U.S. Dermatology Partners Announces Two New Partnerships in Texas: Bay Area Dermatology Associates and Hill Country Dermatology

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U.S. Dermatology Partners strengthens presence in Texas with the addition of new partnerships in Houston and Central Texas

Hill Country Dermatology

“We are excited to welcome these outstanding practices to our team,” said Geoff Wayne, CEO of U.S. Dermatology Partners. “Both practices have established outstanding reputations for quality and patient care in their markets, and we are thrilled they chose to partner with USDP.

U.S. Dermatology Partners (“USDP”) is pleased to announce that it has added two new practices in the state of Texas by partnering with Bay Area Dermatology Associates (“BADA”) and Hill Country Dermatology (“HCD”). This builds on U.S. Dermatology Partners leading position in the state of Texas and further reinforces its presence in the key markets of Houston and central Texas.

Bay Area Dermatology:
BADA was founded by Dr. Terry Williams in 1976 and he was joined by Dr. Janice Chang in 1998. The practice has served the Texas gulf coast for more than 40 years, focusing on medical and surgical dermatology but also providing select cosmetic dermatology services. BADA has two board-certified physicians and one physician assistant on staff, and together they serve four locations in Webster, Texas City, Clear Lake and Baytown, Texas.

Terry E. Williams, M.D. obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Ohio State University. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at Ohio State before beginning an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Florida. Dr. Williams served as a medical officer (Lt. Commander) in the United States Navy for two years before moving to Texas to complete a three-year dermatology residency program at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Upon completion, he went into private practice in the Clear Lake area and has practiced there for 40 years. Dr. Williams is an active member of the Houston Dermatological Society, the Texas Dermatological Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology. He serves on the Baylor College of Medicine faculty and is Regional Director for the Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Clinic. Dr. Williams has received the ‘Houston Mayor's Award for Outstanding Community Service by a Health Professional’ and for years has enjoyed assisting on the annual community skin cancer screening.

Janice R. Chang, M.D. grew up in the neighboring state of Arkansas and moved to Houston to pursue her undergraduate studies, graduating with a B.A. in Biology from Rice University. She began her medical training in Arkansas and then transferred to the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where she graduated with high honors and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Chang completed both her internship and residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine and is an active member of the Houston Dermatological Society, Texas Dermatological Society and the American Academy of Dermatology. During medical school and residency, Dr. Chang served eight years as a medical officer in the Texas Army National Guard. She spent most drill weekends at the armory in La Marque, Texas familiarizing her with the bay area.

Kendra E. McCarty, PA-C is a native Houstonian, and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a bachelor's degree in Biology and Allied Health Professions. She received her Masters of Clinical Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She was inducted into Pi Alpha Honor Society, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants, and is an active member of the Society of Dermatology for Physician Assistants. Kendra is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants and is licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Texas Medical Board. As a Physician Assistant with several years of dermatology experience, Kendra treats patients with medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology concerns. She welcomes both adult and pediatric patients.

“We are excited to have Bay Area Dermatology Associates as our newest partners serving the Gulf Coast Region,” said Dr. Aaron Joseph, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Director. “Drs. Williams and Chang have decades of experience and a reputation for outstanding patient care. We look forward to expanding our practice to serve the entire Galveston Bay area.”

Hill Country Dermatology:
HCD was founded in 1993 by Dr. Michael Braden and the practice has since grown to include three board-certified physicians working across two locations in Fredericksburg and Kerrville, Texas. HCD’s physicians offer a full suite of general dermatology, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services and together they have more than 75 years of combined dermatology experience.

Michael W. Braden, M.D. was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduating from medical school in 1985, Dr. Braden joined the United States Air Force where he served as a flight surgeon for two years. He would go on to complete a three-year dermatology residency at Wilford Hall USAF hospital in 1991 and served two more years in the Air Force before establishing a private dermatology practice in the Texas Hill Country. Dr. Braden focuses on general and surgical dermatology and has over 25 years of experience in the dermatology specialty. He is on the medical staff at Hill Country Memorial Hospital and is a member of both the Hill Country Medical Society and Texas Medical Association.

Cynthia O. Clegg, M.D. was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas, and obtained her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University. After graduating, Dr. Clegg worked as a research assistant at UT Southwestern where she focused on Microbiology and Immunology. She earned her medical degree from UT Southwestern, and completed an internship at the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, followed by her dermatology residency at UT Southwestern. After completing her residency, she worked in Dallas at North Dallas Dermatology Associates before coming back to her home town of Fredericksburg in 2009. Dr. Clegg is a member of the Hill Country Medical Society, Texas Medical Society and the Dermatology Foundation Leadership Society.

John J. Ghidoni III, M.D. joined Hill Country Dermatology in April 2016 after relocating from Austin, TX where he had practiced for 28 years. He attended Rice University before graduating from the Texas Tech College of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Ghidoni then did his residency in dermatology at the University of Tennessee where he served as chief resident his third year. He would go on to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery with Dr. Rex Amonette in Memphis, TN, and has been a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery since 1990. Dr. Ghidoni performs Mohs surgery at both the Fredericksburg and Kerrville locations.

“We are very excited to have Drs. Braden, Clegg and Ghidoni join USDP as we continue to unite dermatologists who share the goal of providing the highest quality of patient-centered care,” said Dr. Chad Hartmann, Central Texas Regional Medical Director. “Hill Country Dermatology is a well-established and highly-respected practice that further strengthens the broad network of USDP physicians providing care in the central Texas area.”

“We are excited to welcome these outstanding practices to our team,” said Geoff Wayne, CEO of U.S. Dermatology Partners. “Both practices have established outstanding reputations for quality and patient care in their markets, and we are thrilled they chose to partner with USDP. Our model will further enable these providers to focus their time on patient care, while enjoying the benefits of USDP’s unparalleled business support .”

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

U.S. Dermatology Partners
Geoff Wayne
Chief Executive Officer
Geoff@usdermpartners.com    

Scott Wells
Chief Development Officer
SWells@usdermpartners.com    

Brent Ohlsen
Director of Corporate Development
BOhlsen@usdermpartners.com

About U.S. Dermatology Partners
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, U.S. Dermatology Partners provides comprehensive practice management services to over 145 board-certified dermatologists and 50 midlevel providers across ~75 locations in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, and Virginia. U.S. Dermatology Partners provides comprehensive management services allowing providers to focus exclusively on delivering high-quality care to patients.

As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, patients of U.S. Dermatology Partners not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the organization’s strong dermatology thought leaders and medical advisory board. The physicians of U.S. Dermatology Partners are fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team therefore includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis and Mohs Surgery. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com

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