QualDerm Partners Expands Its Network of Dermatology Practices in Tennessee

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Lebanon Dermatology Joins QualDerm’s Growing Network of Patient-Centric Practices

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My practice has been built on providing the highest quality of care. Generations of patients have trusted me to do that, so it was important to me to align with a company that shares the same values.

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Lebanon Dermatology has joined the company as an affiliate practice. This affiliation marks QualDerm’s nineteenth partnership with physician-owned practices.

Founded by Charles A. Mitchell, MD, Lebanon Dermatology provides comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatologic care, including skin cancer prevention and detection. The practice has served patients in the middle Tennessee region for forty years.

“My practice has been built on providing the highest quality of care. Generations of patients have trusted me to do that, so it was important to me to align with a company that shares the same values,” says Dr. Mitchell. “QualDerm-affiliated dermatologists are among the best in our field and the company’s reputation for quality is second to none.”

QualDerm’s partnership model focuses on physician leadership to help guide the company’s policies and growth. Joint Operating Committees, whose members consist of an equal number of physicians and business professionals, oversee each of the company’s regional markets. QualDerm also has a physician-led Quality Council to help advance the clinical excellence for the company’s affiliated practices and is responsible for advising QualDerm leadership of leading-edge clinical practices and strategies to be considered for adoption.

“We’re honored that Lebanon Dermatology has joined our network of affiliated practices,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “This practice is a staple in its community and is known throughout the region for providing great care. Dr. Mitchell’s experience and expertise is a valuable addition to the QualDerm network.”

Under the partnership agreement, QualDerm will provide Lebanon Dermatology with management support, guidance and capital to expand their services. QualDerm affiliated practices are located in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio. The company has plans to expand into other regions by year end.

About QualDerm Partners
QualDerm Partners helps top-tier dermatologists position their practices for sustainable growth and profitability. The company creates market-leading practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development. QualDerm provides the management support, capital, and guidance for growth. Under QualDerm’s True Partnership(SM) model, physicians are partners, not employees, and retain their own practice brand. This doctor-driven model is designed to maintain physicians’ clinical autonomy and ensure the highest-quality patient care. QualDerm offers physicians tailored partnership structures to meet their needs, as well as the option to sell their practices. For more information, visit http://www.QualDerm.com.

About Lebanon Dermatology
Lebanon Dermatology, based in Lebanon, Tennessee, provides comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. The practice has served patients in the middle Tennessee region since 1988. Lebanon Dermatology was founded by Charles A. Mitchell, MD, who earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell completed residencies at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Vanderbilt University and served as a physician in the United States Navy.

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Andy Mitzen
Chief Development Officer, QualDerm Partners
andy.mitzen@qualderm.com
615.250.6756

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