Mrs. Baird, Certified Physician Assistant, joined Beaches Dermatology in 2006, bringing over nine years of dermatology experience to the practice. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in health care sciences and PA studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, where she graduated magna cum laude. She also received a Certificate of Proficiency (Specialty) in Internal Medicine. She previously divided her time between Texas and Colorado, but she has been living in the Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach area for over 30 years.
Mrs. Baird is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants. She is licensed by the Florida State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners and is an active member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Dermatology Society of Physician Assistants.
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.