Katie Winfrey, PA-C
Katie is a native of Oxford, AL. She joined the Advanced Dermatology team in 2019. Katie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy. She later continued her education and received her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Katie is board-certified by the National Commission of Certification for Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant, the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Professionals, and Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals.
When she isn’t working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Landon, scrapbooking, and making memories with friends and family.
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