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Nikki is a Board  Certified Physician Assistant, specializing and practicing in Dermatology for over 10 years.  Originally from Ohio, Nikki attended the University of Toledo where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry and a pre-med focus.  She then continued her education at the University of Toledo, graduating in 2006 with a  Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies.  After graduating, Nikki moved to North Carolina to practice.

Nikki is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant.  She offers appointments in all areas of general dermatology for adults and children.  She performs dermatologic surgeries including biopsies and excisions and is also trained in Botox.

When not in the office, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their 2 dogs.

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Physician Assistant-Certified, 12/2017-present, Riva Dermatology, Cornelius, NC

  • Obtain history and physicals on as many as 32 patients daily
  • Perform minor dermatological surgical procedures daily, such as punch biopsies and shave removals and comfortable performing DIF biopsies when needed
  • Perform surgical procedures such as excisions, ED&Cs, and I&Ds
  • Perform office procedures such as KOH, cryotherapy and intralesional injections such as kenalog and methotrexate
  • Comfortable prescribing high risk medicines including isotretinoin, methotrexate, and biologics
  • Perform neurotoxin injections (Botox, Xeomin and Jeaveau)
  • Proficient in EMA

 

Physician Assistant-Certified, 9/2015- 12/2017, Dermatology Practice of the Carolinas, Charlotte,NC

  • Obtain history and physicals on up to 28 patients daily
  • Perform minor dermatological surgical procedures such as punch biopsies and shave removals and comfortable performing DIF biopsies
  • Perform surgical procedures such as excisions, ED&Cs, and I&Ds
  • Perform office procedures such as KOH, cryotherapy and IL kenalog
  • Comfortable prescribing high risk medicines including Accutane and biologics
  • Proficient in EMA
  • Perform Botox and filler

 

Physician Assistant-Certified, 11/10/2008-8/2015, Wolfe Dermatology/Piedmont Healthcare, Mooresville, NC

  • Obtain history and physicals on 22-25 patients daily
  • Able to perform many cosmetic procedures including SkinPen, iLipo, Vbeam laser, red/infrared light treatments, chemical peels
  • Comfortable prescribing high risk medications such as methotrexate and dapsone
  • Perform ALA/Blu-U and NBUVB treatments
  • Proficient in Allscripts EHR and e-scribing

 

Physician Assistant-Certified, 4/25/07-10/31/08, Premier Medical Associates, P.A., Winston-Salem, NC

  • Assess patients daily from three specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Dermatology
  • Performed dermatological procedures such as biopsies, ED&C, I&D and excisions
  • Performed general practice procedures such as PAP smears and joint injections
  • Ordered appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests
  • Took weekend call once a month

EDUCATION

The Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH

Master of Science in Biomedical Science in Physician Assistant studies, degree obtained 12/2006

Scholarly Project:  High School Students Knowledge of Safe Sexual Behavior with a Comparison between Urban and Rural Areas

 

The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Bachelor of Science in Biology with Chemistry minor, degree obtained 8/2003

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES

NCCPA Certified, issued 02/2007

North Carolina Medical License, issued 04/2007

DEA Certification, issued 2007

 

ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA), 2005-Present

Society of Dermatological Physicians Assistants (SDPA), 2008-Present

Charlotte Dermatology Group

Charlotte Women’s Dermatology Group

 

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Lake Norman Regional Hospital, 2009-2015

  • Dermatology-related hospital consults
  • Participate in yearly skin cancer screenings

 

CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Family Practice Preceptorship, 9/18/06-12/08/06, Dr. Boyce, Maumee, OH

Obstetric and Gynecology Rotation, 8/21/06-9/14-06, Dr. Erwin, Defiance Hospital, Defiance, OH

Family Practice Rotation, 7/10/06-8/3/06, Dr. Noftz, Bowling Green Clinic, Bowling Green, OH

Internal Medicine Rotation, 6/12/06-7/6/06, Dr. Zimmerman, The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

Surgery Rotation, 5/15/06-6/9/06, The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH

Emergency Medicine Rotation, 4/3/06-4/27/06, The Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH

Dermatology Rotation, 3/6/06-3/30/06, Dr. Gottwald, Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH

Pediatric Rotation, 2/6/06-3/2/06, Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo, OH

EDUCATION

1998 University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

2000 James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
BS Healthcare Sciences
Physician Assistant (PA-C)

LICENSURE & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

DEA License – Current

NC State Licensed Physician Assistant – Current

CA State Licensed Physician Assistant – Current

NCAPA Certification – Current

Diplomate, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Lupton Dermatology/The Skin Surgery Center, P.A.
Greensboro, NC

2010-2016
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Central Dermatology/Carolina Medi-spa
Chapel Hill, NC

2010-2012
Physician Assistant
Accent Urgent Care
Cary, NC

2009
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Dermatology, Surgical & Medical Associates
Santa Cruz, CA

2008
Physician Assistant, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Fremont, CA

2007-2008
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Dermatology, Laser and Vein Specialists of the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC

2006-2007
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Advanced Dermatology
Huntersville, NC

2004-2006
Physician Assistant
Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates
Charlotte, NC

2002-2004
Physician Assistant, Dermatology
Warrenton Dermatology
Warrenton, VA

2002-2004
Physician Assistant
Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Associates
Fredericksburg, VA

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