Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

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Dermatology  |  
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57 y/o
(398)

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Omaha, NE. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.Read his story

Skin Specialists, P.C.

2802 Oak View Dr Ste 100

Omaha, NE 68144
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlessinger to family and friends
4.3
based on 398 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (398)

  • 5
    (259)
  • 4
    (67)
  • 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 (7)

in Omaha, NE |
This is my second year with Dr Schlessinger’s facility. I have been very pleased with their services. I had a Pilar cyst removed with no issues a year ago. My most recent checkup was with Shea. She was wonderful and caring. I don’t know how prices compare, as I have never gone to another...more
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in Nickerson, NE |
I would most likely recommend Dr Schlessinger to my family and friends and I already do! He is always so friendly and all though Im sure he is extremely busy, he always takes the time to make me feel welcome and appreciated as a valued patient, and not just a number. He is extremely knowledgeable...more
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Omaha, ne |
I went for a fingernail issue and never saw the doctor. The staff scanned my drivers license, insurance card and took a copay then I was taken into a room and told to stand against a wall with a TV showing pictures of patients faces so they could take pictures of me for "security reasons". This...more
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in Omaha, NE |
Great experience with Dr Schlessinger with my 19 year old daughter who is newly experiencing adult onset acne. The doctor had good bedside manner and made her feel at ease. The medicine and creams have her almost completely clear in 6 weeks.
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Omaha, NE |
Worst experience ever. I had seen Schlessinger for cosmetic dermatology in the past, and although I looked amazing after my treatments, he always rushed me thru so quickly that I didn't have a chance to think through my options..and the effects were extremely short lived. I honestly began to...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
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Dr. Schlessinger accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
    Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Principal Life
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Schlessinger has admitting privileges

Chi Health Immanuel
6901 N 72nd St
Omaha, NE 68122
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The Nebraska Medical Center
4350 Dewey Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
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The Nebraska Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge St
Omaha, NE 68114
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