Now Open in Roswell
By Maria Klouda
Roswell’s development is primed for continued expansion, and Live Oak Dermatology is planning to be part of that growth. Location was key when Dr. Brent Goedjen, a board-certified dermatologist, began to search for a place for his new private practice. He wanted a long-term location where he could serve the community for years to come.
Live Oak Dermatology is in the heart of historic downtown Roswell next to the Roswell Public Library. The practice opened in February and serves patients in the Roswell community and beyond.
The office is convenient to 400, and off-street parking is available onsite. Patients can stroll the brick-lined streets of Roswell, grab a bite to eat, visit the library or nearby brewery, all within 100 yards of Live Oak Dermatology.
The new office is the culmination of Dr. Goedjen’s dream to open a private practice and be an integral part of the local community. For Live Oak Dermatology, that means not only the prime location in Roswell but also building a business that treats patients like family — a small-town feel with world-class service and personal relationships.
Dr. Goedjen strives to stay true to the Mayo Clinic motto that the needs of patients come first. One of his role models is Dr. Stewart ‘Skip’ Wiegand, who ran a solo practice in Atlanta for decades, establishing many lasting professional relationships with patients and their families. Dr. Goedjen believes that the model of personal patient care and long-term commitment can still be successful at a time when medicine, particularly dermatology, is under the influence of increasing corporatization.
Armed with a plan and years of experience in different practice settings, Dr. Goedjen fulfilled his dream of building a practice from the ground up. He plans to grow the practice organically by offering excellent patient experiences that will lead to referrals from friends and family. Providing generational continuity is a goal Dr. Goedjen looks forward to achieving. There is a certain pride that comes with owning a private practice, but the real mission is to serve the community.
Raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Dr. Goedjen completed his undergraduate training as a member of the Honors College at Auburn University, where he majored in chemical engineering with a pre-medicine specialization. A desire for more personal interaction to impact peoples’ lives drove him to medicine.
Dr. Goedjen matriculated to medical school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He also won the John Watson Donald surgical award for his performance during third-year surgical rotation.
While Dr. Goedjen was interested in many specialties during his training, he found the variety and range in dermatology the most appealing. He completed his internship and residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as co-chief resident during his final year in the program. Obtaining his board certification upon graduation, Dr. Goedjen entered private practice among respected colleagues in Atlanta before opening Live Oak Dermatology. His extensive training honed his ability to recognize certain nuances and accurately diagnose and treat issues.
Live Oak Dermatology offers a wide range of services including medical, general dermatologic surgical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology. The practice strives to leverage technology to make the patient experience convenient and intuitive by offering online appointment scheduling through their website and appointment rescheduling through confirmation email. Patients may fill out pre-appointment paperwork through a secure patient portal, where they also have access to records and recommendations.
Existing patients have access to virtual consultations through Teledermatology, which allows for the diagnosis and treatment of skin concerns from the privacy and comfort of home. Dr. Goedjen also offers Saturday office hours.
As part of society’s increased dependency on technology, social media has played an integral role in raising awareness of medical issues. For example, the online promotion of Skin Care Awareness Month in May reminded individuals to schedule potentially life-saving checkups. In the case of melanoma, time is of the essence, as delayed diagnosis can greatly affect prognosis. Patients should always be aware of any new, changing, or suspicious skin lesions, which will allow potential issues to be identified and addressed earlier. Dr. Goedjen sees this as a positive trend.
The Live Oak Dermatology staff plays a vital role in Dr. Goedjen’s mission to provide outstanding personal and professional dermatological care. His caring and compassionate team is largely responsible for the high level of success that has been achieved in the short time since the doors have been opened. Given their dedication, it is no surprise that Live Oak Dermatology receives wonderful reviews from patients across multiple platforms including Google, Yelp, Zocdoc, Healthgrades, Facebook, and more.
“Our goal will always remain to deliver the highest quality care possible and excellent experiences for our patients.”
– Dr. Brent Goedjen
Live Oak Dermatology
135 Norcross Street
Roswell, GA 30075
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