Dr. James Kerner, MD

Dr. James Kerner, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Kerner, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Las Cruces, NM. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 208

Las Cruces, NM 88011

Contact Information

(505) 521-1177

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers
Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerner to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Kerner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Las Vegas, NV |
We made an appointment over 2 months in advance. When we arrived (a little early) the waiting room was so full we couldn’t find a chair. We were told the doc was running over an hour late. We cancelled our appointments. Its very rude to not respect his patients’ time.
in Las Cruces, NM |
I have been seeing Dr. Kerner for years and I think he's great. He is pleasant, answers questions and is very thorough. I recommend him highly.
New Mexico |
I waited over an hour past my scheduled appointment time. UNACCEPTABLE! Never got to see the Doctor! Don't know if the Doctor is incompetent or if his office / scheduling staff needs to be fired! There is lots of scheduling software available! At the least, if a Doctor is more than 15 minutes behind on scheduled appointments, patients should be told of the delay when they check in - and given the opportunity to reschedule. I will find a different Dermatologist!
in Las Cruces, NM |
I vist the office often. Always a long wait. The staff is not very friendly but the Dr. Is always friendly and very good, he helped me with skin issues and hair loss. I had lip injections fillers for the first time and I expected a lot more out of it. All I got was large bulges in the inner lip that were very uncomfortable I went back weeks later he said just massage it but it didn't work I was out of town and has to see another Dr who said they were filled improperly. No lip fullness for me :(
Las Cruces, NM |
Dr Kerner diagnosed and surgically removed a melanoma from my lower jaw. The medical service throughout the procedure and follow up was excellent.
in Las Cruces, NM |
Dr. Kerner is great, he is straight and to the point. I work for a primary care office and we refer all of our patients there. Patients are usually scheduled same month where other dermatologists in town are scheduling 3 to 4 months out. The wait time in office depends on what your being seen for as well as procedures he is doing. I have heard wait times being up to 3 hours. I personally would rather wait 3 hours than 3 months. He listens to his patients, very good bedside manner.
in Silver City, NM |
Dr. Kerner was personable, professional, responsive to my concerns, and inspired confidence in his ability to address my needs. His office staff were also very friendly and helpful. I'm happy I've found him as my dermatologist!
in Albuquerque, NM |
The cream he sold me was only 5 times more expensive than the surgery to remove the cancer he overlooked. I went to another doctor who noticed it in under 10 seconds. Shows how little he actually pays attention in the room.
in Alamogordo, NM |
always polite, knowledgeable, willing to sit and listen
in Las Cruces, NM |
I am not confident he adequately considers and applies appropriate treatment... for sun damage freezing was hurried and only 50% successful. In return visit imiquimod was prescribed without adequate warning of side effects and facial area is now covered with blisters. Am looking for antidote to return skin to healthy condition
in new Mexico |
The visit was great he helped me a lot where no one else could. Good Dr yes the waiting is a little long but I like the fact he listens to you and doesn't push you out the door like other Drs do
Wait was very long, and examination was quite short. The doctor appeared very rushed, and it seemed they had severely overbooked his time. He did not spend any significant amount of time asking about history of the issue.
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Dr. Kerner accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Kerner has admitting privileges

Mountain View Regional Medical Center
4311 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88011
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