Platinum Dermatology Partners—a dermatology-focused, comprehensive physician services organization founded in 2016—has added a practice serving Garland, Rowlett, and Mesquite to its network.
Dallas-based Platinum said its seventh and newest practice is Howsden Dermatology, which has a focus on skin cancer detection and treatment in eastern Dallas. Howsden was founded in 1983 by Dr. F. Lester Howsden. Today its patients are cared for by Dr. Akash A. Patel and Dr. Kevin F. Kia.
“My physician partners and I are thrilled to welcome the Howsden Dermatology team to our growing network,” Dr. Kent Aftergut, a member of the Platinum Clinical Advisory Board, said in a news release. “Drs. Patel and Kia are outstanding additions.”
Platinum is backed by Sterling Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm whose other healthcare investments have included Kids Care Dental, based in Northern California, and Chicago-based Q-Centrix.