Kaitlyn Benjamin, MMS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant, Dermatology
About Kaitlyn Benjamin, MMS, PA-C
Kaitlyn A. Benjamin is a Florida-licensed Physician Assistant board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She works in collaboration with the Director of Dermatology Services at Center For Sight, Joshua Newman, M.D. Kaitlyn graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She then earned her Master of Medical Science (MMS) graduate degree and completed the Physician Assistant program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.
In 2019, Kaitlyn completed the Diplomate Fellowship program; a prestigious comprehensive training program developed specifically for Physician Assistants working in the field of Dermatology. Physician Assistants with this certification have demonstrated a broad knowledge base of dermatologic conditions and treatment options to offer the highest level of patient care.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare providers who practice in collaboration with their physician. They are independently licensed and do not require the direct supervision of a physician. As a PA working with Dr. Newman, Kaitlyn offers various medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic services, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of skin diseases, with a keen eye for skin cancer detection. She skillfully performs office-based dermatologic procedures, including removal of benign and malignant skin growths.
Kaitlyn is a fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
She has been recognized for her superior attention to detail and her ability to make lasting rapports with her patients. With a gentle hand, warm demeanor and compassionate nature, she consistently demonstrates her commitment to producing the best possible results and outstanding patient care.
Kaitlyn resides in Sarasota and enjoys an active lifestyle, participating in outdoor activities, such as basketball, paddle boarding, and biking.
What Patients Are Saying:
If you know Dr. Newman, you know he only hires the cream of the crop; the absolute best of the best. My mother has Alzheimer’s and we brought her in for a skin excision surgery with Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn encouraged me to stay with her to comfort her throughout the procedure. She was just so thoughtful and respectful in how she spoke with my mom and performed the surgery. She was a calming influence and answered all of our questions with a reassuring tone, which comforted both my mother and me. I could tell immediately that she was very confident in what she was doing. She’s professional, but she was warm and caring towards my mother, which is exactly what my mom needs.
Kaitlyn was meticulous with the stitching and my mother felt no discomfort. She will hardly have a scar and I believe that’s because Kaitlyn took the time to evaluate her entire face, her expressions, and plan the surgery to best suit her facial structure.
It was a wonderful and a very positive experience. Kaitlyn answered all my questions and I left feeling very impressed. She’s a great asset to Center For Sight and I would not hesitate to see her again for my mom, or myself.
My wife and I have been seeing Kaitlyn since she started at Center For Sight and completed training with Dr. Newman. We think she’s wonderful and we’re totally satisfied with the care she’s provided. She and her nurse, Dawn, are warm and compassionate; they make you feel like you’re part of their family. Kaitlyn has done a few excisions on me and I’ve been very impressed by her skill and bedside manner. I was never nervous prior to any procedure and I have complete confidence in her. We’re highly satisfied with everything she’s done for us so far and would gladly recommend her to anyone in need of a dermatology provider.