Dr. Paula Lapinski
With 90+ locations in 11 states, Pinnacle Dermatology is the largest multi-state female-founded and owned dermatology network in the U.S. Thanks to her vision for a dermatology model that provided higher standards of patient care, Pinnacle Dermatology founder Dr. Lapinski laid the foundation for who we are today.
Proactive care is at our core
As one of the first female dermatologists to operationalize earlier detection of skin conditions and skin cancer, Dr. Lapinski facilitated Pinnacle Dermatology’s commitment to offer every patient an Annual Total Body Skin Exam. By detecting serious skin conditions before they can become more complex and harder to treat, patient outcomes are improved.
A world of care under one roof
Dr. Lapinski worked to improve Pinnacle Dermatology’s care by standardizing access to surgical dermatology and general medical dermatology for our patients. This patient-first focus lives on to this day, which is why she continues to treat patients daily in our clinics. By continuing to treat patients, Dr. Lapinski has been able to adopt a “one roof” model, which includes access to surgical, medical and cosmetic care, as well as pathology/laboratory resources. This “one roof” approach improves diagnosis turnaround times and the quality of care and gives our patients local access to a reconstructive Mohs surgeon — in addition to their board-certified dermatologist.
Making history through innovation
Since Pinnacle Dermatology’s beginning — and through Dr. Lapinski’s vision and continued guidance — we’ve made a lasting commitment to improve the way skin care is delivered. For example, our patients have access to Mohs surgery in our local clinics rather than having to rely on higher-cost ambulatory or surgical centers. We’ve also adopted operational standards that respect our patients’ time and well-being, including same-day appointment access, our affiliation with Rush Medical Center, online scheduling and a focus on continuous patient feedback.
United in our purpose to educate, protect and care for your skin
Today, Pinnacle Dermatology is a multistate dermatology leader that is proudly led by a diverse executive leadership team. We remain focused on improving skin health care with every patient we treat. Count on us to help you achieve a confident, healthier and more beautiful you.