Announcing New GSD Lennon Lane Clinic offering Same Day Appointments - Now Open!


Partnership Opportunities

Are You Ready for a Change?
Partner with GSD.

We understand the challenges facing independent dermatology practices:

  • Increased administrative burden
  • Recruiting challenges
  • Complex regulatory environment
  • Rapidly increasing competition from large health systems and multi-specialty groups
  • Capital constraints
  • Lack of colleagues and support network
  • Lack of exit opportunities
  • Declining reimbursement and increasing
    prevalence of narrow networks
Daniel Koob

Daniel Koob

Chief Development Officer
[email protected]

Doctor shaking hand of new partner

Our physician founders formed Golden State Dermatology to address these challenges while maintaining a relatively independent model of practice:

  • Liquidity opportunity
  • Become a shareholder of GSD
  • Opportunity to lead or transition your practice
  • Access capital for additional growth
  • Focus on patient care while offloading
    administrative burdens
  • Leverage GSD’s successful recruiting capabilities
  • Provide growth opportunities to staff
  • Improved contracting opportunities and group purchasing discounts
  • Peer network to facilitate knowledge sharing

Who is GSD, and how are we different?

We are a physician led and owned dermatology group rapidly expanding across California and beyond. After decades of independent practice, GSD was founded in December 2016 by Dr. Ed Becker, Dr. Jeff Bortz, Dr. Rob Greenberg and Dr. Jay Zimmerman. It was our founders’ goal to create a dermatology group that would preserve a relatively independent model of care while offering the benefits of a broad network of peers and an experienced management team. We have since grown to 23 locations with services covering:

  • Medical Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Dermatopathology
  • Plastic Surgery

GSD is an entrepreneurial organization without bureaucracy. We are deeply committed to providing the highest quality care and best patient experience. As we continue to grow, we are seeking other like-minded groups to join the GSD family. Joining GSD is a true partnership where you are a shareholder and leader.

What Our Partners Are Saying

What Is the Process?

Phase 1: Introductions & Letter of Intent

  • Introductory call
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Diligence
    •  We know you are busy, so we keep our requests limited
    • Opportunity for you to speak with others that have joined GSD
  • Proposal and Non-Binding Letter of Intent

Phase 2: Confirmatory Diligence & Legal Documentation

  • Confirmatory due diligence
    • GSD confirms Phase 1 diligence by reviewing additional financial and operational information
    • Similar to Phase 1, we are efficient in our requests and keep the requests limited
  • Negotiate legal documents
  • Execute legal documents

Phase 3: Integration & Closing

  • Transition plan
    • Schedule closing date and training
    • Coordinate communication plan to appropriately inform staff members about the transition
    • GSD sends a team to prepare for the transition and integration
  • Closing
    • Close transaction and wire payment
    • GSD team onsite at closing
  • Post-closing integration
    • GSD integration team remains onsite for the transition
    • GSD assumes the administrative function allowing you to focus on your medical practice while remaining the physician-lead in the office
    • Regular communication with GSD’s senior leadership team to ensure a smooth transition
    • Provide additional resources to pursue growth opportunities

Let’s begin the conversation.