Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery brings the Platinum network

to Phoenix


Dermatology Partners (“Platinum”) announced today that it has

expanded into Phoenix through a partnership with the Center

for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery (“CDPS”), bringing the

Platinum network, services, and expertise to Arizona.

Platinum is a dermatology-focused physician services organization with a

growing network of highly reputable physicians and physician-owned

practices. With density in Dallas and growth expanding from Houston to

Arizona, Platinum’s business model allows physician business owners to

aggregate within a growing network of their peers while maintaining

ownership and autonomy over their practice. Platinum partner practices

collaborate through Platinum’s

all-physician Clinical Advisory Board, and physicians drive all

clinical decisions, partnering with management in business operations.

With 21 providers across eight locations in the greater Phoenix metro

area, CDPS is one of the largest practices in Arizona and provides

Platinum with a substantial presence upon entry to the market. CDPS

offers a comprehensive suite of dermatological and surgical services to

patients across the Valley through general and cosmetic dermatology,

dermatopathology, and a broad array of surgical specialties including

Mohs micrographic, full cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and

vascular procedures.

CDPS was founded in 2000 by Gary

McCracken, MD and is led together with his physician partner, Anthony

Petelin, MD. The practice now represents a fully-integrated,

multi-site dermatology platform providing comprehensive skin care

solutions to the greater Phoenix area. Drs. McCracken and Petelin,

joined by Anthony

Nuara, MD, PhD, will form and lead

Platinum’s all-physician Clinical Advisory Board in Arizona to oversee a

variety of clinical matters within Platinum’s operations across the


“In the midst of rapid change within dermatology, it was important to us

that we find a partner that promotes physician-led clinical governance,

while bringing greater resources and expertise to our group,” says Dr.


“By prioritizing reputation and alignment with its physician partners,

Platinum has taken a thoughtful approach in designing a model that

creates longevity within the network—which really appealed to Dr.

McCracken and me,” says Dr. Petelin.

“I have known many of the Platinum physicians for years from my time at

UT-Southwestern and was comforted in knowing that CDPS would be

partnering with a group that truly cares about the future of our

specialty,” says Dr. Nuara.

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with CDPS and proud to

be affiliated with such outstanding clinicians and support staff,” says Greg

DeAtkine, CEO, Platinum. “Seeing our model resonating with

physicians in new markets is very rewarding and further reinforces our

differentiation and the replicability of our model in new geographic


To learn more about a partnership with Platinum Dermatology Partners,

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About Platinum Dermatology Partners

Headquartered in Dallas, Platinum Dermatology Partners builds true

partnerships with highly reputable dermatology practices to empower

growth and best-in-class dermatology services. Through Platinum’s

differentiated, physician-centered model, physicians drive clinical care

and their practice culture, while benefiting from the business

expertise, resources and shared best practices available through the

Platinum network. As a comprehensive physician management services

organization, Platinum offers collaboration among top-notch dermatology

professionals and practice growth opportunities unmatched in an

independent practice. Platinum is backed by Sterling

Partners, a private equity firm with more than 30 years of

experience investing in and growing leading health care companies across

the nation. For more information about Platinum Dermatology Partners,

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