Pinehurst Dermatology Joins QualDerm Partners

New Partnership Further Expands QualDerm’s Network in North Carolina


BRENTWOOD, TN (November 12, 2020) 

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Pinehurst Dermatology has joined the company’s network of affiliated physician-owned practices.

Pinehurst Dermatology was founded in 1970. The practice provides a complete range of general dermatology and skin cancer care and has served generations of patients in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and the surrounding communities.

Pinehurst Dermatology is led by Carter Grine, MD, who joined the practice in 1997. A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Grine graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. In addition to Dr. Grine, the practice’s clinical staff includes Elena M. Avila, PA-C and Heather Kitchens, PA-C.

“As a long-standing member of the community, Pinehurst Dermatology has earned a reputation for providing our patients with the highest quality of care,” says Dr. Grine. “We chose to partner with QualDerm because their culture of quality perfectly aligns with ours. This partnership will allow us to expand services to meet our patients’ needs well into the future.”

In 2015, QualDerm partnered with its first North Carolina practice, The Skin Surgery Center. Since that time, the QualDerm network has grown to include 48 practice locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The company has plans to expand further.

Quality and physician leadership are at the foundation of QualDerm’s partnership model. Physicians are represented at all levels of the company and a physician-led Quality Council helps advance clinical excellence throughout the network and oversees areas such as patient safety and patient satisfaction.

“We’re honored that Pinehurst Dermatology has joined the QualDerm network,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “Dr. Grine and his staff are well respected among their patients and peers. We look forward to helping them expand their services and grow their practice.”

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


About Pinehurst Dermatology

Pinehurst Dermatology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin, hair and nail conditions, providing patients with the highest quality of dermatology care. The practice has served Pinehurst and the surrounding communities for 50 years. The practice’s clinical staff includes Carter Grine, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and two certified physician assistants, Elena M. Avila and Heather Kitchens. For more information, visit:



Ashley Johnson

QualDerm Partners

Sr. Vice President of Growth & Operations



Media Contact:

Nikki Cary

6 Columns Marketing Group