Dr. Douglass W. Forsha, MD

Dr. Douglass W. Forsha, MD

Dermatology | Male | 61 years old

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Dr. Forsha specializes in Dermatology and practices in West Des Moines, IA. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (33)
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in Des Moines, IA |
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.
in Urbandale, IA |
Fantastic. Very nice and took the time to answer all my questions. Removed my mole and left no scars. Love him.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
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.
Salt Lake City, UT |
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
in Murray |
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
in West Jordan utah |
Staff was inconsiderate. Wait time horrible. Drs don't know what they are doing. Be warned they are horrible
in West Jordan, UT |
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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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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

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Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • LED Light Treatment for Acne
  • LED Light Treatment for Skin Damage
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal
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