U.S. Dermatology Partners Expands With Two New Partnerships

October 17, 2017

U.S. Dermatology Partners, backed by ABRY Partners, expands further in Texas with two new partnerships: Medical Center Dermatology and Lakeway Dermatology

U.S. Dermatology Partners (“USDP”), formerly known as Dermatology Associates, is pleased to announce that it has expanded further in Texas with the acquisition of two separate practices: Medical Center Dermatology in Houston, and Lakeway Dermatology in Bee Cave, TX. U.S. Dermatology Partners is a dermatology-focused physician services and management organization providing premier dermatologic care.

Medical Center Dermatology

Medical Center Dermatology (“MCD”) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Elizabeth Basler and offers a full suite of general dermatology, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services. MCD has a team of 3 physicians on staff, all of whom are board-certified. Dr. Basler has been practicing dermatology in the Houston area since 1989 and earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1985. Her postgraduate training included a transitional internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston, TX and a dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Annette Harris is a native Houstonian and has practiced dermatology since 1993. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and then went on to complete her transitional internship and dermatology residency also at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harris practices general and cosmetic dermatology and is an active member of several local and national professional associations.

Dr. Allyson Kopel has been practicing dermatology since 2005, treating both medical and cosmetic conditions. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed her post-graduate training in dermatology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

“Dr. Basler and her team are an excellent addition to our Houston area group of practices,” said Geoff Wayne, CEO of U.S. Dermatology Partners. “As longstanding and highly-respected practice, Medical Center Dermatology builds on our foundation of quality physicians and outstanding patient care. “

Lakeway Dermatology

Dr. Mary Ana Cunningham is a native of New Braunfels, TX (outside of San Antonio), and founded Lakeway Dermatology in 2002. Dr. Cunningham earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Following medical school, she went on to complete a yearlong internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX, and a three-year dermatology residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Cunningham specializes in cosmetic and surgical dermatology.

Dr. Carlo Gavino is board-certified in dermatology, dermatopathology, and anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr. Gavino received his medical degree at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed a pathology residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX, and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then completed his dermatology residency at the University of Texas at Austin.

“The addition of Lakeway Dermatology further expands our leading presence in the Austin area,” said Geoff Wayne, CEO of U.S. Dermatology Partners. “Its strategic location in west Austin provides our patients in the area with access to top-quality physicians.”

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

U.S. Dermatology Partners
Geoff Wayne
Chief Executive Officer

Scott Wells
Chief Development Officer

Brent Ohlsen
Director of Corporate Development

About U.S. Dermatology Partners 
Headquartered in Dallas, TX, U.S. Dermatology Partners provides comprehensive practice management services to 128 board-certified dermatologists across 69 locations in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Louisiana, and Maryland. 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.

As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment 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 areas such as clinical research, 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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