U.S. Dermatology Partners Announces New Partnership in the Greater Dallas Area

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U.S. Dermatology Partners, backed by ABRY Partners, has partnered with North Texas Dermatology

U.S. Dermatology Partners

“We are honored to partner with the outstanding team at NTD,” said Geoff Wayne, CEO of U.S. Dermatology Partners. “Joining together will improve the patient experience and strengthen our market-leading position in the DFW metroplex.

U.S. Dermatology Partners (“USDP”), formerly known as Dermatology Associates, is pleased to announce that it recently partnered with North Texas Dermatology (“NTD”), with locations in Plano and Richardson, TX. The transaction closed in early May 2017. U.S. Dermatology Partners is a dermatology-focused physician services and management organization providing premier dermatologic care.

Located in Plano, TX, NTD cares for patients via four board-certified dermatologists and three physician assistants. NTD’s providers offer a full suite of clinical, surgical and cosmetic services. NTD has served patients in greater North Texas for more than 15 years. With the addition of NTD, USDP now has [27] board-certified dermatologists and [15] locations in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, further extending its leading market share.

Dr. Susanne Lockhart, a board-certified dermatologist, has been in private practice in North Dallas since 2000. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Lockhart then went on to complete her internal medicine internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, and completed her dermatology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Christie Matter received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX, where she graduated with honors and was awarded membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed an internal medicine internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, before receiving her dermatology training at Duke University Medical Center and Southwestern Medical School. She served as Chief Dermatology Resident at Parkland Hospital. Dr. Matter is a board-certified dermatologist and has been in private practice in Plano, TX since 1999.

A native Texan,Dr. Rachel Quinby is a board-certified dermatologist who joined North Texas Dermatology in 2005. Before that time, she spent a year as a visiting assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor of dermatology at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and completed her dermatology residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she served as Chief Resident during her last year.

Dr. Carla Gustovich, a board-certified dermatologist, grew up in Dallas, TX and has been in private practice since 2004. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX, and then remained in Houston to complete her internship at LBJ Hospital before returning to Dallas to complete her residency. Dr. Gustovich completed her dermatology residency at the University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas at Parkland Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident.

Joining the physicians of North Texas Dermatology are their highly experienced Physician Assistants: Pam Murray, PA; Julie Darby, MPAS, PA-C; and Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS, DHS.

“We are honored to partner with the outstanding team at NTD,” said Geoff Wayne, CEO of U.S. Dermatology Partners. “Joining together will improve the patient experience and strengthen our market-leading position in the DFW metroplex. Our mission is to ensure improved access to the best dermatology care in our communities, and NTD bolsters our ability to do just so by adding such well-respected providers and convenient locations.”

If you would like more information about U.S. Dermatology Partners, or if you have any questions regarding the partnership with NTD, please contact one of the team members listed below:

U.S. Dermatology Partners
Geoff Wayne
Chief Executive Officer
Geoff(at)usdermpartners(dot)com    

Scott Wells
Chief Development Officer
SWells(at)usdermpartners(dot)com    

Brent Ohlsen
Director of Corporate Development
BOhlsen(at)usdermpartners(dot)com

About U.S. Dermatology Partners
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, U.S. Dermatology Partners provides comprehensive practice management services to over 85 board-certified dermatologists across 58 locations in Texas, Kansas and Missouri. U.S. Dermatology Partners is focused solely on supporting providers so that they can focus exclusively on delivering high-quality, medically-focused care to patients.

U.S. Dermatology Partners is making it easier for people to connect with a dermatologist and gain access to the very latest in dermatology care for the entire family and state-of-the-art treatment for diseases of the skin. As the 3rd largest physician-owned dermatology practice in the United States, patients not only have access to general medical, surgical and cosmetic skin treatments through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team therefore includes recognized national leaders in sub-specialties including psoriasis and Mohs surgery. To learn more visit usdermatologypartners.com

About ABRY Partners
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ABRY Partners is an experienced and successful private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, healthcare services, insurance services, business and information services. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $62 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 550 properties.

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