Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

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Dermatology  ·  
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57 y/o
(468)

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD is a dermatologist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.Read his story

Skin Specialists, P.C.

2802 Oak View Dr Ste 100

Omaha, NE 68144
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Learn about Dr. Schlessinger

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schlessinger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Impetigo
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fungal Nail Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ringworm
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Schlessinger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Schlessinger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schlessinger "Dr. Joel Schlessinger has devoted his life to dermatology and skin health. As the only physician in Nebraska who is board certified in dermatology, general cosmetic surgery and pediatrics, Dr. Schlessinger has more than 20 years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions. Along with his dermatology and cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Schlessinger is also the founder of the Advanced Skin Research Center, a clinical research facility that investigates new medications and treatments for a wide range of skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Schlessinger is also the past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society, the President Emeritus of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum, which is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schlessinger "When you visit Dr. Schlessinger, you will be in the best hands for one of your most important assets - your appearance! Dr. Schlessinger's expertise has won him the Best Cosmetic Surgeon award in Omaha for more than 15 years. In addition, he has won the metro's Best Dermatologist award since it began. Dr. Schlessinger can provide unique, cutting-edge solutions for all your skin care needs because you deserve the best when it comes to your appearance."

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

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

50  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Nebraska.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Rhode Island
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Brown University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Al Chldns Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Alabama- Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Washington University Barnes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schlessinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, President
  • Nebraska Dermatology Society, Past President

Dr. Schlessinger's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlessinger to family and friends
468 total reviews (79 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (468)

  • 5
    (322)
  • 4
    (74)
  • 3
    (27)
  • 2
    (13)
  • 1
    (32)

Dr. Schlessinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (79)

They were clear and went over all of my concerns
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I didn't wait long and had a good visit. I'll be back for follow up and hopefully will have good results then!
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Dr. Schlessinger is the only physician to have accurately diagnosed a dreadful and near debilitating scalp condition I suffered from for more than a year. He saw what others missed and that made all the difference!
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Been coming here for years. Always great care and treatment. Thanks guys/gals!
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