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ADCS Clinics Announces the Acquisition of Dermatology Clinic, P.C.

ADCS Clinics (“ADCS”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Dermatology Clinic, P.C.; a dermatology practice owned by Larry W. Cole, M.D.

Dr. Cole has been a respected and trusted member of the medical community in Colorado Springs since 1972.  He is board certified in dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  Together with his physician assistant, Patrick Galaska, PA-C he continues to offer patients effective, efficient and affordable dermatologic care in a caring environment.

Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of ADCS, said,  “It’s an honor to welcome Dr. Cole and Mr. Galaska to our practice. They are privileged to serve patients in the Colorado Springs area and have earned the trust and respect of the community with their compassionate professional care.”

“This is our first acquisition in the Colorado Springs market.  We are strategically growing our footprint throughout Colorado to better serve our patients.”  said Dave Morell, President & COO of ADCS.

ADCS, founded in 1989 by Dr. Matt Leavitt, is a dermatology-focused practice with over 155 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.

ADCS Patients Are the Best Patients

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“A sweet gesture of thanks from a happy and satisfied patient in our Waterford Lakes Office”.  Thank you!  We strive to make all our patients happy and have a wonderful experience!

Dr. Bettencourt Named ‘Top Doc’ Again

best_doctorsDr. Miriam Bettencourt, who heads the Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery office located Henderson Nevada, has been once again named a ‘Top Doc’ by the renowned Desert Companion Magazine. This marks several years in a row that Dr. Bettencourt has earned the distinction and what makes this year very special is that hers is the only office listed under dermatology.  In response to the award Dr. Bettencourt said “I can only do my job well with the collaboration and dedication of our staff and the help of our corporate office.

Congratulations Dr. Bettencourt and staff!

ADCS Clinics Announces the Acquisition of The Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology

ADCS Clinics (“ADCS”) announced it has completed the acquisition of The Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology; a dermatology practice owned by Andrew K. Pollack, M.D. with office locations in Fort Washington, Flourtown and North Wales, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Andrew Pollack is one of Philadelphia’s top cosmetic board-certified dermatologists as designated by Philadelphia Magazine. He has appeared numerous times on network television and talk radio. Dr. Pollack has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and has been widely quoted by several national magazines including Elle, Men’s Health, and Prevention.

Dr. Pollack is the Director of the Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology.  He was also the Previous Medical Director of Med-X, a prominent laser-related corporation. Dr. Pollack is a member of the Medical Staff at Abington Hospital and was the former Chief of Dermatology at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Dr. Pollack is a prominent principal investigator in many important national pharmaceutical clinical trials in dermatology

Dr. Pollack specializes in: cosmetic treatments (e.g., Restylane, Botox, Collagen, chemical peels), laser hair removal, laser treatments for wrinkles, tattoos, warts, photo rejuvenation, rosacea, scars, sun damaged skin (e.g., brown spots, freckles, veins), spider vein and leg vein treatment, skin cancer evaluation – treatment – surgery, and general dermatology for children and adults.

The team of providers with Dr. Pollack at The Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology:

Myriam Vega Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H
Dr. Vega received her medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in her native Colombia, where she also completed a residency in dermatology. She moved to the States with her family, and has been in Philadelphia since 2009. Prior to residency, Dr. Vega was involved in dermatology research at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale that resulted in several peer-reviewed publications. She completed a surgical internship at Hahnemann University Hospital, and then completed her dermatology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Vega enjoys both adult and pediatric general dermatology, and has an interest in ethnic skin, skin cancer prevention, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Vega is fluent in Spanish.

Andrew L. Kaplan, M.D.
Dr. Kaplan is a native of Woodbury, New York, where he was high school valedictorian and a National Merit Scholar. He completed his undergraduate education at Duke University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine, where he was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards for academic excellence and research. Dr. Kaplan was honored with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Following medical school, Dr. Kaplan completed an internship at Duke University Medical Center and a residency in dermatology at Duke University, consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical centers. At Duke, he was the Chief Resident in Dermatology and also served on the faculty of the Dermatology Division. Dr. Kaplan obtained specialized fellowship training in Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, which ranks among the world’s top academic medical centers. This intensive training program, at one of the nation’s leading Dermatology departments, was certified by both the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American College of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Kaplan is board certified in Dermatology.

Laurel Radcliffe Schwartz, M.D.
Dr. Laurel Radcliffe Schwartz is a California native who was raised in Southeast Asia. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Northwestern University in Chicago. Following college, she worked as a laboratory scientist prior to moving to the Philadelphia area. Dr. Radcliffe Schwartz attended Drexel University College of Medicine, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She served her medical internship at Abington Memorial Hospital and then attended Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she completed her residency in dermatology and her fellowship in dermatopathology. More recently, she served as Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology, and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. She is now happy to call Montgomery County, PA home.

Amy Levinson, MSN, CRNP
Amy has joined the group as a Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Ms. Levinson brings over 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She completed her education and training at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA). Ms. Levinson is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and an active member of the Dermatology Nurses Association. Ms. Levinson also received specialized training in cosmetic dermatology, and is a certified Botox Cosmetic injector.

Ms. Levinson’s previous work experiences include both pediatric and geriatric care across a variety of disease processes. Most recently, she served as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner in a busy outpatient setting. A fluent speaker of both English and Spanish, she enjoys volunteering her time in underserved areas. Additionally, she is a published author in Practical Dermatology plans to continue research in the field of dermatology.

Sharon Mohale, PA-C
Sharon has experience treating patients as a physician assistant in dermatology for close to eight years.

Sharon received both her Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a member of the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants, and Phi Beta Kappa. She ls originally from Southern Africa, and has lived in the United States for over twenty years.

In addition, the has also worked as an Adjunt Faculty member at Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, PA, teaching and facilitating general medical studies for physician assistants, and has continued her teaching as a part-time lecturer at Drexel University Physician Assistant Program, instructing physician assistant students in dermatology, whenever invited.

Sharon enjoys treating and caring for patients in all aspects of dermatology, and takes a particular interest in treating skin of color.

Amanda Murphy, PA-C
Amanda joined Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology in January, 2014 after more than 12 years of local experience as a physician assistant in dermatology. Amanda has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin conditions and disorders for children and adults. She is a caring professional who understands the needs of patients.

Her education includes a Masters degree in Physician Assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware with a major in Biology and a minor in Spanish.

As an adjunct professor at PCOM and Arcadia University, Amanda prides herself in preparing the nest generation of PA’s for success in her profession. She lectures on various topics, including the demonstration of dermatologic procedures, suturing techniques and clinical skill labs. She was recently recognized for the work as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Debra Hrobak Omlor, PA-C
Debra received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Philadelphia University. She received her Physician Assistant training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and she did her clinical rotations at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ.

Debra has been a Dermatology Physician Assistant for the last 6 years. She has experience in all areas of dermatology including dermatologic surgery and cosmetics. Debra has also lectured nationally for several pharmaceutical companies as well as lectured at Drexel University. She currently resides in East Norriton with her husband and son.

Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of ADCS, said,  “it’s a privilege and honor to have the expertise of Dr. Pollack and his team at ADCS. They are distinguished providers and surgeons with expertise in various skin disease states that make them valuable additions to our practice.”

“This acquisition compliments our existing presence in the Philadelphia Metro Market to better serve patients and reduce patient wait times.” said Dave Morell, President of ADCS.

ADCS, founded in 1989 by Dr. Matt Leavitt, is a dermatology-focused practice with over 154 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.

ADCS Clinics Announces the Acquisition of Denver Skin Clinic

Maitland, FL – 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’ own Amber Blair, MMS PA-C Appointed FSDPA Board of Directors “Director at Large”

Amber Blair, MMS PA-C from ADCS has been appointed to the position with the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (FSDPA), on the board of Directors as “Director at Large”.  Congratulations!!

ADCS Staff at Downtown Orlando Clinic Help Out Community in Wake of Tragic Event

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Our own Advanced Dermatology staff at our Downtown Orlando Clinic helped out the community, taking care of all the law enforcement and volunteers with water and sunscreen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families.

ADCS Dermatology Associates of Northern Michigan Featured on WBPB/WTOM (Video)

ADCS was recently featured on local news at our Dermatology Associates of Northern Michigan Petoskey location.

ADCS Clinics Announces the Acquisition of Cambio Dermatology

Maitland, FL – ADCS Clinics (“ADCS”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Cambio Dermatology; a dermatology practice owned by Andrea Cambio M.D. with office locations in Bokeelia and Cape Coral, Florida.

Andrea Lynn Cambio, MD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Cambio is licensed in the state of Florida. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of adult and pediatric dermatology, skin cancer, laser, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Cambio is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology. She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree with a distinction in melanoma research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cambio completed a Pediatric Internship at New York University Medical Center and a Dermatology Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she was the Chief Resident in her third year. After finishing her residency, Dr. Cambio has practiced in New York City. She has recently relocated to and currently practices in Southwest Florida.

Dr. Cambio is affiliated with some of the most prestigious medical societies in the nation including the American Academy of Dermatology where she is a Fellow member and has served as a member of their “Young Physicians Committee”, “Public Awareness Committee” and “Eczema.Net Workgroup.” Dr. Cambio has recently been named one of “America’s Top Dermatologists” as well as one of “America’s Top Physicians.” Her career has spanned clinical work, research, product development, teaching, supervision of physicians in training, volunteering, and health care management. She has been a presenter at multiple academic conferences and has been published in the dermatologic literature.

Dr. Cambio frequently volunteers her time to visit schools and teach students the importance of skin care and sun protection. She has also been invited to judge the “Miss Florida USA” and “Miss Florida Teen USA” pageants. For her outstanding volunteer efforts in the field of dermatology, she has been granted membership in the “American Academy of Dermatology’s Leadership Circle for Volunteerism” and has received “The President’s Volunteer Service Award.”

Dr. Cambio has a special interest in educating the public about dermatology. She is a participant in The American Academy of Dermatology’s SKIN- Skin Knowledge and Information Network. SKIN is the Academy’s initiative to educate the public on why and when they should visit a dermatologist and motivate them to do so. As a result, Dr. Cambio has been quoted in national magazines, books and various other news publications. She has also been interviewed on many television and radio shows across the nation. She has recently been interviewed on 20/20, and featured in national publications, which include The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fortune, Elle, Glamour, Parents and Child magazines.

Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of ADCS, said, “We are thrilled to have the talents of Dr. Cambio and her team part as a part of ADCS. They have a great following in the area and dedicated and committed to the care of their patients.”

“This acquisition expands our presence as we continue to grow the Southwest Florida market to better serve patients.” said Dave Morell, President of ADCS.

ADCS, founded in 1989 by Dr. Matt Leavitt, is a dermatology-focused practice with over 148 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.

ADCS Clinics Announces the Acquisition of Capital Dermatology

Maitland, FL – ADCS Clinics (“ADCS”) announced it has completed the acquisition of Capital Dermatology in Alexandria, Virginia; a dermatology practice owned by Bruce Glassman, M.D., a board certified dermatologist.

Dr. Bruce Glassman, a native of Hillside, New Jersey, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Glassman received his medical degree in 1988 from Tufts University of Medicine. In 1992, Dr. Glassman completed a three-year residency in Dermatology at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island.

He then performed a one-year fellowship concentrating in Dermatological Surgery at the New England Medical Center in association with Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Glassman has published articles in the Archives of Dermatology and presented research at national meetings. He is a board certified diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology and is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at George Washington Hospital.

Dr. Glassman is the founding member of Capital Dermatology and has been practicing in the Alexandria medical community since 1994. He is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the DC Dermatological Society.

Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of ADCS, said, “He is a talented and nationally distinguished dermatologist. Along with his team of Dr. Morgana Colombo, Dr. Teresa Nasabzadeh, Dr. Marvin Chadab and David Kon, PA-C they have incredible knowledge of dermatology and are on the leading edge of treatments and technology.”

“This acquisition continues to strengthen our position in Virginia/DC/Maryland. We continue to add patient access throughout the corridor,” said Dave Morell, President & COO of ADCS.

ADCS, founded in 1989 by Dr. Matt Leavitt, is a dermatology-focused practice with over 146 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.