MANITOWOC, Wis. – (April 11, 2017) – Forefront Dermatology is pleased to announce the addition of two new dermatology practices, Skin Solutions Dermatology and Associates in Dermatology, in Iowa. These new relationships expand Forefront Dermatology’s presence in Iowa with the addition of three clinics located in Ames, Ankeny, and Ottumwa, Iowa.
Skin Solutions Dermatology was founded by board-certified dermatologist Kathy Cook in September 2004. Dr. Cook spent twelve years practicing dermatology with multi- specialty groups prior to founding Skin Solutions Dermatology. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and completed her dermatology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Dr. Cook and Nicolle Fischer, a certified physician assistant who joined Skin Solutions in 2012, serve patients out of two locations in Ames and Ankeny, Iowa. For the past eight years, Dr. Cook and her staff have been voted Best Dermatologist in Story County.
“I am excited to partner with Forefront, and I look forward to the next chapter in my professional life,” said Dr. Cook.
Associates in Dermatology is led by board-certified dermatologist Kent D. Walker. Dr. Walker has been practicing dermatology for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his dermatology residency at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics.
Dr. Walker is a chairman for the Dermatology Foundation of Iowa and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Walker and Sheryl Mulder, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, see patients at their office located in Ottumwa, Iowa.
“The people of southeast Iowa need us, and we need to plan for the next 50 years. I believe Forefront represents the future of dermatology,” said Dr. Walker.
Located throughout the Midwest and Midatlantic, Forefront Dermatology is a network of dermatology practices comprised of community-based, caring physicians and specialists providing best-in-class general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology care along with related laboratory services. Forefront’s dermatologists are committed to providing the most innovative, proven solutions and personalized dermatology care to their patients. With the addition of Associates in Dermatology and Skin Solutions Dermatology, Forefront Dermatology now employs more than 120 board-certified dermatologists and 60 advanced practitioners across 100 plus clinics in eleven states.
“Forefront Dermatology is thrilled to welcome Dr. Walker, Dr. Cook, and their dedicated staff to our group practice,” said Dr. Kenneth H. Katz, president and founder of Forefront Dermatology. “They both have built successful practices in their respective markets and have an outstanding reputation of providing superior dermatology care to their patients. In addition, we are excited to expand Forefront Dermatology’s presence in Iowa enabling us to provide patients increased access to board-certified dermatology care.”
Forefront Dermatology provides its dermatologists access to a scaled and efficient shared services support system that is field tested and proven. The support system includes a robust operational infrastructure, centralized support services and advanced information technology, which enable dermatologists to focus on delivering exceptional care to their patients.
About Forefront Dermatology
Located throughout the Midwest and Midatlantic, Forefront Dermatology is a network of dermatology practices comprised of community-based, caring physicians and specialists providing best-in-class general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology care along with related laboratory services. Headquartered in Manitowoc, Wis., Forefront Dermatology has convenient locations throughout the Midwest and Midatlantic. Forefront’s physicians and medical specialists are dedicated to providing the very highest standard of care for conditions of the hair, skin, and nails to people of all ages and stages of life. Using innovative and proven solutions, these caring physicians and medical specialists treat the total patient to help improve not only the condition of their skin, but also their quality of life. To learn more, visit https://forefrontdermatology.com.
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