A board-certified physician assistant, Richard Gagnon graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in nutrition and dietetics. He continued his education at Nova Southeastern University, where he earned a physician assistant degree. 

Richard practiced dermatology for three years, and when an opportunity to join Water’s Edge Dermatology became available in 2006, he was thrilled. He knew about Dr. Schiff and the reputation of the practice and was eager to join. Richard likes the high caliber of patient care that Dr. Schiff demands and he appreciates Dr. Schiff’s advocacy of a strong physician assistant-physician team approach to delivering care.

"Working in dermatology allows me to make an immediate difference in people’s lives."
Richard

Richard particularly appreciates Dr. Schiff’s requirement that all Water’s Edge Dermatology staff must participate in continued education. For Richard, this means training in new procedures and the opportunity to attend conferences to learn the most recent advances in skin care. Richard lives with his wife and two children in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Richard Gagnon, PA-C, DSDPA