Dr. Heather Orkwis, DO

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 38
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Dr. Heather Orkwis, DO
Dr. Heather Orkwis, DO is a dermatology doctor who practices in Shelby Township, MI. She is 38 years old and has been practicing for 8 years. Dr. Orkwis is affiliated with McLaren Macomb and Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus.

45700 Schoenherr Rd

Shelby Township, MI 48315

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Dr. Heather Orkwis, DO

Dr. Heather Orkwis, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas


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Itchy Skin
very high
more than 95% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 94% of peers
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Orkwis "To provide excellent dermatologic care to address all of your skin care needs, while focusing on education and skin cancer prevention."


  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Peel
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Lankenau Hosp-Jefferson Hlth Sys
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • St Joseph Hosp/Mich State U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Orkwis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Orkwis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Orkwis to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Orkwis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Dr. Orkwis is VERY caring and takes time to listen to what you say. Her staff is wonderful and I've never had to sit for an extended period of time.
Clinton Township, MI |
By far, the best dermatologist I have seen. She is very smart and had a great bedside manor.
in Macomb, MI |
Dr. Orkwis is an amazing doctor. She listens and explains things greatly! Her Shelby township office is great and not a long wait.
in utica, mi |
I recommend this office to anyone looking for a dermatologist. Dr. heather is great and her staff is very friendly!
in Utica, MI |
I have a permanent scar on my face and out alot of money for going here for milia removal. It has been 2 months scar is still visible :(
in Utica, MI |
Dr Orkwis is very professional. She has resolved issues that other dermatologists have treated for years without success.
in Utica, MI |
Dr. Orkwis took her time and was wonderful!
Macomb, MI |
I went in for a rash and ended up with the Dr. cutting me for a biopsy without my permission and in my opinion for no substantial reason. Now I get to pay for it, insurance deductible. Cut stung for a week and is still irritating, not to mention I have a compromised immune system do to Crohn's. My opinion make sure you ask what their doing before they do it, IE: they move fast, and set boundaries or they will find something!!!
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Dr. Orkwis accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life

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Hospitals where Dr. Orkwis has admitting privileges

Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus
44201 Dequindre Rd
Troy, MI 48085
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McLaren Macomb
1000 Harrington St
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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