April Ethridge, MPAS-C

“Every patient is unique and their concerns become mine.”

About Me

April Ethridge, MPAS-C

After 25 years of military service, she has certainly aimed high in career pursuits. Today April is a Physician Assistant in dermatology, but the flight path was a winding one.

She began her medical career as an administrations clerk and emergency room technician at Hamilton Air Force Base in California. As a non-commissioned officer she served as an ER shift and lead the Family Practice Clinic, Dermatology Clinic, and the Maternity Suite at various Air Force bases. She also taught EMT classes at Odessa College in Texas.

But it was her experience as a supervisor for a busy dermatology clinic at the USAF Regional Hospital at the Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska where she found her passion. "The physician amazed me at his ability to diagnose internal malignancy by lesions on the skin - I was hooked! What he taught me I still use today in my practice".

Today, April Ethridge has logged more than three decades in the field including more than 30 years as a PA.

April has been married to her husband for over 43 years and has two grown children, four grandchildren, two dogs and two cats.

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Where I Practice

West Dermatology @ Rancho Mirage

West Dermatology @ Rancho Mirage

72785 Frank Sinatra Drive Suite 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


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My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
  • University of Oklahoma, BS Physician Associate with honors
  • United States Air Force School of Health Care Sciences, Emergency Management
  • University of Nebraska, Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies

Board of Certification
  • Licensed and Board Certified, 1985

Professional Societies
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Diplomat Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Military Services
  • United States Air Force, 25 years


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