In November 1998, after two decades of running his own dermatology practice in Orlando, Dr. Herb Mendelsohn decided to sell his practice.

“I always liked taking care of patients, but in the evening I had to do business stuff, and this was not how I planned it,” said Mendelsohn, 73. “I wanted to cut down on my days. Then when I realized it’s all computers, I couldn’t do that anymore because it got so complicated.”

Mendelsohn’s sale was the first acquisition of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, which was founded by Dr. Matt Leavitt in the early 1990s.

Advanced Dermatology is now one of the largest dermatology practices in the United States, with 155 offices in 13 states, including 30 offices in Central Florida.

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