Donna M. Corvette, M.D. received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and graduated from Howard University College of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Corvette served with the U.S. Army on active duty from 1988-2000 and held the rank of Major.
Dr. Corvette spent three years training in internal medicine and became a board-certified internist in 1991. From 1991-1994, Dr. Corvette trained physician assistants in internal medicine and dermatology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where she also practiced internal medicine.
From 1994-1996, she started her dermatology residency at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center. She completed her final year of dermatology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1997. She became board certified in dermatology in 1997 and recertified in 2006. She has practiced dermatology in Virginia since 1997 and served as the Chief of Dermatology at Fort Eustis. She founded the Dermatology Center of Williamsburg in 2004.
Dr. Corvette is an enthusiastic teacher of dermatology to patients, students, and staff. Her mission is simple: Practice good medicine with a team of professionals and create a “knowledge is power” relationship with her patients.
Specialized Training and Areas of Interest:
- Skin cancer; detection and removal (basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma)
- Skin manifestations of internal disease
- Atopic dermatitis
- Contact allergies
- Patch testing
Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
Served as Vice-President Williamburg/James City County Medical Society, 2012
Served as President of Williamsburg-James City County Medical Society, 2013
Member of Virginia Dermatological Society
Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Rathi Blankenship, Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Rathi is a Board Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Rathi received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Virginia Tech in 2005. She then went on and completed her Master Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at James Madison University in 2007. She joined the DCW family after an almost three-year stint in orthopedic surgery, where she assisted in and performed extensive wound closures on joint replacement and spine surgeries. Rathi joined DCW to fulfill her passion for dermatology. She has been with the DCW family now for 6 years. Given Rathi’s experience in the operating room, she has a special interest in performing biopsies and surgical excisions. She is trained in diagnosing and managing all dermatological conditions and skin cancers.
Rathi credits her success to her strong passion and commitment to her patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA). Rathi is the Richmond regional coordinator for VAPA. She takes pride in being involved in and helping other PAs in the community. Her other interests include fitness (especially yoga), traveling, kayaking, cooking and spending time with her daughter Maya.
Denise Brooks, Physician Assistant (PA-C)
Denise is a Board Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is trained in diagnosing and managing all skin, hair, and nail conditions and skin cancer.
Denise received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 2001, Magna Cum Laude in 2001. For the next six years she worked in the hospital clinical laboratory setting until 2007. In 2007 she began her studies at Eastern Virginia Medical School where she obtained her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009.
From May 2009 to March 2014 Denise trained and exclusively worked with Dr. Ronald Buckley in the Dermatology Clinic at Lakeview Medical Center in Suffolk, VA. Denise has a special interest in Medical Dermatology and stays active in many community and national societies. Denise is an active participant in Tidewater Dermatology and the Tidewater Mid-level Dermatology meetings. Denise belongs to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Denise resides in Williamsburg and has been with Dermatology Center of Williamsburg for the past two years. Denise has been practicing Dermatology for seven years and continues to be enthusiastic about expanding her Dermatological knowledge. She is passionate about helping people in the community at work and at her local church. Spending time with her husband/son/family, traveling, dining, and bargain shopping are her top favorite activities.
Tracey Ovitt, Master Aesthetician
Tracey is a licensed Master Aesthetician in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has been practicing in Williamsburg since 2003.
Tracey completed her training at the American Spirit Institute, with advance training in microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Some of the services that she performs at DCW are: microdermabrasion, light chemical peels, waxing, laser hair reduction/removal, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light/Laser), Jane Iredale® Mineral Make-up consultations, and SkinCeuticals® Skin Care consultations.
Tracey lives in Williamsburg with her husband Roger and their three children.