Lana Durso, MHS, PA-C
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL *****
Summary of Qualifications
Positive, empathetic, and energetic Florida licensed Physician Assistant with experience exceeding patient and employer expectations. Proven track record as a dependable, detail-oriented, and skilled medical provider in both out-patient and in-patient settings working independently and as part of a medical team.
Professional Qualifications and Education
State of Florida Licensed Physician Assistant (Prescribing) License No. PA9110345
DOT medical examiner certification NR #362-***-****
American Heart Association ACLS eCard Code 186*********
American Heart Association BLS eCard Code 185*********
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Certification No. 1141446
Drexel University – Master of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Program, December 2016
Ellison Vein Institute, Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant from January 2020 to May 2020 – Primary duties include performing Medical Histories, Examinations and Assessments, Diagnosis, Treatment Plans, Prescribing, Follow-up and Monitoring of patients for venous insufficiencies, varicose veins, and spider veins.
Baptist Cardiology/Sleep Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant from September 2019 to January 2020 (maternity leave coverage) – Primary duties include treating sleep center patients for obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. Additional duties included helping to resolve issues related to PAP therapy and educating patients on weight loss.
Fox3 Options, LLC – Boca Raton, FL
Medical consultant from May 2019 to present – evaluation of orthopedic practice during merger and acquisition.
Beaches Laser Spine & Pain - Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant from February 2019 to April 2019 – Primary duties include performing Medical Histories, Examinations and Assessments, Diagnosis, Treatment Plans, Procedures, Prescribing, Follow-up and Monitoring of patients at a multispecialty clinic for pain and psychiatric needs. Additional duties include performance of joint and trigger point injections, evaluation for medial branch block/RFA procedure, and orthopedic surgery referrals.
Ideal Image – Jacksonville, FL
Physician Assistant from June 2017 to February 2019 – Primary duties include performing Medical Histories, Examinations and Assessments, Diagnosis, Treatment Plans, Procedures, Prescribing, Follow-up and Monitoring of patients at two high-tempo cosmetic medical offices. Responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and comforting environment for patients. Work as an integral member of a multi-provider team in a large office and also work solo as an experienced independent provider in a smaller office setting. Additional duties include counseling and education to meet patient needs, making appropriate referrals, resolving adverse reactions and addressing complaints, as well as, thoroughly documenting patient charts and records.
Clinical experience from September 2015 to December 2016 under the following supervising Physicians:
Primary Care Practicum – Family Medicine, Complete Physician Services, Kenneth Wiseman, D.O.
Primary Care Practicum – Family Medicine, Murray Brand Associates, Marc Garfield, D.O.
Pediatrics – Swarthmore Pediatrics, Stephanie Chuipek, M.D. FAAP
Emergency Medicine – Einstein Medical Center, Megan Stobart-Gallagher, D.O.
Surgery – Drexel Surgical Associates, David Stein, M.D.
Adult Medicine – Suburban Primary Care at Plymouth Meeting, Hany Abdel, D.O.
Women’s Health – Episcopal Hospital, Bruce Mabine, M.D.
Behavioral Medicine – Outpatient Psychiatry, Pamela Jones-Branch, BSW
Pennsylvania Hospital Orthopedic Department – Philadelphia, PA
Physician Assistant pre-program service volunteer from January 2012 to May 2012 – worked as a team member for 3 Physician Assistants providing pre-op and post-op patient care, assisting with incision and drainage, wound management, electronic medical record entry, and patient preparation for discharge.
Bella MedSpa – Philadelphia, PA
Lead Laser Technician and Esthetician from May 2010 to October 2011 – performed Medical Histories and Consultations, Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion, and Chemical Peels. Additional duties included the training of new hire laser technicians, customer service, sales, and inventory control.
American Laser Centers, LLC – Water Tower Clinic Chicago, IL
Laser Technician from August 2009 to February 2010 – performed Laser Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Tightening, Cellulite and Circumferential Reduction Therapy. Additional duties included customer service, up-sales, inventory control, and supervision of trainees.
Memberships and Additional Skills
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
Electronic Medical Record system experience: Cerner, Allscripts, Epic, Care360
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook as well as Apple iWork
Bilingual – English/Russian