Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces the Acquisition of Denver Skin Clinic

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Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires dermatology clinic in Denver.

ADCS Clinics (“ADCS”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Denver Skin Clinic; a dermatology practice owned by Barbara Reed, M.D. and Leslie Havard, M.D.

Dr. Reed joined the Denver Skin Clinic in 1984 after completing medical school and a residency in dermatology at the University of Colorado Denver. She has continued to teach students and residents at the Veterans Hospital since that time, and is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Denver Hospital.

Dr. Reed is a board certified dermatologist and has been active with the Colorado Dermatologic Society, serving as President in 1989. She also served as President of the Denver Medical Society in 1994-1995 and President of the Women's Dermatologic Society in 1998. She was on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology from 1998-2002, and on the Board of Directors of Copic, a physician-owned medical malpractice company, from 1997-2008.

Dr. Reed is the author of 24 scientific publications and a number of essays on practice philosophy and problems of integrating private practice in a managed care environment. She has lectured frequently on the topic of "Pregnancy, Drugs and the Dermatologist."

Dr. Reed received the Philpott Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence from the Department of Dermatology, UCHSC, in 1990. She also received the University of Colorado Hospital Medical Staff Outstanding Clinical Physician Award in 2001, the Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2002 for Outstanding Dedication to Isotretinoin issues, and Presidential Citation Awards in 2003 and 2004 from the American Academy of Dermatology. She continues to teach at Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Havard, a board certified dermatologist, joined the Denver Skin Clinic in 2000 after completing a dermatology residency and immunodermatology fellowship at the University of Colorado.

Originally from New Zealand, she is a medical graduate of the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Prior to medical school Dr. Havard trained as a Physical Education teacher, but elected to teach skiing both in Colorado and New Zealand and achieved full certification as a professional ski instructor.

Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of ADCS, said, “It’s an honor to have Dr. Reed and Dr. Havard with their team (Peggy Liao, M.D. and Hunter Sams, M.D.) on board with us at ADCS. They are extremely talented providers who have a combined 65 years experience in providing superior quality care to their patients.”

“This acquisition continues to add to our expansion in Colorado. Providing additional access and convenience for patients to seek quality care is paramount in our growth goals. ” said Dave Morell, President of ADCS.

ADCS, founded in 1989 by Dr. Matt Leavitt, is a dermatology-focused practice with over 149 clinics in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wyoming providing clinical, cosmetic, surgical and pathology services. ADCS also provides billing and coding management services for almost 90 third-party dermatology practices across the nation under the Ameriderm™ trade name.

For more information, contact: Dave Morell, President of ADCS, 407.875.2080 ext. 1244

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