Healthcare Management Group Expands into the State of Georgia with New Location and Physician

September 29, 2016 (Columbus, GA) — 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 plays 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.”


John Louis Ratz, M.D. is a Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American College of Mohs Surgery and the American College of Physicians. H was also a Founding Fellow of the American Society For Laser Medicine and Surgery. 

Dr. Ratz received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and his MBA from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He completed his internship and residency in Dermatology as well as Fellowships in Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology (including Mohs) and Clinical Dermatology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

He has over 100 publications, including five textbooks on Dermatologic Surgery. One of those textbooks, was the first book on the use of lasers in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery to be published in this country. Currently, he is writing a book on how and why medical care in this country has changed over the years.

Dr. Ratz’s experience includes distinguished service in a variety of academic and medical roles including Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at The University of Cincinnati; Chief of Dermatology at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center; Co-Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic; Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, with appointments at both LSU and Tulane as Associate Professor of Dermatology; Professor of Medicine and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and Chief of Dermatology at the Augusta VA Medical Center. 

Dr. Ratz is considered an international authority on Mohs Surgery, Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery, as well as Cutaneous Laser Surgery. His distinctions include being the recipient of numerous quality patient care awards as well as being named to “Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Dermatologists” multiple times.

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Company Name: DermatologySpecialistsGA
Contact Person: Harmony Nagy
Phone: 706-887-5050
Address:2320 Double Churches Road, Suite B Columbus, Georgia 31909
Country: United States