Our Team

Jan, Patient Revenue Coordinator

Jan resides in Sycamore with her husband, Craig. They have two wonderful grown children and three amazing grandsons. For relaxation, she enjoys biking, walking, reading, and playing with her grandsons. Her past work history includes supervision of a medical transcription department in a hospital. Her favorite thing about working at Radiant Dermatology is having the opportunity to work closely with her daughter, Dr. Amanda Friedrichs.

Her favorite product at Radiant Dermatology is Sunforgettable®, a mineral sunscreen protection. Her favorite service at Radiant Dermatology is the SilkPeel Diamond Dermalinfusion®.

Melanie, Office Manager

MelanieMelanie grew up in Kingston and currently lives in Dekalb with her husband, son, and their dog. She is a Certified Professional Coder, Certified Professional Compliance Officer, and a Certified Professional Medical Auditor and a Certified Physician Practice Manager through the American Academy of Professional Coders. She is also a member of the National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists.

Melanie has been working as a medical coder and biller for more than 10 years, specializing in Dermatology, Urology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, and Pulmonology. She is looking forward to dedicating her medical coding and billing skills to Radiant Dermatology and their extensive patient base.

Her favorite products at Radiant Dermatology are the Sunforgettable® mineral sunscreen brush and the Colorescience® Total Eye

Amy, CoolSculpting® Specialist

Amy grew up in Sycamore. After moving away for several years for school and work, she realized Sycamore is where her heart belonged and decided to come home. During that time, she graduated from school with a degree in massage therapy, and worked in the salon and spa industry for many years. She has a beautiful daughter named Charlie Jo who, along with the rest of her family, she loves spending endless hours with. Being the CoolSculpting® Specialist allows her to help people achieve their fitness and aesthetic goals. To see patients with big smiles on their faces because they feel better in their own skin is one of the many things that makes her job here at Radiant Dermatology so great.

Her favorite product: Colorescience Even Up. Favorite service: Besides the obvious CoolSculpting because it has given me my pre baby body back. TCA peels have been my go to for a great resurfacing treatment that gives me an even skin tone.

Andrea, CMA

AndreaAndrea has 4 wonderful children, 2 beautiful daughters and 2 very energetic sons. She was born and raised in Sycamore. She has been in the medical field since 2002. She is currently a Certified Medical Assistant and has been with Dr. Friedrichs since 2009.

Andrea loves the patient interaction that she experiences every day at Radiant Dermatology. Patient care is something she has always held to a high standard. She always makes sure patients are leaving with a smile.

Her favorite products at Radiant Dermatology are those that combat aging, both topical products and injectables that Dr. Friedrichs provides. Her favorite service is definitely CoolSculpting®.

Samantha, Clinical Staff

SamanthaSamantha grew up on the south side of Chicago. After high school, she enrolled at Northern Illinois University college of Liberal Arts and Science. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry and family consumer nutrition science. She enjoys spoiling her dog, Mila, traveling, and working out in her free time. Her favorite part about working at Radiant Dermatology is seeing the patients journey from beginning to end. After being treated by Dr. Friedrichs, patients have clear skin and a major confidence boost.

Samantha’s favorite services at Radiant Dermatology are CoolSculpting and SilkPeel Dermalinfusions. Her favorite product is Perfect Eyes Plus because it’s a well-rounded eye cream that takes care of all trouble areas around the eyes. She also loves the Sunforgettable mineral sunscreen because it is great for re-applying throughout the day and perfect for traveling.

Whitney, CCMA, Licensed Esthetician

Whitney was born, raised, and currently resides in Hampshire. She has worn many different hats in a medical office, starting as a receptionist, later becoming a licensed Esthetician and laser technician. In 2015, she became a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

In her free time, she enjoys going to country concerts and crafting.

Helping patients achieve their skincare coals and seeing improvement in their skin is what Whitney enjoys most about this field. She joined our team in 2019 and is excited to learn all there is to know about skin from Dr Friedrichs.

Gretchen, Licensed Esthetician


Gretchen was born and raised in DeKalb and moved to New York after high school where she developed a passion for the beauty industry. After 4 years of working in New York and getting to travel and learn more in Italy and Greece she came back to DeKalb where she met her husband with whom she has two wonderful kiddos (Emma and Hudson). She got the amazing opportunity to work at Radiant Dermatology and has been here since 2015, with a couple breaks in there to take care of her babies. Gretchen has been an Esthetician for over a decade and absolutely loves helping people achieve their skin and beauty goals. Whether it be with a well thought out skin care regimen or the fantastic treatment options we have here at Radiant Dermatology, she is excited to help you get to where you want to be.

If Gretchen had to pick her favorite products she would have to say they are Colorescience Even Up, Radiant Dermatology Vitamin C Serum, and Tensage by Biopelle. Her all time favorite treatment to give and receive would definitely be the Diamond Glow dermalinfusion, with the IPL treatment at a close second. To be honest it’s hard for her to pick any favorites as she uses almost all of the products here and loves every treatment we have. They are all so good!!

Bree, Clinical Staff

Bree grew up in the small town of Malta. Later on she went to Kishwaukee College and earned her nursing assistant certificate. After receiving her certificate, she went on to work in the nursing field. Bree now resides in Sycamore with her two sons. In her free time you can find her out at the park with her sons, bike riding, and walking the trails at the forest preserves. Her favorite Radiant Dermatology product is the Brightening polish.

Brittany, Clinical Staff

Brittany was born and raised in Sycamore and currently resides in a townhouse where she lives with her boyfriend and Shepherd girl, Koda. Her passion for wanting to help others was developed at a young age when her younger brother was diagnosed with a disease. From then on, she knew she belonged in the medical field. She has been in the medical field since 2016. Starting her medical classes early in high school has given her the opportunity to provide care in many different settings at a young age, such as Rehabilitation, Assisted Living, Critical Care and now Dermatology! Her favorite part about her job is the warm feeling she gets knowing that she’s doing something to help someone else in their time of need and being able to see a patient’s transition from beginning to end in their skin care journey.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedrichs to find out what treatments are right for you.


Radiant Dermatology
(815) 981-4990
1740 Mediterranean Dr. Unit 102
Sycamore, IL