QualDerm Partners Expands its Ohio Network of Affiliated Practices

Barrett & Geiss Dermatology Joins QualDerm’s Growing Network of Patient-Centric Practices

BRENTWOOD, TN (December 11, 2018)

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Barrett & Geiss Dermatology has joined the company’s Ohio network of affiliated physician-owned practices. Under the partnership agreement, QualDerm will provide the practice with management support, guidance and capital for growth.

Barrett & Geiss, with locations in Lancaster and Granville, provides general dermatology, surgical dermatology and cosmetic services. The practice was founded by James L. Barrett, MD. Its current clinical staff includes two board-certified dermatologists, David F. Geiss, DO, FAOCD, and Michael Duffey, MD, FAAD, as well as two certified physician assistants. Dr. Geiss, who specializes in dermatologic surgery, served as the Chief Resident, Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery at the Gulf-South Medical and Surgical Institute of St. Jude Medical Center in New Orleans. He is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. Dr. Duffey served as Chief Resident during his Dermatology and Pediatric residencies at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

“We chose to partner with QualDerm because of their reputation for quality and commitment to maintaining physician autonomy,” says Dr. Geiss. “Throughout our careers, our goal has been to give patients the best care possible. We’re confident QualDerm will help us continue to meet that goal.”

QualDerm now has 7 affiliated practice locations in Ohio. In 2017, the Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates (CSD/DA) became the first Ohio-based dermatology practice to partner with QualDerm. The company has a total of 35 practice locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, with plans to expand further.

Physician Autonomy and quality patient care are the foundation of QualDerm’s True PartnershipSM model. Physicians hold leadership roles throughout the organization, including on Regional Joint Operating Committees, the corporate board, and the physician-led Quality Council, to ensure business decisions align with what is best for patients. Additionally, QualDerm partnerships are organized under state-level partnership entities to allow for greater control at the local level.

“We’re honored that Barrett & Geiss Dermatology has chosen to join QualDerm’s Ohio network of affiliated practices,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “The expertise Drs. Geiss and Duffey bring will be an asset to our network. Patients benefit when high-caliber physicians collaborate to advance the practice of dermatology and expand access to care.”


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 Barrett & Geiss Dermatology

Barrett & Geiss Dermatology is a full-service practice dedicated to providing the finest medical and surgical care. The practice’s board-certified physicians draw on more than 70 years of experience in evaluating, diagnosing and treating virtually every type of skin problem. Barrett & Geiss Dermatology has practice locations in Lancaster and Granville to serve patients of all ages. For more information, visit: www.barrettgeissdermatology.com.

Andy Mitzen
QualDerm Partners
Chief Development Officer

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