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Samaritan Welcomes Two New Dermatology Physician Assistants

Published on: June 8, 2020

Watertown, NY – Samaritan Dermatology is pleased to welcome two new Physician Assistants, Amy Lynn Werchinski, MPAS, RPA-C, and Erin Bryant, RPA-C, to the comprehensive physician-led practice. They join Dr. Nathanial Miletta, Dr. Zachary Nahmias, and Dr. Casey Chern, located at 826 Washington St.

Amy Lynn Werchinski, MPAS, RPA-C

Amy Lynn Werchinski, MPAS, RPA-C, brings more than 18 years of dermatology experience to Samaritan. Most recently, she practiced dermatology at Lewis County General Hospital (LCGH) in Lowville, NY, since 2014. She was part of the team that helped set up and serve dermatological needs in the underserved area. Prior to LCGH, Amy practiced at several dermatology practices in Central New York and in New Jersey.

Amy completed her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in Dermatology from the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE, in 2005. She completed her Bachelor of Science in the Physician Assistant Program from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, in 2002.

She is Physician Assistant Board Certified and licensed in the State of New York and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).

Erin Bryant, RPA-C

Erin Bryant, RPA-C, brings more than 12 years of dermatology experience to Samaritan. Most recently, she practiced dermatology at Lewis County General Hospital (LCGH) in Lowville, NY, since 2016. Prior to that, she practiced at Hurley Dermatology in West Chester, PA, since 2008.

Erin completed her Bachelor of Science in the Physician Assistant Program at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, in 2002. She is licensed in the State of New York and is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).

“I am excited to join Samaritan and their expanding dermatology clinic,” states Ms. Werchinski. “The opportunity to work with outstanding Mohs surgeons locally will be such an asset to our patients. I am looking forward to continuing to serve the North Country and provide comprehensive dermatology care locally!”

“We are pleased to expand Samaritan Dermatology to be the largest physician-led dermatology practice in the North Country, ready to serve all dermatological needs of the area,” states Randy Fipps, Assistant Vice President of Operations and Behavioral Health. “Amy and Erin are well respected in the community and we are pleased they wanted to join the Samaritan team. With five on-site providers, the ability to accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid, and advanced technology like Mohs surgery for skin cancer, Samaritan Dermatology provides unprecedented access to our entire community.”

Samaritan Dermatology is launching Mohs Surgery in early July. It is the first Jefferson County provider to offer this advanced technology to diagnose skin cancer in the most effective and accurate way possible.

Ms. Bryant and Ms. Werchinski began practicing on May 26, 2020. Patients may schedule to see them, or any Samaritan provider, by calling 315-755-3670.

To learn more about Samaritan Dermatology please visit www.samaritanhealth.com/dermatology.