Meet Our Physician Assistants

At Arizona Dermatology we have an amazing team of Physician Assistants that work hand in hand with our team of decorated dermatologists to provide the best care possible. Get to know each of them in their profiles below.

Karla Horton MMS PA-C

Meet Karla Horton

My name is Karla Horton. I'm from Rockford, Illinois, originally. I did my undergraduate degree at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors in Science and then went on to Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, where I got my PA degree and my Master of Medical Science, graduated there in 2003 and started working here in October of 2003. At Arizona Dermatology I see my own patients. I write my own prescriptions. I diagnose and treat conditions, and I also do simple surgeries. We remove lymphomas, cysts, benign growths, as well as skin cancers on the body as well. I chose Arizona Dermatology because I felt like there was a good combination of a lot of factors, in particular, the providers that were here were well regarded, well-known in the community. I felt that the staff was very knowledgeable. It felt like a family environment for me. In particular, the variety of patients that we see every day was really appealing to me so not only were we seeing the traditional dermatology conditions but we are also seeing things that were really unusual. So I thought it would be something that would be a very good learning environment for me long-term as well.
Karla Horton earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stetson University in Deland, Florida in 2000. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree and completed her Physician Assistant training at Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona in 2003. She has been practicing at Arizona Dermatology since September of 2003 and is trained in general, surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology. Karla is a founding/board member of the Arizona Dermatology Physician Assistant Society (ADPAS), as well as an active member of the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and the Phoenix Dermatological Society (PDS).