Laura Frances Smith, PA-C grew up in the small south Georgia town of Douglas. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate studies and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. After college, she attended the Medical College of Georgia to earn her Physician Assistant degree.
After completing multiple rotations in general medicine and a preceptorship in plastic surgery, she enjoyed practicing Electrophysiology and Cardiology for seven years in Macon, GA as well as in Atlanta at the Piedmont Heart Institute.
After moving to the Atlanta area, Laura Frances was excited to pursue her passion for a career in Dermatology. Since October of 2012, she has practiced dermatology in the Atlanta, Columbus, and Charleston areas. Laura Frances joined Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center with nearly 8 years of dermatology experience. She loves dermatology in that she can provide comprehensive, personalized care of medical, cosmetic, and surgical patients. She has a particular interest in aesthetic dermatology and cosmetic enhancements and is a highly-skilled and sought-after injector. She has attended numerous selective master injector courses with some of the nation’s most renowned physicians to ensure she stays up to date on the most innovative, non-surgical approaches to facial rejuvenation. She is an artist, well-known for her bedside manner, who loves helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals on a timeline that works for them.
Laura Frances is licensed by the Georgia Composite Board of Medical Examiners and maintains certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants. She is an active member of the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants organization and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Laura Frances enjoys being active in the community, traveling, reading, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her two cavaliers, Arnie and Charlie, as well as her friends and family.
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.