Former Modernizing Medicine and Sound Physicians leaders will accelerate efforts to serve additional dermatology practices
Nashville, TN (June 28, 2018) — United Derm Partners, a physician services organization focused on the dermatology sector, today announced it has added two senior executives to its business development team. Brian Hoffman, formerly with Sound Physicians and LifePoint Health, will serve as vice president of development and Shelley Olesen, formerly with Modernizing Medicine, has been appointed vice president of development.
Ms. Olesen brings more than 20 years of experience to United Derm, most recently serving as senior director of sales at Modernizing Medicine. During her nearly eight years at the firm―which owns EMA™, the #1 EHR for dermatologists―Olesen developed trusted relationships with dermatology practices all over the country. Prior to Modernizing Medicine, she held sales, consulting, patient care coordination and training roles at patientNOW, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre and Mentor Solutions. Olesen’s direct practice experience informs her unique understanding of challenges faced by independent practitioners as well as her commitment to serving them.
“Shelley’s deep industry knowledge and relationships will be instrumental in gaining the trust of dermatology practices nationwide, and we believe her decision to join us speaks volumes about our physician-centric approach,” said Jay Gunter, chief executive officer at United Derm. “Brian brings a wealth of experience in acquisitions and practice management, and shares our commitment to building partnerships with physicians that improve their quality of life as well as patient access to services.”
Mr. Hoffman most recently served as vice president of acquisitions for Sound Physicians, an inpatient physician practice management firm, where he leveraged his strategy and development expertise to help improve quality and reduce costs within healthcare systems. Prior to that, he managed all physician practice and in-market acquisitions at LifePoint Health, and held business development and investment banking roles at e+CancerCare and Avondale Partners, respectively. Hoffman’s significant experience has given him a strong appreciation for the importance of a physician-centered approach to practice management.
United Derm seeks to partner with dermatology practices and selectively offers services including operational support, revenue cycle management, regulatory assistance and contract negotiation as well as access to capital for growth. United Derm Partners is committed to helping dermatologists monetize their practices and reduce the administrative burden of managing their practices while fully preserving physician direction of patient care.
“We chose United Derm not only for its ability to help us navigate complex change and challenges in our industry, but because the team’s commitment to serving―as opposed to directing―physicians was clear from the beginning,” said Dr. William Delgado, principal partner at Bend Dermatology Clinic. “I am extremely pleased with our decision and see the physician focus reinforced with the addition of Shelley and Brian, who both share our vision to empower dermatologists do their best work and live their best lives.”
About United Derm Partners
United Derm Partners is a Nashville-based physician services organization focused on the dermatology space. Founded in 2016 with Frazier Healthcare Partners, the company 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 nearly 50 providers across 20 locations in the greater Reno, NV, Austin, TX, Truckee, CA and Bend, OR markets. For more information, visit https://uniteddermpartners.com/.
About Frazier Healthcare Partners
Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners is a leading provider of growth and venture capital to healthcare companies. With nearly $3.0 billion total capital raised, Frazier has invested in over 170 companies, with investment types ranging from company creation and venture capital to buyouts of profitable lower-middle market companies. Frazier has offices in Seattle, WA and Menlo Park, CA, and invests broadly across the US, Canada, and Europe. For more information, visit the company’s website at https://www.frazierhealthcare.com/./.