What is a Physician Assistant? Certified Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) in dermatology are highly trained, certified and licensed medical professionals who are specifically trained to evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of skin, hair, nail, and mucosal skin conditions. PA-Cs conduct examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide preventative healthcare, order/interpret tests, and prescribe medications. PA-Cs can also perform procedures such as biopsies, cryotherapy, extractions, chemical peels and more. Dermatology PA-Cs work autonomously within the dermatology office, but always with the support of a board-certified dermatologist.
Do we see children? Yes
Do I need a referral to make an appointment? Whether a referral is needed is based on your insurance. Please check with your insurance carrier to determine whether a referral is needed BEFORE your appointment. If a referral is needed, we will need to have that paperwork submitted in the days prior to your appointment date.
Where are you located? 1401 Edwards Lake Rd. Trussville, AL
How do I get to you? If you’re coming from the Interstate or Hwy 11, you can take Edwards Lake Road. You’ll pass the Lowe’s, and then the signs for St. Vincent’s East. Don’t turn it at St. Vincent’s East! We’re just a little further down on the left. You’ll see our sign on the left pointing you to a private drive with an opened gate. We’re at the top of the hill
What insurances do you accept? Medicare, Railroad Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, VIVA (except for VIVA UAB), Tricare, United Healthcare. If you don’t see your insurance listed, give us a call at 205.853.3960
What should I bring to my appointment? If you have noticed a skin lesion or rash on your face, experiencing acne breakouts, or are coming for a skin check, we ask that you please do not wear makeup to your appointment. If you are coming for an appointment regarding hair loss, please refrain from wearing any hair pieces or styles that may inhibit the provider from evaluating your scalp. If you are currently using any products on your skin, please bring these products to your appointment.
Do you fill out Cancer Policy forms, FMLA, or Disability Forms? Yes, however there is a $25.00 charge to do so and this will be due at the time the form is filled out.