Red White & Blue Day

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In honor of the 4th of July, the team at our Support Services office in Manitowoc, WI showed their national pride by wearing their best patriotic (red, white & blue) attire today, with a prize going to the best dressed employee.

Dessert was also red, white & blue. Cedar Crest Ice Cream was served during lunch.

A big thank you goes to our Central Services Event Committee for planning this fun day and to everyone who participated!

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes its name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

Making a PAWSitive Impact

PetBlogFrom March through May we held an ongoing fundraiser to collect donations for the Lakeshore Area Humane Society in Manitowoc, WI and N.E.W Pawsibilities in Oshkosh, WI. We selected both of these organizations to collect donations because we wanted to support both our employees and our community.  Our HR Manager, Joe Swetich, is one of the founding members of N.E.W. PAWSibilities and the Lakeshore Area Humane Association is our local pet shelter.

Each organization gave us a “wish list” so we could donate the items they most needed. These donated items will help with the daily needs of each facility from feeding the animals in their care to ensuring that their temporary homes are clean and healthy.

Thank you to everyone who supported the 13 week fundraising campaign headquartered at our Support Services Building located at 801 York St, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We are very happy for the opportunity to make such a “pawsitive” impact on these organizations. That’s what these fundraisers are all about. The reactions were very heartwarming when we delivered the collected and purchased pet supplies to them. Here’s some of what they received:

  • Well over 1000 lbs of dog and cat food
  • 300+ lbs of non-clumping cat litter
  • A large amount of dog treats in a variety of flavors and styles (too many to list)
  • Cat treats, toys, and collars
  • A large amount of cleaning supplies including dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, bleach, paper toweling, garbage bags, etc…
  • General office supplies

“I am very proud to work for a company that not only supports their employees, but their local community as well.  The donations that were made from this incredible group of individuals will help N.E.W. PAWSibilities for months to come.  I cannot tell you how grateful we are not only for the supplies, but the support from Dr. Ken Katz and all of the generous people at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology.”

~Joe Swetich, HR Manager at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology and co-founder of N.E.W. PAWSibilities

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Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes its name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

Free Skin Cancer Screening on April 11, 2015Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Did you know that each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than colon, breast, lung and prostate cancers combined? Did you know that while the incidence of most cancers is decreasing in the United States, the incidence of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) is on the rise?

To help keep the patients and communities they serve healthy, Forefront Dermatology and Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin will be offering free skin cancer screenings in select offices on Saturday, April 11th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Our expert team of dermatologists, nurses and medical professionals have more than 30 years of experience diagnosing and treating skin cancer.

With skin cancer, prevention and early detection work hand-in-hand. Prevention is always the first step. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, wear sunscreen, protective clothing and sunglasses, and don’t use tanning beds. When detected early, skin cancer is very treatable and curable.

Want to learn more about protecting your skin? Read our post: The Need For Sun Protection Doesn’t End With Summer.

The free skin cancer screenings will be offered on a walk-in basis on Saturday, April 11th between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM, and no appointment is needed. Select Forefront Dermatology offices throughout Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan and will be participating in the screening event. For a complete listing of locations and to find the one nearest you, call (855) 535-7175 or check the list online. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and let one of our highly trained dermatologists assess your skin; it could save your life.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes its name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Forefront Dermatology Expands to Port Huron

Blue Waters Dermatology joins Forefront Dermatology
 
Here we grow again!

It’s our pleasure to welcome Dr. John Pelachyk of Blue Waters Dermatology to the Forefront Dermatology family! Dr. Pelachyk’s clinic is located at:
1602 Military Street
Port Huron, MI, 48060

Dr. Pelachyk provides expert treatment for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, warts and skin cancers, as well as, dermatopathology which is definitive microscope diagnosis of diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails.

Dr. Pelachyk has been providing leading-edge skin care to the Port Huron community for more than thirty years. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology.

“Becoming part of the Forefront Dermatology team will allow me to focus on what I really love, treating my patients, said Dr. Pelachyk. “Addressing their concerns and giving them the best possible clinical outcome is very important to me.”

For more information on Forefront Dermatology’s eastern Michigan team of dermatologists and for a listing of Forefront Dermatology locations near you, please call (855) 535-7175 or visit us at Forefront Dermatology.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes its name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Join Us On Our Day of Giving!

Day of Giving

We are happy to announce the third annual Day of Giving event!

This year’s event will be held on February 25th at all Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology offices. The Day of Giving event is a great opportunity for our doctors and medical staff to give back to the communities they serve. The way it works is for every patient who has an appointment on February 25th, Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology will donate money to the Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin Foundation which supports community sponsorships and non-profit organizations.

“We’re honored to be part of the communities we serve and attend to their skin health needs; giving back to local causes is just one more way we’re able to connect with our patients,” said Dr. Victoria Negrete, who is a Board Certified Dermatologist at the Neenah, WI location, and is the Chairperson of the Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin Foundation.

The Day of Giving is a company-wide initiative designed to connect Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology physicians and staff with their local community and give back to the programs that help neighborhoods come together.

“We are now into our 3rd year of the Day of Giving and feel pride in being able to give back to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Kenneth Katz, President and Founder of Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin and Forefront Dermatology. Last year’s Day of Giving event raised a substantial amount of money and supported numerous events and charities. This year the event has been expanded to include the practice’s newest locations in Milwaukee, Muskego and Pleasant Prairie, WI; Batesville, Corydon, Greensburg, Greenwood, Jeffersonville, Kokomo, and Scottsburg, IN; Centerville, OH; Louisville, KY, and East Lansing and Hastings, MI.

We hope to see you on February 25th at a Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin or Forefront Dermatology location near you!

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes its name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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HydraFacial Open House Event

Hydrafacial Open House Event

Come to the Neenah clinic to learn about the HydraFacial® – the new breakthrough in aesthetic technology.

Dr. Victoria Negrete and David Kuphal, PA-C invite you to attend their Open House Event featuring the new HydraFacial:
When: Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 ● 3-8:00 pm
Where: 188 Rockwood Lane, Neenah, WI 54956

Reserve your spot – email RSVP@dermwisconsin.com
Space is limited, so RSVP ASAP!

Discounted Introductory HydraFacial Packages will also be available the day of the event!

The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including Vortex-Fusion® of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.

Visit the official HydraFacial Site.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes it’s name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Dermatologists Recommend These 5 Tips for Skin Health

Remember skin health during winter

Ice skating, sledding and building snow people with your children make for the perfect winter day. You love these outdoor activities; unfortunately, your skin isn’t as thrilled about winter as you are. In fact, your skin is protesting; it’s dry, dull and cracked.

These 5 tips from the doctors at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin will have you happily enjoying the outdoors, and will put you on the road to winter skin health.

1. Use Sunscreen Daily

The temperature might be in the teens, but the need to protect your skin from the sun is a year-round activity. Apply sunscreen like it was summer. Use a broad-spectrum product with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher, apply to all skin exposed to the elements, and don’t forget to reapply often.

2. Protect Your Lips

You lips are especially sensitive to the elements; the dermatologists in Wisconsin suggest you always wear a lip balm with sunscreen (minimum SPF of 15). If your lips do become chapped, avoid licking them, as this adds to moisture loss. You can gently exfoliate your lips while in the shower to keep them soft and remove dry skin.

3. Keep Dry

Dress appropriately when enjoying outdoor winter activities: layer and wear waterproof or water-repellent clothing. If your clothing does become wet, swap it for something dry, or call it a day. Wet clothing can irritate your skin and cause itching, cracking, sores, or even a flare-up of eczema.

4. Stay Hydrated

It might be winter, but you can still work up a sweat skiing, sledding and snowshoeing. Well-hydrated skin provides a better natural barrier for your body and is less susceptible to environmental toxins.

5. Moisturize Often

Cold temperatures and dry winter air rob the skin of moisture. Frequently applying a cream- or oil-based moisturizer can help lock in your skin’s natural oils. Selecting a moisturizer that also provides sun protection is an added bonus.

Winter brings different skin health challenges. Chronic dry skin, seasonal acne and eczema are common winter complaints. The dermatologists of Wisconsin offer advanced, experienced care personalized for your skin health needs. To make an appointment, call 855-337-6947 or you can go online to schedule an appointment.

Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. changes it’s name to Forefront Dermatology

At Forefront Dermatology formerly Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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4 Steps to Healthy Holiday Skin, Dermatologist Approved

Happy Holidays

‘Tis the season to be stressed out, short on sleep and managing a long to-do list. What’s the first thing to suffer when you’re busy burning the candle at both ends? It’s your skin, and it will quickly show the stress of the holidays. What can you do to prevent tired, dull-looking skin? The doctors at Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin share these 4 steps to healthy holiday skin.

1. Don’t skip your daily skin care routine.

Healthy skin requires maintenance, especially during the holidays. Don’t let your skin care slip: cleanse and moisturize your face daily. Use sunscreen, remove your makeup before going to bed, and exfoliate once a week.

2. Be selective with your food and beverage choices.

Hors d’oeuvres, cookies, and champagne are standard holiday fare, but they are a far cry from a well-rounded meal. Indulge but use common sense: don’t let thumb-print cookies with red and green sprinkles replace your daily serving of fruits, vegetables and lean meats. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

3. Stick to your regular exercise program.

The holidays are stressful; exercise helps reduce stress as well as burning calories. Stress can trigger an acne flare-up, so help manage your skin (and the extra pounds) with an exercise session, a walk around the block, or a jog on the treadmill.

4. Enjoy a good night’s sleep.

While you sleep, your body repairs itself. Getting a good 8 hours of sleep, especially during the hectic holiday season, allows both your body and your skin to recuperate and get ready for a new day.

During the holiday season and throughout the year, dermatologists in Wisconsin are leading the way in skin health. We offer the most innovative techniques and treatments to provide you with the best care possible. If you have skin health questions or a chronic skin condition, or if you would like to learn more about our facial rejuvenation and enhancement procedures, call 855-337-6947 to schedule an appointment or go online. Happy holidays!

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Cosmetic Gift Card Sale 20% off

Cosmetic-Gift-Card-Sale

Give the gift of beauty this holiday season with a cosmetic gift card from Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin. The 20% off cosmetic gift card promotion runs from November 24th to December 23rd, 2014 and can be purchased online or in-store at any of our clinics. Online sales end December 15th. Cosmetic gift card purchases can be used on cosmetic products and procedures like (but not limited to):

To take advantage of this great savings of 20% off a cosmetic gift card, purchase online between November 24th and December 15th or stop at one of our convenient locations throughout Wisconsin from November 24th to December 23rd, 2014.

This is a great gift for yourself or someone else. Give the gift of beauty this year.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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Dermatology Associates changes to Forefront Dermatology

Dermatology Associates changes to Forefront Dermatology

We are at the forefront of dermatology, to provide you with the best skincare possible

It all started in Wisconsin, the home state of our founder, Dr. Katz. It’s here that he opened the first Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin clinic. The practice is continuing to grow and currently has over 40 clinics throughout the states of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. With this growth has come change: more physicians to provide care, more convenient clinic locations, and more advanced treatment options. What has not changed is the continued dedication of the staff and the quality care that has been present from the start.

So what is changing?  Our name.

With clinics in multiple states, the name Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin no longer embodies all that we are and everything that we offer to our patients. As trusted providers, we have worked hard to be at the forefront of dermatology care, and we are proud to bring that name to all our clinics. Going forward, Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin will be known as Forefront Dermatology.

The physicians, healthcare professionals and staff that you have come to trust with your skin health needs, will still be here. We will continue to provide you with the same personal care and expertise you have experienced in the past. All of our locations will continue to provide both medical and cosmetic services to meet your skin health needs.

We thank you for trusting us with your health, and feel privileged to provide you and your family with quality care. We look forward to your next visit; you can request an appointment online for all of our locations. Prefer to talk to us on the phone? Give us a call at 855-535-7175 and one of our staff will help you schedule an appointment.

About Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. & Forefront Dermatology

At Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. and Forefront Dermatology, our caring and experienced dermatologists will personalize a treatment plan for each individual using the best and most appropriate technologies in dermatology. We strive to improve the communities we serve by decreasing the severity of skin disease through public awareness initiatives, personalized treatment plans, and effective collaboration with our partners in medicine that brings the best dermatology in your neighborhood.

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