Dr. Friedrichs graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with her undergraduate degree in biology. She earned her medical degree, also with honors, at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford and finished her medical internship at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois.
Dr. Friedrichs completed her dermatology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She began her career at the former Dekalb Clinic where she worked for nearly 7 years. In March 2015, her dream of owning her own practice in her hometown community became a reality and she opened the doors of Radiant Dermatology.
She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the many forms of skin cancer, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Dr. Friedrichs also offers Mohs surgery, giving patients a local option to have facial and more aggressive skin cancers treated. Along with treating medical conditions, she also performs an extensive array of cosmetic procedures to provide patients with a refreshed appearance and radiant glow.
One of the most important parts of Dr. Friedrichs’ job is educating her patients about skin cancer and sun exposure. She is committed to continuing education so she may offer only the best skin care options to her patients. She regularly travels to professional meetings to learn about the latest trends in dermatology. She is also an active member and committee participant in the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Friedrichs was instrumental in bringing the AAD’s “Indoor Tanning is Out” campaign to sororities and fraternities across the US and to the DeKalb/Sycamore and NIU communities.
In her free time, Dr. Friedrichs enjoys running and leading an active lifestyle with her two sons and their family dog.
Ashli Schoenholz is a nurse practitioner at Radiant Dermatology in Sycamore. With six years of previous nursing experience, along with a master’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northern Illinois University, Ashli is a vital part of the Radiant Dermatology team where she loves working with patients on an individual basis and educating them about preventative measures that can promote an optimal, healthy life.
Since she was a child, growing up in Rochelle, IL, Ashli knew she would one day pursue a career in the medical field. After graduating from NIU with her B.S. in Nursing, she began working with Dr. Amanda Friedrichs in 2008 and immediately fell in love with dermatology.
In order to have a more central role in helping patients, Ashli decided to continue her education and earned her M.S. in Nursing, with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization. When Dr. Friedrichs returned to the area to open Radiant Dermatology, the two reunited at the new practice.
When she’s not working with patients, Ashli enjoys the small town feel of the DeKalb/Sycamore area, and also leads an active lifestyle outdoors with her husband, two daughters, and son.
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
Melanie 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 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, Front Desk Specialist
Samantha 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.
Nicole, CMA, Licensed Esthetician
Nicole grew up in Chicago and transferred to Hunley in 2005. She always knew she belonged in the beauty industry. She began her career as an esthetician in 2008 and later started doing hair as well. After becoming a Medical Assistant in 2017, she transitioned to the medical field working in OB-GYN; with intentions of later working Dermatology. She found her home at Radiant Dermatology in 2019 where she is able to utilize her many talents. Her favorite products are the Radiant Dermatology Brightening Polish and ColoreScience EvenUp. Her favorite services are our Dermalinfusions and Lumecca IPL.
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 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!!