Meet the Radiant Dermatology Staff
Sycamore’s Premier Choice for Dermatology
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.
Lisa lives in Cortland with her husband of 13 years and three very energetic children. What she enjoys most about working at Radiant Dermatology is the family atmosphere between the staff and patients. It is such a friendly, happy place to be a part of. As a member of the Radiant Dermatology family, she gets to benefit from many of the products and procedures that we offer.
Her favorite products are the brightening kit and the Colorescience Even Up®, which help to even out skin tone from melasma and acne scarring. The procedures that she enjoys most are the SilkPeel Diamond Dermalinfusions® and laser hair removal. Who doesn’t want to get rid of clogged pores and unwanted hair!?
She looks forward to greeting you at the door and welcoming you into the Radiant Dermatology family.
Jan resides in Sycamore with her husband, Craig. They have two wonderful grown children and two 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 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 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, but currently lives in a small town called Davis. 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 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.
Kelly grew up in Geneva and currently resides in Maple Park. She has 2 children that are her world. When not at work you can find Kelly spending the days with her children and family. She obtained her CMA certificate in Dec of 2016 and started her career in health care. She knew from the beginning she wanted to be in the skin world and Dermatology was going to be her home. Her favorite aspects of the derm world include helping patients who struggle with acne and assisting in Mohs and other surgeries. Her favorite products include the Sunforgettable brush, foaming cleanser, and Radiant Dermatology hydrate moisturizer.
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.
Samantha has been in the medical field since 2010. She has been a CCMA since 2016. She has previously worked mostly in the emergency department and immediate care, but is thrilled to be a part of Radiant Dermatology. She is a lifelong pianist and has 7(!) siblings. She loves to spend time with her patients and getting to know them while providing excellent care. Her favorite product is UV Clear.
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.