About United Skin Specialists

United Skin Specialists (USS) is a dermatology practice acquisition company providing a wide range of management services to a variety of well-established physicians and practices. The integrated USS partner network provides physicians and their patients with innovative medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatological care.

In today’s healthcare environment, private practice dermatologists are facing numerous challenges, from time-consuming day-to-day administrative and management challenges and burdens to maintaining the latest technologies and systems. External factors such as managed care and government regulations have created economic pressures on all dermatology practices.

Our dermatologist-directed approach to practice management offers physicians a platform to maintain or gain their clinical independence and autonomy through a collaborative, custom approach to practice management leveraging economies of scale, industry experience, and centralized administration.  USS is committed to fostering and executing transitional, succession and growth opportunities for our partner practices. This strategic commitment to practice management allows for the creation of a patient-centric work environment for both providers and support staff.

USS physicians and practices share unparalleled commitments to patient satisfaction, clinical service and quality assurance, and continuous improvement — whether in the form of continuing education, clinical operations, or research and development.


As a healthcare practice management company, our shared services include Accounting, Human Resources, Insurance and Marketing, so our physicians can focus on patient care.

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With a reputation of excellence, United Skin Specialists’ footprint grows by partnering with successful Midwestern dermatology practices.

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Led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, Dr. Alvin Zelickson and Jim Feinstein, USS has more than 50 years in dermatology experience and 20 years in the practice management industry.

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Latest News


United Skin Specialists’ George Hruza, M.D. Elected President of the American Academy of Dermatology

Internationally known dermatologist to take office in February, 2018 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”), a dermatology-directed practice management group, announced today that George.. Read More →

Zel Skin & Laser Specialists Expands Its Staff of Board-Certified Dermatologists

MINNEAPOLIS (January 20, 2017) – Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, a dermatology-directed skin care clinic, announced today that Mary Meighan, M.D., has joined its staff.. Read More →