Savana LaMar joined the Skin Surgery Center in June 2015 and currently serves the Winston-Salem and Greensboro offices as a Certified Physician Assistant providing patients with general and cosmetic dermatology care.

Ms. LaMar completed the Physician Assistant program with honors at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ms. LaMar has experience in various fields of medicine including internal medicine and emergency medicine. She has most recently worked in dermatology with a focus on skin cancer.

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EDUCATION

1995 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
BA in Psychology

1994 University of Australia at Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia

1998 University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Post-baccalaureate science coursework

2002 Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Physician Assistant (PA-C)

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

North Carolina Medical Board Physician Assistant Certificate of Registration

DEA License

New Hanover Health Network – on staff

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

September 2014-June 2015
Wilmington Dermatology Center PA-C Dermatology

  • Annual skin check with management of chronic illness (psoriasis, eczema, actinic damage, actinic damage
  • Biopsy (punch, shave), follow up tx, (ED&C), coordinate care with physician for further tx (excision, MOHS)
  • Cosmetic treatments including Vbeam Laser, Alexandrite laser, and Medlite laser, and nonsurgical rejuvenation tx (Botox, Voluma, Jvederm)

February 2009– September 2013
Coastal Dermatology & Surgery Center, P.A. PA-C Dermatology

  • Annual skin check, including management of chronic illness (psoriasis, eczema, actinic damage)
  • Biopsy (punch, shave), follow up treatment (C&D), coordinate care with physician for further treatment (excision, MOHS)

May 2005 – 2010
Medac Health Services/Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians PA-C Emergency Medicine

  • Manage Emergency Department Fast Track (95% of work)
  • Work side-by-side with physician at Medac Urgent Care (5% of work)
  • Consistently at the top in productivity

November 2003 – May 2005
PA-C Internal Medicine
Steven E. Helman, MD
Winston-Salem, NC

  • Managed established patient “urgent visit” section and cared for continuity patients
  • Exceeded productivity targets every month
  • Excellent rapport with patients and staff

August 2002 – November 2003
PA-C Interventional Radiology
Mecklenburg Radiological Associates
Charlotte, NC

  • Clinical Skills: H&Ps, consults & post-procedure rounds
  • Procedure Skills: PICC line, Permcath, fistulagram, thoracentesis, paracentesis, thyroid biopsy, liver core biopsy, fine needle aspiration, lumbar puncture, myelogram, cardiac scoring, modified barium swallow & abscess tube check/replacement

HONORS & AWARDS

2000-2001 Class Marshall WFU PA Program

1997-1998 Dean’s List University of North Carolina at Wilmington

1994-1995 Psychology Honor Society

1994-1995 Dean’s List University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BIBLIOGRAPHY/RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Funding Grant
2002 Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion
Interdisciplinary proposal for funding disease prevention & healthcare promotion in Forsyth County

Research
2001-2002 Psychological care for children post-disaster events

Student Reviewer for Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishers
2001 written content/editorial paid review:
Christ, D & Reinheimer, B. High-Yield Pharmacology, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Physician Assistants

North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & SERVICE

First Presbyterian Church member & community volunteer

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