Elizabeth A. L. Muennich M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Muennich grew up in Cincinnati and is a graduate of Cincinnati Country Day School. She then headed to New York and attended Columbia University earning an A.B. in Neuroscience. Dr. Muennich completed her M.D. and Ph.D. from Wright State University in Dayton OH. She served as a Chief Resident in Dermatology from 2008-2009.
Debra L. Babcock, PA-C
Deb Babcock joined our practice in March 2012. She has over 30 years of health care experience. Deb earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1980 from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After her career in nursing, she went on to earn her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at GVSU in 2000. Her medical experience has included Neonatal ICU, OB-GYN, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Family Practice. Working in collaboration with Dr. Muennich, Deb specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin diseases, with a special focus on acne, eczema and psoriasis to name a few. She is proficient at performing total body skin evaluations. Deb came to us from a busy dermatology practice in Florida where she diagnosed over 48 melanomas in three years. Deb also received advanced training in the use of the dermatoscope, a hand-held, polarized magnifier that assists in the diagnosis of skin cancers. She is able to perform biopsies, order and review labwork, write or renew prescriptions, and can provide follow-up visits.
Deb is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Ohio Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and maintains this certification by completing over 100 hours of continuing medical education credits every two years, as well as taking the national certifying exam every 6 years. Deb is married, has one daughter and two standard poodles. She loves gourmet cooking, gardening, reading and walking.
What is a Dermatology Physician Assistant?
A dermatology Physician Assistant (PA) is a health care provider who diagnoses and treats a wide variety of conditions, both in pediatric and adult dermatology. Some PA’s also perform surgical and cosmetic procedures. Physician Assistants receive their 2-3 year graduate level education and training through the College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program at universities across the United States. Dermatology Physician Assistants hold a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in Dermatology. Physician Assistants are part of the healthcare team and are required by state law to have a supervising physician. Many PA’s work independently within the dermatology office much like a staff dermatologist, seeing a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic patients, but always under physician supervision and collaboration. PA’s also hold a prescribing license and are able to write prescriptions. The supervising dermatologist does not have to be in the office with the PA at all times, but is required to be available to the PA at all times if the need arises. Our Physician Assistant is dedicated to superior care and education for our patients. With our team approach to healthcare, we are confident we will increase your quality of life through hard work, empathy and dedication.