Laura Bush is a Georgia licensed and NCCPA certified physician assistant (PA) who joined Fayette Area Dermatology in 2007. She graduated with a Masters of Medical Science degree from Emory University’s Physician Assistant program with honors in 1991. True to her love for advancing her education, Laura graduated with a Doctor of Medical Science degree in Advanced Professional Practice of Dermatology from the University of Lynchburg in 2020. She is also a current SDPA Dermatology Diplomate.
Laura focuses on the clinical diagnosis of diseases and cancers of the skin, hair, and nails. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and skin types.
In her early years, Laura practiced emergency medicine and family practice, which provided an excellent dermatology foundation. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA), the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants (GDPA). Laura has held leadership positions at both the state and national levels. She has served on the GDPA board for six years and is a current Director at Large for the SDPA. Serving on both the local and national levels, Laura helps guide advancement and education for her peers while staying abreast of the latest in dermatologic care. Because of her contributions to the PA profession, Laura was awarded the inaugural GDPA PA Leader of the Year award in 2018 and honored as an AAPA Distinguished Fellow in 2019.
In addition to leadership positions, Laura has authored a training module and served as a module manager on vesiculobullous disorders in the SDPA Dermatology Diplomate Fellowship program for training fellow PAs. In 2020, she published The Dermatology Physician Assistant’s role in Recognizing and Treating Psoriasis-associated Depression in the Journal of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Since completing her doctorate, she has guest lectured to PA students at Morehouse University and South University.
She enjoys travel, the outdoors, and most of all, spending time with her husband and children. She strives to provide excellent, compassionate, and up-to-date care for her patients.