United Derm Partners Announces Continued Expansion of Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute in Northern Nevada

Addition of Sierra Skin Institute Strengthens General and Cosmetic Dermatologic Services to Reno and Northern Nevada Regions


Reno, NV and Nashville, TN (November 13, 2018)United Derm Partners, a physician services organization focused on the dermatology sector, today announced the continued expansion of Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute (SCDI), a United Derm Partners affiliated group, with the partnership of Sierra Skin Institute. Sierra Skin Institute is a premier provider of the latest in cosmetic and general dermatologic services and will allow SCDI to continue to expand access for patient care as Nevada’s premier provider of dermatological services to the Reno and Northern Nevada regions.


In an effort to meet the population growth in the greater Reno area due to expanding investment by technology and manufacturing corporations, SCDI partnered with United Derm Partners in 2016 to help bolster operational support, regulatory assistance, revenue cycle management, and managed care resources as the practice continued to expand its footprint and meet the dermatology care needs of the growing Northern Nevada region. SCDI is a leading dermatology practice with 23 dermatologists and care providers across 8 locations. The practice offers general dermatology, Mohs surgery, dermatopathology and aesthetic services to more than 80,000 patients annually.


“We are thrilled to welcome Sierra Skin Institute and its providers to SCDI and our growing family of practices. Their addition allows the group to broaden its general and cosmetic dermatologic services offering along with SCDI’s existing full-service dermatological care,” said Jay Gunter, United Derm Partners’ Chief Executive Officer. “SCDI has continued to expand its market presence over the past year which reflects the exciting high-growth business environment that the greater Reno business community is currently experiencing. Our partnership with SCDI highlights United Derm Partners’ commitment to helping dermatologists streamline practice operations and advance a physician-directed patient care model.”


“For the past 20 years, SCDI has looked to expand our clinical care offering and Sierra Skin Institute will now allow our practice to offer more advanced cosmetic dermatology and clinical aesthetic treatments as well as more general dermatology offerings for our patients,” said Dr. Bret Blackhart, a Board-Certified Dermatologist and one of the founders of SCDI. “The expansion of our practice reflects the rapid growth in Reno and the surrounding community. Our patients continue to take advantage of the unique outdoor lifestyle and extraordinary beauty of the region and SCDI looks to provide the personalized care needed to allow them to maintain optimal health of their skin.”


“Partnering with SCDI and United Derm Partners will allow our practice to broaden the kinds of clinical services we provide to our patients along with helping our physicians and staff stay current with various industry regulations and leverage the latest technologies as we continue to provide the best patient care and experience possible,” said Dr. Laura Ostezan, of Sierra Skin Institute.


About United Derm Partners

United Derm Partners is a Nashville-based physician services organization focused on the dermatology space. Founded in 2016, the company acquires dermatology practices and provides operational support, compliance and regulatory resources, revenue cycle management and managed care resources for dermatologists nationwide. Its integrated platform offers a centralized burden-reducing, cost-saving solution that makes life and work easier for physician partners while preserving their professional autonomy. The firm’s practice group includes over 50 providers across more than 20 locations in the greater Reno, NV, Austin, TX, Truckee, CA and Bend, OR markets. For more information, visit www.uniteddermpartners.com/.


About Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute

Founded in 1996, the Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute is Nevada’s premier provider of dermatology services. The organization’s team of specialists, including the only fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in the area, is dedicated to knowing each patient individually and to providing a holistic approach to healthy skin. The Skin Cancer and Dermatology Institute is equipped to meet all levels of dermatological need—including general, medical and cosmetic—and has a long-standing reputation for providing advanced, patient-centered care. Based in Reno, it also has clinics in Carson City, Fallon, Elko and Incline Village. For more information, visit https://skincancerderm.com/.



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