WEST BEND — Dr. Burt Steffes
recently brought the first full-service dermatology clinic to West
Bend when he opened his practice, Dermatology and Cosmetic
His Continental Drive clinic filled the vacancy after Healing
Elements Day Spa relocated nearby.
Steffes is leasing the location with an open contract he said will
allow him to stay as long the location best suits his business.
“We’ll be here for a while — we’re not going anywhere,” he said.
After working as a dermatologist in Fond du Lac for nine years,
offering dermatologic and cosmetic surgery as well as general
dermatology, Steffes decided to open his own practice.
Finding a high-quality building that was the right size and in an
optimal location were top priorities for Steffes.
“I matched what we’re trying to do with the business — offering
excellent care and an exceptional business,” he said.
He spent time driving around the city and called some realtors he
knew, one of whom recommended the vacancy on Continental Drive he
now leases. It is still close enough to drive from Fond du Lac
daily, he said, and considering the market in West Bend looked good
and it is a nice community, he decided to open his clinic.
“From a medical perspective there’s more than enough people in the
surrounding area,” Steffes said. “It’s a growing area; there’s
Another consideration was filling a niche, as there are no
dermatologists in Kewaskum or Hartford.
“There is a lack of dermatological care in this area and I thought
there’s enough population to support having a clinic here,” he said,
“so for me it looked like a good business choice.”
Steffes is a board-certified dermatologist who does all the
treatments himself, which he said is different from some clinics
where treatments are not always offered by a certified doctor. From
medical dermatology to acne, rashes and hair transplants to botox,
Steffes said he seeks to help a range of clients. He has performed
more than 3,000 skin cancer treatments without surgery, and said he
works to bring advanced care in one facility.
Currently, he is the only physician, but his practice has room to
grow. There is enough room for two full-time physicians, Steffes
said, and he could add to his four-person staff while remaining in
the same building.
“We’re growing a little bit every day,” Steffes said. “And we’re
looking forward to continued growth as more people find out about
what I do, the care we provide and what we can do to help people.”