What is a Dermatology PA?

Physician Assistants in the field of dermatology are licensed healthcare providers defined as dependent practitioners who work under the supervision of a Dermatologist.  PAs in dermatology both diagnose and treat a wide variety of skin, hair, and nail conditions that are medical, surgical, as well as cosmetic in nature.  They work as part of a team based approach to medical care where the supervising physician determines and delegates responsibilities based on the experience, knowledge, and competence of the individual PA and guided by the laws of the state in which they practice.