Dr. Hugo Paulson, MD

Dr. Hugo Paulson, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 77
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Dr. Hugo Paulson, MD is a dermatologist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 52 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.Read his story

1242 E McKellips Rd Ste 103

Mesa, AZ 85203

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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more than 90% of peers
more than 89% of peers
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more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Paulson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Paulson "Dr. Hugo Paulson brings over 30 years of dermatology expertise to West Dermatology. He is an enthusiastic and confident leader that practices evidence-based medicine. Dr. Paulson firmly believes in the human connection. He builds a rapport with his patients that begins with learning their lifestyle. He then accommodates realistic treatment options to achieve their goals. Dr. Paulson is persistent and maintains an approachable style. His favorite quote, which frequently reminds him of his daughter is, "Whatever you are, be a good one." PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: President of the Southwest Dermatology Society, Served on the Medical Ethics Committee of Clark County Medical Society, Chief of Dermatology at Sunrise Hospital"


  • Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatopathology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cryosurgery
  • 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
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Restylane® Injections

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 Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Harbor General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Minnesota Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Paulson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Southwest Dermatology Society, President

Dr. Paulson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paulson to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Paulson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Mesa, AZ |
I was very impressed that I was able to get a same-week appointment so that my medical concerns could be addressed. Dr. Paulson and his medical assistant were both excellent. They examined the growth, numbed the area and removed it to be sent for a biopsy, all on the initial visit. Who could ask...more
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in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Paulson is a very pleasant Dr. It was a refreshing experience. I haven't met a Dr. like him in a long while, and i'm 58 years old. I felt like I was in good hands with Dr. Paulson and I am even looking forward to going back in two weeks to see what my diagnosis is. Thank you to Dr. Paulson and...more
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Dr. Hugo Paulson was very professional. He is very educated and notices things off the start. He doesn't waste anytime to come to an conclusion making my experience fast. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone. Exspecailly if you need answers.
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Hello, thank you for sharing your positive review with us. We hope to see you again!
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in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Paulson is amazing. Went to him a few times and was clear on everything and what needed to be done. Told me what to do to eliminate skin cancer and would continually ask me if I'm doing it. He just left Las Vegas and now in Arizona so I'll definitely miss him.
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in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Paulson is the best. He is fast yet thorough, very personable, and I feel like I am in the best most capable hands ever. I actually look forward to seeing him again.
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Dr. Paulson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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