Dr. Joel Sears, MD

Dr. Joel Sears, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Joel Sears, MD is a dermatologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1985 and specializes in dermatology.Read his story

1807 N Hutchinson Rd

Spokane Valley, WA 99212

Contact Information

(509) 456-7414

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Top Care Areas

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Dermatitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Skin Cancer
high
more than 83% of peers
Cancer
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Sears' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sears "Dr. Sears devotes his practice to skin cancer and facial surgery. After finishing his dermatology residency, he completed full university training on Mohs surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and laser sciences. He is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). Raised in Iowa, Dr. Sears received his medical degree at the University of Iowa which included a scholarship at Oxford University in England. He served as Chief Resident during his dermatology residency training, after which he completed the recognized Fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Sears founded Advanced Dermatology and Skin Surgery in 1991. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, ACMS, AACS, and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He served as Trustee on the Boards of Spokane County Medical Society and American Cancer Society. He has lectured nationally and internationally on skin surgical procedures. Dr. Sears cherishes his family time with his wife, Honor, and their three children. He is a private pilot and enjoys skiing, exercise, and "puttering around" on his hobby farm. Joel K. Sears, MD Mohs Fellowship-Trained Dermatologic Surgeon"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sears "A Passion for Curing Cancer"

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

31  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Tag 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

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

Education

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Mercy Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Ia Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Ia Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sears has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sears' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sears to family and friends
46 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
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  • 3
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Dr. Sears' 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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I had MOHS surgery a little over two weeks ago. It is scary to go into a procedure after researching it online and seeing varying results. Since my basal cell carcinoma was on my face, I was apprehensive. Dr. Sears and his staff made the experience as pleasant as possible. After healing for ten...more
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Dr. Sears was very professional and friendly. He explained what was happening at every step.
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Dr Sears is simply the best. Great care and you feel he is interested in you and your health.
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Fantastic Doctor and staff
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Always thorough and professional. Never feel rushed and all questions readily answered. I refer all of my derm patients to this clinic with full confidence in their care.
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