A Physician Assistant for Rio Rancho and surrounding areas: General and Cosmetic Dermatology

Carol Purcell, PA-C is a licensed physician assistant who practices medicine to serve patients from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and beyond in partnership with Western Dermatology Consultants. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in health sciences at California State Dominguez Hills and her physician’s assistant certification at Western University of Health Sciences in 2001. Carol has been part of the WDC team since 2008.

Carol, Physician Assistant

Carol evaluates and treats all types of dermatology patients. She has the experience and knowledge to treat a variety of skin conditions, evaluate moles and rashes, and perform biopsy and surgical procedures when necessary. She is the acne specialist in our practice and has a special interest in treating adolescents and adult female acne. She has extensive experience with lasers to treat rosacea, acne, aging, and sun damage, as well as handle tattoo removal. She keeps current on new treatments and maintains her certification by attending yearly educational seminars. She also maintains a membership with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Outside of work, Carol loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, waterskiing, and snow skiing. Her biggest hobby is scuba diving, and she has traveled extensively to visit our beautiful oceans.