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Gwinnett Dermatology Partners — new name, same practice

“With this growth outside of Gwinnett County and its immediately surrounding communities, our name is changing to Georgia Dermatology Partners.” 

Gwinnett Dermatology, PC is exceptionally proud of the continued growth in our practice. Last year, we celebrated our 40-year milestone providing dermatology services to the communities of Snellville, Braselton, and Loganville! 

Gwinnett Dermatology Partners - Back Row (L-R) Waqas R. Shaikh, MD, MPH, Jonathan S. Weiss, MD, Susan Oh, MD, Keith D. Wright, MD, Kirk D. Saddler, MD. Front Row (L-R) Alia S. Brown, MD; Joel S. Shavin, MD; Jessica J. Mercer, MD

Founded in July 1978 by Dr. Joel S. Shavin as a one-physician, one-location practice in the once small community of Snellville, the practice expanded as Snellville grew and added locations in Walton and Hall counties.  This year, we have further enhanced our patient reach into Dekalb County to include a fourth office in Brookhaven.  The expansion included the addition of two additional physicians, Dr. Susan Oh and Dr. Waqas Shaikh, a second Mohs surgeon.

Our eight board-certified dermatologists, Joel S. Shavin, MD, Jonathan S. Weiss, MD, Keith D. Wright, MD, Kirk D. Saddler, MD, Alia S. Brown, MD, Jessica J. Mercer, MD, Susan Oh, MD, and Waqas Shaikh, MD have over 125 years combined experience in treating dermatologic disease. In addition, our team includes the services of highly skilled and dermatologically trained Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

From its small beginnings, the Practice has been and remains committed to delivering the highest quality medical and dermatologic care.  Recognizing the needs of the community, the Practice has grown to include a dermatologic research center to assist in the development of new pharmaceutical products, a Mohs micrographic surgery unit, a program of medically supervised cosmetic procedures and an in-house dermatopathology laboratory. 

With this growth outside of Gwinnett County and its immediately surrounding communities, our name is changing to Georgia Dermatology Partners.  This expansion and name change will reflect our mission and vision to be a leader in Atlanta and North Georgia-area skin care.  We wanted a more dynamic statement of how our organization makes a difference in individual lives and to all the community with whom we partner.  

The Practice has not changed ownership or merged with another practice.  Rebranding the practice brings the name in alignment with the company’s mission, culture and philosophy.  We are changing our title, but certainly not our focus.  The aim remains to provide the personalized care that our patients have come to know and expect over the past 41 years.  Only now, our reach extends beyond our humble roots to encompass much of Northeast Metro Atlanta.  We have always been a company that provides more than dermatology to our clients. 

• Our full-service practice includes in-office surgery, Mohs surgery, clinical research, dermatopathology and in-office prescription dispensing. 

• Our cosmetics department offers a full array of skin care products and up-to-the-date cosmetic procedures to promote healthy, beautiful skin.  We offer Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Jeuveau, chemical peels, facials, fillers, microneedling, microdermabrasion, Coolsculpting, and PRP for hair loss and laser hair removal. We are proud to offer the latest technology to take care of the total skin health of our patients. 

• Our available laser treatments now include Aerolase, Gentlemax, Diode, Fraxel Restore/Repair, Ultherapy, and VBeam. 

Our website will change from to  To request an immediate appointment, call our office at 770-972-4845.  Appointments can also be requested online on our website. 

The growth of our practice is an accomplishment in which we all take great pride.  We excitedly look forward to serving the community under our new name and hope to serve you too in the near future!