Pat Gorton, P.A.-C, our Certified Physician Assistant (PA), has been with Dermatology Specialists of Naples since 1995. She has over 30 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant. She received a BS in the Physician Assistant Program at the College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA in 1987, after completing an undergraduate BA degree in General Science in 1982. Her previous medical training and experience as a physician assistant also included primary care in family practice and emergency medicine. Prior to becoming a PA, Pat worked in other health-related positions including Research Assistant at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Iowa City, IA and Nursing Assistant in the Pulmonary Unit of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
CERTIFICATIONS: Physician Assistant, Advanced Cardiac Life Support-Provider, and CPR-Basic Provider. In addition to being a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Pat also belongs as a fellow member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Florida Medical Association.