Physician Assistant - 20 Years of Experience - Near 89145


Physician Assistant


Las Vegas, NV

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ADVANCE \d 5 To work as a Physician Assistant EmploymentADVANCE \d 5 VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION 6900 North Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89086 Dermatology Clinic - supervising physician: Sara Joeckel, MD phone: 702-791-9000 x 15577, fax 702-224-6948 Certified PA from 2/23/03 - 8/11/06 and 1/21/07 - present duties: Compensation & Pension doing chart reviews, evaluations, physical exams, rendering medical opinions since Dec. 2015. Also Dermatology to diagnose and treat dermatologic disorders, perform shave and punch biopsies, cryosurgery, minor surgeries including benign and malignant lesions, precept medical and PA students from Touro University and pharmacy students, various administrative duties, Tele-dermatology. Also working part-time at Las Vegas Dermatology with H.L. Greenberg, 653 Town Center Dr., Suite 414, Las Vegas, NV 89144, 702-456-3120 from 5/2/11 - present LOVELACE MEDICAL CENTER 5400 Gibson SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 Dermatology Clinic - supervising physicians: Matt Thompson, MD & Dave Davis, MD, phone: 505-262-7097 (these physicians work privately in ABQ) Certified PA from 8/28/06 - 1/17/07 Duties: diagnose and treat dermatologic disorders, shave and punch biopsies, cryosurgery, minor surgery. UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - LAS VEGAS, Student Health Center 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453020, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3020 Phone: 702-895-3370, fax 702-895-4318 Certified PA from 8/30/04 - 8/06 (part-time job) duties: same as above, except did not teach SPECTRUM HEALTHCARE RESOURCES Michael O'Callaghan Federal Hospital Dermatology Clinic - 4700 Las Vegas Blvd. North Las Vegas, NV 89191 (Nellis AFB) Certified PA from 8/21/00 - 2/14/03 duties: diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic disorders, perform minor surgery, biopsies, cryosurgery, sclerotherapy, laser surgery, teach PA students. DERMATOLOGY CLINICS OF NEVADA (practice no longer operational) 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014 Certified PA from 1/17/00 - 08/14/00 duties: diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic disorders, perform cryosurgery, biopsies, minor surgery, some laser surgery. Assist in MOH's surgery. SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 2704 N. Tenaya Way, P.O. Box 15645, Las Vegas, NV 89114-5645 Certified PA from 9/17/90 - 1/16/00 duties: primary care in a family practice setting, derm clinic (started on my own for 6 years), industrial medicine, urgent care, occasional call, served on numerous committees. LOVELACE MEDICAL CENTER Albuquerque, N M Certified PA from 5/86 - 9/90, duties: Worked 3 years a prn float (while working full-time elsewhere) and then worked full-time at various urgent care centers, Family Practice and Occupational Medicine facilities. UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - NEUROSURGERY DEPT. Albuquerque, N M Certified PA from 3/88 - 6/89 duties: In-house and outpatient clinic duties including first assisting, writing orders, evaluating, scheduling surgeries and admissions, H & P's. Worked with 3 neurosurgeons, 1 resident, and med students. CENTRAL NM CORRECTIONAL FACILITY Los Lunas, N M Certified PA from 9/84 - 3/88 duties: Provided primary care and on-call medical services to inmates. Also on TACT (SWAT) team. MED SQUARE CLINIC Playas, N M Certified PA from 2/84 - 9/84 duties: Provided primary care and on-call services in small town SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY Las Cruces, N M Certified PA from 8/83 - 2/84 duties: Provided primary care and on-call medical services to inmates. EducationADVANCE \d 5 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - Distance Learning Option Omaha, NE 68198 Master of Science 2001 - Physician Assistant Studies UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA - COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Oklahoma City, O K 73190 Bachelor of Science 1982 - Physician Assistant UNIVERSITY OF ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque, N M attended 1977 - 1980 no degree - pre-med curriculum UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO Albuquerque, N M attended 1979 - 1980 no degree - pre-med curriculum (took some classes not available at U of Abq.) SkillsADVANCE \d 5 * Adjunct faculty member for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine - have 3rd and 4th year DO students and PA students rotate in dermatology * give lectures on dermatology topics at national and local conferences and VA * performing cosmetic laser procedures such as hair, tattoo, and telangectasias as well as sclerotherapy * cryosurgery, shave and punch biopsies, full excision of simple skin lesions and masses including cysts, basal cell and squamous cell ca., primary and secondary excision of melanoma, ED&C, hyfrecation, assist in Moh's. Treat acne, eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis and other skin conditions. * Co-researcher at VA * Computer literacy - internet, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel * experience in first assisting in major surgery * speak Spanish and some Portuguese * enjoy learning new techniques and expanding my knowledge. AffiliationsADVANCE \d 5 Touro University - Nevada Adjunct Faculty (preceptor for medical and PA students for dermatology rotations) Nov. 2008 - present Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants - fellow since 2001. Director-at-Large of Nevada chapter since 2011 Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants - fellow served as an officer for 3 years - 2 as President 1997 - 1999 and 1 as secretary (1996) Also CME Chairperson for 3 years, and newsletter editor 4 years during same time.. Fellowship of Christian PA's - fellow since 2001 University of Oklahoma Alumni Association - Nevada Chapter since 1992 vice-president 1996 - 2006 HonorsADVANCE \d 5 Dermatology lecture at AAPA National Conference 2011 and VAPAA National Conference 2013 Selected by Chief of Staff at VA to Medical Executive Board 2008 featured in "Latino Magazine" special edition 1984 Honorary Citizen of Albuquerque, 1984 presented by the late Sen. Pete Domenici ReferencesADVANCE \d 5 Harry Greenberg, MD, dermatologist, 653 N. Town Center Dr., Suite #414, Las Vegas, NV 89144, ph 702-456-3120, fax 702-823-1069, "" Current co-worker at VA Rene Mauban, MD, 800 N. Rancho Cir., Las Vegas, NV 89107, ph 702-286-0906 Former supervising physician and longtime friend Barbara Lyons, MD, 1279 Lakeshore Park Place Dr., Suite PA, Marquette, MI 49855-2931, 906-226-0896, former supervising physician U. Inge Ferguson, DO, Chief MOVE Program, Southern NV VA Healthcare, "" 2410 Fire Mesa St., Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-636-3000 x6320, former chief of medicine and primary care William Patterson, PA-C, 6784 Beach Nest Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89130, home 702-395-2023, former co-worker and colleague Mel Brown, PA-C, 7109 Husky Dr, Rio Rancho, NM 87144, 505-235-9726 Colleague and longtime friend