Meet Our Staff
Jeffrey Neal Martin, D.O.
- The American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice – 1995
- The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology – 1998
Humana Hospital – West Palm Beach, Fla.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital, University Medical Center – Surgical Residency
Kennedy Memorial Hospital, University Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency
Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital – Family Medicine Residency
Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital – Dermatology Residency – 1995-1998, Chief Resident – 1997-1998
A DO, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, is a complete physician just as MDs or allopathic physicians are. In fact, in the United States, both DOs and MDs are the only two types of complete physicians. How are DOs and MDs alike? Just like MDs, DOs complete four-year undergrad programs, four years of basic medical education and complete a residency program.
- DOs are trained as primary care physicians
- DOs practice a “whole person” approach to medicine as opposed to treating specific symptoms or illnesses
- DOs focus on preventive health care
- DOs are trained in the musculoskeletal system – the body's interconnected systems of nerves, muscles, and bones. With this training, a DO is better equipped to understand the way an injury or illness in one part of your body can affect other areas of your body.
- DOs incorporate Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) to diagnose injury and illness and to encourage your body’s natural tendency toward good health.
Mark C. George, PA-C brings more than 15 years as a physician’s assistant to Associates in Dermatology, P.C. He and Dr. Martin have worked closely since 2000, when he joined Island Coast Dermatology, P.A. in Fort Myers, Fla.
A graduate of Ohio University, PA, Mr. George earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and later, earned an Associate of Applied Science in the Surgical Physician Assistant Program at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. Mark George is licensed to practice as a PA in Alabama, Florida, and Ohio.
Mark C. George, PA-C holds the following certifications:
- National Commission on Certifications of Physician Assistants
- NCCPA Special Recognition in Surgery
Professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Associations and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Mr. George co-authored Extrafascial Granuloma Faciale with distinguished colleagues of osteopathic medicine.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed health professionals who practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of the physician-PA team, PAs exercise autonomy in diagnosing and treating illnesses.
PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in both rural and urban settings throughout the United States. Their focus is patient care and their practice may include education, research, and administrative activities.
PAs are highly skilled professionals educated to use the same medical procedures as their physician counterparts. For example, PAs take medical histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests, perform minor surgery and in most states, can prescribe medications.
Physician assistant education is modeled on that of physicians, although it is shorter. All PA programs must meet the same stringent requirements for national accreditation.
Improve the condition and health of your skin. Make Associates in Dermatology, P.C. your dermatologist of choice today. Schedule your appointment by calling (256) 546-4236. Practice hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.