Meet Our Dermatologists

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.



James S. Trimble, M.D.

Cosmetic Dermatologist in Orange Park, FL & Jacksonville, FL

Dermatology & Laser Center

James S. Trimble, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs and reconstructive surgeon. He is also a third generation dermatologist. His grandfather, Dr. Jim Trimble practiced dermatology and skin cancer surgery in Jacksonville from 1950 to the mid 1990s. His father, Dr. James W. Trimble was Jacksonville’s first Mohs surgeon and he practiced for over 30 years before retiring in 2012.

Dr. Trimble attended medical school in Syracuse, New York at Upstate Medical University. After medical school, he completed a residency in dermatology at the University of South Florida. He then went on to complete the ACGME and ACMS-accredited fellowship in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery at Florida State University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.

After returning home and practicing in the Southside and Mandarin areas of Jacksonville for nearly three years, Dr. Trimble has decided to join the team at Dermatology and Laser Center. He is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and compassionate care to his dermatology and skin cancer patients. He is also honored to help carry on the practice that is the legacy of Dr. Fred Eaglstein, a place where patients and staff are considered family.

When he is not providing care to patients, Dr. Trimble enjoys spending time with his wife and son. His hobbies include fishing and playing guitar.


Bruce H. Paley, DO

Orange Park & Jacksonville Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dermatology & Laser Center

Bruce H. Paley, DO Dermatologist in Jacksonville

Bruce H. Paley, DO, joined our practice in 1998. Dr. Paley also practices dermatology in St. Augustine and Palatka. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Fla. His dermatology residency was done at the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, under the direction of staff dermatologists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. Dr. Paley is Board Certified in Dermatology and is a member of the International Society of Dermatology and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. In addition, from 1996 to 2006, Dr. Paley served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Division Chief of Dermatology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., at which time he decided to pursue additional hours at the Dermatology and Laser Center.

Laura Swearingen, ARNPLaura Swearingen, ARNP

Laura Swearingen, ARNP, joined the Dermatology & Laser Center in 1997 as support staff for the office and later graduated with her associate in science degree in nursing from Florida Community College of Jacksonville in 2001. During this time, from 2001 to 2010, Laura worked exclusively with Dr. Eaglstein as his Registered Nurse and assisted him with all his medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Laura has dedicated her education and training to become very knowledgeable with laser technology, aesthetic surgery and medical/surgical dermatology. She also worked as a nurse consultant for Candela Laser Corporation, training other nurses and physicians about cosmetic laser treatments. She completed her bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville University in 2008 and went on to graduate from Jacksonville University's Masters in Nursing program with a specialization as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Laura is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses and Lambda Rho Chapter-at-Large. Laura holds active memberships with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Florida Nurse Practitioner Network and is a long time member of the Dermatology Nurses Association. Additionally, Laura is the coordinator for the Jacksonville Society of Dermatology Associates (2012) and is an adjunct faculty member for Jacksonville University RN-BSN program, guiding and mentoring nursing students in nursing research. Laura has spent her career in dermatology and has a passion for providing patients with the best comprehensive cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatology care.


Pam Mathews, CDC, Office Manager

Pam Mathews, CDC, Office Manager

Pam Mathews, CDC, office manager, has over 30 years of experience in both dermatology and plastic surgery, which gives her a strong foundation for managing day-to-day operations for our busy dermatology practice. Pam has been Dermatology & Laser Center's practice manager since 1992 and continues to enhance our practice by attending regular continuing education seminars on HIPPA, OSHA, medical billing, coding and office management. Pam is a certified dermatology coder and a current member of Medical Group Management Association and Association of Dermatology Administrators and Management. Her caring and professional demeanor, along with her strong desire to ensure quality patient care, makes her a vital asset to DLC. Pam is a Jacksonville native who enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.

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