Skin Cancer Screening, Prevention,
Treatment and Surgical Excisions
General Dermatology and Skin Diseases
Evaluation and Monitoring
Botox and Fillers
Krista Smith, PA-C, graduated summa cum laude from Western University of Health Sciences, in Southern California, in 2003, with a Masters degreei in Physician Assistant Studies. She completed her undergraduate degree at California Polytechnic State University where she earned a bachelors degree in 2000.
Krista Smith joins us as a certified physician assistant with 16 years of dermatology experience. She is well versed in performing full skin examinations, diagnosing and treating skin cancer and skin diseases, (including biopsies, excisions, suturing and prescribing), and is passionate about patient education. She ialso experienced in popular cosmetic procedures including Botox® and hyaluronic acid fillers
Krista recently moved to the Rogue Valley with her husband of 15 years, their two sons, ages 11 and 9, and their dogs Mocha and Mango.
This past summer Krista volunteered at Camp Wonder, an organization for kids with rare diseases. She is actively involved at her local church and outreach programs and charities including Autism Speaks. She and her family enjoy hiking in the Rogue Valley. When not at work she enjoys attending her son’s baseball games, taking them to BMX races and going on family bike rides. Krista also enjoys gardening and taking care of their chickens. She also teaches dance at her local YMCA.
Being outdoors is a way of life for Krista. As a child, she was a competitive gymnast until she literally outgrew the sport. “At 5’9”, I realized it was time to find a new sport so in high school I took up field hockey and dance. I also love snowboarding, snow and water skiing” she says. “My all-time favorite vacation is going to Lake Powell on a house boat.”
Of course, she always wears sunscreen and a hat!
Whether you have general dermatology concerns, or you are experiencing some changes in your skin or moles that you'd like to have checked out you've come to the right place. Dr. Trask and Krista Smith PAC is very knowledgeable to all types of skin conditions.
When skin cancer is detected early there is a greater chance of removing it. See a provider with years of experience treating skin cancer and other conditions.