in Mississippi but has been a Texas resident for four years. She is thrilled to call Fort Worth home and to have the opportunity to serve the children of this city.

Valerie found her passion for the care of children as a pediatric nurse. She loves being around kids, and is grateful to be able to care for them daily at Cook Children's, where she has transitioned from a Registered Nurse to a Nurse Practitioner. She is excited to be a part of the Dermatology department, and enjoys working closely with families to achieve the best care possible for their children.

Valerie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University while working full time as a nurse. She is a former nurse at Texas Children's Hospital, where she won the Daisy Award, a coveted award among nurses. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

In her free time, Valerie's interests include spending time with her husband, traveling, and being outdoors. She also enjoys yoga, walking their dog, and being involved with her church.

Iris Garcia, MPAS, PA-C

Iris Garcia, MPAS, PA-C

Iris Garcia, MPAS, PA-C

Iris is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. She attended college at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2006.

A Dallas/ Fort Worth native, she returned home to begin her medical training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where she graduated with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. Prior to joining the Dermatology department, Iris practiced in Family Medicine and Pediatric Emergency/Urgent Care Medicine, where she acquired her initial clinical experience treating patients with a variety of medical illnesses, including conditions of the skin. Iris has been with Cook Children’s since 2012.

Iris has a particular interest in the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis and Infantile Hemangiomas. She enjoys her role in patient care and values the importance of the relationship between the patient, parent, and provider. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Texas Association of Physician Assistants (TAPA), Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD). Iris enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Have a question? If you would like to discuss a procedure or speak to our staff, please call 682-885-6248.

Cook Children's Dermatology
1129 6th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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