Laser + Skin Institute Dermatology Center Announces the Addition of Lauralee Pakozdi, PA-C, Who Joins the Practice in May 2014
Chatham, NJ, May 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Lisa Breslauer is proud to announce that Lauralee Pakozdi, PA-C, has re-joined the Laser + Skin Institute in May 2014.
Mrs. Pakozdi was originally employed at the Laser + Skin Institute from 2010-2012, where she enjoyed much success in the practice and with the patient community. She returns in her role as a Certified Physician Assistant.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of Lauralee Pakozdi to the Laser + Skin Institute," said Dr. Lisa Breslauer. "I believe that Lauralee is an outstanding Physician Assistant, and our patients have trusted in her care in the past. Our continued commitment to provide the highest level of care for our patients continues to be our number one concern, and that is why we are excited that Lauralee will re-join our staff. I trust in her clinical judgement, and I know that our patients do as well," added Dr. Breslauer.
What is a Physician Assistant? Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in most states can write prescriptions. PAs are trained in intensive education programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) . Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for a recertification every six years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.
Mrs. Pakozdi has been practicing in the field of dermatology since 2006. She graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelors degree from Georgian Court College in 2003 and received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA), and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
From 2008 to 2011, Lauralee was the secretary and Scholarship Committee chair of NJ Physician Assistant Foundation which is the philanthropic arm of NJSSPA. She has also served on the admissions committee for the University of Medicine and Dentistry Physician Assistant Program.
Mrs. Pakozdi is qualified to diagnose and treat a wide variety of dermatological conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, molluscum, warts and rashes. She will perform full skin examinations, biopsies, cryotherapy, prescribe medication and provide patient education.
Regarding her return to the Laser + Skin Institute, Mrs. Pakozdi stated, "The Physician-PA relationship is paramount to the Physician Assistant profession; it is necessary for providing quality healthcare. That being said, I'm absolutely thrilled to be returning to practice with Dr. Breslauer."
About Dr. Lisa Breslauer
Lisa Breslauer, M.D. is a graduate of the prestigious Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Before opening the Laser + Skin Institute in 2007, Dr. Breslauer was in private practice in Morristown, NJ. She has successfully instituted a patient-friendly environment designed to treat people of differing ages, races and genders.