Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas Joins Platinum Dermatology Partners

August 10, 2017

Leading Pediatric Dermatology practice affiliates with network of top dermatologists in Texas

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Platinum Dermatology Partners (“Platinum”) announced today that Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas (“PDNT”) has joined the Platinum network. Platinum is a dermatology-focused physician services organization with a growing network of top-ranked dermatology practices in Texas. Fred Ghali, MD, founder of PDNT, runs one of the few clinics in the nation that specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, representing an essential part of the continuum of dermatological care within DFW.

Featuring uniquely decorated exam rooms, sports memorabilia, arcade games, and a large fish aquarium, PDNT creates a kid-friendly atmosphere in two locations within the Metroplex: Grapevine and Frisco. Since 2001, Dr. Ghali and his team at PDNT have been providing children and adolescents a personalized, caring approach to skin care, working closely with referring pediatricians and sub-specialty physicians to ensure all patients receive optimal, well-coordinated care.

“The Platinum model creates many advantages for the practicing dermatologist. With a physician-driven focus, the partnership improves the overall business operations of the clinic, while at the same time, the dermatologist maintains autonomy over clinical decisions and patient care. This balance is crucial, unique to Platinum Dermatology Partners, and sets us apart from other models,” says Dr. Ghali. “Additionally, collaboration with leading, well-respected dermatologists in Texas will improve patient care as well as create opportunities for clinical research. These goals are certainly achievable through the business support and resources of Platinum Dermatology Partners.”

“Adding a highly respected and talented pediatric dermatologist such as Dr. Ghali to our growing network speaks volumes to the caliber of physicians attracted to the Platinum model,” says Jerald Sklar, MD, Dallas Associated Dermatologists, a founding partner in the Platinum network. “The power of Platinum’s physician-driven model is through the quality of physicians in our network and through the enhanced quality we create together through our shared expertise.”

Platinum’s model empowers dermatologists to grow and enhance their practices while retaining ownership and autonomy. Employing decades of experience, Platinum management creates partnerships and alignment with physicians that lead to better operational and clinical outcomes.

“Adding Dr. Ghali and his team at Pediatric Dermatology of North Texas to our emergent network of top-ranked dermatology practices opens new opportunities for growth in pediatric dermatology care within our network. Our expertise is solidified in each dominant area of dermatology and we’re aligned for continued growth based on our physician-driven model and the collaboration we offer through our all-physician Clinical Advisory Board,” says Greg DeAtkine, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum. “Our development strategy remains focused on practice quality and reputation, partnering only with top-ranked dermatology groups to create the base upon which our organization will continue to build. We are extremely proud of the caliber of physicians who have joined us in our mission to set the gold standard in quality dermatology care and services.”

To learn more about a partnership with Platinum Dermatology Partners, visit www.platinumderm.com or contact Michael Pennington, VP of Strategy and Business Development, michael.pennington@platinumderm.com.

About Platinum Dermatology Partners

Headquartered in Dallas, Platinum Dermatology Partners builds true partnerships with highly reputable dermatology practices to empower growth and best-in-class dermatology services. Through Platinum’s differentiated, physician-centered model, physicians drive clinical care and their practice culture, while benefiting from the business expertise, resources and shared best practices available through the Platinum network. As a comprehensive physician management services organization, Platinum offers collaboration among top-notch dermatology professionals and practice growth opportunities unmatched in an independent practice. Platinum is backed by Sterling Partners, a private equity firm with more than 30 years of experience investing in and growing leading health care companies across the nation. For more information about Platinum Dermatology Partners, please visit: www.platinumderm.com.