Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists specializes in medical dermatology, particularly the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. We have locations in Colorado Springs, Canon City, Pueblo, and Woodland Park.

We are a dermatology and plastic surgery practice committed to caring for our patients like family. We specialize in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Our multi-specialist team includes dermatology, plastic surgery, Mohs surgery, and dermatopathology physicians

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Vanguard Skin Specialist - May 3, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers 06/06/2021

Vanguard Skin Specialist - May 3, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers

Do you know what KRDO podcast had the most listeners in May? This one with our own Dr. Tamar Hajar.

https://krdonewsradio.podbean.com/e/vanguard-skin-specialist-may-3-2021-the-extra-with-andrew-rogers/

Vanguard Skin Specialist - May 3, 2021 - The Extra with Andrew Rogers It's Skin Cancer Awereness Month, Dr. Tamar Hajar explains how you can prevent skin cancer and what warning signs to look for....

06/06/2021

Global 6K

Vanguard huddles for Team World Vision Global 6K. We run for clean water in Africa!

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: how to best protect yourself from harmful UV radiation - KRDO 05/22/2021

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: how to best protect yourself from harmful UV radiation - KRDO

Dr. Renata Prado stresses the importance of protecting your skin every single day.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: how to best protect yourself from harmful UV radiation - KRDO COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- May is Skin Cancer Awareness month, and KRDO caught up with dermatologist Dr. Renata Prado to discuss the best ways to protect ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the statistics surrounding the nation's most commonly diagnosed cancer. The world is currently sti...

His family escaped a war-torn nation; Now he's a local dermatologist 05/21/2021

His family escaped a war-torn nation; Now he's a local dermatologist

"Dr. Vinh Chung. . . a funny guy who always wears a reminder. . ." KOAA shares his story.

His family escaped a war-torn nation; Now he's a local dermatologist We want to bring you stories that inspire hope, and the journey of a local doctor does just that.

Pikes Peak region dermatologist advises daily sunscreen, yearly checks to avoid skin cancer 05/21/2021

Pikes Peak region dermatologist advises daily sunscreen, yearly checks to avoid skin cancer

Dr. Renata Prado and patients shared their stories about skin cancer.

Pikes Peak region dermatologist advises daily sunscreen, yearly checks to avoid skin cancer The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The fourth sunniest state in the United States with the highest average elevation, Colorado also has the nation’s highest per-capita rate

05/11/2021

We have been named one of the TOP 150 WORKPLACES in Colorado and #6 for small companies in Colorado (

We have been named one of the TOP 150 WORKPLACES in Colorado and #6 for small companies in Colorado (

Minari - Vanguard's Canon City Movie Night for Essential Heroes 05/11/2021

Minari - Vanguard's Canon City Movie Night for Essential Heroes

We are hosting a FREE MOVIE NIGHT for Canon City's Essential Heroes on Tue, May 18 at 4 Mile Cinemas. Complimentary tickets for healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, nonprofit staff, essential workers and their families. It's our way of saying THANK YOU! https://4mile.eventbrite.com

Minari - Vanguard's Canon City Movie Night for Essential Heroes We're grateful for our Community Heroes!

05/06/2021

Thank you to all the nurses - Happy Nurses Week!

Thank you to all the nurses - Happy Nurses Week!

Vanguard Skin Specialists - Colorado 04/16/2021

Vanguard Skin Specialists - Colorado

Join us for World Vision's Global 6K on May 22!

https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=14571

Vanguard Skin Specialists - Colorado Team fundraising page for Vanguard Skin Specialists - Colorado

04/12/2021

Minari Red Carpet Event

We watched, laughed, cried and celebrated. It was our Minari movie premiere in honor of Colorado Springs' Essential Heroes. Thank you for joining us!

Red Carpet Minari Event in Honor of Community Heroes 04/09/2021

Vanguard Skin Specialists held a special event to honor frontline healthcare workers, first responders and other community heroes. Enjoy photos from our Minari movie screening!

Vanguard Skin Specialists held a special event to honor frontline healthcare workers, first responders and other community heroes. Enjoy photos from our Minari movie screening!

Pueblo business owner, sister of 'Minari' creator hosts free screening for essential workers 03/31/2021

Pueblo business owner, sister of 'Minari' creator hosts free screening for essential workers

Vanguard is offering free movie screenings on Thu, 4/8 for Pueblo's first responders, frontline healthcare workers and other essential heroes. Go to this site to sign up: https://pueblo-minari.eventbrite.com

Pueblo business owner, sister of 'Minari' creator hosts free screening for essential workers Pueblo dermatology practice Vanguard Skin Specialists CEO Leisle Chung is the sister of "Minari" creator and is hosting a screening in town.

Free showing of Oscar nominated film Minari for first responders, healthcare heroes 03/31/2021

Free showing of Oscar nominated film Minari for first responders, healthcare heroes

Leisle Chung appears on Fox21 Living Local to talk about Minari movie screenings for first responders and healthcare heroes.

Free showing of Oscar nominated film Minari for first responders, healthcare heroes You may have seen the Oscar nominated film Minari, but did you know the movie director’s sister and parents live right here in Colorado Springs? Leisle with her brother Lee Isaac Chung, after…

Oscar-nominated 'Minari' based on Colorado Springs family 03/28/2021

Oscar-nominated 'Minari' based on Colorado Springs family

Thank you Gazette for sharing news about our complimentary movie screenings! Vanguard Skin Specialists is hosting private screenings of "Minari" throughout southern Colorado for frontline healthcare workers, first responders, nonprofit leaders and other essential heroes. it's our way of saying THANK YOU!
https://gazette.com/premium/oscar-nominated-minari-based-on-colorado-springs-family/article_05620d00-873a-11eb-9d4e-0f9c062cb266.html

Oscar-nominated 'Minari' based on Colorado Springs family Lee Isaac Chung's Oscar-nominated, semi-autobiographical movie "Minari" is inspired by his childhood, when his parents moved the Korean-American family to rural Arkansas to pursue the American dream. Chung's sister and

Minari Private Movie Screenings in Gratitude to Our Communities | Vanguard Skin Specialists 03/28/2021

Minari Private Movie Screenings in Gratitude to Our Communities | Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists is giving away movie tickets to the Academy award nominated MINARI for frontline healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential heroes. It's our way of saying THANK YOU to our community heroes. Find out why we picked this movie and how to get your tickets: https://www.vanguardskin.com/minari/

Minari Private Movie Screenings in Gratitude to Our Communities | Vanguard Skin Specialists My brother, Lee Isaac Chung, was inspired by his childhood memories to create Minari. We share this film with our essential heroes.

03/01/2021

Minari: Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language - Golden Globes

Congratulations to Lee Isaac Chung! The writer/director is brother-in-law to Dr. Vinh Chung. We're thrilled to see this beautiful film awarded with a Golden Globe.

02/18/2021

Dr. Paul Pierce is waiving the cosmetic surgery consultation fee for the month of March (a $75 value). His consultations are conducted at our newest Vanguard Skin Specialists location at 13492 Bass Pro Dr., Ste 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Dr. Paul Pierce is waiving the cosmetic surgery consultation fee for the month of March (a $75 value). His consultations are conducted at our newest Vanguard Skin Specialists location at 13492 Bass Pro Dr., Ste 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

02/13/2021

CASA is a wonderful organization in our community!

We are so grateful to have Clara and Vanguard Skin Specialists as CASA partners! Last week, they presented a check to our ED, Angela, from their Share the Merry Promotion that they held during the holidays. This contribution will go a long way toward helping abused and neglected children in 2021!

The Best of the Springs - Voting 01/26/2021

The Best of the Springs - Voting

We've been nominated for Best of Springs Best Medical Practice and Best Medical Spa categories. We'd love your support! Please vote.

The Best of the Springs - Voting

Dr. Paul Pierce | Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Colorado Springs 01/20/2021

Dr. Paul Pierce | Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Colorado Springs

Have you been considering cosmetic plastic surgery? As we welcome Dr. Paul Pierce to Vanguard Skin Specialists, both he and Dr. Jim Banich are waiving their cosmetic consultation fee in February! Call 719-355-1585 to schedule with either plastic surgeon.

Dr. Paul Pierce | Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Colorado Springs Dr. Paul Pierce, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body.

youtube.com 01/05/2021

Vanguard Skin Specialists & Healing Haiti Sponsorships

Learn more about our our partnership with Healing Haiti.
We invite you to join us in this support. healinghaiti.org/vanguard

youtube.com Vanguard Skin Specialists is honored to partner with Healing Haiti to support a medical clinic and community building in the poorest areas of Haiti. Please v...

12/23/2020

Our holiday style - smiles, sweaters, and face masks 😷.

12/17/2020

Any guesses who this masked Santa might be? Drop your guess in the comments!

youtube.com 12/07/2020

Vanguard Skin Specialists - Best Place to Work 2020

Today's Sunday Gazette announced Vanguard Skin Specialists is one of the BEST WORKPLACES in Colorado Springs (2nd place-Large Company category). Our 2-minute video story about what happened in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-KX5GImSek

#bestworkplaces, #bestworkplace, #vanguardtribe

youtube.com The Vanguard Tribe has spoken, and we’re recognized as one of the top 3 large companies to work for in Colorado Springs for two years in a row. While this ma...

vanguardskin.com 11/28/2020

Mohs Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons: Why We Work Together at Vanguard Skin Specialists | Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists offers both Mohs Surgery and Plastic Surgery. This is why it matters for skin cancer patients.

vanguardskin.com Mohs surgery and plastic surgery--We're the only practice in southern Colorado offering both on the same day at the same location.

vanguardskin.com 11/25/2020

Five Loaves, Two Fish, and Over a Thousand Served | Vanguard Skin Specialists

"The human species has always experienced fear and faced natural catastrophes. What makes us uniquely human is our ability to imagine and create a better future for ourselves and each other. ... Choosing to love is where miracles begin." - Dr. Chung shares about our miracle when someone chose to love.
https://www.vanguardskin.com/five-loaves-two-fish-and-over-a-thousand-served/

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thebestofthesprings.com 11/10/2020

The Best of the Springs - Nominations

Would you help nominate Vanguard Skin Specialists for Best of Springs - Medical Practice? We'd love your support! Thank you!

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vanguardskin.com 11/10/2020

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: The Recurrent Boil Problem that Nobody Talks About | Vanguard Skin Specialists

Do you get recurrent painful “boils” or “abscesses” in the armpits, groin, buttocks or other skin folds? It may be time to talk about it.

vanguardskin.com Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a skin condition that occurs in the groin, armpits, breasts, and abdominal skin folds in which inflamed reddish bumps occur and are often called “boils.”

vanguardskin.com 11/03/2020

Getting rid of pesky warts: What you can do at home and what your dermatologist can do in the office | Vanguard Skin Specialists

vanguardskin.com Warts are benign growths that are often flesh-colored, gray, or brown with black dots and commonly found on hands, elbows, knees, and feet.

10/29/2020

Vanguard Medical Providers Dancing on the Rooftop

Vanguard medical providers can't gather in a room, so we socially distance by dancing on the rooftop. Who has the best dance moves?

vanguardskin.com 10/28/2020

Dry Skin: Answering My Patients Most Common Questions | Vanguard Skin Specialists

Has the recent cold weather affected your skin? Here's Rachel Frederickson PA-C's advice on dry skin.

vanguardskin.com Excessive bathing, use of products that dry out the skin, harsh environmental causes, and normal skin aging all contribute to dry skin.

vanguardskin.com 10/27/2020

Patients Who Feed My Soul | Vanguard Skin Specialists

"It is our patients who inspire us and remind us that what we do is not just a job, but a calling. . ." Read more from Dr. Vinh Chung.

vanguardskin.com Carlos (not real name) was the last patient on my schedule for the day. He was coming in because of a skin cancer on the right side of his nose.

vanguardskin.com 10/20/2020

You Had a Skin Cancer. Are You Practicing Adequate Sun Protection? | Vanguard Skin Specialists

Advice from Dr. Renata Prado, Mohs surgeon and skin cancer expert.

vanguardskin.com Therefore, you are right to think that the most important way to prevent a future skin cancer is by avoiding exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

vanguardskin.com 10/13/2020

Terri Nagy, PA-C | Dermatology | Vanguard Skin Specialists

Vanguard Skin Specialists is excited to welcome Terri Nagy, PA-C!

vanguardskin.com Terri Nagy has been a board-certified physician assistant since 1998. She practices medical dermatology, caring for patients in all age groups and all skin conditions.

kktv.com 10/09/2020

How to combat mask acne, AKA ‘maskne’

Dr. Maria Sheron shares her advice on "maskne" with KKTV news.

kktv.com If you’re having acne issues for the first time in years, you are not alone--the culprit could be your mask.

For Patients, For Community, For the World

We are a dermatology and plastic surgery practice committed to caring for our patients like family. We specialize in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, and we also take care of the full range of dermatology and plastic surgery conditions. Our multi-specialist team includes dermatology, plastic surgery, Mohs surgery, and dermatopathology physicians.

Vanguard Skin Specialists was founded in the summer of 2009. Dr. Vinh Chung and his wife, Leisle, began the practice with a vision to make it the center of excellence in Colorado for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. The goal: provide the standard of care found in a major medical center, but in an environment that is accessible, warm, and welcoming to patients. Over time, Vanguard Skin Specialists has grown with additional medical providers and staff members who also believe in Vanguard’s operating principles and values. It’s Vanguard’s people and values that set us apart.

From taking care of underserved populations to sponsoring projects locally and around the world, Vanguard strives to make a positive impact on patients, community, and the world at large.

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Global 6K
Minari Red Carpet Event
Vanguard Medical Providers Dancing on the Rooftop
Rachel and Her Sons Making Balloon Hats
Vanguard Variety_Landon Barton - HD 720p
Vanguard Variety_Dr. Banich - HD 720p
Photo Tips for a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation
How You Can Prepare for Your Vanguard Virtual Visit
Protecting Your Privacy - A Provider's Perspective
Vanguard Virtual Visits - Photo Tips
Vanguard Variety - Nori vs. Toilet Paper

Location

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Medical dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Skin cancer treatment, Cosmetic surgery, Plastic surgery

Telephone

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9348 Grand Cordera Pkwy, Ste 160
Colorado Springs, CO
80924

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 16:00
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