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Pinnacle Dermatology acquired Southwest Dermatology

Pinnacle Dermatology acquired Southwest Dermatology

Pinnacle Dermatology is pleased to announce it has expanded further in the Illinois market with the acquisition of Southwest Dermatology, with offices in Chicago, New Lenox, Orland Park and Ottawa. Pinnacle Dermatology is a leading dermatology practice dedicated to exceptional patient care.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Cheuk Yung and the physicians of Southwest Dermatology join Pinnacle Dermatology as we build a strong presence,” said Chad Eckes, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Dermatology.

Southwest Dermatology opened its doors in 1981. The group practice is composed of Board Certified Dermatologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants and a highly-skilled support staff offering a multitude of diverse services including the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, including Mohs surgery, skin diseases, and cosmetic surgery procedures, such as BOTOX®, laser procedures and chemical peels.

Dr. Paula Lapinski, Chief Medical Officer of Pinnacle Dermatology said, “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.”

Southwest Dermatology includes the following leaders:

Cheuk W. Yung, M.D.
Dr. Yung graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1977, and completed his residency in dermatology at the Cincinnati Medical Center and University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1981. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. His primary interests are skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and Mohs surgery.

Shirley Jean-Baptiste, M.D.
Dr. Jean-Baptiste graduated from the Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1999, and completed her residency in dermatology at Northwestern University in 2003. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Her practice interests include advanced therapy for psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer surgery, including Mohs. Her primary interests are cosmetics include Botox & Restylane for frown lines and KTP laser for vascular lesion.

Frank A. Tobin, M.D.
Dr. Tobin graduated from Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine in 2001, and completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2005. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery. His practice interests include skin cancer detection and skin cancer surgery, including Mohs Surgery. Dr. Tobin also enjoys medical dermatology and all dermatological surgical procedures including, Cyst and Lipoma removals. His cosmetic interests include chemical peels, Botox, fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm and laser therapy.

John C. Fox, M.D.
Dr. Fox graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2007 and completed his residency training in Dermatology at The University of Chicago Medical Center in 2011. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. His practice interests include medical dermatology, autoimmune disease, acne, rosacea, skin cancer treatment, and pediatric dermatology. Cosmetic interests include Botox for expression lines.

Olga Radkevich-Brown MD, PhD
Dr. Radkevich-Brown obtained her graduate degree in Cancer Biology from Wayne State University of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan, and her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2013. She completed her residency training in Dermatology at University of Chicago in 2017, where she also served as a Chief Resident. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Her practice interests include medical dermatology, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, autoimmune and immunobullous skin disorders, acne, rosacea, and skin cancer prevention and treatment.

“Pinnacle Dermatology is a market leader,” said Dr. Cheuk Yung, founder of Southwest Dermatology. “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.”

Pinnacle Dermatology provides a preeminent patient experience in comprehensive and compassionate skin care, and has expanded services throughout the region with offices whose values and standard practices are aligned with this mission. Responsive and passionate patient care, including same day appointments, patient education and a commitment to provide screening for early skin cancer detection are central to this practice.

Pinnacle Dermatology will continue serving the patients of Southwest Dermatology at the current locations. Medical insurance coverage will remain the same.

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