Dermatology Solutions Group, LLC, a healthcare management company based out of Panama City, Florida, currently manages dermatology practices: Dermatology Specialists of Alabama, Dermatology Specialists of Florida, Dermatology Specialists of Mississippi and beginning October 2016, Dermatology Specialists of Georgia. Our Columbus Georgia practice will open October 3 at 2320 Double Churches Road, Suite B, under the physician leadership of John Louis Ratz, MD, MBA, FACP, FACMS. Plans are underway to open a second Georgia location before the end of the year in LaGrange.
Chris Brooks, CEO of Dermatology Solutions Group, says, “We are pleased to be expanding our overall reach to patients in the state of Georgia and adding new talent as we grow. Dr. Ratz is going to be an asset to our team and we are confident that he will be a great fit for our new Columbus location. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone in the local area looking for a dermatologist to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ratz.”
Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases. These diseases include skin cancer, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and nail infections. As the rates of skin cancer continue to rise, there is a definite need for quick access to a specialist. No patient should have to wait weeks or months for a medical appointment when there is a concern about their health. We provide quick access to care with the ability to schedule patients within days of calling in most cases. If detected early, skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions can be more easily treated and removed, reducing your risk of further complications.
Dr. Ratz is firmly committed to making sure each of his patients not only understands what they are being treated for, but also fully comprehends the instructions and care plan for their treatment, regardless of the condition. In addition, he feels it is critically important that each patient play an active role in making decisions about their care and treatment, particularly in surgical situations. Dr. Ratz will be the first to tell you he is your advocate, here to answer your questions and make sure you always have the trusted advice you need to make informed decisions when it comes to caring for your skin.
Ratz shared, “I love taking great care of my patients. For me, the most important aspect of the practice of medicine is the doctor patient relationship. I believe effective communication and including my patients in the decision making process is essential to delivering quality care. I like to solve my patient’s problems as quickly, safely and cost effectively as possible.”