“What I enjoy most about practicing medicine is being able to help make a positive change in a patient’s life, be it big or small.” – Shawna Beechinor, PA-C
Dermatology Clinic of Idaho welcomed Certified Physician Assistant, Shawna Beechinor in the spring of 2021. Shawna has a passion for patient care and a wealth of experience in treating and diagnosing patients.
Shawna earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science from Boise State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Prior to specializing in dermatology since 2016, Shawna worked previously as a Physician Assistant in the field of interventional radiology.
In addition to her passion for patient care, Shawna also has an affinity for learning and was taught by one of her mentors about the importance of learning something new every day. She enjoys being in the learning environment of a medical practice and is always eager to share knowledge with her patients. In fact, her personal philosophy regarding patient care is to provide as much information as possible.
Shawna’s Top 3 Skin Cancer Awareness Tips
- Tip One: Stay out of the sun when ultraviolet rays from the sun are greatest, which is typically from 9am to 3pm.
- Tip Two: If you are going to be in the sun, wear clothing to protect your arms and legs, wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
- Tip Three: Most importantly, use sunscreen every day – preferably one that has 30 SPF or higher and contains either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, as they are minerals that deflect the sun.
What Cosmetic Dermatology offering do you feel is most important and effective for most people?
Retin A – which is safe to use for a lifetime. Retin A was developed originally to treat acne. During the clinical trials for this medication the investigators noticed that persons who were using Retin A (vs. a placebo) were not developing fine lines and wrinkles. Use of Retin A over time has other benefits as well, such as keeping pigmentation even and brightening the skin.
Schedule an Appointment with Shawna
Shawna sees patients for both Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology for BOTOX® COSMETIC and is accepting new patients. If you are looking for a Dermatology Provider who will not only treat your skin conditions but also help you understand them, you’re going to love Shawna Beechinor, PA-C.
To schedule an appointment with Shawna, you can book online or call us at 208.376.4265.