Ashley M. Ades, PA- C grew up in Marietta, Georgia. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Georgia, she worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta before studying at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. There, she earned her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies and discovered her lifelong love of dermatology while conducting her rotations.
Her love of teaching others and expertise in psoriasis set her apart. Not only has she participated in several clinical trials for the testing of new treatments for psoriasis, but she has also advised pharmaceutical companies in the development of improved remedies. She also lectures regularly on the topic of general dermatology at Emory University.
Ashley believes in treating each patient as a whole person. She works diligently to get to know her patients and thinks critically about how treatment of their conditions will impact their lives. She stays current on trends and new approaches to patient care through her active membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization.
She and her husband, Josh, enjoy traveling, cooking, and rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs with their dog, Harper, and their cat, Stella.
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.