Certified Physician Assistant Deedra Meyers has extensive specialized training in dermatology and has practiced for seven years. Apart from her broad experience, Deedra Meyers brings an uncompromising professional attitude and strong communication skills that we know will benefit our patients. Certified Physician Assistant Deedra Meyers obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 from Colorado State University and her Master of Health Sciences with an emphasis in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama College of Allied Health in 2009. Deedra is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and a Diplomat of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Deedra’s husband serves in the U. S. Air Force. They have two children and enjoy snowboarding and hiking in their free time.
What is a Physician Assistant?@headingTag>
Physician Assistants (PAs) are academically trained and highly skilled healthcare professionals who practice medicine on physician-directed and patient-centered healthcare teams. PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed and practice in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and the Uniformed Services.
PAs are experts in general medicine. They may also specialize in a specific area of medicine, such as cardiology, neurology or dermatology. A PA may diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication. PAs undergo rigorous medical training. They must graduate from an accredited PA program and pass a certification exam. Like physicians, PAs must complete extensive continuing medical education throughout their careers. They are trained to make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions while working autonomously or in collaboration with other members of the medical team.