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Founding Partner, Jeremy Youse, MD, Joins VitalSkin Dermatology in Champaign-Urbana

July 29, 2020

Ashley Buehnerkemper

Youse Champaign-Urbana

Premier dermatology and aesthetics practice management organization in Champaign-Urbana continues growth with the addition of founding partner, Jeremy Youse, MD

VitalSkin Dermatology, a world-class dermatology and aesthetics practice management organization, celebrates a milestone in its growth strategy with the addition of its first founding dermatologist partner, Jeremy Youse, MD. Dr. Youse, who will join the Champaign-Urbana based VitalSkin effective August 1, is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Prior to joining VitalSkin, Dr. Youse was a clinician with Christie Clinic in Champaign, IL.

“Dealing with severe psoriasis myself growing up, I chose dermatology, in part, to help others with similar issues get the same relief and self-confidence I received from my skincare. Having that personal connection makes helping patients even more rewarding.” said Dr. Youse. “Now with VitalSkin, I can’t wait to continue serving central Illinois and take on new, exciting challenges. I could tell from our early meetings that our goals were aligned – to help doctors better help patients, and to give people more ways to get care.”

Established in 2019, VitalSkin was designed with dermatologists at the center – aligning with their goals, supporting their needs and creating personalized plans to help them develop their practice and provide exceptional patient care. Alongside chief executive officer, Todd Petersen, VitalSkin is led by Dan Wiens, chief financial officer, and a full leadership team. The entire leadership team is experienced and well-versed in leading physician practice management firms. VitalSkin is backed by Armory Capital, a Champaign-Urbana family office with a legacy of successful and lasting partnerships. With Armory’s flexibility and permanent capital, VitalSkin can focus on building stable, long-term partnerships with dermatologists nationwide.

In addition to their nationwide footprint for dermatology offices, VitalSkin is also committed to growing and advancing in Champaign-Urbana. For that reason, VitalSkin chose to locate its support center in the prior National Council of Teachers of English building, a 40,000 square foot facility located on Kenyon Road in Urbana. VitalSkin plans to make a multi-million dollar investment in the facility – revitalizing the interior and exterior of the building. The Kenyon Road support center will house a variety of non-clinical support functions for dermatologists such as payroll, accounting, billing and collections, marketing, information technology, human resources, compliance, organizational behavior and more – creating more than 100 new jobs over the next five years. The support center is projected for completion in January 2021.

In the coming years, VitalSkin plans to open a dermatology office at the Kenyon Road location. The newly-remodeled, state-of-the-art dermatology clinic will occupy over 7,000 square feet of the building.

“Our commitment to making a positive economic impact on Champaign-Urbana was at the forefront of our support office site selection,” said Petersen. “We are excited for the life we will bring to the building and the opportunities we will create for the local workforce.”

With the addition of Dr. Youse, the Champaign-Urbana based VitalSkin will be opening its first dermatology clinics in Mattoon and Decatur, IL. The Mattoon clinic will open in December 2020 and the Decatur clinic will open in early 2021. Dr. Youse is accepting appointments for both clinics and will begin seeing patients as soon as the facilities are available. As Dr. Youse grows these practices and continues expanding access to dermatology care in these underserved markets, he will be recruiting additional dermatology partners and providers to join these new facilities. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 217-205-DERM.

“At these new state-of-the-art locations, my team and I will be providing full dermatology and cosmetic services, including Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer removal,” Dr. Youse added. “These new facilities will expand access to care in markets where many patients have previously waited months before seeing a dermatologist.”

In joining VitalSkin, Dr. Youse looks forward to not only helping patients, but helping other dermatologists advance themselves and their careers, by building a support system where physicians can learn from each other.

“We’re excited for Dr. Youse to join our team. He’s a well-respected physician in this area and brings a wealth of knowledge with him,” said Wiens. “As we continue to grow into other markets and states, we look forward to partnering with more like-minded dermatologists. We want to alleviate their administrative burdens and help them get what they want out of practicing.”

About VitalSkin Dermatology

Founded in 2019, VitalSkin Dermatology is a world-class dermatology and aesthetics practice management organization. VitalSkin collaborates with dermatologists to create personalized growth plans for their practice based on what they want, and provides administrative support services including practice management and office support, business development, HR, IT, accounting, marketing, revenue cycle management, regulatory compliance, Medicare compliance, supply chain management and facilities management. VitalSkin is backed by Armory Capital, a Champaign-Urbana family office fund with a legacy of successful and lasting partnerships. For more information, visit vitalskinderm.com. Follow VitalSkin on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

About Armory Capital

Armory Capital is a family investment office headquartered in Champaign, IL. Armory has a legacy of more than 70 years of investing in private businesses. The firm makes growth equity and management-led buyout investments of $10 million to $50 million. Unlike traditional private equity groups, Armory is funded with permanent capital. This unique funding structure means the firm’s decisions are not driven by the limited life of a particular fund. Armory holds investments based on the merits of the opportunity and the needs of its management partners. Learn more at armorycap.com.




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