Dr. Adam Vaudreuil is happy to be back in his home state of Colorado as he takes the lead at a new dermatology and plastic surgery clinic in Castle Rock, and eventually in Parker. Vaudreuil, who …
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Dr. Adam Vaudreuil is happy to be back in his home state of Colorado as he takes the lead at a new dermatology and plastic surgery clinic in Castle Rock, and eventually in Parker.
Vaudreuil, who recently finished his residency in Chicago, was recruited by the Vanguard Skin Specialists to be the primary doctor in two new clinics as the franchise works to move into the Denver metro area.
With the Castle Rock clinic officially opening in August, Leisle Chung, CEO of Vanguard, said Vaudreuil will also lead the new office set to open in Parker in October.
Chung said Vanguard is working to open offices in underserved or growing communities. With Castle Rock being one of the fastest-growing communities in the state, Chung said it is a perfect destination for a combined dermatology and plastic surgery clinic. Parker has similar characteristics, she said.
Chung said Vanguard is unique because they have professionals onsite to take care of a variety of skin conditions without referring to other offices.
Vanguard clinics specialize in performing Mohs surgery, which is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer, Chung said. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of skin with cancer present are removed and examined until the cells are completely cancer free. The procedure removes the cancerous skin without damaging nearby healthy tissue.
The Castle Rock clinic, located at 1175 S. Perry St., will be temporary. Chung said the office will be relocated to a larger building at a later date.
Chung said the Castle Rock office is the seventh for Vanguard in Colorado. Vanguard clinics are also located throughout Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Woodland Park and Canon City.
For Vaudreuil, the Vanguard opportunity came at the perfect time as he was finishing his residency in Chicago. Vaudreuil, who will be living in Castle Pines, grew up in Colorado Springs and his mom is a Colorado native.
Vaudreuil said when he first went away to medical school, he was not planning to specialize in dermatology. The young doctor said he originally planned a career in sports medicine and orthopedics. As he continued school and learning, Vaudreuil said he quickly learned that being in an operating room was not where he wanted to be.
“I had no idea starting out that dermatology is where I would want to be in medicine,” he said. “But I like the patient interaction. I like the idea of also being able to work with my hands. I enjoy working with the people from a 6-year-old with warts to the older patients I get to see.”
Coming back to Colorado, Vaudreuil said he is excited to take on the challenge of taking care of patients in Castle Rock and Parker. Vaudreuil will split his time between Castle Rock and Parker.
Joining Vaudreuil in the two clinics will be Dr. Renata Prado, who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers, and Rachel Frederickson, a physician assistant, who specializes in medical dermatology for all ages.
Besides skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, Chung said the VanGuard group also specializes in other skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, eczema, and allergy testing for contact dermatitis and rashes.
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