Valerie O’Connell is a board-certified physician assistant who sees patients in our Charlotte & Monroe office locations. She has been in the exclusive practice of dermatology since 2011 and in the Charlotte area for the last several years. Valerie is a native of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Alderson Broaddus University in Phillipi, West Virginia. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Valerie brings a great deal of experience to DLVSC in the areas of pediatric dermatology and adult dermatology. Outside of the office, Valerie has particular interests in health and wellness along with other outdoor pursuits.
What is a Physician Assistant? PAs are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose & treat illnesses, order & interpret tests, counsel patients on preventive health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Within the physician/PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA’s practice may also include education, research, and administrative services. Valerie is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.