Our Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Meg E. Pierce, MS, PA-C

Meg E. Pierce, MS, PA-CMeg E. Pierce, MS, PA-C is a physician assistant at Parks Dermatology, specializing in laser hair removal and tattoo removal.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Food, Nutrition and Agriculture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Ms. Pierce earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Medical Sciences and her Physician Assistant Certificate from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL, where she was the Valedictorian and Class President and received several awards, including the Dean’s Academic Award and the President’s Scholarship.
Before coming to Parks Dermatology, Ms. Pierce worked as an inpatient and outpatient clinical dietitian, as well as a clinical nutrition specialist at many locations in New York and Florida, including Marriott Management Services at the JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL, Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and the Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach, FL. She then studied to become a Physician Assistant and completed clinical rotations with the Barry University Physician Assistant Program in Miami Shores, FL, before serving as a Physician Assistant for Lifetime Health satellite family practice office in Rochester, NY.
Certifications:
  • N.C.C.P.A. Certified Physician Assistant (#1044099)
  • Registered Dietitian (#813902)
  • State of Florida License in Nutrition/Dietetics (#ND 0002846)
  • Certification in A.C.L.S. and P.A.L.S.

Rebekah Doyle, PA-C

Rebekah Doyle, PA-CRebekah Doyle, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant at Parks Dermatology Center.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Central Florida, Ms. Doyle attended Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia.  She completed a year of clinical rotations at Marion General Hospital and Smith Clinic in Marion, Ohio and graduated with high honors in 2006 with a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Ms. Doyle has been a physician assistant in dermatology since 2006, working in a busy dermatology office in Lake Wales, Florida and then joined our practice in 2009.
Professional Membership:
Certification:
  • N.C.C.P.A. Certified Physician Assistant

Lindsay A. Mach, PA-C

Lindsay A. Mach, PA-C is a certified physician assistant at Parks Dermatology Center.

Lindsay graduated from the University of Central Florida earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology.  She then went on to earn her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with honors.

Mrs. Mach has been a practicing in dermatology since 2009 and joined our practice in 2014.  She is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail disorders and particularly enjoys skin cancer detection and treatment and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.    Lindsay is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed to practice medicine through the Florida Board of Medicine.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Mrs. Mach was raised in Ormond Beach and is a Seabreeze High School Alumni.  She leads an active lifestyle, and in her free time she can be found spending time outdoors with her husband and son.

Certification:
  • N.C.C.P.A. Certified Physician Assistant

Rachel Smith, ARNP

Rachel Smith is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed through the Florida Board of Nursing. She graduated from the University of North Florida earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Central Florida while specializing in the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Rachel specializes in treating patients of all ages in general dermatology. She has a special interest in skin cancer detection and prevention and enjoys educating patients on sun protection. She is particularly fond of treating acne and rosacea patients of any age. She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Rachel is originally from south Florida and enjoys her time outside of work with her young son. She has a great time being anywhere outdoors, but particularly loves camping and spending time on the beach.

 


Sommer Baron, MMS, PA-C

Sommer Baron graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences. She then furthered her education by receiving her Masters of Medical Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she completed the Physician Assistant program. After graduating, she completed a clinical dermatology residency program and has been practicing medical and surgical dermatology since 2012. Sommer is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants,  Florida Society of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.

 

Sommer is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and young daughter.


Ida Bell, ARNP

Ida Bell is a Nurse Practitioner certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated with highest honors from St. Joseph’s College of Maine with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Prior to completing her nurse practitioner degree she worked as a registered nurse in the hospital setting for 10 years. Ida has always had a passion for dermatology and previous to joining our practice she  worked with Onsite Dermatology servicing Assisted Living Facilities.

Ida enjoys general and cosmetic dermatology and is happy to work with patients of all ages to identify their individual skin care needs. Ida has had extensive training in dermal fillers and specializes in Botox® and  Juvederm®

Ida grew up in the Daytona Beach area and loves to spend time with her family fishing, boating and glamping.


FAQ:  What is a PA-C or ARNP?

A physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) is a health professional licensed by the state or credentialed by a federal employer to practice medicine as delegated by and with the supervision of a physician. It means that the person who holds the title has passed the certification exam developed jointly by the National Board of Medicine Examiners and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). PAC’s can meet the needs of patients in a variety of clinical and hospital settings. They perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests, provide patient education and preventive health care counseling and prescribe medications. A PA-C typically has a bachelor’s degree and four years of health care experience. To maintain the “C” after the PA, a physician Assistant must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and take a national recertification exam every six years. This helps ensure there is a core medical and surgical knowledge that each PA-C should attain and maintain.

A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed advanced coursework and clinical education beyond that required of the generalist registered nurse (RN) role. According to the International Council of Nurses, an NP/advanced practice registered nurse is "a registered nurse who has acquired the knowledge base, decision-making skills, and clinical competencies for expanded practice beyond that of an RN, the characteristics of which would be determined by the context in which he or she is credentialed to practice.”

 

 

 


Our Staff

Cosmetic Nurse & Coordinator-Gina Burdi, LPN

Gina is a licensed practical nurse at Parks Dermatology Center.

Graduating from the Practical Nursing Program at Daytona State in 1998, she had worked in dermatology for five years before joining our practice in 2009.

Gina provides complimentary cosmetic consultations.  She also specializes in eMatrix, Velahsape III and Ultrashape Power treatments.  She enjoys working one on one with patients and educating them on what products and procedures we offer.  With so many treatment available, patients need to be fully educated on what to expect, downtime and cost.  We have found that the best results are achieved when patients combine procedures with medical grade skincare.  She would be happy to assist you during all stages of treatment and help you determine which procedures and/or products are right for you.

Gina was raised in Florida and enjoys camping, boating and the beach with her husband and son.

 


Amy Frederick, Licensed Aesthetician

Amy Frederick is a medical aesthetician at Parks Dermatology Center.

She specializes in a variety of services such as chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling, eMatrix, Velashape III and Ultrashape Power.  Amy is also a makeup artist with Colorescience.

Graduating from the International Acade­my in 1998, she has been dedicated to the skincare and makeup industry for over 20 years. Before joining Parks Dermatology, she was the proud owner and operator of Serendipity Facial Spa in Ormond Beach. Her years of experience with a variety of companies in the cosmetic industry have given her an advantage as a skincare and makeup specialist.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her 2 boys. She also takes advantage of any additional schooling that can improve her knowledge to give her patients the best possible results. Amy supports the local charities in town, by donating her services.

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