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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:

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  • 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.

Leslie D. Beale, RN, MS, CPNP

Leslie D. Beale, RN, MS, CPNP

Leslie D. Beale, RN, MS, CPNP

Leslie became a Texan when she moved from Arkansas to attend Texas Christian University, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She always knew she wanted to work with kids, and worked for several years in pediatrics before obtaining her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from Texas Woman's University in Dallas. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Leslie started her career at Cook Children's in 2006 as a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care. She has a passion for educating and empowering patients and their families through healthcare.

Leslie lives in the Fort Worth area with her daughter, who keeps her busy. She also volunteers in the community by educating students and parents on a variety of health topics, and serves on the PTA Executive Board at her daughter's school. Leslie enjoys yoga, walking and running with her daughter, and traveling.


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
682-885-6248 phone
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