Pinnacle Dermatology, a Chicago Pacific Founders portfolio company, Enters Flint Michigan with the Acquisition of Walter Barkey, MD, PLLC

Pinnacle Continues its Expansion in Michigan

Lombard, Illinois, UNITED STATES

Lombard, Illinois, Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Dermatology has acquired Walter Barkey, MD, PLLC, further expanding the Pinnacle footprint and dermatology expertise in Michigan. Walter Barkey, MD, PLLC is led by Walter Barkey, M.D., a distinguished dermatologist, and the practice staff includes Aaron Cetner, MD, Wendy Meredith PA-C and Heidi Schults, PA-C.

“We were impressed with the quality patient care and overall patient experience delivered by the providers at the Walter Barkey, MD, PLLC practice,” said Chad A. Eckes, CEO, Pinnacle Dermatology. “Flint is an important market in our Michigan expansion efforts, and Dr. Barkey and his team are a welcome addition to the Pinnacle family.”

Dr.  Barkey was born and raised in the Flint area. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan (With High Distinction) where he was Phi Beta Kappa his junior year. He attended medical school at The University of Michigan where he was a member of the honorary fraternity Alpha Omega Alpha. He did a one-year flexible internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He did his dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he was chief resident his final year. He became Board Certified in Dermatology in 1983. He moved back to the Flint area in 1983 practicing in Flint Township for 25 years before moving to his current location on West Hill Road in 2008.

Dr. Barkey has regularly made the “Best Doctors” list since it was started by the Detroit Free Press in 1999. For over 17 years he regularly taught residents from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, McLaren Regional Medical Center, and Flint Osteopathic Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor at MSU College of Human Medicine.  He regularly teaches medical students from MSU and PA students from a variety of schools both in state and out of state. He is a member of The Michigan Dermatological Society and has served on the Ethics Committee for over 20 years. He was chairman of Skin Cancer Detection Day in Flint for over 15 years. He has served on the Admissions Committee for the University of Michigan Medical School.

"We looked for a partner who would allow us to continue to focus on our patients,” says Dr. Barkey. “The Pinnacle shared services model supports our efforts to continue to improve patient outcomes and serve more patients.”

Pinnacle provides a preeminent patient experience in comprehensive and compassionate skin care and has expanded services throughout the region with offices whose values and standard practices are aligned with this mission.  Responsive and passionate patient care, including same day appointments, patient education and a commitment to provide screening for early skin cancer detection are central to our practice.

Pinnacle Dermatology will continue serving the patients of Flint Dermatology and Dermatologic Center at the current location. Medical insurance coverage will remain the same. To schedule an appointment, call Pinnacle Dermatology 833-257-7546 (833-CLR-SKIN). 

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