Dr. Douglass Forsha, MD

Dr. Douglass Forsha, MD

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Dr. Douglass Forsha, MD is a dermatologist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and more.Read his story

9350 University Ave Ste 132

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 330-1123

Insurance Accepted

  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Iowa
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
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Dr. Forsha accepts the following insurance:

Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Forsha's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsha treats Skin Infections more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Forsha treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsha treats Acne more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Forsha treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Itchy Skin
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsha treats Itchy Skin more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Forsha treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Forsha's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facial Peel
  • 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
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • LED Light Treatment for Acne
  • LED Light Treatment for Skin Damage
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

About Me

Perhaps dermatologists don't emerge from the ER or the OR with blood-soaked gowns calming to have saved yet another life, but we do save lives in the area of skin cancer and prevention.  Much of my work has to do with the quality of ones life. &...

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Education

Vanderbilt University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Dr. Forsha's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forsha

2.7

Based on 42 reviews

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1 Star
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So kind and really took the time to get to the bottom of my skin condition. Dr. Forsha and the entire staff was so friendly and really made me feel comfortable. The office is gorgeous!!! So bright and welcoming. I would highly recommend him and his other professionals to anyone! So nice to have a doctor that actually took the time. Don't see that much these days but Dr. Forsha did. Very much appreciated and felt well taken care of.
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Love Dr. Forsha and the staff at SkinGym Dermatology & Medspa. He is friendly, didn't take long to get in and I was able to be seen on a weekend. Yes that is correct. I was seen on a weekend. The doctor treated me for an allergic reaction to the sun which two other local derms in Des Moines misdiagnosed me for. Dr. Forsha took the time to talk to me about my itchy skin and then properly diagnosed me. I was recommended an Rx that cleared it up in just a few days ! Love him.
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Fantastic. Very nice and took the time to answer all my questions. Removed my mole and left no scars. Love him.
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My family has been seeing Dr. Forsha for almost 20 years. We all have been happy with our care with the physician staff. Medical Assistants are always very nice.
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Hardly even looked at my sons skin. Asked if he could do a skin sample and my child ended up with stitches. I specifically asked if the skin sample would include having psoriasis looked at as a diagnosis. He said he would and never did. Didn't tell us to keep stitches wet, so it scabbed over and they had to DIG the stitches out of my 8 year old. Then, the bill got sent out of network and I received a bill for $2300 to find out they ONLY looked for one thing, and not what I asked him to look for
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I was very unimpressed with my service here. It hurt like hell when the only male nurse drew my blood. He had to poke me 5 times and refused to get someone with more experience to help him out. The doctor came in and cut me up for things that later I learned I didn't need done. When I got the bill later I found out the things that he didn't need to do but did were not covered by my insurance. I had a massive bill. I will never go back
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Staff was inconsiderate. Wait time horrible. Drs don't know what they are doing. Be warned they are horrible
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I was there twice during the past twelve months with a different condition each time. The service received was very professional. Positive results were distinctly noticeable within 24 hours, and only one visit was required for each condition. I recommend Dr. Forsha without any reservations.
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