QualDerm Further Expands its Quality-Driven Network in Pennsylvania
Brentwood, TN (March 13, 2020)
QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Bikowski Skin Care Center has joined the company’s network of affiliated physician-owned practices.
Based in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, Bikowski Skin Care Center was founded in 1978, by Joseph B. Bikowski, MD. The practice offers a full-range of general dermatology and skin cancer care for patients of all ages. In addition to Dr. Bikowski, a board-certified dermatologist, the practice’s clinical staff includes Danielle Abel and Emily Penz, both certified Physician Assistants.
“At Bikowski Skin Care Center, we pride ourselves on giving patients the best dermatological care possible,” says Dr. Bikowski. “Joining the QualDerm network allows us to expand services and helps us navigate the challenges of practicing in today’s healthcare environment.”
Dr. Bikowski earned his medical degree from George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C., where he also completed medical and surgical internships. He served as a General Medical Officer in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne, at Ft. Bragg, NC. Dr. Bikowski then completed his dermatology residency at Ohio State University Hospital. He originated the Galderma Pre-Board Slide Seminar, the review course to assist board-eligible dermatologists in preparation for the American Board of Dermatology’s certifying examination. Since its inception in 1980 until 2013, Dr. Bikowski edited and directed that seminar, which over 85% of all board-certified dermatologists have taken. In the past, Dr. Bikowski presented at the local, state and national levels and has over 100 publications in the dermatologic literature. Dr. Bikowski is currently on or has been on the editorial staffs of Cutis, Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and Dermatology Times and is the Chief Medical Editor of Practical Dermatology and Practical Dermatology for Pediatricians.
Since partnering with Zitelli & Brodland, P.C. in 2018, QualDerm has continued to expanded its network of quality-driven dermatology practices in Pennsylvania and in other regions. Today, QualDerm has a total of 44 practice locations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Georgia, with plans to expand further.
Clinical autonomy and physician leadership are central elements of QualDerm’s True PartnershipSM model. Physician partners play an active role in the organization, serving on Regional Joint Operating Committees, the corporate Board of Directors and the physician-led Quality Council. Practices that partner with QualDerm have access to management support, guidance and capital for growth.
“We’re honored that Dr. Bikowski chose to partner with QualDerm,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “For over 30 years, he has been dedicated to giving his patients the highest-quality of care and has worked tirelessly to help advance the practice of dermatology. He will be a valuable addition to the QualDerm network.”
About QualDerm Partners
QualDerm Partners helps top-tier dermatologists position their practices for sustainable growth and profitability. The company creates market-leading practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development. QualDerm provides the management support, capital, and guidance for growth. Under QualDerm’s True PartnershipSM model, physicians are partners, not employees, and retain their own practice brand. This doctor-driven model is designed to maintain physicians’ clinical autonomy and ensure the highest-quality patient care. QualDerm offers physicians tailored partnership structures to meet their needs, as well as the option to sell their practices. For more information, visit www.QualDerm.com.
About Bikowski Skin Care Center
Bikowski Skin Care Center provides general dermatology and skin cancer care to patients of all ages. The practice, located in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1978, by Joseph B. Bikowski, MD, a board-certified dermatologist. The practice’s clinical staff includes Dr. Bikowski and 2 certified Physician Assistants. Over the last 30 years, Bikowski Skin Care Center has served more than 80,000 patients. For more information, visit www.BikowskiMD.com.
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