United Skin Specialists Expands to Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (October 17, 2016) — United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”), a dermatology-directed practice management group, announced today that it has completed its fourth acquisition of 2016 by adding the two-clinic practice of Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois. This is the first acquisition in Illinois for the Minneapolis-based dermatology group, which also includes three clinics in Missouri and four clinics in Minnesota. 

“Our team is looking forward to being part of the United Skin Specialists partner network,” said Dr. George T. Nahass, owner of Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois. “It will allow all of us to be completely focused on providing outstanding medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, while decreasing the burdens of managing the practice.” 

Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois has two clinics — Mt. Vernon and Centralia. Both specialize in general and medical dermatology, treating problems of the skin, hair, and nails such as skin cancer, psoriasis, rashes, warts and acne. The clinics also provide cosmetic dermatological services, including Botox®, fillers, body contouring, laser hair removal, vein therapy and laser therapy for sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.

“Dr. Nahass and his staff are highly qualified and committed to overall skin health and to providing effective medical and surgical treatments, which are the hallmarks of all the clinics in our network,” said Dr. Brian Zelickson, CEO of USS. “We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Nahass and his talented staff to the USS family.”

Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois benefits from the USS shared services and centralized administrative services while maintaining its brand name indefinitely. Other clinics in the USS network: Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, SkinSpecialists, and Southwest Dermatology in Minnesota; Laser & Dermatological Surgery Center, Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, and West County Dermatology in Missouri.

“Skin Care Center of Southern Illinois shares our mission of delivering outstanding medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology,” said Jim Feinstein, President and COO of USS. “This includes a reduction in administrative burdens, allowing the practice to spend more time seeing patients. This is also a key geographical acquisition for USS, which offers significant strategic opportunities to further expand our footprint in Illinois.”

About United Skin Specialists (www.unitedskin.com)
Minnesota-based United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”) provides shared practice management services to its network of well-established dermatology practices. USS is known for its commitment to clinical independence and autonomy through a collaborative, custom approach to practice management. Its goal is to maintain and expand patient-oriented dermatologic services, and to create a great work environment for providers and support staff.

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