Pinnacle Dermatology Acquires Southwest


Pinnacle Dermatology has acquired Southwest Dermatology, the latter company announced. The move expands Pinnacle’s reach in the Illinois market.

Southwest Dermatology, which opened in 1981, has offices in Chicago, New Lenox, Orlando Park and Ottawa. In addition to skin disease diagnosis, the group offers cosmetics procedures including Botox and chemical peels. Its staff is comprised of board certified dermatologists, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and support staff.

Pinnacle will continue serving Southwest patients at the current locations; insurance coverage will remain the same.

"Pinnacle Dermatology is a market leader," said Southwest founder Cheuk Yung, MD.  "The providers at Southwest Dermatology looked for a growing practice and the right fit with our patient care philosophy, and Pinnacle provided the best of both."

Added Pinnacle chief medical officer Paula Lapinski, MD: "We welcome the providers of Southwest Dermatology, which has proven itself to be a high-quality company comprised of caring dermatologists. Southwest shares the values and goals that we believe in—providing excellent care across the entire spectrum of medical and cosmetic dermatologic needs."

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