“As a firm believer in the connection between mind, body, and spirit, it is important to me to spend time getting to know my patients and develop a plan with them that will fit into their lifestyle and belief system. Medicine should not be a “one-size-fits-all” practice.”

Board Certification

  • Physician Assistant

Area of Expertise

  • Dermatology


Graduate School

Emory University
Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies
Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate School

University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Therapeutic Recreation
Gainesville, FL

Hospital Affiliated With

Piedmont Fayette Hospital


“Benefits of Halotherapy.” Salt Med Spa. Web.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, I spend my time watching lots of movies (my husband is in the movie theater business), going to local summer concerts, hockey games, reading books, operating a Halotherapy Spa, golf, and keeping up with my favorite football team…GO GATORS!


Dawn Paletta began her career in healthcare after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation in 1994 from the University of Florida. Immediately following, she served three years as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at inpatient psychiatric hospitals treating adolescent, adult, geriatric, and drug addicted patients. Upon moving to Georgia, Dawn felt the desire for additional training and education in the medical field which led her to land a very competitive spot at the Emory University Physician Assistant program, where she graduated in 2004 with high honors.

Dawn is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a Fellow of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is also a 2011 Diplomat of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Authored articles include: Benefits of Halotherapy, Gluten Free Living in Fayette-Coweta 2014, Get Your Skin Checked for Dysplastic Nevi, Southern Crescent Medical Guide 2013, and a paper on Understanding Parent’s Vaccine Concerns, 2004.