NYC, Philadelphia dermatology firms merge

Dermatology Times, Dermatology Times, October 2018 (Vol. 39, No. 10), Volume 39, Issue 10

Two dermatology firms combine to improve their medical and cosmetic dermatology services, existing treatments and procedures.

Schweiger Dermatology Group, a New York firm with more than 40 offices, has merged with Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology, allowing the companies to collaborate their medical and cosmetic dermatology services and to improve upon their existing treatments and procedures, according to a company news release.

Founded in 2004 by Glen Crawford, M.D., the Pennsylvania Centre for Dermatology offers medical and aesthetic dermatology services for patients, while also conducting clinical research focused on occupational dermatology, laser medicine and skin allergies.

Dr. Crawford earned a medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Crawford serves as a clinical associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are very excited that Dr. Glen Crawford and his distinguished team of providers are joining forces with Schweiger Dermatology Group,” Eric Schweiger, M.D., founder and CEO of Schweiger Dermatology group, stated in the news release.

This merger represents Schweiger Dermatology Group’s first expansion to the Philadelphia area. The firm comprises more than 120 healthcare providers to more than half a million patients, and promises short patient wait times with convenient provider access.

“The strategic partnership with SDG will improve our ability to provide evidence-based treatments, scientifically sound procedures, and compassionate delivery of care to our patients in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley,” Dr. Crawford said.