Platinum Dermatology Partners (“Platinum”) announced today that Dermatology Consultants of North Dallas and Dermatology Associates of Uptown (collectively: “Dallas Derm Consultants”), led by Drs. Kent Aftergut and Molly Burns Austin, have joined the Platinum network. Platinum is a dermatology-focused physician services organization with a growing network of highly reputable physicians in Texas.
Kent Aftergut, MD, founder of Dallas Derm Consultants, will join Platinum Dermatology Partners and serve on its all-physician Clinical Advisory Board.
“Joining Platinum Dermatology Partners is the next big step in our efforts to advance dermatology care for patients in Texas. We are excited to become part of this growing network, to collaborate with other passionate and well-respected dermatologists in Texas, and share best practices to advance patient care,” said Dr. Aftergut. “Platinum’s physician-led model was a key differentiator in our decision to join the network, relative to alternative options. We were especially attracted to Platinum’s governance model through the Clinical Advisory Board, which gives us a great deal of comfort in knowing the physicians have a strong voice and remain empowered in our practice, and in developing the Platinum network together.”
“Adding Dr. Kent Aftergut is yet another example of the caliber of physicians who are attracted to the Platinum model. From the start, we have worked to design a physician-led organization that appeals to quality dermatologists,” said Chris Crawford, MD, Dallas Associated Dermatologists, a founding partner in the Platinum network. “It makes us proud to know that we are enhancing the practice of high-quality, ethical medicine, and taking great care of our patients alongside dermatologists who share these same values.”
With a firm belief that the best clinical and business outcomes are achieved through partnership and alignment between management and physicians, Platinum designed a model that allows dermatologists to retain practice autonomy and ownership augmented by management support. Dermatologists with Dallas Derm Consultants will continue to operate under its established brands and will collaborate with other Platinum partner practices through Platinum’s Clinical Advisory Board to advance care and services, and drive all clinical decisions, while remaining highly involved in business operations.
“We are excited to continue building the Platinum Dermatology Partners network with top-ranked physicians like Drs. Kent Aftergut and Molly Burns Austin, and their teams in Uptown and North Dallas,” said Greg DeAtkine, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum. “We have made a concerted effort to focus solely on quality and reputation while building out our network of physicians. Our growth strategy is to partner with and invest in only the top-notch dermatology groups, provide them with the business insight, expertise and resources needed to advance care, and position them for continued growth and success.”
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