Certified Physician Assistants

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Our physician assistants (PAs) work closely with our aestheticians and physicians to help our clients reach their goals when it comes to achieving their healthiest skin. Their understanding that no two individuals skin is exactly alike allows them to work closely with the team to develop highly personalized skin care regimens and to deliver a wide variety of today’s latest cosmetic treatments and services. 

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Rachel E. Brooks, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Dothan

Rachel earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Auburn University. Her previous experience includes working as a physician assistant for a multi-state dermatology group as well as an orthopedic practice, where she assisted with a wide variety of surgical procedures. Rachel’s depth of prior experience allows her to play an integral role on our team diagnosing and treating everything from common dermatological conditions to skin cancer as well as better educating our patients on caring for and protecting their skin. Rachel is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


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Harmony Church, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Tallahassee

Harmony Church joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Harmony has worked as a certified physician assistant, caring for North Florida patients in both plastic surgery and dermatology, since 2004. She is skilled in the delivery of cosmetic injectables, lasers and phototherapy, and is an experienced skin surgeon.

 

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Angela M. Danley, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Panama City

Angela earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from South University in Savannah, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working as a physician assistant in the Transplant Center at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the emergency department at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, and another dermatology practice here in Florida. Angela takes great pride in assisting our physician team with Mohs surgery, treating precancerous lesions, providing comprehensive skin exams as well as diagnosing and treating a wide variety of general dermatological conditions for our patients. She is also highly skilled and knowledgeable in the use of laser treatments for tattoo removal, scar revision and skin resurfacing.

 

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Amanda Day, PA-C, MPAS
Certified Physician Assistant
Dothan

Amanda Day holds a master’s degree in medical science–physician assistant from Nova Southeastern University, and a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Troy University.

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. As a Wiregrass area native, Amanda joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama with a passion for serving patients right here at home.

 

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Sydney K. Givens, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Dothan

Sydney King Givens joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama in 2017. She is a Dothan native and holds a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree from Samford University in Latin American Studies. Sydney’s clinical experience includes general dermatology and plastic surgery. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants.

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Ariel Perry, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Panama City Beach

Ariel Perry joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2016.  She holds her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a bachelor’s degree from UF in microbiology and cell science. Ariel has been a practicing certified physician assistant since 2014 and has clinical experience in cardiology, electrophysiology and dermatology.

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Amy Ward, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
LaGrange

Amy Ward is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She also competed the intensive Surgeon’s Assistant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a Bachelor of Science degree to support her passion for assisting with surgical procedures. Amy has more than 20 years of extensive surgical and operating room experience, including skin cancer excision and MOHS micrographic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery.

She works closely with patients during their initial evaluations and diagnosis through treatment and follow up making sure every question is answered, and any concern addressed. Amy is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

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Kristi Wells, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Santa Rosa Beach

Kristi Wells graduated from Tulane University with a double major in biology and psychology before going on to earn her master’s from the University of Florida’s Physician Assistant Program in 2003. She joined our practice in 2011 from Jacksonville, Florida, where she was working in Wolfson’s neonatal intensive care unit.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Amy West, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Santa Rosa Beach

Amy West has more than 15 years of experience as a physician assistant working in family medicine, acute care, and pediatrics, as well as, three years instructing health care professionals. She joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2016 bringing with her extensive surgical and operating room experience. Amy earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in addition to earning a master’s in education and policy studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She is a member of the Florida Association of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Amy is also proud to have served our country for 25 years in the United States Air Force.

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