We at Dermatology Specialists of Kansas City, PC have been helping Kansas Citians with their skin care needs for many, many years. We pride ourselves on the wide range of services that we can provide to the person searching to keep his or her skin healthy and looking good. Our knowledge, years of experience and continuing up-to-date education is the key to helping each and every one of our patients. We dedicate ourselves to finding the right remedy for each unique problem and doing whatever it takes to earn the trust and confidence of our patients. We want each patient to know that he or she is genuinely cared for.

Dr. Ronald Higgins, M.D.Ronald A. Higgins, M.D.

Dr. Higgins received his doctorate of medicine and completed a dermatology residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is licensed in the state of Missouri and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Kansas City Dermatological Society, the Metropolitan Medical Society and is certified with the American Board of Dermatology.

Currently Dr. Higgins is a staff member of Saint Joseph Medical Center and Research Medical Center, both in Kansas City, Missouri. In the past, Dr. Higgins served as a clinical instructor at the Kansas University Medical Center and was a Dermatology consultant to Marion Laboratories. Dr. Higgins is also a past President of the Kansas City Dermatological Society.

 

Dr. John Rupp, M.D.John F. Rupp, M.D.

Dr. Rupp received his doctorate of medicine from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha Nebraska. He completed his dermatology residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California and, subsequently, served as the Head of the Department of Dermatology at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. Dr. Rupp relocated with his family to the Kansas City area in 1998 and is now licensed in Kansas and Missouri. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology and is certified with the American Board of Dermatology.

Of further note, Dr. Rupp is an active member and past President of the Kansas City Dermatological Society. He has staff privileges at Saint Joseph Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Dermatology Specialists of Kansas City, P.C. also has two Certified Physician Assistants on staff.

Andrew S. Berg, PA-c
Cecil J. Fackrell, PA-c

What is a Physician Assistant?
A physician assistant (PA) is a health professional licensed by the state or credentialed by a federal employer to practice medicine as delegated by and with the supervision of a physician. PAs provide a broad range of medical and surgical services that traditionally have been performed by physicians.

A hallmark of physician assistant practices is that PAs work as a member of a team with their supervising physicians as the leader of the team. As members of the medical team, PAs diagnose and treat illness.

What does a physician assistant do?
As part of their responsibilities, physician assistants perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests, biopsy and remove various skin lesions and cancers, provide patient education and preventative health care counseling, and prescribe medications.