Our Certified PAs work closely with a board-certified physician. Physician Assistants in dermatology are able to evaluate the whole patient and often fulfill a key role in early detection and prevention. They perform physical exams, order & interpret lab test, perform non-excisional surgical procedures, prescribe medications and counsel patients on their conditions, prognosis and treatment plans. Like physicians, Certified PAs (PA-C) complete an intensive general medical education, pass rigorous national certification exams and are licensed by state medical boards. Throughout their medical career, PAs stay up-to-date through rigorous ongoing recertification education and assessment requirements.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Ms. Pierce earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Medical Sciences and her Physician Assistant Certificate from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, where she was the Valedictorian and Class President and received several awards, including the Dean’s Academic Award and the President’s Scholarship.
Before coming to Parks Dermatology, Ms. Pierce worked as an inpatient and outpatient clinical dietitian, as well as a clinical nutrition specialist at many locations in New York and Florida, including Marriott Management Services at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL, Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and the Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach, FL. She then studied to become a Physician Assistant and completed clinical rotations with the Barry University Physician Assistant Program in Miami Shores, FL, before serving as a Physician Assistant for Lifetime Health satellite family practice office in Rochester, NY.
Bachelor Degree in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture, Cornell University
Masters Clinical Medical Sciences & Physician Assistant Studies, Barry University
CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS:
NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C)
State of Florida License in Nutrition/Dietetics (#ND 0002846)
Registered Dietitian (#813902)
Certification in A.C.L.S. and P.A.L.S.
Certified in Facial Aesthetics, Allergan Medical Institute