Dr. Debra Abell, MD

Dr. Debra Abell, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Debra Abell, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Wexford, PA. She is 54 years old.

11676 Perry Hwy Ste 2305

Wexford, PA 15090

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • National Elevator
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas


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Fungal Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abell "Dermatology & Cosmetic Skin Care is a family oriented practice. We serve the  young to the very elderly. Toys and dolls for the kids. Comfortable chairs and couches for you to relax and occasionally snooze while waiting to be called. Yes....sometimes there is a wait. There is a TV for those who want to catch up on their shows and local news. We are not a sleek plastic surgery office or a sterile hospital waiting room. Think Grandmother's house on Thanksgiving Day. There's lots of laughter and we love what we do.

We do enjoy doing cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Fillers but that is not our primary focus. Medical and surgical dermatology is 90% of our practice. We do not hesitate to refer to a plastic surgeon or Moh's surgeon if the patient outcome is improved by that referral.

We appreciate patient feedback. We are always striving to improve."


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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Lyme Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
  • Botox® Injection
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Surgery
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abell to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (11 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Abell's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Abell Says:

Long waits are a common complaint in the office. Insurance companies restrict how much time can be spent with patients. Unforeseen events occur. The session that should have lasted fifteen minutes goes to thirty. An elderly woman takes longer to dress or a patient on aspirin bleeds after a procedure. These delays are cumulative. If you are the last one scheduled, you will probably be delayed. We are always working on this never


Patient Comments (11)

in Cranberry Township, PA |
I was pleasantly surprised with how friendly the staff was here. I had no problem scheduling an appointment and getting in to see the doctor. The wait time was normal for any doctors office. Dr. Abell was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She took her time and...more
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in Pittsburgh, PA |
My daughter, husband & I all had neg. experiences w/this Dr. First, a 45 mins to an hour wait is normal. Going early doesn't help. Then, in 2014, out-of-the-blue, we received letters from a COLLECTION AGENCY (me: $60/husband: $25) dating back to 2012 for copays! IMPOSSIBLE as you can't leave the...more
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Pittsburgh, PA |
Very difficult to schedule appointments when they close at 4:00 and the answering machine does not pick up when they are closed. I am typically not able to be on my phone in the middle of a weekday to try to call during their office hours. Carolyn and Amy are very friendly and helpful, but...more
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in Wexford |
Dr. Abell and Amy take the time to explain things, they document and photograph so they can efficiently monitor your moles. I’ve been to other dermatologists that only quickly scan and take no photos. They may run behind on their schedule, but every specialty office does. And they always apologize...more
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in Plum, PA |
I would recommend Dr. Abell to anyone who needs a good dermatologist. The office staff were all co courteous and friendly. Any questions I needed to ask, were answered. My wait time was approximately 10 minutes or a little less. I definitely will go back.
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Dr. Abell accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Abell has admitting privileges

UPMC Passavant - McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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