Michelle B. Gaskin, PA-C, has been a Certified Physician Assistant since 2014, and she has provided quality care to patients with a wide variety of dermatologic diseases and concerns for six years. She has trained with several board-certified dermatologists throughout her clinical practice.

Ms. Gaskin obtained her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Saint Louis University and received her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Alma College.

Prior to joining The Skin Surgery Center, Ms. Gaskin worked as a physician assistant in dermatology practices in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. She is a strong advocate for patient education and improving the patient’s standard of care. She is a current Fellow Diplomate member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

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EDUCATION

2013 Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Master of Medical Science (ARC-PA Accredited)

2010 Alma College
Alam City, MI
BS in Biology
Summa Cum Laude

LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Arkansas State Licensed Physician Assistant
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Board-Certified

CLINICAL ROTATIONS

January 2013 – December 2013
Saint Louis University

John Cochran VA Medical Center – Dermatology

  • Performed thorough cutaneous examinations while eliciting relevant medical history to help guide preventative measures and/or treatment plans
  • Cryotherapy, shave biopsies, and observed Mohsprocedures

John Cochran VA Medical Center – Surgery

  • Preformed efficient and thorough evaluation of patients during pre/post-operative care
  • Acquired technical skills through assisting surgical cases

Phelps County Regional Medical – Emergency Medicine

  • Performed focused history and physical exams to assess patient’s conditions and collaborated with preceptor to decide which test and/or imagining would best facilitate the patients’ treatment plan
  • Gained technical skills in suturing, stapling, derma bond application, nerve blocks, IV placements, foreign body removal, incision and drainage

Anderson Hospital-Emergency Medicine

St. Louis University Hospital- Internal Medicine

St. Louis University Hospital- Psychiatric Medicine

St. John’s Mercy Medical Center- Women’s Health

Healthy Tracks Family Medicine- Family Medicine

Southern Illinois Health Foundation- Pediatrics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

September 2018 – August 2020
Arkansas Dermatology
Little Rock, AR
Dermatology Physician Assistant

  • Created treatment plans tailored to the individual patient with utilization of biologic, oral systemic, and topical therapeutic strategies and encouraged patient compliance by providing compassionate and informative patient care
  • Performed skin cancer examinations and problem-focused evaluations on both new and established patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric
  • Preformed punch, shave, and excisional biopsies, cryotherapy, electrodessication & curettage, cryotherapy and curettage, intralesional injections, photodynamic therapy, Narrow band UVB therapy, incision & drainage, KOH preparations, and scabetic smears

July 2017 – August 2018
Mercy
Washington, MO
Dermatology Physician Assistant

  • Performed routine and problem-focused skin evaluations on both new and established patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric Utilized analytical and investigative approaches to establish a working diagnosis. Created treatment plans tailored to the individual patient and encouraged patient compliance by providing excellent, compassionate, and informative patient care
  • Preformed punch, shave, and excisional biopsies, cryotherapy, electrodessication & curettage, cryotherapy and curettage, intralesional injections, photodynamic therapy, incision & drainage, KOH preparations, and scabetic smears

July 2015 – July 2017
Forefront Dermatology
Saint Louis, MO
Dermatology Physician Assistant

  • Received extensive training from board-certified and Mohs fellowship-trained dermatologists
  • Established working diagnosis, created treatment plans, and encouraged patient compliance
    Preformed independent surgical excisions to remove various types of skin cancers, nevi, cyst, and other benign neoplasms. Preformed procedures including biopsies, cryotherapy, ED&C, intralesional injections, I&D, KOH preparations, scabetic smears, and patch testing

April 2014 – July 2015
Lee Institute Skin and Laser
Decatur, IL
Dermatology Physician Assistant

  • Received extensive training from board-certified dermatologist. Established working diagnosis, created treatment plans, encouraged patient compliance through providing excellent patient education
  • Utilized physical examination, microscopy, diascopy, dermoscopy, and dermatopathology to diagnose various dermatologic conditions. Preformed biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, ED&C, intralesional injections, I&D, KOH preparations, and scabetic smears

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants
  • Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants Diplomate
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