A decade of comprehensive care

Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology celebrates its 10th year |

There’s not much time to dream during an NYU medical residency, but two local physicians found a way.

Despite the notoriously grueling schedule, Jeanie Leddon and Casey Gallagher found time to envision a comprehensive dermatology practice, one that could provide patients at every age and stage with specialized dermatologic care – medical, surgical and cosmetic.

The idea would eventually come to fruition as Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology. Now celebrating 10 years of service, the Lafayette-based practice is a thriving local business and medical fixture with three locations, a sizeable professional staff, and thousands of patients throughout Boulder County.

“Our growth beyond Lafayette to offices in Boulder and Brighton was in response to our patients’ needs,” explains Dr. Leddon. “They had to travel to come and see us, and we wanted to make it more convenient for them. We’ve also increased our hours to accommodate weekend and evening appointments.”

Since founding the practice, Dr. Leddon and Dr. Gallagher have become nationally recognized experts in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Leddon is a graduate of Cornell Medical College; Dr. Gallagher is a Harvard grad.

They are authors of peer-reviewed publications, and respected spokespeople on dermatology matters both locally and nationally – including television appearances and features in publications such as Vogue Magazine, The Learning Channel, WebMD, 9News, and many more. Their style is personal and caring, with concern for each patient’s individual needs and desires.

“I have loved practicing in this area,” says Dr. Gallagher. “The dynamic patient population makes every work day exciting and interesting. On any given day I might treat a third-generation sugar beet farmer, a college student who works nights to put herself through school, a venture capitalist and a professional marathon runner. It’s truly humbling how amazing my patients are.”

BV Derm has an extensive program of patient education, with regular seminars on procedures and products, an educational e-newsletter, and a constant stream of messaging on the importance of sun protection.

Since its founding, the practice has greatly expanded its cosmetic offerings. Its popular CoolSculpting procedure is highly effective in eliminating stubborn fat, and a wide array of laser treatments fight acne and advance skin re-generation. Products like Botox and dermal fillers also have come a long way.

“It’s an exciting time to be in dermatology,” says Dr. Leddon. “The technology has improved significantly. We aren’t necessarily early adopters; we always wait and confirm that a given product or procedure is safe and effective before bringing it on line in our practice.”

Both doctors agree that the formula for BV Derm’s success is simple.

“It’s due to our essential strengths – we offer top-notch medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care to patients of all ages in a friendly, professional and comfortable environment,” explains Dr. Gallagher.

We look forward to watching BV Derm develop over another decade.

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