Many healthcare providers claim to specialize in skin care but what makes a Board Certified Dermatologist different? 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school and 4 years of dermatology residency along with re-certification every 10 years. This training is important and qualifications matter.
Dr. Ecklund and these credentials set him apart from someone who simply claims to specialize in skin care. All of our providers have specialized training by Dr Ecklund in the science of Dermatology.
Kirk Ecklund, MD
Dr. Ecklund is a Member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. He is Dermatology Board Certified and specializes in MOHS surgery. Dr Ecklund graduated from the Oregon Health Science University.
Patty Nichols, PA-C
Patty Nichols is a Yakima Native who graduated from West Valley High school. She graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in biology and recieved her PA training from the Univerisity of Washigton’s MEDEX program. She is a licensed physician assistant, a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Kathleen Stewart, PA-C
Kathleen completed her training at the University of Washington School of Medicine, MEDEX Physician Assistant Program in 2007. She completed her primary care preceptorship in Grandview, WA, her specialty clerkships (including General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, Cardiology and Endocrinology) in Grandview, Yakima and Toppenish, WA. She also practiced Primary Care/General Medicine for over 2 years prior to joining Dr. Ecklund in Dermatology.
Jennifer Martin, PA-C
Jennifer Martin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University, received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistants Studies from Loma Linda University.
She is a licensed physician assistant, a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Jeff Van Troba, PA-C
Jeff is a long time resident of the Yakima Valley and is excited to begin his new chapter with our clinic. He comes well armed with a multi faceted and experienced medical career.