Dr. Joel Sears, MD

Dermatology •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Sears
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery

1807 N Hutchinson Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99212

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(509) 456-7414

Dr. Joel Sears, MD is a Dermatologist in Spokane Valley, WA. Dr. Sears has more experience with Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sears to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Sears accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sears

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sears treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sears treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 456-7414.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Sears performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Sears performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

Mohs Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears performs Mohs Surgery more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Sears performs this procedure more than 49% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Sears performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Skin Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears treats Skin Cancer more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Sears treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Squamous Cell Carcinoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears treats Squamous Cell Carcinoma more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Sears treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Check Dr. Sears' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sears' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Erysipelas
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

Dr. Sears' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sears

5.0

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The office staff, medical staff and Dr. Sears were great during my procedure. Dr. Sears and staff were professional and informative. The procedure went as planned. Great people!
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May 29, 2020
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The final results of two facial MOHS surgeries says it all. . . Hardly any evidence noticeable of removal of basal cell CA. This Doctor is one of the best in his field. A top notch surgeon in all respects.
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Apr 10, 2019
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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 days to two weeks the scar is so small no one notices it. I would recommend Dr. Sears and Advanced Dermatology to friends and family and plan to return if I have a similar issue in the future.
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Lewiston, ID – Mar 16, 2017
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Dr. Sears was very professional and friendly. He explained what was happening at every step.
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Jerry in Kennewick, WA – Mar 10, 2016
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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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Bill Lupien in Coeur D Alene, ID – Mar 10, 2016
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Fantastic Doctor and staff
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Aalbers md John – Dec 01, 2015
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

A Passion for Curing Cancer

Biography

Dr. Sears devotes his practice to skin cancer and facial surgery. After finishing his dermatology residency, he completed full university training on Mohs...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

1991
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1989
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
1986
Scripps Mercy Hospital-San Diego
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery

Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery1807 N Hutchinson Rd Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery1700 W Riverstone Dr Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
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