Nicole Bence-Franco, MMS, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Fort Myers and Cape Coral locations

Nicole A. Bence–Franco began her career in dermatology with exceptional education and training. Nicole has earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Art in Spanish Culture. She completed her Physician Assistant education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she graduated with a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Science in Medical Science.

Nicole is affiliated with prestigious credential organizations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Florida Academy of Physician Assistant
  • Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants

Nicole joined Riverchase in 2010 with dynamic training from prestigious skin care and aesthetic centers across south Florida in Brandon, Tampa and Miami. Along with specialized skills in general dermatology and Mohs surgery for skin cancer, her background includes performing cosmetic procedures utilizing injectables and lasers to achieve rejuvenation with profound results. She has attended numerous conferences and seminars providing educational presentations for other medical professionals on dermatologic topics.

Nicole demonstrates a strong commitment to patient care during consultations where she addresses concerns and explains procedures. She believes in providing product knowledge and information which helps ensure satisfaction and a positive experience. Nicole demonstrates her devotion to caring for others through community service by lending her expertise for health screenings and educational programs.

  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Master of Science in Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor Arts in Spanish Culture

Patient Testimonials

“Nicole Bence-Franco was amazing. She completely put us both at ease right away.  She knows exactly what she’s doing and there’s no question that she is VERY familiar with skin issues. She even took the time to show me, (the daughter of the patient), compassion as my mother’s care giver.  She was very kind and gentle to both of us and it was very much appreciated.”
– Cecilia J., April 2016

“Nicole was outstanding! Very understanding and empathetic. I could not believe we were in a provider’s office! One does not expect one so young (Nicole) to be so kind and comforting to someone so much older, it was as if she (the PA) was talking to her own mother!”
– Cheryl L., March 2016

“Nicole Bence-Franco is professional and courteous, I would personally recommend her. I have no complaints, and only good things to say as far as she is concerned. Very thankful that she has been assigned as my physician.”
Maxwell P., January 2016

“Nicole and her assistant are outstanding. I am very happy with their professional and warm help with my health issues. Very knowledgeable and I always feel they are looking out for the very best advice and solutions for my good health.”
– Joan M., November 2015

“I just love Nicole! I have been going to see her at Riverchase Dermatology in Fort Myers for the last 2 years. She has such a darling personality. Nicole really listens to all my requests and explains the different treatment options available for me. I have never felt rushed during any of my visits although, I can tell she is quite busy she seems to have all the time in the world to listen and explain! She does fantastic work and I wouldn’t consider seeing anyone else!”
– Jennifer L., June 2015