Danielle was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended The University of Georgia, in Athens where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science. After college, she moved back to Atlanta where she began working for a dermatology practice. It is there that she found her passion for the field of dermatology. One year later, she attended the Mercer University Physician Assistant program where she received her Master’s in Medical Science.
After PA school, she moved with her husband to Southern California where she practiced dermatology for 3 years with Dr. Daniel Taheri, M.D., “Dermatologist to the Stars” at LA Laser & Skin Center. After earning invaluable experience, she and her growing family moved back to Georgia to be near her parents, brother, and in-laws.
She enjoys managing pediatric and adult patients in general dermatology as well as practicing surgical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology, including neurotoxins, fillers, and lasers. Her specific interests are in treating acne, psoriasis, and skin cancers. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization.
Aside from spending time with their two small children, Danielle and her husband love to travel and have been to Europe, the Middle East, and the Maldives so far.
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.