Each year, Colorado Springs Style magazine and El Paso Medical Society conduct a confidential, peer to peer survey asking local doctors who they would recommend to their family and friends should the need for a referral arise. The results of that survey are published in the September/October issue of Colorado Springs Style magazine in their eagerly awaited “Top Docs” issue.
When you open this month’s issue of magazine, you will notice two very familiar faces. Voted by their peers as the best of the best are two venerated physicians from Vanguard Skin Specialists: Dr. Vinh Chung and Dr. Michael Leslie.
This is not Dr. Chung’s first time as a Top Doc honoree; for more than five years he has graced the pages of the Top Docs issue. His selection not only speaks to his superb medical expertise, it also bears witness on how he treats each patient with the dignity and respect they have come to expect when seeking medical care for themselves and their loved ones. That has to do with Dr. Chung’s vision of how we wanted a medical practice to be.
When Harvard-educated and fellowship trained surgeon Dr. Chung founded Vanguard Skin Specialists in 2009, his vision was of a medical practice staffed with the most outstanding professional that would deliver cutting-edge care without sacrificing old-fashioned bedside manner. In fact, Vanguard doctors have been known to provide patients their personal cell phone numbers – a gesture that seems surprising in an increasingly impersonal world.
Dr. Michael Leslie joined Vanguard in 2014, bringing with him the same values and level of commitment as Vanguard’s founders. Dr. Leslie is double Board-certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. The consummate skin sleuth, he swiftly and accurately diagnoses even the most elusive dermatological conditions, which is how he earned the reputation as “the second opinion doctor.”
When asked who Colorado Springs doctors trust when it comes to the best dermatologists, they look no further than Vanguard Skin Specialists. The Vanguard team is a diverse one, with each physician lending a unique perspective and adding to the comprehensive care that the practice has become synonymous with. Both Dr. Chung and Dr. Leslie treat each of their patients like family, and their commitment to excellence and personalized, quality care is woven into the fabric of their practice.
Not only do they show compassion in the office, they join their entire practice giving back to their community. On any given weekend you can see both physicians regularly rolling up their sleeves at school supply drives or pounding the pavement at charity road races. One thing is clear: Drs. Chung and Leslie are two very deserving recipients of the Top Docs award.