After graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University, Allison continued her education and received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. While at MCPHS, Allison was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants and the Alpha Eta Society.
Allison is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed in the State of Alabama. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants.
Allison has a passion for the field of dermatology and a commitment to providing excellent patient care.
What is a PA?
Physician Assistants (PA) are medical providers formally trained in surgical and primary care. PAs graduate from over 100 accredited academic medical model training programs in the United States.
PAs have a close working relationship with physicians and are trained in the medical model to complement a physician’s training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners.
In addition, to maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification exam every six years.
What does a PA do?
Once a physician assistant begins to work in a specialty they are trained by their supervising physician, furthering their expertise in patient care. PAs have been practicing with Dermatologist for more than 30 years. They deliver high quality care and enjoy excellent patient satisfaction. PAs diagnose and treat acne, psoriasis, skin cancers and other general dermatologic conditions. They are trained in wound closure as well as performing biopsies, cryotherapy and excision. Some choose additional training to perform various cosmetic procedures such as sclerotherapy or lasers