Alexandra L. Palgon, PA-C, M.H.S. was born in New Jersey but grew up in South Florida after her family relocated there. She began her undergraduate studies at George Washington University and then transferred to the University of Maryland to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. She then went on to earn her Physician Assistant and Master’s of Health Sciences degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Alex began her PA career in Emergency Medicine at Grady Hospital in Atlanta where she worked for three years followed by three years at Piedmont Urgent Care. She then transitioned to Dermatology in 2002 where she worked at the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases. Alex joins our practice with over eleven years of dermatology experience.
Alex is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners and maintains certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization.
Alex enjoys traveling and cooking. She is married and resides in Dunwoody with her husband Michael and their son.
What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?
Physician Assistants (PA’s) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PA’s are educated and trained in the medical model, which is designed to complement physician training, at nationally accredited Physician Assistant programs. Following graduation from an accredited program, a PA must pass a national examination in order to become certified by the NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) and in order to receive a state license to practice. PA’s conduct physical examinations, order and interpret tests, and provide a broad range of both diagnostic and therapeutic services that include writing prescriptions and performing procedures.