Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 62

Dermatology

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD is a Dermatologist in Omaha, NE and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Chi Health Immanuel and Children's Hospital and Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Skin Specialists & LovelySkin Spa - Parent

Skin Specialists & LovelySkin Spa - Parent2802 Oak View Dr Omaha, NE 68144
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Schlessinger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlessinger

4.4

Based on 592 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Never again
Dr schessinger is all about the money. He will try to shame you into getting additional injections besides wrinkle relaxers. After initially telling me I look great, he told me I need 6 syringes of filler at $800 EACH. When I said I would think about it, he told me not to wait too long, because he needed to fix it right away. He was disappointed that all I was doing was wrinkle relaxer. Also, he told me what an expert he is at Wrinkle relaxers. I have never had a problem with them before,, but after his injections, I had a hooded eye on one side. I realize that “med spas” are not medically necessary and it is a for profit business, however as Dr. Schlessinger is an MD, he really should comport himself as a doctor, not I high pressure, arrogant salesman. Just saw the doctor, his solution is a brow lift, or 800 filler above the eyebrows. NEVER AGAIN.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mooper2 – Jun 02, 2022
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Professional, knowledgeable, outstanding service and helpful staff
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mendel Katzman – Apr 01, 2021
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The whole team is just phenomenal. They are friendly, considerate and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Naheed – Jan 27, 2021
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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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Nov 12, 2019
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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!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Sep 11, 2019
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Enjoy coming here for my appointments! Very friendly and helpful!!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Sep 11, 2019
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Quick and easy!
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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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J. K. – May 23, 2019
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Love Skin Specialist
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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Mike M. – Apr 18, 2019
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very nice and friendly
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
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel D. – Apr 18, 2019
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If you want to feel like a number go to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous – Apr 11, 2019
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Seen Jackie for a yearly. Alwlays friendly
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Schlessinger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fungal Nail Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlessinger treats Fungal Nail Infection more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schlessinger treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ringworm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlessinger treats Ringworm more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schlessinger treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlessinger treats Dermatitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Schlessinger treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

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
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • 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
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Removal
  • Heat Rash
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mild Skin Rash
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Severe Rash
  • 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
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

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(402) 205-0685

Dr. Schlessinger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Medicare
MultiPlan
Principal Financial Group
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

Dedicated to excellence

Joel Schlessinger, MD is a practicing board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Schlessinger...
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Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatrics

Education

1992
University Al Chldns Hospital|Washington University Barnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
University AL Chldns Hosp
Internship Hospital
1985
Baylor College Of Medicine
Medical School

Memberships & Affiliations

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD?

New patients may call (402) 205-0685 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Schlessinger's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD treat?

Dr. Schlessinger frequently treats the following conditions: Fungal Nail Infection, Ringworm, and Dermatitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD's office address?

Dr. Schlessinger's office is located at 2802 Oak View Dr, Omaha, NE 68144. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Schlessinger provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD is affiliated with Chi Health Immanuel and Children's Hospital and Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD have?

Dr. Schlessinger has over 37 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Dr. Joel Schlessinger, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schlessinger is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Chi Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Children's Hospital and Medical Center

Omaha, NE

Methodist Hospital

Omaha, NE

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)