Meet Our Team
John L. Jennings, Jr., M.D.
~ Dermatologist, Medical Director
Dr. Jennings is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Cosmetic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the National Psoriasis Foundation. He is an honors graduate of Old Dominion University and was President of his graduating class at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He completed his internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, and his dermatology residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, CA. He served as the Chief of Dermatology at the Naval Hospital in Camp Lejeune, NC, before coming to Goldsboro, N.C. in 1985.
Dr. John Jennings, Jr. is an experienced provider of cosmetic treatments including laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.
Albert L. Bridger, MMSc, PA-C
~ Physician Assistant
Mr. Bridger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1990 from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.A He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, G.A., with his Master of Medical Science from the Emory Physician Assistant Program. Prior to joining Goldsboro Skin Center, he was employed at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. Mr. Bridger is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Society of Dermatologic Physicians Assistants. He joined the practice in 2001.
Brooke Worley Norris, MHS, PA-C
~ Physician Assistant
Mrs. Norris, a Wayne County native, is an honors graduate of North Carolina State University of Raleigh, N.C. with a Bachelor of Science degree. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. with a Master of Health Sciences in 2002. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree in June of 2002 from East Carolina University, again with honors. Mrs. Norris is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Society of Dermatologic Physicians Assistants. She joined the practice in 2002.
Erica Willis Tew, MPAS, PA-C
~ Physician Assistant
Mrs. Tew received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Campbell University, North Carolina in 2006. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she received her masters of physician assistant studies degree in 2008. Ms. Willis is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the National Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants. She has been employed as a Dermatology Physician Assistant in our office since January 2009.
Laura Meacham, ME
Laura is a native of Eastern North Carolina and graduated from NC State University. Her passion for skin care led her to further her education in Charlotte, NC at the Academy of Esthetics. After graduating she moved to New York City to work with Aestheticians from all over the world. She also completed an Internship at The International Dermal Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Her love for warm weather and her family brought her back to North Carolina. She loves educating her patients and finding the perfect skincare routine and treatments to meet their needs and budget. Laura currently lives in Greenville, NC with her fiancée Robert and their dog Sam.
What is a Dermatology Physician Assistant?
Our certified physician assistants (PA-C) are medical providers formally trained and graduated from an accredited academic training program in the United States. They have over 4 years of health-care experience and a college degree before entering the PA program. Because of their close working relationship with physicians, they are educated in the medical model designed to mirror physician training. After graduation, they took a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners.A They maintain their national certification by taking 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and are recertified every six years.
Our physician assistants received additional extensive dermatology training under the direct supervision of Dr. Jennings and receive daily direct supervision to further their skills. They continue their education with attendance at American Academy of Dermatology, Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants, and other dermatology based conferences, tumor boards, dermatology grand rounds, home journals and computer programs.A They are very skilled in independently evaluating and treating patients for acne, dermatitis, skin tags, warts, moles, skin cancer, cryotherapy, lesion biopsies and excision, suture removal, patient education, and various dermatologic conditions.