About Us

Our physician

David P. Van Dam, MD
 

David P. Van Dam, MD

Dr. David P. Van Dam is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Van Dam has practiced in Barrington since 1979 and is the founder of Versa Medi Spa, Chicagoland's first medical spa owned and directed by a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Van Dam earned a Master of Business degree (MBA) from The University of Chicago in 2007 and is dedicated to continuing medical education, attending hundreds of courses and symposia on general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, laser technology, and aesthetic dermatology as well as remaining current with the medical journals and educational audio courses and podcasts on all aspects of dermatology.

"Medical school is the beginning of a lifetime of learning and loving to learn is essential to becoming and remaining competent in any medical field. This love of learning also helps make it a joy to engage with patients every day and helping them with new knowledge and technologies."

Bridgett Hallstrom, APN
 

Bridgett Hallstrom, APN

Bridgett Hallstrom is an adult nurse practitioner board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Bachelor of Science at Lewis University and Master of Science at Northern Illinois University.

Bridgett's extensive nursing experience includes primary and acute care of adults in both medical and surgical areas. While dermatology is a focused specialty, Bridgett was drawn to the multiple aspects of the medical and nursing models it calls for. She has worked in association with Dr. Van Dam for over 14 years.

Her practice philosophy can be summed up best in a quote from Mother Teresa: "Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier".