Our cosmetic Physician Assistant, Angela McKnight PA-C, specializes in nonsurgical aesthetics and skin care. Mrs. McKnight joined Beaches Dermatology in 2005. She is both NCCPA-Board Certified and Florida State licensed. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Concord College, Mrs. McKnight received her Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant studies and a Master of Medical Science degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Mrs. McKnight currently performs cosmetic injections, which include BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport™, Juvederm XC®, Restylane® and RADIESSE®.

Mrs. McKnight regularly attends training for new techniques and product uses. She organizes special events for cosmetic treatments and skin care products through Beaches Dermatology. Working closely with the physicians, she is available to patients for cosmetic evaluation appointments. Mrs. McKnight's artistry, wealth of aesthetic knowledge and focus on achieving her patients' cosmetic goals has made her skills highly sought-after in the aesthetic field.

What is a Physician Assistant?

What is a Dermatology Physician Assistant?
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A Physician Assistant is a master's-degree-prepared healthcare professional who practices medicine with a supervising physician. Their extensive education, experience and licensing allow them to diagnose and treat the same medical conditions as their physician supervisors.

Today, board-certified PAs are an integral part of our healthcare system. As part of their responsibilities, PAs perform comprehensive dermatological examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, perform biopsies and other dermatological procedures, order and interpret lab tests, and (in most states, including Florida) prescribe medications.