Louisa Floyd is a physician assistant committed to providing the highest quality professional skin care in a comfortable, friendly, and compassionate environment. She believes that dermatology is a unique area of medicine because it not only affects physical health, but it can also significantly impact someone's mental health, their self-esteem and social interactions. She diagnoses and treats various skin conditions such as skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, warts, etc.; performs her own surgeries; and does yearly full skin exams. She believes in educating patients on the various management and treatment options available so that together they can create a customized treatment plan that best suits the patient’s specific needs.
Louisa received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University in 2007 with a bachelor of science in psychology. After college, she moved abroad to London where she lived for six months. During her time away, she visited 13 countries, studied various cultures, befriended people from all over the world, and created many lifelong memories.
She then returned home to Charleston and began working at Germain Dermatology as a medical assistant. After two years of working with Dr. Germain, Louisa enrolled in the Medical University of South Carolina’s Physician Assistant Program and graduated with a master of science in physician assistant studies in 2012. While in school, she again personally trained with Dr. Germain during her clinical rotations, participated in a medical mission to South Africa, and volunteered regularly at a free medical clinic for the underserved in Charleston.
Outside of clinic hours, Louisa can be found participating in free skin cancer screenings and health care events. She enjoys lecturing at local schools and businesses to increase awareness of skin cancers and other dermatologic conditions, emphasizing the importance of sun protection and yearly full skin exams.
Louisa is an active member of the South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (SCADDS), South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (SCAPA), the South Carolina Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SCSDPA), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).
A native Charlestonian, Louisa grew up in West Ashley and graduated from Bishop England High School. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, baby girl Carlisle, and Boykin spaniel Darby; cheering on her alma mater, the Clemson Tigers; traveling; and spending time with friends and family.
Louisa understands the difficulty of missing work or school and therefore offers an evening clinic each week and another clinic on many Saturdays. She is available to see patients Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and many Saturdays.