Physician Assistants

Here at Gaughf Dermatology our physician assistants, Amy Millsap, PA-C and Blair Schrepel, PA-C, have the pleasure of providing you the best dermatological care possible. They are personally trained by Dr. Gaughf in the diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions, rashes, skin cancers, warts, etc.  and on all dermatological procedures. Dr. Gaughf also does a daily review of the patients’ charts seen by the physician assistants and is always available either in the office or by phone for questions that may arise during a visit with the physician assistant.  They also undergo regular training at dermatology meetings to stay abreast on the latest treatments available.

A physician assistant can:

  • Take medical history and conduct a physical exam
  • Perform biopsies, excisions and other minor surgeries
  • Diagnose and treat illnesses, and develop treatment plans
  • Order and interpret tests
  • Counsel on preventive care
  • Assist in surgery
  • Write prescriptions
  • Make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes

PAs’ specific duties depend on:

  • The setting in which they work
  • Their level of experience
  • Their specialty
  • State Laws

Before they can practice, PAs who graduate from an accredited program must:

  • Pass the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of PAs
  • Get licensed by the state they wish to practice in

In order to maintain certification, PAs must:

  • Complete a recertification exam every 10 years
  • Complete 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) every 2 years

For more information on Physician Assistants visit

Amy Millsap, PA-C
Blair Wente Schrepel, PA-C