Monica L. Walker M.D.,   Lee R. Lumpkin M.D.,   Jeffrey R. Hunek M.D.,   Amy Demonbreun, APRN

Since 1997, Venice Avenue Dermatology has been working with patients to provide the best dermatologic care for patients in Venice and the surrounding area. Venice Avenue Dermatology's experience in dermatology is coupled with genuine concern for our patients. All of our staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention. Our goal is to help you maintain healthy, beautiful skin.

This web site provides you with an overview of our practice and the field of dermatology. As you navigate the site, you'll find information about Venice Avenue Dermatology's practice philosophy, physicians, our Venice office location, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling procedures. Please browse the site at your convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking here.

You will find valuable information on this web site about skin problems, diagnoses, and treatments. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being. We encourage you to review this information to help you understand any health concerns you may face.

We strive to care for each patient as if they were a member of our own families. We look forward to seeing you in our office.

At Venice Avenue Dermatology, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You will get this caring attitude from all the staff at Venice Avenue Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology. We look forward to getting to know you.


Monica L. Walker, M.D.

Dr. Walker is a Board Certified Dermatologist and practices her specialty in Venice, FL. She has been in practice for over 20 years in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Walker grew up in the former Panama Canal Zone. One of 5 siblings, she left Panama in 1978 to attend the University of South Alabama. She was accepted to the Marshall University School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree. Upon graduation from medical school, she pursued a specialty in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, Jacksonville, FL; and later specialized in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Walker has also trained with the US Navy in Tropical Medicine and Dermatology and spent a 3 month rotation with the Department of Dermatology at the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. She has co-authored several dermatology publications.

She is a member of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Sarasota County Medical Society. She is also a contributor to Camp Discovery, a summer camp for kids with skin disease.

In addition to her professional life, she keeps quite busy meeting her responsibilities as a mother. Her other interests include tennis, swimming, and protecting the environment.


Lee R. Lumpkin, III, M.D.

Dr. Lumpkin lived in many places during his first 18 years thanks to his father, who was a career air force officer. Dr. Lumpkin was PHI BETA KAPPA at the University of Texas; went to the Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York; and completed his dermatology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. While at Baylor,  he published several journal articles including the first study documenting the transmission of leprosy from armadillos to humans. Other journal entries included articles about lupus erythematosus, metastatic bladder cancer and squamous cell skin cancer amoung other things.  He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology.

After finishing his residency, Dr. Lumpkin practiced for 2 years in San Antonio, TX. For the next 22 years he had a practice in upstate New York, where his wife hails from. His practice in New York was an extremely busy medical/surgical practice, welcoming patients of all ages. He has been married for over 30 years and has 3 children, 2 of whom graduated from Venice High School.

Jeffrey R. Hunek, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Hunek is a northeast Ohio native. He attended John Carroll University, where he graduated early and with honors, earning a bachelors degree in biology. He went on to receive his medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, where he earned multiple awards for his academic achievements, graduating near the top of his class. There, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in his junior year.

Dr. Hunek completed his internship in internal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and his residency training at the renowned Henry Ford Health System Department of Dermatology in Detroit, Michigan, also serving as chief resident. Upon completion of residency training, Dr. Hunek relocated with his wife and family to Florida's west coast where he has been practicing dermatology in Charlotte County for the past ten years. In his spare time, Dr. Hunek enjoys the outdoors, guitar, live music, sports, and spending time with his wife and four children.

Dr. Hunek provides comprehensive dermatology care for adolescents and adults. While specializing in skin cancer detection and treatment, Dr. Hunek also has an interest in medical dermatology, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, skin infections, and autoimmune diseases. He utilizes dermoscopy when evaluating all patients to provide the most throrough evaluation.

Dr. Hunek is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a member of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the Sarasota Dermatological Society.