Interview by Abernathy Cochran Intern Amelia Payne
Meet Dr. Misty Caudell! Misty is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 10 years of private practice experience. Dr. Caudell holds an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Caudell has served as a volunteer physician working with groups such as Good News Clinics in Gainesville, Georgia, and Volunteers in Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She said her favorite thing about Hall County is the people.
“No question it’s the people that live here. They are pretty incredible. I feel very fortunate to live in a place like Hall County,” she said.
Recently, we caught up with Misty to find out more about her life and love of Hall County.
Question: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
Answer: “I have always respected the doctors in my life since I was a child. Sometime when I was in college I decided that I wanted to be a physician, specifically a dermatologist. I love the different patients I interact with. I enjoy the procedures I perform as a part of my practice. I love to help people look and feel their best.”
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Hall County, and what do you love there?
A: “Every Tuesday, I am craving El Maguey. You will find me there enjoying two Mexican style tacos.”
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Hall County?
A:“Grand total I have been here about 10 years.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in Hall County?
A: “Bill Coates. He is a retired Pastor of First Baptist Church. He is an incredible man.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “Rome, Italy. I am planning a trip there and truly can’t believe I have never been. I am excited to see why they say Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theatre?
A: “It has to be ‘Steel Magnolias.’”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “I would have to say to always wear your sunscreen.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I would love to travel to the Greek Isles and spend a few weeks island hopping.”
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative: with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? Where in Hall County would you have lunch?
A: “I would love to have lunch with Dr. Suzan Obagi. She is my mentor and friend, and I don’t get to spend enough time with her. We would go to Avocados.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about Hall County?
A: “No question it’s the people that live here. They are pretty incredible. I feel very fortunate to live in a place like Hall County.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in five or ten years?
A: “I will be here working at my dermatology practice, Georgia Skin Center.  I hope I will continue to work with my wonderful staff.”
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I worked for Ken Cook (the meteorologist) at his flower farm. That’s where I learned to drive a tractor. I am a country girl at heart.”
Q: What three words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Love, Comfort, and Peace.”
The Faces of Hall County is a project to showcase the amazing people that live or work in our community. If you would like to nominate an interesting person to be featured please email babernathy@gonorton.com.