A new, state-of-the-art dermatology practice is open in Illinois, and Dr. Leslie Beaird couldn’t be more proud. Her facility, which opened in August in Hoffman Estates, is the most eco-friendly medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology practice of its kind. This new welcoming and engaging environment enables Dr. Beaird to continue providing her hallmark comprehensive and unparalleled dermatologic care.
Dr. Beaird has been in practice since 2001, and says the new facility will help her serve patients even better.
“I’m very excited about the new facility because it’s fresh, new, and technologically up to date,” she says. “That, combined with our concierge level of service, really makes us stand out when compared to other dermatologists in the area.”
The new practice features several treatment rooms including two full surgical suites with MOHs capabilities; one room dedicated to laser treatments; one room dedicated to aesthetic, cosmetic, and spa treatments; a CLIA compliant laboratory; and a spacious, relaxing waiting room. Each room is equipped with a surgical procedure light with a 9-foot span, so every patient can receive a thorough full-body skin check regardless of height, body type, or physical capability. Each room also includes sound insulation inside the walls and ceiling, ensuring protection of each patient’s HIPPA rights.
“We serve all ages and all kinds of people,” Beaird says. “Newborns to centenarians and everyone in between.”
For this reason, she wanted her facility to be safe for all ages, and built parts of it with children and their future in mind. Every single light in the eco-friendly facility is LED, including surgical lamps, exit signs, emergency lighting and even the decorative light in the waiting room. All of the faucets are sourced locally from Kohler, most are motion sensitive, and the toilet in the restroom is even dual flush to lessen the amount of wasted water. All of the cabinets and countertops outside of the patient rooms are recycled. They were removed from a former software design office and reconfigured to fit within the new practice, saving them from the landfill.
The new building itself was chosen because of its ability to serve a growing patient population and to attract new clients. At the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway 59, it is centrally located among the communities of Dr. Beaird’s existing and valued patients.
“Our location is not only close for our patients from Barrington, but also our patients from Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, and even those from as far away as Elk Grove Village and Huntley. The building is very easy to access for the elderly and handicapped with several handicap spaces, a motion sensitive sliding front door and two elevators,” Beaird says.
Dr. Beaird always knew she wanted to go into dermatology.
“I have always had the ability to remember what I see, and dermatology is a lot of pattern recognition so I knew it would be a good fit for me,” she says.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northwestern University and continued at the same institution for medical school. She completed her training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. During her graduate tenure, she was awarded entrance into Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and received the Dr. George Dennis Award as valedictorian of her medical school class. Dr. Beaird is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, a key credential indicating completion of extensive training, maintenance of an ethical practice, and a commitment to ongoing education. She has been in practice since 2001, and in August fulfilled her goal of forming her independent practice.
Dr. Beaird says she loves her field for many reasons, namely getting to know her patients and helping them through whatever dermatological issues they’re having.
“I love talking to people and hearing their stories and helping them feel more confident in their skin,” she says.
Beaird Dermatology offers an extensive range of services, ranging from medical to surgical to cosmetic. The new facility will enable Dr. Beaird to help even more Illinois residents overcome skin issues and feel as comfortable and beautiful in their skin as possible.
Beaird Dermatology is located at Prairie Pointe Medical Building, 4885 Hoffman Boulevard, Suite 407 in Hoffman Estates, 224-484-0183, beairddermatology.com.