Michelle Ryder, MHP, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant with over 20 years of clinical experience of which the last 10 years have been practicing in the field of dermatology. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of New Hampshire. She graduated from the Northeastern University Physician Assistant program and also received a Master of Science in Health Professions.
Michelle provides a wide range of medical and surgical dermatologic care for our adult and pediatric patients. She treats patients in our office for skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, rashes, skin cancers and pre-cancers in addition to performing skin biopsies and surgical excisions. Michelle is a strong advocate of healthy skin care practices including sun protection for prevention of skin cancer and premature skin aging as well as routine skin cancer screening examinations. She also has 12+ years experience in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments, including advanced skin rejuvenation techniques and injectables (neuromodulators and dermal fillers).
Michelle is board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and she he has completed the SDPA Diplomate Fellowship training program for Physician Assistants in Dermatology.
Diplomate Fellow, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Member, New England Dermatological Society
Member, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Member, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
Heather Bigos is a certified physician assistant who joins our practice with over six years of dermatology experience. She was born and raised in the Northwest but moved to New England to be closer to her husband’s family. Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon before attending the Medical University of South Carolina for her degree to practice medicine as a physician assistant. She is passionate about medical dermatology and enjoys seeing both adult and pediatric patients. She treats patients in our Newington and Dover offices for skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, rashes, skin cancers and pre-cancers in addition to performing skin biopsies and surgical excisions.
Heather is board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and she he has completed the SDPA Diplomate Fellowship training program for Physician Assistants in Dermatology.
Member, DPA ( Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants)
Member, NHSPA (New Hampshire Society of Physician Assistants)
Member, AAPA (American Associate of Physician Assistants)
Nathan Hand received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Springfield College and became certified as a Physician Assistant in 2005. Initially practicing emergency medicine and urgent care, he transitioned into dermatology in 2007 and has been practicing general dermatology exclusively since then. He sees patients of all ages, treats all dermatologic conditions and is skilled with office-based dermatologic surgery.
When not practicing dermatology, he enjoys spending time with his wife, six children, and the family pets. He is also an avid woodworker.
-Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
-American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Alaina Iannazzi, PA-C, is a Certified Physician Assistant with over six years of experience in Emergency Medicine as well as dermatology. Directly after graduation from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences she completed an Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital with Brown University. She then went on the spend over four years in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has always had a true passion for Dermatology and transitioned her primary focus to dermatology. Alaina sees both adult and pediatric patients and also has an interest in a variety of cosmetic procedures.
Exercising (running, pick up soccer). Spending time with family. She and her husband grew up one town from each other in the Boston suburbs. They moved back to the area and live there near their large families.
Rachel York PA-C, joins the practice with over six years of clinical dermatology experience. Prior, she pursued a degree in biology from Cedarville University where she played collegiate basketball and met her husband, Andrew. Graduate studies brought them to New Hampshire where she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2013. Rachel enjoys all aspects of medical dermatology.
Originally from western Pennsylvania, it’s been a fun journey creating new friends, a home, and a community here in New Hampshire. Rachel enjoys family adventures with her two young children, Jackson and Cassie. She enjoys running, reading novels, traveling, and spending time in the kitchen cooking for family and friends.
Rachel York sees patients in Londonderry.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
New England Dermatology Society
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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