QualDerm Further Expands its Quality-Driven Network in North Carolina

The Laser Institute of Pinehurst Joins QualDerm’s Growing Network of Patient-Centric Practices

BRENTWOOD, TN (August 1, 2022) 

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced The Laser Institute of Pinehurst has joined the company as an affiliate practice.

Based in North Carolina, The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, uses the latest technology to provide effective skin care treatments for a wide variety of skin conditions. Ofelia N. Melley, MD, a board-certified physician, founded the practice in 2006. The practice’s staff also includes Chassidy Young, PA-C, Abby Hiller, DNP, and 4 aestheticians.

Dr. Melley earned her medical degree from The Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1980. She then completed an internship at George Washington University and a residency in Family Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She is double board-certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Prior to founding The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, Dr. Melley spent 22 years practicing family and emergency medicine and teaching. She has completed certifications in Weight Management and Bio-identical Hormone Therapy and provides an advanced approach to managing weight and wellness.

“At The Laser Institute of Pinehurst, it has always been our goal to give patients personalized, quality care,” says Dr. Melley. “QualDerm is known for partnering with well-respected practices and for their commitment to physician autonomy. I’m confident that this partnership will help further enhance our ability to deliver the high level of care our patients have come to expect.”

QualDerm has deep roots in North Carolina. The organization’s first practice partnership was with North Carolina-based The Skin Surgery Center in 2015. Since then, the QualDerm network has grown to include 59 practice locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Tennessee and Georgia, with plans to expand further.

Physician leadership is a cornerstone of QualDerm’s True Partnership℠ model. As partners, rather than employees, affiliated physicians help guide the organization’s policies and growth strategies. Physicians hold positions on Regional Joint Operating Committees, the State and Corporate Boards, and are the only voting members on the QualDerm Quality Council.

“We’re excited to further expand QualDerm’s network of affiliated practices in North Carolina,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “Dr. Melley and her staff have a long history of providing patient-centric care in Pinehurst. Their expertise will be a valuable addition to our network of high-caliber dermatology practices.”

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 The Laser Institute of Pinehurst

The Laser Institute of Pinehurst specializes in providing advanced, effective treatments for a variety of skin conditions. Founded in 2006, by Ofelia N. Melley, MD, the Pinehurst, NC-based practice’s staff prides itself on delivering truly personalized care. In addition to a full-range of aesthetics, laser medicine and anti-aging services, the practice helps patients improve their overall health and wellness through weight management and Bio-identical Hormone Therapy. For more information, visit www.pinehurstlaser.com.


Ashley Johnson

QualDerm Partners

Chief Development and Integration Officer




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