Andrea Bourke, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant who joined Fairfield Dermatology in 2022 with over ten years experience in medical and aesthetic dermatology in New York City and one year in New Hampshire.
Andrea graduated Summa Cum Laude from her physician assistant studies at New York Institute of Technology in 2012 and completed her undergraduate Bachelors in Science at Northeastern University. During her time at NYIT, she completed rotations in pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, geriatrics, family medicine, orthopedics and general surgery with an extended elective rotation in dermatology with a focus on dermoscopy and skin cancer detection.
Andrea is passionate about all things skin-care and has a special interest and knowledge in the field of integrative/ holistic dermatology. She has completed integrative dermatology training for several chronic conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and anti-aging. Andrea’s niche in practicing dermatology is honoring the uniqueness of each of her patients, customizing treatment and working to improve or treat the root cause when possible. Active listening and patient education is at the heart of her practice.
She is skilled in performing dermatologic procedures including biopsies, electrodesiccation and curettage, cryotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, skin tag removal and Botox and will soon be offering more cosmetic procedures as she integrates into our practice.
A physician assistant (PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. The scope of practice of a dermatologic PA includes conducting patient histories and physician exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, diagnosing medical and dermatologic conditions, developing and implementing treatment plans, prescribing medications, performing procedures, assisting in surgery, and counseling on acute, chronic, and preventative health conditions.
Accreditations and certifications:
National Commission On Certification Of Physician Assistants Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Naturopathic Approaches to Rosacea and Acne
Naturopathic Approaches to Treating Psoriasis
How to Choose the Right Sunscreen for your Skin Type, Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, August 2013