Brett Goettsch, M.D., recently joined Great Lakes Dermatology in August of 2012 from Arizona where he was in private practice for a large dermatology group. He is a graduate (Phi Beta Kappa) of the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He has ranked outstanding on the American Medical Group Association’s (AMGA) Patient Satisfaction Survey for many years including “Best Practice” distinction along with “Excellence” for technical skills and personal manner. His medical training in Family Medicine was completed at Mercy Health Hospital System of Janesville, Wisconsin. His fellowship training in Dermatology at Iowa Dermatology excelled his experience in treating over 40,000 patients. Dr. Goettsch is experienced in general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Goettsch is accepting new patients and will begin seeing patients in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Mt. Pleasant, and Elkhorn on August 27th.
Dr. Douglas Leone completed his residency at the University Of Connecticut Health Center in July 2010, and began his career with Great Lakes Dermatology in September 2010.
Dr. Leone graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed his medical degree at University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2006. While attending medical school, Dr. Leone achieved multiple honors and awards, including: McGraw Hill Appleton-Lange Award given for Academic Excellence in medical school and the Senior Legacy Endowed Award for the highest overall academic performance in medical school.
Originally from the northern Illinois area, Dr. Leone was very excited to move to southeastern Wisconsin and practice close to home.
Dr. Leone treats patients in the Pleasant Prairie, Racine and Mt. Pleasant clinics.
John Louis Ratz, M.D., MBA, FACP, FACMS joined Great Lakes Dermatology in early 2012. He is a graduate (Highest Honors) of Aurora College(now Aurora University) and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He also has an MBA from Auburn University where he earned an award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for his 4.0 grade average. His medical training was completed in the Dermatology program at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident his senior year. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery(including Mohs) and Cutaneous Oncology and a simultaneous fellowship in Clinical Dermatology
Dr. Ratz has served as Co-Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, Ochsner Clinic and Medical College of Georgia where he was Professor of Medicine.
He is a pioneer in cutaneous laser surgery and is considered an international authority on laser and Mohs Surgery. He has authored over 100 medical articles and book chapters, and has edited four textbooks on Dermatologic Surgery. He has also been named to “Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Dermatologists” multiple times.
He and his wife, Shirley, have three children, all living in the Atlanta area. He is an avid collector of guns, dragons and time pieces; participates in community theatre; and enjoys writing, painting and boating.
Dr. Ratz treats patients in the Racine, Franklin and Mt. Pleasant clinics.
Dr. James Franks joined Great Lakes Dermatology in September 2011. Board-certified in Dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery, Dr. Franks sees patients in the West Allis and Milwaukee clinics.
After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University, Dr. Franks then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972. Dr. Franks was an ER Physician at North West General Hospital in Milwaukee from 1972-1975 and also was a resident in Dermatology at the Marshfield Clinic. He also trained alongside Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed the Mohs micrographic surgery technique. For the past 30 years Dr. Franks has owned and operated his own dermatology practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Dr. Franks has over 30 years of treating dermatology patients of all ages.
Dr. Franks' professional affiliations include the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. In addition, he is also a past president of the Palm Beach County Dermatology Society and he was also awarded five United States patents form 1991-1999.
Dr. Paul Cimoch, an anti-aging specialist, joined Great Lakes Dermatology in 2012.
Prior to working with Anti-Aging Medicine, Cimoch’s medical discipline was immunology and HIV-infection.
Dr. Cimoch finished his Internal Medicine Residency in 1986 at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he became interested in the newly-discovered HIV infection.
In 1987, Cimoch and a fellow physician created and built The Center for Special Immunology in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The center exclusively dealt with the care of HIV-infected patients.
Dr. Cimoch became interested in anti-aging medicine after noticing the similarities between the concepts and interventions employed in Age Management Medicine, and those that he had been performing on his HIV patients for more than 10 years.
It is for this reason that Dr. Cimoch became Board-Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine in 2001. His goal: To continue to learn and employ these concepts and interventions on his chronically ill patients, while branching out into preventative health.
Dr. Cimoch will be working with the Anti-Aging Medicine clinics by Great Lakes Dermatology in Brookfield, Franklin and Mount Pleasant. Call 262-424-0068 today for a free informational visit with Dr. Cimoch.