Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD is a Dermatologist in Omaha, NE and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schlessinger has more experience with Dermatologic Oncology and Dermatologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Baylor University medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Chi Health Immanuel and Children's Hospital and Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schlessinger to book an appointment.


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Skin Specialists & LovelySkin Spa - Parent

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Skin Specialists & LovelySkin Spa - Parent2802 Oak View Dr Omaha, NE 68144
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Dr. Schlessinger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlessinger

4.5

Based on 587 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
13.798977853492334%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.2146507666098807%
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1 Star
6.132879045996593%
(36)
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Would not recommend this doctor and his office. I went to him over the past year for various procedures and have to be honest, Dr. Schlessinger didn’t make me very comfortable for skin checks, however he was fine when getting cosmetic procedures. I’ve had many irregular moles removed over the last 7 years and by different doctors because I have lived in different cities these past 7 years and must say that this doctor is the first one that’s made me feel uncomfortable in any way during skin check exams which is why I decided recently to change doctors for dermatology procedures. On the last skin check I had he didn’t even check my scalp as part of the exam which is something all other doctors have done. He doesn’t come off as genuine but rather pretentious/arrogant in how he carries himself which may have contributed to the uncomfortably. His staff is equally fake...and his office Manager Felicia is rude with zero customer service skills. Find another place to go, you will be glad.
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I highly recommend Dr. Schlessinger and Jackie and his staff!! They've always been accommodating to my schedule, you are in fast and your issues are handled with efficiency. I have been coming to this office for over 12 years when he caught my first skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and he is diligent and doesn't waste time dealing with issues. I also love the Lovelyskin care products, they work!!! I've been using the same skin regimen he started me on back then and it still works and it lasts me about 4 months. He and his staff are wonderful!!
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lorizzo66 – Oct 14, 2019
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Truly listened to what the problems were and found solutions!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Sep 11, 2019
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Enjoy coming here for my appointments! Very friendly and helpful!!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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Anonymous – Sep 11, 2019
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Quick and easy!
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Anonymous – Aug 14, 2019
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This office is extremely helpful, always professional, and I never wait longer than a few minutes to see someone. I highly recommend Dr. Schlessinger’s Lovely Skin and spa for any of your Dermatology and Aesthetic needs. Sincerely, Amber
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Amber E. – Jul 06, 2019
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Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his staff at Lovely Skin have been excellent in caring for our family from our sons' teenage acne prone years and our adult issues with growths and sun damage issues. The staff is kind, caring and competent from the moment one calls through the entire examination, treatement, and ongoing visit process. Always pleasant, always careful to draw out all questions and concerns, and always great technique. Linda Janssen Gjere
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda G. – May 28, 2019
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i was in and out quickly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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J. K. – May 23, 2019
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Love Skin Specialist
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jean K. – May 23, 2019
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I always receive optimal service through Dr. Schlessinger's office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – May 17, 2019
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Excellent care and communication from Dr. Schlessinger and staff. Thank you for your care!
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Mike M. – Apr 18, 2019
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very nice and friendly
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Daniel D. – Apr 18, 2019
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If you want to feel like a number go to him.
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Omaha, NE – Apr 16, 2019
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Very friendly staff, we drove all the way from grand island we were so lucky to have this Dr. Schlessinger as our doctor. I highly recommended this place for anyone looking for a dermatologist. I've been in treatment for six months and I saw results in less than a month.
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Ernesto G. – Apr 15, 2019
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The process of getting my acne under control has been easy and smooth without any issues. The staff and providers are caring and listen to your concerns. I definitely recommend!
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Anonymous – Apr 11, 2019
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Dr. Schlessinger and his nurses and PA's were so understanding and helpful with my skin issues and rectifying any issues I had from my last appointment!
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Anonymous – Apr 11, 2019
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Seen Jackie for a yearly. Alwlays friendly
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Anonymous – Apr 11, 2019
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Good.
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A. A. – Mar 29, 2019
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nice experience and i like doctors
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Jason K. – Mar 28, 2019
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Answered my questions. Explained what's next. Thanks.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schlessinger

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schlessinger treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schlessinger treats other conditions, please contact the office at (402) 334-7546.

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Dr. Schlessinger typically treats 55% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Actinic Keratosis
Excision of Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Dr. Schlessinger typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Ringworm
Fungal Nail Infection
Skin Infections
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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High Frequency
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Dr. Schlessinger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facial Peel
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts

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(402) 334-7546

Dr. Schlessinger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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

About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Washington University Barnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
University Al Chldns Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
University AL Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
Baylor University
Medical School
1983
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Chi Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Children's Hospital and Medical Center

Omaha, NE

Methodist Hospital

Omaha, NE

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
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